Spreading the Health: Americans' Estimated and Ideal Distributions of Death and Health(care)

Across varying political ideologies and income levels, Americans both underestimate the current extent of inequality of mortality and health care, and prefer each to be more equally distributed. [Author: by Sorapop Kiatpongsan and Michael I. Norton]
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Rebates in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Evidence from Medicines Sold in Retail Pharmacies in the U.S.

Retail pharmacy data illustrates it can be misleading to use list prices instead of net prices to understand pharmaceutical prices. Analysts and economists working in public policy should be extremely cautious in drawing policy conclusions based on list prices alone. [Author: by Pragya Kakani, Michael Chernew, and Amitabh Chandra]
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Will Challenged Amazon Tweak Its Retail Model Post-Pandemic?

Amazon's usually strong retail performance has been threatened by the pandemic, opening the doors for competitors Target and Walmart. Does the giant online retailer need a strategy overhaul? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
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Demystifying the Math of the Coronavirus

This paper provides a conceptual model for the progression of COVID-19 that is somewhat imprecise but that’s very simple and easy to understand. By relying on this description, one can obtain a rough estimate of the impact of various social distancing measures on the rate of growth of new infections. [Author: by Elon Kohlberg and Abraham Neyman]
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California Schools Chief Calls For New Plan On Racism, Bias

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California’s education chief Tony Thurmond announced plans Monday to lead a new effort focusing on racism in state schools during emotional remarks on George Floyd, whose killing he said has left him struggling to answer his own children who asked, “Why did this happen?” Thurmond is the only elected government official in California who is African American. “Now is the time to address racism and implicit bias in education,” Thurmond said, blinking back tears during a livestr...
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Saul Alinsky’s 13 Tried-and-True Rules for Creating Meaningful Social Change

Saul David Alinsky died 36 years before the election of Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton's first attempt for the presidency. But many feverish screeds on social media, talk radio, and YouTube might have made one think he lurked behind these politicians like Rasputin. Spoken of by many on the right as a servant of the devil, "American Joseph Goebbels," and “dangerous harbinger of insurrection,” Alinsky developed a reputation for insidiousness that may exceed his influence, considerable tho...
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What Makes a Cover Song Great?: Our Favorites & Yours

Many years ago I tried to persuade friends I played with in a local indie band to debut a country-punk version of Wu Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.” live. No one went for it, and looking back, I’m pretty sure it would have been a musical disaster. That 90s hip-hop classic deserves better than our Weird Al-meets-Ween-meets-Wilco approach, which is not to say that such a cover couldn’t work at all, but that Neil Young was more our speed. Great cover songs come in all styles, and the world’s best ...
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Crew Dragon Demo 2: A Short Course in 21st Century Spaceflight

As it did when Alan Shepard kicked off the US Space program with his suborbital flight in 1961, I eagerly anticipated watching the program’s most recent chapter, the resumption of flights launched from American soil. Watching the preparations for the Demo 2 departure of Crew Dragon on Wednesday and on Saturday was much more than I expected, a short course in 21st century spaceflight. Used to the military-toned phraseology employed during all of the NASA launches I’ve watched since Shepard went ...
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Pop in Prints with the Latest Celeb-Inspired Looks for Less

Ayesha Curry, Vanessa Hudgens, and Lucy Hale show you how to rock the cutest prints for spring and summer.
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What I'm Learning in a K-12 School

In the past two and a half years, I've spent a total of six months working in a very dynamic Islamic school in Australia. It's been the most rewarding work experience of my life. Here are 25 things I've learned so far: 1. Intrinsic motivation is the key 2. Awakening the thirst for learning is the essence of real education 3. Assuming the best in others changes the game 4. Less is more 5. The more students enjoy learning, the more they learn 6. You can capture attention without turning studen...
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Magnificent Ancient Roman Mosaic Floor Unearthed in Verona, Italy

One often hears about renovation projects that tear up linoleum, shag carpet, or some equally unappealing flooring to discover a pristine (and now much more attractive) layer of hardwood or tile beneath. Any building of sufficient age becomes a palimpsest, a collection of era upon era of trends in architecture and design: a look under a floor or behind a wall can potentially become a trip back in time. The same holds for the land itself, at least in the parts of the world where civilization arr...
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How the Visionary Artist Christo (RIP) Changed the Way We See the World

Husband and wife team Christo and Jeanne-Claude produced what is arguably the most grandiose body of work in modern history. Their temporary monuments to the very idea of hugeness were viewable from space and impossible to ignore on the ground: Entire islands wrapped in miles of pink fabric. Gargantuan yellow and blue umbrellas placed up and down the coasts of California and Japan. The Reichstag bundled up in white fabric like a massive, shiny Christmas gift. These projects left an indel...
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Why we must teach students to solve big problems

Asking kids 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' is a question that used to make sense, says Jaime Casap. But it not longer does; the nature of automation and artificial intelligence means future jobs are likely to shift and reform many times over.Instead, educators should foster a culture of problem solving. Ask children: What problem do you want to solve? And what talents or passions do you have that can be the avenues by which you solve it?"[T]he future of education starts on Monday and...
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‘Many girls have been cut’: how global school closures left children at risk

Covid-19 lockdown made children vulnerable to abuses including FGM and child marriage say NGOs, as schools in England prepare to reopenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 school closures have exposed children around the world to human rights abuses such as forced genital mutilation, early marriage and sexual violence, child protection experts say.Globally, the World Bank estimates that 1.6 billion children were locked out of education by Covid-19. As schools in E...
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