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Most couples still make decisions together when they give money to...

Jacqueline Ackerman, IUPUI and Jon Bergdoll, IUPUI The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor...

Heath Henderson, Drake University The concept is simple and seductive: Give people cash, lift them out of poverty. It’s...

How New York’s 19th-century Jews turned Purim into an American party

Zev Eleff, Touro College Purim, which falls this year on Feb. 26, ranks among Judaism’s most joyous holidays.

What is food insecurity?

Caitlin Caspi, University of Connecticut Among the many striking images from the pandemic is an aerial photo showing cars in seemingly endless rows lined up...

4 tips for selecting charities after disasters like Hurricane Dorian

David Campbell, Binghamton University, State University of New York Hurricane Dorian’s destruction in the Bahamas, North Carolina and up the Atlantic coast provides a terrible...

‘I’ll have what she’s having’ – how and why we copy...

Kelly L. Haws, Vanderbilt University; Brent McFerran, Simon Fraser University, and Peggy Liu, University of Pittsburgh Imagine you’re dining out at a casual restaurant with...

People who win big prizes shouldn’t get taxed when they give...

Ellen P. Aprill, Loyola Law School Los Angeles When former President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he didn’t keep the approximately...

How Salvation Army’s red kettles became a Christmas tradition

Diane Winston, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Tinseled trees and snowy landscapes are not the only signs of the upcoming...

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CRISPR can help combat the troubling immune response against gene therapy

Samira Kiani, University of Pittsburgh One of the major challenges facing gene therapy - a way to treat disease by replacing a patient’s defective genes...