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Economy Mar 26

Rethinking wages for tipped workers

Due to low federal minimum wages for tipped workers, many grapple with poverty rates. Seven states, however, pay tipped workers full minimum wage before tips. And with minimum-wage hikes looming, some restaurants are pioneering no-tipping policies, eliminating gratuities in favor…

Economy Mar 26

Why do we tip?

Some people tip to show off. Some people tip to help the server. Others tip out of a sense of duty. Michael Lynn of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration weighs in on the psychology behind tipping in America.

Health Mar 12

Detoxing after delivery: When babies are born withdrawing from opioids

The number of American babies born going through withdrawal from prescription painkillers and heroin used by their mothers during pregnancy, a condition called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, increased fivefold between 2000 and 2012. NewsHour's Alison Stewart explores the consequences of the…

Health May 27

The case for starting sex education in kindergarten

In the Netherlands, the approach, known as “comprehensive sex education,” starts as early as age 4. You'll never hear an explicit reference to sex in a kindergarten class. The goal is bigger than that. It’s about having open, honest conversations…

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