Persistent low wages linked to faster memory decline
In the U.S., the federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 per hour since 2009. Memory decline can now be added to the list of health outcomes associated with low-wages.
Spending time in nature promotes early childhood development
Children living in a residential location with more vegetation and richer natural environments showed better overall development than their peers with less greenspace, highlighting the fundamental importance of natural green spaces like street trees, parks and community gardens.
Educated women increasingly likely to have first baby before marriage
A trio of recent studies show a profound shift in attitudes to parenthood and marriage and the effect of increasing inequality in the US on both.
Play reduces stress and forms deeper connection
While many educators in higher education believe play is a method that is solely used for elementary education, higher education students are more engaged and motivated when they are taught using playful pedagogy rather than the traditional lecture-based method.
Degrees do not lead to greater job, or life, satisfaction
Nearly all Tribe members have a degree of one kind or another—some have a clutch of them. Did we think that this education would lead to satisfying jobs? Probably. But formal educational attainment doesn’t necessarily pay off in job satisfaction.
Increased presence of law enforcement officers in schools does not improve safety
Increased formal responses to behaviors that otherwise would have been undetected or handled informally can have serious consequences, including contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline.
Late baby boomers show concerning decline in cognitive functioning
In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations. The decline was seen in all groups: men and women, across all races and ethnicities and across all education, income and wealth levels.
Sharing of tacit knowledge is most important aspect of mentorship
The most impactful mentors are those who teach students to think independently and communicate their unique viewpoints effectively.
Black lives don't matter, even at birth
Black women have the highest prevalence of low birthweight babies compared to other racial and ethnic groups. Black immigrants typically have much better outcomes than their U.S.-born counterparts however this substantial “birthweight advantage” is lost within a single generation.
Study finds stronger links between automation and inequality
In some white-collar jobs—designer, engineer—people become more productive with sophisticated software at their side. In other cases, forms of automation have simply replaced factory workers, receptionists, and many other kinds of employees.
Job-related training perpetuates gender inequality
Employees who have ‘upgraded’ their professional knowledge and skills find it easier to manage problems both in their personal lives and in the workplace. However, the trend does not hold equally for men and women.
Low income and work stress contribute to link between education, heart disease and stroke
Low educational levels predict an increased risk of developing or dying from heart disease and stroke according to the first nationwide study of the link between education and risk of cardiovascular disease.
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