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World Sep 19Photos: The morning after in Scotland
Scottish citizens awoke today -- if they ever went to bed at all -- to the news that their country will remain part of the United Kingdom. A record-breaking 85 percent of registered voters turned out at the polls Thursday…
Economy Sep 18Twitter Chat: What’s the economic impact of the rise of single U.S. adults?
Every month the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an “Employment Situation Summary” based on current employment and population statistics the agency collects. But does this report paint a full picture?…
Nation Sep 15Marriott gives guests a tip – Don’t forget to thank the maid
Beginning this week, envelopes will be placed in rooms at participating Marriott hotels across the United States and Canada, encouraging guests to leave a gratuity for the housekeeping staff each night.
Nation Sep 11Twitter Chat: Does think tank diversity matter?
Think tanks play a considerable role in determining the national agenda and organizing conversations around key issues. As such, it is important to ask, how balanced are their research teams?…
Nation Sep 11Single? So are the majority of U.S. adults
Whether it’s through dating service ads on your Facebook page and in your inbox, or through the matchmaking attempts of a well-meaning friend, it’s easy for unmarried people to feel singled out. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data,…
Education Sep 05Twitter Chat: How important is early childhood education?
How important is early childhood education? Could its impact last into adulthood? Can kids without access to quality preschool catch up? Join us for a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday.
Health Sep 02Lose weight with the ‘PBS diet’
Research suggests that eating with your TV tuned to “Charlie Rose” (or other quality PBS programming, such as the NewsHour) is one way to keep calories in check.
Health Aug 30Gay rights, sex workers and HIV prevention: Uganda’s activists answer your questions
We asked for your questions for four activists and human rights workers who deal specifically with at-risk populations in Uganda. Read their answers.
World Aug 29Uganda’s gay rights and sex worker activists answer your questions about HIV prevention
As HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths around the world fall, rates in Uganda have been on the rise in recent years. Part of the problem, according to many of the world's top public health experts, is that the populations most…
Education Aug 29Twitter Chat: Should colleges be run more like businesses?
Few doubt that higher education must adapt to meet the changing needs of students and society. Is a more business-like approach the answer?…