Is the freedom of gig work worth the lack of regulation, protections, and benefits? We explore the perception and psychology of gig workers.
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Experts explain what the statistics point to as the underlying cause of mass violence.
Are robots helping or hurting the human workforce; Rewarding someone for a job well done may be a mistake; Pregnant women no longer have to give up caffeine; One more reason to get your eight hours of sleep each night.
In the future, robots may be brushing your teeth; Air pollution is taking years off of life expectancy; Can gardening help ease symptoms of anxiety and depression?; And finally…has zoom hindered creativity?
Climate change is causing more harm than we can keep up with, according to the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report. Then, wastewater can help predict future Covid-19 outbreaks in communities. And finally, where are you looking during zoom meetings?
Studies show that law enforcement is the most sleep deprived of all professions, with potentially damaging and even fatal consequences for decision-making and reaction time, as well as long-term health damage. Experts discuss the unique challenges in having a poorly rested police force and in fixing it.
Life-threatening, lifelong chronic diseases from infancy are at the top of the list of medical challenges. A woman who has dealt with cystic fibrosis her entire life discusses how mindset is often the biggest factor in living a full life with such a disease, and sets out her recipe for shoring up one’s approach.
Preschool teachers have left the profession in huge numbers, closing some schools and threatening others. With nowhere to safely leave their children, millions of people are unable to return to work, sabotaging economic recovery. An expert discusses the low wages behind the 10% (or more) drop in early educators and how current legislation may finally turn …
Around a half million people are homeless in the US on any given night, but the street homeless who are most visible often incorrectly influence our assumptions about the homeless. A noted researcher discusses myths and truths about their addictions, employment, residences, and more, and why people often become homeless.
Rural hospitals have long struggled to maintain staffing levels of nurses and other professionals that are adequate for good care. The pandemic has made it much worse, as staffers have quit and patient loads have increased. Experts discuss the roots of the staff shortage, the effects on care safety, the extreme cost of efforts to attract and retain staff, …
Headaches affect far more lives far more severely than most people realize. A sufferer and an expert physician discuss headaches and their treatment.
Growing up in poverty physically changes the brain, making it much more likely poor kids have cognitive and behavioral difficulties later. A study showing almost a quarter of all substances used to make plastic either cause cancer, damage organs, or are toxic. And finally, it’s no secret that people who are good looking are more likely to get hired and be …