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Politicians don’t seem to laugh at themselves as much anymore
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Politicians don’t seem to laugh at themselves as much anymore

August 21st, 2019 | by Contributor
Ronald Reagan at the end of his debate with Walter Mondale, Oct. 22, 1984, Kansas City, Mo. AP/Ron Edmonds As the 2020 presidential campaign gets underway, one of the key factors that shapes our perceptions is how the candidates...
How to invest if you’re worried a recession is coming
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How to invest if you’re worried a recession is coming

August 21st, 2019 | by Contributor
Even the pros don’t know what’s up. AP Photo/Richard Drew Although the U.S. economy continues to grow and add jobs, talk of a recession is increasingly in the air due to a number of worrying signs. Business investment...
When does trash talking work?
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When does trash talking work?

August 21st, 2019 | by Contributor
Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor engage in some verbal sparring prior to their 2017 bout. AP Photo/John Locher The Abstract features interesting research and the people behind it. Karen C.P. McDermott recently...
What is Haitian Voodoo?
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What is Haitian Voodoo?

August 21st, 2019 | by Contributor
Voodoo believers walk during the annual Voodoo festival Fete Gede at Cite Soleil Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery For many in the West, Voodoo invokes images of animal sacrifices, magical dolls and...
Mexican women are angry about rape, murder and government neglect – and they want the world to know
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Mexican women are angry about rape, murder and government neglect – and they want the world to know

August 21st, 2019 | by Contributor
Wearing green bandannas and dousing police in pink glitter, Mexican women on Aug. 16 staged a furious protest in Mexico City after a 17-year-old girl reported being raped by four police officers earlier in the month. Officials...
Climate scientists may not be the best communicators of climate threats
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Climate scientists may not be the best communicators of climate threats

August 21st, 2019 | by Contributor
Climate scientist James Hansen, who has spoken out about the dangers of climate change, was arrested in 2010 alongside Appalachian residents. Rich Clement/flickr The American public ranks scientists as some of the most trusted...