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Yes, the research confirms: Managers shouldn’t sleep with subordinates

Vanessa K. Bohns, Cornell University U.S. Rep. Katie Hill recently stepped down after information about an affair with a campaign staffer, and allegations of one...

Why the Fed has no choice but to keep cutting interest...

Andreas Kern, Georgetown University The U.S. Federal Reserve is stuck between an apparently booming economy and a financial crisis that might be right around the...

Bosses face more discrimination if they are women – from employees...

Martin Abel, Middlebury Imagine that your boss Ethan calls you into his office. He expresses disappointment in your recent performance and lack of commitment. How...

Why I’m teaching kids science through the sport of rowing

Elizabeth A. Barton, Wayne State University I didn’t know what the world looked like at 5:00 a.m. until my son began rowing for the Detroit...

Beautiful people don’t always win in the workplace

Chun Zhang, University of Dayton Beautiful people tend to have a lot more luck in the work world. Research has shown people deemed attractive get paid...

It’s high time someone studied marijuana taxes – so we did

Muhammad Salar Khan, George Mason University Consumers don’t seem to mind paying sales taxes on things like food and clothing. Marijuana may be a different...

A quarter of US parents are unmarried – and that changes...

Orestes 'Pat' Hastings, Colorado State University and Daniel Schneider, University of California, Berkeley Family structure in America is sharply divided by class and race. While 84%...

Curious Kids: Why do burps make noise?

George Saffouri, University of California, Riverside Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

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Why the war on poverty in the US isn’t over, in...

Robert L. Fischer, Case Western Reserve University On July 12, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers concluded that America’s long-running war on poverty “is largely...