You probably don’t remember the Kathie Lee sweatshop scandal of the mid-1990s. What about the more recent debacles?
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People who see themselves as conscientious consumers often buy items made by companies that violate their values because it's hard to keep that information in mind.
House Speaker Paul Ryan talks about the GOP tax plan.
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Unlike other age groups, 16- to 24-year-olds haven't recovered the job losses they suffered during the Great Recession. Spurring investment and growth are key to getting them back to work.
Clearly, the kids have been good.
Santa reportedly rewards children who behave with more presents than their naughty peers. The data suggest the real world isn't as clear-cut.
Illinois’s Fourth Congressional District is often called out for its ‘earmuff’ shape, but there’s an ideal behind its strange appearance.
Gerrymandered districts are under fire across the US. But a weird district shape isn't necessarily a bad one.
‘He said what?’
Dealing with a co-worker or manager who says demonstrably false things can be a challenge, particularly at holiday office parties. Here's a guide to handle a colleague in denial.
Hundreds of frozen turkeys are lined up waiting to be defrosted, cooked and eaten.
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An economist explains why turkeys defy the economic laws of supply and demand.
Harvard, located along the Charles River in Cambridge, boasts the largest endowment at $37.6 billion.
Colleges and universities boast US$547 billion in endowment assets, yet only a handful of elite schools would be taxed under the proposal.
Most Puerto Ricans are still in the dark, as is the mainland about the recent hurricanes’ economic impact.
Although Puerto Ricans are American citizens, what happens on the island tends to stay there, at least in terms of economic data.
Coca-Cola executives Robert C. Goizueta and Donald R. Keough toast cans of ‘New Coke’ – a product rollout that’s considered one of the biggest business blunders of all time.
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According to new research, the way you respond could determine whether or not you'll repeat the same mistake in the future.
The ‘war on cash’ is slowly eliminating paper currency.
A cashless society depends on three things, all of which have failed in recent weeks as a result of natural disasters and security breaches.
Talking about ivory-funded terrorism overlooks the real sources of income for terror groups.
The idea that terror groups like Boko Haram fund their activities through ivory poaching in Africa is a compelling narrative. But it’s undermining wildlife conservation and human rights.
TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee, site of a 1.1 billion gallon spill of coal ash slurry in 2008, photographed on March 28, 2012.
Rural development experts say the best way to help coal communities by is investing in people, infrastructure and a clean environment. Instead, President Trump's budget cuts programs in these areas.
As a founder of behavioral economics, Thaler has helped change the way economists look at the world.
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Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his groundbreaking work incorporating how humans actually behave into economic thinking.
Alfred Nobel didn’t foresee the current era of mega scientific collaboration.
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Today's scientific research is characterized by interdisciplinary, international collaboration. Awards like the Nobel Prizes haven't caught up.
Intuition is just one of many factors that shape what you believe.
There are many health benefits to kids playing outdoors, not the least of which is preventing myopia.
Kids need to play outside for a number of reasons, but there may even be benefit for their eyes. Here's how sunlight helps prevent nearsightedness, or myopia.
Charities may treat the cost of their fundraising festivities differently than other expenses.
Why do nonprofit fundraisers juxtapose calls to feed the hungry, house the homeless and cure cancer with champagne toasts?
Hurricane Irma descends on the Caribbean islands.
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Saturated media coverage of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma can make it seem like disasters happen all the time. Is the frequency of billion-dollar disasters really rising?
Red Cross volunteers registered evacuees from Houston’s storm damage.
There are reasons to channel Harvey aid through the nonprofit despite evidence that it wasted money following Haiti's earthquake and fumbled Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
The first Labor Day was hardly a national holiday. Workers had to strike to celebrate it.
Frank Leslie's Weekly Illustrated Newspaper's September 16, 1882
The holiday began as a strike against excessive workweeks but now bears little resemblance to its worker-centric origins, even as the founders' gains are slowly lost.