Air pollution exposure during pregnancy has long-term impact on children's health, development
So many studies have shown that we can vastly improve our mental and physical health by cleaning up our air. All we have to do is make it unprofitable for corporations to pollute instead of profitable to do so. As the song says, “When will they ever learn?”
Why some firms prepare for natural disasters and others don't
Have you noticed that despite the increasing frequency and severity of floods, storms, wildfires and other natural hazards, some firms in disaster-prone areas prepare while others do not? I’ve noticed this phenomenon from China to the US and Australia and it never ceases to amaze me.
Climate change is driving people to skip having kids
When deciding whether to have children, there are many factors to consider: finances, support systems, personal values. For a growing number of people, climate change is also being added to the list of considerations.
Making spaces on the high street for clothing repair
Sometimes I come across a study which is just so…..human. I relish it and can’t wait to pass it on. This is one of them. The researchers found that making space in high street shops for people to repair clothes could mend the damage caused by fast fashion and transform sewing into a wellbeing activity. Wow!
Most nations failing to protect nature in COVID-19 pandemic recovery plans
Some countries, including the United States, Brazil and Australia, are back-tracking on existing laws and relaxing regulations and enforcement actions aimed at protecting nature.
Innovations for sustainability in a post-pandemic future
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the world into turmoil and disrupted the status quo, but it is also providing opportunities for innovation in the way we live and work.
Living environment may be key to longevity
People living in highly walkable, mixed-age communities may be more likely to live to their 100th birthday. These neighborhoods are more likely to be located in urban areas and smaller towns with higher socioeconomic status.
Financial pressure makes CFOs less likely to blow the whistle
Corporate financial managers do a great job of detecting signs of potential fraud but are less likely to voice these concerns externally when their company is under pressure to meet financial targets.
Inequality is bad for society, economic prosperity good
In a cross-national comparison, countries with a bigger income gap between rich and poor indeed have more social ills. Inequality is bad for society as it goes along with weaker social bonds between people, which in turn makes health and social problems more likely. At the same time, richer countries have fewer social ills. Economic prosperity goes along with stronger social bonds in society and thereby makes health and social problem less likely.
Why women must be be likeable, and men don't
In mixed-sex pairings for the cooperation game, female participants contributed on average 4.70 euros in high mutual likeability teams, and about 37% less in low mutual likeability teams. In contrast to same sex teams, the likeability effect for men factored in mixed sex teams. If mutual likeability was low, men's contribution was 50% lower than if mutual likeability was high.
Cybercrime: Internet erodes teenage impulse controls
Many teenagers are struggling to control their impulses on the internet, in a scramble for quick thrills and a sense of power online, potentially increasing their risks of becoming cyber criminals.
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