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Something is keeping Americans up at night. More than one third of adults regularly don't get enough sleep, and 25% percent of kids have difficulty sleeping. The causes of those sleep issues vary—from the sleep-suppressing blue light of a…
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After Jillian Bauer-Reese created an online collection of opioid recovery stories, she began to get calls for help from reporters. But she was dismayed by the narrowness of the requests, which sought only one type of interviewee. “They were…
francine hardawayWed have to stop the media from constantly oversimplifying stories.
The New York Times
– Aug 14, 2018, 11:49 AM
Does gender matter when choosing a doctor? Whether your doctor is male or female could be a matter of life or death, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 580,000 heart patients admitted over two decades to emergency rooms in Florida, found…
francine hardawayYes. Because women listen more carefully and nurture, although I'm an exception:-).
The Washington Post
Madison Walls, Caitlin Dewey, Yasmine Akki, Tim Gruber
– Aug 11, 2018, 5:37 PM
In a gleaming laboratory hidden from the highway by a Hampton Inn and a Denny's restaurant, a researcher with the biotech firm Calyxt works the controls of a boxy robot. The robot whirs like an arcade claw machine, dropping blips of DNA into tubes…
Dorsey says he and his team are working extensively behind the scenes to stamp out some of the harassment and hate speech that has generated bad headlines lately. But it is a long-term effort, he says, and he is reluctant to commit to an exact…
francine hardawayDorsey isn't a villain. He's basically a mid western dude. Socially, he's in way over his head. And I don't blame him for not wanting to be a censor.
Grace Elkus / Real Simple
– Mar 1, 2018, 5:37 AM
Whether you're entering a new relationship or hitting a significant milestone, it's natural to question whether you've chosen the right partner. We talked to Elizabeth Schoenfeld, Ph.D., director of research and evaluation at LifeWorks and frequent…
Wall Street Journal
– Aug 12, 2018, 7:07 PM
The challenges of managing a multigenerational workforce are on full display at Pitney Bowes Inc. There, Brigitte Van Den Houte, vice president of human resources and global talent management, must persuade employees in their 20s that they have a…
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Katherine Ellen Foley
– Jul 9, 2018, 6:30 AM
Allen Wittman and Andrew Masters are two grown men who make a living selling bathroom humor. In 2005, the two former engineers founded Liquid Ass, LLC, in North Carolina. At the time, their entire business was based on selling a spray that comes in…
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– Aug 10, 2018, 8:00 AM
You're at a party and you see someone cute across the room. They glance at you, maybe even smile for a second, then carry on with their conversation. You feel the room shrink, your heart rate quicken, your face go red: You're crushing on this…
francine hardawayYou know this intuitively. There's a real mismatch between women's desirability (when they're young) and men's (when they have more money(. Or that's my interpretation.