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Released: 18-Dec-2019 1:50 PM EST
New year's resolution: Wait until spring
Washington University in St. Louis

Winter is dark. It's exhausting. It has also features the flu, colds and a tendency to stay indoors. So is Jan. 1 really a good time for resolutions? WashU's Tim Bono has a better idea: Wait a few months.

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Released: 1-Aug-2019 5:00 AM EDT
Unraveling complicated issues of inequality in workplaces, communities
Washington University in St. Louis

African American health care workers are there for a reason.A new book by a Washington University in St. Louis social scientist shows how hospitals, clinics and other institutions participate in “racial outsourcing,” relying heavily on black doctors, nurses, technicians and physician assistants to do “equity work” — extra labor that makes organizations and their services more accessible to communities of color.

Newswise: Marketing Causes Inequality, New Book Suggests
Released: 31-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Marketing Causes Inequality, New Book Suggests
Washington University in St. Louis

The dramatic rise of income inequality since 1970 has largely been caused by advances in marketing, says a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis.“Marketers have become better at creating and exploiting market distortions in legal ways,” said Gerrit De Geest, the Charles F. Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law in the School of Law.

Released: 10-Apr-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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.

Newswise: (Daylight Saving) Time is not on your side
Released: 9-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EST
(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.

Newswise: Billy Graham Leaves Controversial Legacy for the #Metoo Generation
Released: 21-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
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.

Released: 7-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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.

Released: 11-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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.

Newswise: Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy and the Municipal Bond Market
Released: 4-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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.

Newswise: What Is Your Future Risk of Poverty?
Released: 20-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT
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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