Why ‘Spotlight’ Is the Film That Will Make Journalism Look Good Again
It’s been nearly 40 years since “All the President’s Men” turned two young reporters into stars, inspired a generation of young people to become journalists and conferred on the Washington Post Edi…
What Patients Fail to Understand When They Sign Up for Genetic Studies
As genetic sequencing becomes more widespread, a disconnect is emerging between what individual patients expect to get back and what scientists are willing and able to tell them. WSJ visited MIT's Broad Institute to learn about the murky world of genomic research data. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images
Nigeria: Why More Women Become Entrepreneurs
Opinion - Mairo Musa graduated with a second-class upper degree in Economics from the university. Though she was the best graduating student from her department that could not earn her a job in the labour market.
Is This How Discrimination Ends? A New Approach to Implicit Bias
How to Increase Immunity to Truth Decay
Americans have always held differing views about policy issues. But more and more, they disagree about basic facts. This is a symptom of what RAND calls “Truth Decay,” and it's doing severe damage to democracy in the United States.
You Are An Influencer. Here's How to Become An Even More Powerful Influencer.
To master influence, you need to understand the small things that make a big impact on those around you. Mastering influence will help you in every aspect of your life and career.
RAND Study: Hospitals Charging The Privately Insured 2.4 Times What They Charge Medicare Patients
For generations, the prices that hospitals charge patients with private insurance have been shrouded in secrecy. An explosive new study has unlocked some of those secrets.
The New Public Relations: How Content Marketing and Brand Journalism have become the Next Great...
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Monkeys Whisper, Study Says—But Why?
By Jennifer S. Holland Here’s a little secret: Humans aren’t the only animals who know how to speak softly Gophers sometimes whisper. There are bats that do it to avoid detection by moth prey. A certain fish does it to initiate sex (whispering sweet nothings into her mate’s ear canal?). (See “‘Whispering’ Bat Evolved to Trick Prey.” ) Now we can add a non-human primate to the list of low talkers. Scientists Rachel Morrison and Diana Reiss of the City University of New…
How RAND Is Responding to Truth Decay
RAND's Michael Rich and Jennifer Kavanagh explain what “truth decay” is and discuss how ongoing RAND research could help counter it.
Women business owners find ways to deal with gender bias
NEW YORK (AP) -- It can be subtle, like failing to make eye contact with a woman business owner but engaging in animated conversation with her male co-owner. Or more blatant, like asking an owner who's seeking investor money if she plans to have children. Many women business owners say they've encountered gender
Why Do Consumers Become Facebook Fans? Study Says It Depends On The Brand
Consumers may be a bit more sophisticated than the conventional wisdom would lead us to believe. According to a new study from Syncapse, there's not a single dominant reason that consumers choose to become a brand's Facebook fan. Instead, there are numerous different reasons it happens -- and, what's more, the
How to become a less biased version of yourself
Completely eradicating bias and prejudice is impossible, but you can actually change certain behaviors to be more open and empathetic.
Here's How To Become a Morning Person
Rousmaniere: What RAND Says About Work Comp
Santa Monica-based RAND often studies the California workers’ comp system. In September, it issued a report on the state of workers’ comp nationwide Let’s focus on its key findings, prepared for the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, which paid for the study. The formal objective of the report is to suggest topics of future research by NIOSH. For the purposes of our industry, the…
British Jews’ fears have become a political issue
We may not emigrate in large numbers if Corbyn gets into No 10 – but having our bags packed is how we articulate our anxiety, says sociologist Keith Kahn-Harris
How Truth Decay Happens
“Truth Decay”—the shrinking role of facts and analysis in American public life—threatens democracy, policymaking, and civic discourse. RAND is studying this phenomenon to help understand what drives it and how to address it.
A look at how video games and esports have become a type of social media for the
A look at how sports betting will impact the video game and esports industry.
Africa: How New Media Platforms Have Become Powerful Across Africa
Analysis - Online platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they have been praised for their progressive characteristics. This is because they offer great organising potential, enhance political accountability and disrupt old media practices that tend to exclude less powerful voices from important social and political discussions.
Consumer’s Questions Have Become More Complicated
Over the last week, I needed to call Verizon and Intuit for help. Why? Because I knew my issues were complicated and unique to my personal situation, so searching the web for community blogs or sel…