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Across six time zones, Americans sit in traffic, wait on platforms, and squeeze between strangers. We spend an average of 26.9 minutes each way commuting to work, while 15 million of us take more than an hour. Our commutes are usually the unpleasant ...

The Lonely World of Earbuds

Across six time zones, Americans sit in traffic, wait on platforms, and squeeze between strangers. We spend an average of 26.9 minutes each way commuting to work, while 15 million of us take more than an hour. Our commutes are usually the unpleasant ...

2018 was the “Year of the Woman”; across the U.S., citizens are rightfully excited by the significant rise in both female Congress-members and female voters that fractures the male-dominated tradition of the political world. However, despite this...

The Hidden Price of Being a Woman

2018 was the “Year of the Woman”; across the U.S., citizens are rightfully excited by the significant rise in both female Congress-members and female voters that fractures the male-dominated tradition of the political world. However, despite this...

The rising cost of healthcare in the United States is old news, with spending projected to increase over five percent annually until 2026. A new Trump Administration directive is taking a step towards combating this trend: As of January 1, 2019, the ...

Hospital Chargemasters Are Not Transparent Enough

The rising cost of healthcare in the United States is old news, with spending projected to increase over five percent annually until 2026. A new Trump Administration directive is taking a step towards combating this trend: As of January 1, 2019, the ...

Wilbur Ross, the United States Secretary of Commerce, has come under fire for callously stating that federal workers struggling to pay bills during the government shutdown should just take out loans. Yet Ross’ problematic behavior extends far deepe...

Wilbur Ross’ Russian Conflict of Interest

Wilbur Ross, the United States Secretary of Commerce, has come under fire for callously stating that federal workers struggling to pay bills during the government shutdown should just take out loans. Yet Ross’ problematic behavior extends far deepe...

For Elsie Herring, time spent outdoors is strictly determined by the industrial hog farm hidden just behind the trees that line her property. When the farm disperses hog waste across nearby fields, Herring has learned to avoid opening her window, sit...

Tar Heels & Manure Lagoons

For Elsie Herring, time spent outdoors is strictly determined by the industrial hog farm hidden just behind the trees that line her property. When the farm disperses hog waste across nearby fields, Herring has learned to avoid opening her window, sit...