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Study documents electoral corruption in Hungary

Politicians and powerbrokers in Hungary use a variety of illicit election strategies to secure people’s votes, including making access to public benefits contingent on...

What does it take for supporters to lose faith in a politician?

When you discover that someone has told a lie, does the discovery change your feeling about that person? If that person is a politician...

Study could explain why people choose to have multiple relationships at the same time

Being interested in a polyamorous lifestyle, or pursuing multiple relationships, may go beyond simple titillation, a new study says. Led by researchers at York University’s...

Study shows female managers don’t mean higher pay for women

A new paper in the European Sociological Review indicates that women's and men's earnings are not affected by the share of female managers in an organization,...

Fast Food Restaurants Have Expanded More Than Their Menus

Since they first started popping up across America in the 1950s, fast food restaurants have drastically changed food culture. A meal that was once...

Opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. governments $37.8 billion in tax revenue

The opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. state and federal governments up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss,...
Childhood hardship primes immune system for addiction

Lack of awareness of inequality means we penalize those who have least money

People can automatically assume that someone who gives less money to charity is less generous, according to new research. The assumption was made in...

Colombia experience could help reduce UK knife crime and street violence

A leading public health expert says the UK should learn lessons from systematic violence reduction work in Cali, Columbia to tackle rising rates of...

Post-Elsevier breakup, new UC publishing agreement ‘a win for everyone’

ix weeks after ending negotiations with academic publishing giant Elsevier, the University of California announced today that it’s entered into its first open access agreement with...

People with a sense of oneness experience greater life satisfaction

People who believe in oneness - the idea that everything in the world is connected and interdependent -- appear to have greater life satisfaction...

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