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What states that don't protect LGBTQ workers from discrimination have in common

  • Written by Tesa Rigel Hines, Clinical Instructor, American Politics and Public Policy, Purdue University Northwest
Some states protect LGBTQ worker from discrimination, but many others do not.Rachaphak/Shutterstock.com

Are you fully protected from employment discrimination?

For employees who identify as LGBTQ, and work in one of at least 17 states nationwide that fail to protect workers, the answer at best is uncertain. At worst, it’s “no”...

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Students who plan to seek more education than needed for their career earn more money

  • Written by Soobin Kim, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Michigan State University
Extra education has been shown to pay off in the long run.John O'Boyle/Flickr

When it comes to career success, it pays to aim for more education than what you need for the job you want.

That is the key finding of a new study that I and several colleagues did by analyzing the salaries of high school students who expected to get more education than...

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Guatemala: Corrupción, inseguridad son los primeros retos para el próximo presidente

  • Written by Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings
Alejandro Giammattei es un ex director de sistema penitenciario cuyo mandato se vio empañado por el asesinato de siete prisioneros en 2006 durante una redada policial. Fue acusado, pero nunca enfrento cargos relacionados con esas muertes.AP Photo/ Santiago Billy

El próximo presidente de Guatemala será Alejandro Giammattei, un...

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Guatemala: Corrupción e inseguridad son los primeros retos del próximo presidente

  • Written by Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings
Alejandro Giammattei es un ex director de sistema penitenciario cuyo mandato se vio empañado por el asesinato de siete prisioneros en 2006 durante una redada policial. Fue acusado, pero nunca afrontó cargos relacionados con esas muertes.AP Photo/ Santiago Billy

El próximo presidente de Guatemala será Alejandro...

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Cómo enseñar mejor a nuestros hijos en la era del big data

  • Written by Katie Headrick Taylor, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development, University of Washington
Los niños no se definen por números. Chatchai Kritsetsakul/shutterstock.com

En la reunión de padres y maestros, me senté a un lado de la mesa frente a la maestra de mi hijo de primer grado. La maestra señaló porcentajes garabateados con tinta roja. Miré y escuché.

“Este...

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Stem cells could regenerate organs – but only if the body won't reject them

  • Written by Tobias Deuse, Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
Lab-grown organs may not be so easy to transplant into a patient. ValentinaKru/Shutterstock.com

Many of the most common diseases, like heart failure, liver failure, Type 1 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, occur when cells or whole organs fail to do their job. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if it were possible to replace cells in these...

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Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting more

  • Written by Chris Free, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara
An Atlantic cod on ice. Cod fisheries in the North Sea and Irish Sea are declining due to overfishing and climate change.Robert F. Bukaty/AP

Climate change has been steadily warming the ocean, which absorbs most of the heat trapped by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, for 100 years. This warming is altering marine ecosystems and having a direct...

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Bring on the technology bans!

  • Written by Kentaro Toyama, W. K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information, University of Michigan
Is there still time to reach the 'off' button?Raul Topan/Shutterstock.com

In mid-July 2019, Oakland, California, became the third U.S. city to ban municipal departments from using facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, Congress began hearings on whether and how to regulate it on a national level. In a surprising moment of bipartisan consensus,...

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5 tips for college students to avoid burnout

  • Written by Ryan Korstange, Assistant Professor of University Studies, Middle Tennessee State University
Keeping sight of the reasons you're in college helps stave off burnout. WAYHOME studio/Shutterstock.com

Burnout is a stress-related state of exhaustion and often leads to feelings of isolation, low accomplishment and even depression. Although research has long shown that burnout affects employees, we now know burnout also affects students.

As a rese...

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Before Trump eyed Greenland: Here’s what happened last time the US bought a large chunk of the Arctic

  • Written by William L. Iggiagruk Hensley, Visiting Distinguished Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage
Most of Greenland is covered by Arctic ice. AP Photo/John McConnico

Editor’s note: Reports that President Donald Trump has urged aides to look into buying Greenland make us think of the last time the United States bought a major territory in the Arctic: the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. Two years ago, we asked William L. Iggiagruk...

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