New findings challenge previous research showing a tendency by women to sabotage themselves in order to earn less than their husbands do, something called the “breadwinner norm.” The new, closer look at the data reveals that might not be the case. A 2015 paper, now well known in economics research, details a graph that appears to […]
Giving is good for you. For years, researchers have been finding that people who support charities or volunteer for causes can benefit from being generous.
Elizabeth Svoboda After a 3-year-old named Matthew started having one seizure after another, his worried parents learned he had a chronic brain condition that was causing the convulsions. They faced an impossible decision: allow the damaging seizures to continue indefinitely, or allow surgeons to remove half of their son’s brain. They chose the latter. When […]
When attempting to solve problems, people often fall back on prior experiences that worked, sometimes without considering other solutions. In other words, they stay in their comfort zone, which psychologists call “fixation.” For a new study, researchers looked at what happens when new engineers attempt to design a solution on their own with no examples: […]
Overall, 661,000 jobs were added in the U.S. labor force between August and September — but women still left it at alarming numbers. Chabeli Carrazana Originally published by The 19th The nation’s first female recession deepened in September: More women left the labor force than the total number of jobs the country added last month. […]