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Using your phone on a plane is safe – but for now you still can't make calls

Over the Thanksgiving travel period an estimated 30 million Americans plan to fly to enjoy turkey and all the trimmings with far-flung family and friends. The huge increase in...

What Trump's picks for the Presidential Medal of Freedom say about him

President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 16 to recipients including...

An economist talks turkey: 5 facts about Thanksgiving pricing

Few foods are tied as closely to one holiday as turkey is to Thanksgiving. At almost every Thanksgiving feast an enormous turkey is one of the central attractions. In fact, the...

Transgender Americans still face workplace discrimination despite some progress and support of companies like Apple

Activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith founded Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20 to honor the memory of...

More American students are studying abroad, new data show

Kelsey Hrubes knew she had a challenge on her hands when she visited Germany as a study abroad student back in 2015. “I was forced to adapt to cultural norms I had never considered...

5 things to know about Fabiano Caruana and his quest to become world chess champion

When Bobby Fischer became the first American-born world chess champion in 1972, it spurred a dramatic...

Awareness of food waste can help us appreciate holiday meals

Americans celebrate the winter holidays in many ways, which typically include an abundance of food, drinks, desserts – and waste. Food waste is receiving increasing attention...

How fierce fall and winter winds help fuel California fires

It doesn’t take long in California to develop a feel for “fire weather.” When it’s hot and dry...

How anti-black bias in white men hurts black men's health

Researchers have documented “large, pervasive and persistent” racial inequalities in the U.S. Inter-group relations are among the factors that contribute to such disparities,...

Move more, sit less – great advice, but how can we make time for exercise?

It’s that time again. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released a new edition...

Using your phone on a plane is safe – but for now you still can't make calls

Over the Thanksgiving travel period an estimated 30 million Americans plan to fly to enjoy turkey and all the trimmings with far-flung family and friends. The huge increase in...

The psychological differences between those who love and those who loathe Black Friday shopping

If the thought of taking part in the annual ritual of Black Friday gives you cold chills rather than...