We may pretend that we do not like fear, but Halloween proves otherwise. Many of us enjoy being scared. But why?…
By Jean Twenge, The Conversation
By 2015, 43 percent of teens reported sleeping less than seven hours a night on most nights – meaning almost half of U.S. teens are significantly sleep-deprived.
By Jeremy Straub, The Conversation
You’ve probably been told it’s dangerous to open unexpected attachment files in your email – just like you shouldn’t open suspicious packages in your mailbox. But have you been warned against scanning unknown QR codes or just taking a picture…
By Gail Heyman, The Conversation
Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases.
By Joan A Casey, Peter James, Rachel Morello-Forsch, The Conversation
Nationwide, neighborhoods with higher poverty rates and proportions of black, Hispanic and Asian residents have higher noise levels than other neighborhoods.
By Margie Skeer, Tufts University
Chances are good that even young teenagers will have heard about opioids and overdose deaths at some point. But Margie Skeer from Tufts University warns that pretending that opioid use is not a problem – or thinking that a child…
By Levi Gahman and Gabrielle Thongs, The Conversation
The Caribbean is facing its second deadly hurricane in as many weeks. The region's extreme vulnerability to disaster also reflects entrenched inequality.
By Luis Gómez Romero, The Conversation
Shattered by powerful back-to-back earthquakes, Mexico is facing daunting damages across six states. Now Chiapas and Oaxaca, the country's two poorest states, which were hit first, fear neglect.
By Jodi Frances Abbott, The Conversation
There are two medications that prevent preterm birth, the most common cause of perinatal death in the U.S. Poor black women aren’t getting either.
By Thaddeus R. Miller and Mikhail Chester, The Conversation
After extreme weather events like Hurricane Harvey, city planners need to think about the smartest way to rebuild.
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