Suicide is on the rise for multiple reasons.
The U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. According to a sociologist who studies suicide, depression is just one factor among many implicated social conditions.
Disc golf can be played outdoors and at a distance.
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Long after a crisis recedes, residual anxiety can remain and become calcified in cultures, customs and institutions.
Emergency rooms across the country are seeing sharp drops in the number of patients seeking care for problems other than COVID-19.
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Delaying medical care comes at a cost, both human and financial. The patients some emergency rooms have been seeing are a lot sicker and more likely to need hospitalization.
President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally in February.
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American teens are much more perceptive about their political world than they are given credit for, a recent study shows.
Campus shutdowns mean researchers must be classified as essential personnel to tend collections, like these fungus-colonized plants.
From fungi and flies to spiders and fish, living collections need care and feeding even when their human keepers are dealing with a pandemic and its resultant social distancing.
Kemungkinan terjadinya resesi global semakin tinggi dan pakar keuangan ini menawarkan panduan bagaimana menghadapi masa-masa tersebut.
The normally busy floor of the New York Stock Exchange was empty on Oct. 29, 2012, during Hurricane Sandy.
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Plunging stocks have triggered rarely used 'circuit breakers’ that temporarily halt trading. A finance scholar explains what they are and the costs of shutting down markets.
A sea of red.
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The Fed slashed interest rates to near zero but, just as in 2008, it will require unprecedented action to calm panicky markets.
In Rome, a normally packed Colosseum is virtually empty.
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With a global recession looking increasingly likely, a finance scholar offers guidance on how to ride it out.
Voting machine operator David Schaefer, right, helps voter Kaitron Gordon with her ballot on Tennessee’s Super Tuesday primary in Nashville after deadly overnight tornadoes delayed the start of voting.
As the race for the Democratic nomination narrows to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, what does it all mean for November? We asked three scholars to closely analyze the Super Tuesday results.
The rate cut didn’t calm investor nerves.
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The Fed cut interest rates by half a percentage point in hopes of calming investors. A finance professor explains why it seems to have failed.
Democratic presidential candidates (L-R): Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on Feb. 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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In the first debate featuring former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, scholars note the challenges facing women leaders and the diminishing power of labor unions.
Knocking on wood may be a holdover from the pagan days of Europe, when tree spirits were believed to bring luck.
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The curious history of a ritual meant to ward off bad luck.
Many African Americans made education a high priority after the Civil War.
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Many historians and other scholars say what Americans have traditionally learned about the complex period that followed the Civil War falls short of what we should know.
Militiamen surrounding the ranch of Cliven Bundy gather at the back of a parked pickup truck in Bunkerville, Nevada, May 3, 2014.
The popular perception of right-wing patriot militia members is that they are racist, violent and crazy. The authors of a new book about them say that's not the whole story.
Even the pros don’t know what’s up.
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A growing number of investors, policymakers and others say the US economy may be at risk of spiraling downward. A finance professor explains how to ride it out.
Educators often fail to recognize fathers, a researcher contends.
When children don't live with their fathers, educators often act as if the men don't exist, an expert on child development laments in an essay about why schools must do more to recognize dads.
Mexican avocados may soon be more expensive in American supermarkets.
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President Trump plans to put a 5% tariff on every Mexican good that crosses the border unless Mexico does more to reduce the flow of migrants.
Surprise medical bills are happening more frequently, often from an ER visit.
A trip to the emergency room can turn expensive fast if the providers are not in your network. That is happening more often, as some doctors choose to opt out of insurance plans. Here's why.
Protesters in London gather in support of the National Health Service.
As candidates propose ways to provide health insurance for more people, it's important to know that some proposals could have unexpected consequences, including potential closure of public hospitals.