Like any personal touch, there's a chance this common fundraising step makes people feel warm and fuzzy inside. But a five-year research project found that it doesn't make donors more generous.
Children ask a lot of questions, but they're not always good ones.
A new study highlights the importance of the 'intergroup sensitivity effect' in comedy, which gives people license to tell certain jokes, but not others.
Health care, immigration and trade have been hot topics during the campaign and are likely to come up during the fifth Democratic debate.
Oligarchs have made headlines recently as the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump move forward.
Norms are perceptions or beliefs about what we understand the rules for acceptable behavior to be. Trump's impeachment could help restore some of them.
The Hyde Amendment bans federal abortion funding for most people.
Trump's attempt to co-opt Ukraine's precarious position with Russia worsens existing divides inside Ukraine and weakens US influence abroad.
Researchers like myself are finding transformative new ways to help planners, leaders and first responders tackle disasters from afar.
The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
Bosses tend to be oblivious to the power dynamics at play in such romantic entanglements.
The Fed cut rates for the third time in as many months – something practically unheard of in a strong economy.
Whether due to Trump or unhappiness with the mainstream media, Americans say that they are avoiding the news more than before.
Halloween is yet another holiday that has become a mere ritual of America's very conspicuous consumption.
Salaries are not the only factor making it hard to keep talented people on board.
Take a look at the first high-resolution map of the US food supply chain.
Some Californians want to ban people from living in wildfire-prone areas. Behavioral economics offers a less heavy-handed approach to reducing the costs and risks.
Women in the workplace face discrimination at every level, including in upper management.
China is betting that a massive set of investments around the world will bring it economic prosperity and international political power.
As the country grew, each census required greater effort than the last. That problem led to the invention of the punched card.