This penalty can amount to more than 15 percent of a mom's paycheck. Ramping up paid maternity leave and high-quality child care would probably help narrow the gap.
A scholar explains the popular use of the label 'cult,' and what makes it problematic.
US privacy laws focus on informing consumers what's happening with their data; other countries specifically restrict data collection and analysis.
President Trump proposes to send the National Guard to protect the southern US border. Instead of searching for your old civics textbook, here's a pocket history of the soldiers in the spotlight.
The best way to protect elections is to plan and prepare for an audit of the results after the votes are cast.
Since the federal government started setting fuel economy standards, US-built cars have doubled their fuel efficiency, saving money for consumers and reducing pollution.
Scholars discuss the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: what happened, what's at stake, how to fix it, and what could come next.
There's a good reason China took aim at US soybean exports when it announced its latest list of retaliatory tariffs.
It’s worth looking at how local news stations have traditionally operated.
Whether they do it full-time or as a side hustle, Americans who have some say over their schedules and tasks seem to covet the flexibility.
A new form of therapy gives people with dementia the opportunity to chat with other baseball fans, watch footage of old games and even play wiffle ball.
Some experts fret that the US birthrate is on the decline. That might not be so surprising, when the cost of having children in the US has grown exponentially since the 1960s.
Changes to the official mandates guiding nonprofits and government agencies might be less significant than they appear.
The budget bill just signed into law by the president will both make it harder for restaurants to take worker tips while reducing a form of inequality rife in the industry.
While it might seem like a longstanding tradition, it's a relatively recent phenomenon in the U.S.
Their culture places a high value on something many Americans don't.
The US is only the 18th happiest country in the world. That's the lowest ranking since reporting began in 2012. What are policymakers doing wrong?
Taking part in the NCAA tournament tends to make a bigger difference for public universities that garner relatively few donations.
Is an archaic sewing skill a key to connected, sensing, communicating fabrics of the future?
Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.