What We Can Learn From a Child and a Marshmallow

Since nursery school children first took the marshmallow test in 1972, researchers have revised the experiment and its meaning.

Where Are the Olympic Women?

Reflected by the rising number of female Olympic medal winners, gender equality has improved at the Olympics.

The Downside of Choosing a Top College

When U.S.News & World Report is ranking colleges, the numbers misleadingly convey an objectivity that a closer look eliminates.

Where Soda Pop Means More Than a Carbonated Drink

When some of us say “soda” and others “pop,” we are asking for a carbonated soft drink and also, perhaps, signaling our cultural differences.

How Head Start Connects to College

We can compare the early childhood education component of President Biden’s legislative proposals to other preschool programs.

Telling the Student Loan Story

There is much more to see about student loans than a $1.7 trillion total when we decide how much Congress might forgive.

Why Trappist Beer Needs More Monks

Around for more than two centuries, the Belgian beer made in Trappist monasteries needs more monks to produce it.

Where We Have the Best Work-Life Balance

For each of us, the metrics that measure well-being could vary. So, to start, you might want to try this OECD interactive exercise. Called “Better Life Index,” it lets you decide what the good life means. Or, you could just…

Learn With Elaine: How Fans Impact Athletes

Because of the Observer Effect, athletes’ performance could change when fans affect their human capital.

What a Difference a Fan Makes…Maybe

This week, during the first five days of the 2021 Australian Open, the stadium was packed…by pandemic standards. It was 50 percent occupied with up to 30,000 fans. Then, authorities declared a snap lockdown because of a Covid outbreak. The…