In Asian countries, many people wield umbrellas to protect them from the sun. American women used to as well – but then stopped.
A key tenet of Samoan culture emphasizes community, deference to authority and confronting fears – a mindset that makes an ideal football player. But it can extract a physical toll.
From Orwell to Trump, the wealthy have a long tradition of stereotyping working-class communities as "dirty" – that has to stop.
In a victory for meritocracy, sandwich placements overwhelmingly go to the brightest students, irrespective of their background.
A century ago, a three-minute call from New York City to San Francisco on a landline cost $500. Today, you can make the same call on a cellphone for a few cents.
Numbers alone don't relay the importance of people seeing their own experiences and lives mirrored in popular culture.
Policies to tackle social mobility have been largely misdirected. While rates of upward social mobility have fallen, downward mobility has risen.
A populist movement that threatened to topple a French government more than 60 years ago has important lessons for today’s protests and why they represent a reckoning.
Moving up and down the social ladder has long been thought to be stressful, but a new study shows that it has no impact on general health.
Sears and other department stores not only changed how Americans consumed but altered the very nature of society and culture as well.
Banning a handful of breeds has not helped to improve public safety.
Brett Kavanaugh presented himself as a good and reputable man in his recent Senate hearing. But a man's social status and education tell us nothing about whether he's likely to commit sexual assault.
A new study shows that natural disasters enrich white victims while hurting people of color, worsening wealth inequality. And government aid contributes to the problem.
An unspoken class war has long been waged around the pronounciation of the letter "h" - is it haitch or aitch? Despite a snobbish leaning to the latter, haitch makes more sense.
When it debuted in 1988, Roseanne was a breath of fresh air against the conservative middle class family sitcoms then on air. Its reboot in 2018 feels just as relevant.
R.C. Sherriff's classic play focused on the officer class, but the recent film adaptation has given working-class soldiers a voice.
Extensive research has been done on poverty and inequality in South Africa but more is needed to better understand the status quo and mainly inter-sectional factors that drive inequality.
The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, argue for them.
Five food experts peer under the bread to plumb the histories of the country's unique sandwiches, from favorites like tuna fish to lesser-known fare like the woodcock.
A survey of young voters reveals a lack of engagement in politics.