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Diets can do more than help you lose weight – they...

Adrienne Rose Bitar, Cornell University Fad diets have long been brushed off as selfish, superficial quests to lose weight. But if you study the actual content...

How electric cars could make America’s crumbling roads even worse

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University U.S. roads and bridges are in abysmal shape – and that was before the recent winter storms made things even...

What’s an index fund?

Jordan Schoenfeld, Georgetown University The creation of the index fund in 1975 revolutionized investing, lowering costs for millions of ordinary investors. Their inventor John Bogle died...

Could a recession be just around the corner?

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology The U.S. economy is growing at the fastest pace in five years, American companies are earning record profits...

Social Security helped slash elderly poverty to 9.2 percent in the...

David W. Rasmussen, Florida State University In 1959, more than a third of all elderly Americans lived in poverty. Slashing that number to under 10...

Which country is best to live in? Our calculations say it’s...

Warren Sanderson, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York); Sergei Scherbov, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and Simone Ghislandi, Bocconi...

The Senate is set to approve it, but what exactly is...

Pat Ranald, University of Sydney These days it is called the TPP-11 or, more formally, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership. It...

Argentina bets 60 percent interest rates – and $50B international bailout...

Robert H. Scott III, Monmouth University and Kenneth Mitchell, Monmouth University An economy in recession. Pesos fleeing the country. The worst drought in decades. The...

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When it comes to Ebola, how much risk is too much?

By Catherine Womack, Bridgewater State University Taking care of sick people has always involved personal risk. From plague to tuberculosis to smallpox to SARS, health-care...