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Article ID: 692562

Brass Tax: Cutting Through the Politics of Tax Reform

Washington University in St. Louis

As Americans complete the slow march to filing their last under a fading tax system, it's time to cut through the politicking and positioning and assess the new Tax Plan.

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10-Apr-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 690905

(Daylight Saving) Time is not on your side

Washington University in St. Louis

The century-old convention of daylight saving time takes effect this weekend but can be hard for our bodies to handle. Circadian rhythm expert Erik Herzog, of Washington University, offers some tips to help us adjust.

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9-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 689940

Billy Graham Leaves Controversial Legacy for the #Metoo Generation

Washington University in St. Louis

In his long career, the evangelical preacher Billy Graham — who died Feb. 21 at age 99 — offered one piece of advice that may be especially relevant to men in the current age of #MeToo sexual harassment scandals — never dine, drink or spend time alone with women other than your wife.Known as the “Billy Graham Rule,” the advice was in line with cultural and sexual norms of the 1950s and later decades, when many of Graham’s contemporary evangelical preachers fell from grace after widely publicized extramarital affairs, said R.

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21-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 679161

WashU Expert: Ethical Considerations of Legalizing Physician-Assisted Death for Dementia

Washington University in St. Louis

As Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to become more prevalent, it may not be long before there is a push for legalizing physician-assisted death (PAD) in dementia cases in the United States.American officials must thoroughly consider the moral and social consequences of such an action, says an expert on medical ethics at Washington University in St.

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7-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 677702

New Book Provides Strategies for Smart Decarceration of America’s Prisons

Washington University in St. Louis

With an era of decarceration of America’s penal system quickly approaching, a Washington University in St. Louis expert and co-editor of a new book offers concrete strategies for ushering in a metamorphosis of the criminal justice system.“The United States out-incarcerates every other developed nation in the world by a rate of several hundred per 100,000 people,” said Carrie Pettus-Davis, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St.

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11-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 674142

Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy and the Municipal Bond Market

Washington University in St. Louis

Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy protection May 3, the largest-ever American municipal debt restructuring in history. As the U.S. territory seeks forgiveness in $73 billion to assorted creditors, an expert at Washington University in St. Louis says the situation should serve as a dire wake-up call to the municipal bond market.

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4-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 673353

What Is Your Future Risk of Poverty?

Washington University in St. Louis

A newly-redesigned poverty risk calculator, developed by Mark Rank, a renowned expert on economic hardship at Washington University in St. Louis, can for the first time determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age.

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20-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 669412

A Theoretical Physicist Reassures the Lovelorn

Washington University in St. Louis

Here, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we present another of the paradoxes, sometimes called the Picky Suitor problem: Can you guess the odds that you will find your one and only among the 9 billion people on the planet?

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13-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 667608

Now Entering 'the Valley of Death'

Washington University in St. Louis

Amid Trump comments and stock dive, let WUSTL expert on the history of the pharmaceutical industry Michael Kinch walk you through pharma "Valley of Death."

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12-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 664683

Trump Victory Shows Racial Justice Movement Needs Better Storytellers

Washington University in St. Louis

Striking racial divides in the 2016 election serve as a reminder that racially charged narratives still have a powerful hold on the American mindset. If the left is to compete in future elections, it must learn to tell competing narratives that build coalitions around racial justice, says political scholar Clarissa Hayward.

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11-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST
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