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Growing Up Poor Sparks a ‘Vicious Cycle’ in a Child’s Brain
“This is not some liberal bullsh*t.”
Is It Worth It to Try to Get Rich People to Realize They’re Lucky?
If it’s such an uphill battle, as the research suggests, is it worth maybe trying something else instead?
The White-Mortality Crisis Shows How Psychological Distress Can Become Physical
If a group of people feels they have nothing left to strive for and that their best days are behind them, those thoughts will eventually take a toll.
Why Behavioral Approaches to Fighting Poverty Are So Controversial
The “word gap” controversy shows that there are no easy answers when it comes to the best way to address poverty.
A 10-Minute Intervention to Get More Kids Into College
College enrollment rates shot up 30 percent for high-school seniors.
let's get real
The Best Way to End Poverty Is to Start With Birth Control
Melinda Gates on the underlying mission of her family-planning campaign.
How the Block You Live on Affects Your Shot at Success
Location, location, location.
the gender gap
Why Better Abortion Access Makes Women Richer
The undeniably true, rarely discussed topic that will be on lawmakers’ minds tomorrow.
Is Everyone Focusing Too Much on Gentrification?
If your concern is poor people getting dislocated, there may be much bigger issues to worry about.
We Just Learned a Sobering New Statistic About Cancer and Wealth
This is bad news.
How ‘Free Stuff’ Pays Off for Families and Kids
Direct money to parents appears to improve outcomes for their kids.
What Poverty Does to Your Brain
Two researchers’ pathbreaking work, some of which took place in a Jersey shopping mall.
The U.S. Is Still a Terrible Place for Maternal Health
And other facts from a new report on mothers and children worldwide.
Fails to Make Us Feel Inadequate Enough
The June issue’s $343,368 product tally wouldn’t even make it into an episode of
Rich Kids of Beverly Hills