Last month, the NCAA unexpectedly announced a proposal to change the longstanding first-time transfer rule to allow all Division I athletes to immediately play at the new school if they meet established criteria. The announcement […]
Category: Community & Society
Consumers Beware: Incidental Curiosity Can Lead to Unhealthy Eating
From movie trailers and show cliffhangers to sporting events and ads, consumers are constantly bombarded with stimuli that trigger their curiosity. The Super Bowl was no exception to that, but what most don’t know is […]
What Lessons Can Philadelphia Learn from Inequality Observed in Latin American Cities?
A new study found wide-ranging differences in lifespan in six major Latin American cities. The findings – which may be the first to give comprehensive, standardized data about life expectancy at birth within small areas of the cities – help researchers pinpoint what forces are linked to these disparities and what lessons can be learned by Philadelphia and other cities experiencing similar issues.
The Big Thing for Entrepreneurs: Food
Food entrepreneurs are disrupting the industry with startup businesses that vary in flavor and appeal. From cakes, cookies and tea to fresh meals ready to be cooked and delivered to your doorstep, to food trucks […]
Exposing the Networks of Climate Action Opposition, It’s Not Just Oil…
It comes as no surprise that coal companies, railroads and electrical utilities are the most numerous and influential members of the Climate Change Countermovement (CCCM). What’s less clear, is exactly who plays a role in […]
Have We Met Before?
Sharrona Pearl, PhD, of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, discusses the mostly-unheard-of condition, called super recognition.
The Dangers of Vaping and E-Cigarette Use Come to Light
Faculty from the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Professions and Dornsife School of Public Health explain how health professionals can intervene and advocate against vaping and e-cigarettes.
Media Watch: Can Companies Bounce Back from a Boycott?
Equinox and SoulCycle are the latest targets of celebrity and activist fueled boycotts, according to a recent Marketwatch story. Many consumers and celebrities are encouraging boycotting the luxury fitness brands after the majority owner of […]
Q+A: What does the SUPREME COURT’S Ruling on GERRYMANDERING Mean For Voters?
The process of gerrymandering voting districts — drawing them in a way that ensures the party in power entrenches its political influence in state legislatures and Congress — has been around since the nation’s founding. […]
When Should Parents Disclose Their Child’s Adoption Status?
First-of-its-kind Research in U.S. Shows Benefits of Early Adoption Disclosure Adults who discovered they were adopted after the age of 3 – known as “late discovery adoptees” – suffer from greater emotional distress levels and […]