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Capitalism Will Shrink Inequality. In Fact, It’s Happening.

Does capitalist economic growth lead to greater inequality, or less? The mid-20th-century economist Simon Kuznets believed that at first, industrialization would lead to greater inequality as a few pioneering entrepreneurs and workers moved to the cities where the growth was happening. But as rural areas emptied out and the economy matured, he said, inequality would

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Lead exposure in childhood linked to lower IQ, lower status jobs, as adults

A long-term study of more than 500 children who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline has shown that their exposure to the powerful neurotoxin may have led to a loss of intelligence and occupational standing by the time they reached age 38. The effects are slight, but significant, showing that the higher the

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Skoll | Meet the 2017 Skoll Awardees for Social Entrepreneurship

Kicking off next week’s 14th Annual Skoll World Forum, the Skoll Foundation announced the four recipients of the 2017 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Awards distinguish transformative leaders whose organizations disrupt the status quo, drive sustainable large-scale change, and are poised to create even greater impact on the world. With the 2017 announcement,

Employee-owned firm enjoys growth – Rocky Mount Telegram

Since becoming an employee-owned company in November 2014, Freedom Industries Inc. in Rocky Mount has grown as a business. The local full-service contracting company in electrical, mechanical and fabrication was recently rewarded as the 2017 employee-owned company of the year for the Carolinas Chapter, which covers both North Carolina and South Carolina. Derrick Vick, vice

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Chance find has big implications for water treatment’s costs and carbon footprint

A type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) could fundamentally re-shape efforts to cut the huge amount of electricity consumed during wastewater clean-up. The discovery has upended a century of conventional thinking. The microorganisms - 'comammox' (complete ammonia oxidising) bacteria - can completely turn ammonia

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MicroRNA Treatment Restores Nerve Insulation, Limb Function in Mice with MS

Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals with a small non-coding RNA called a microRNA. In a study published online March 27 in Developmental Cell, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center report that treatment with a microRNA called miR-219 restarted production

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Lin-Manuel Miranda didn’t have a credit card until he was 28

What Alexander Hamilton taught the creator of ‘Hamilton’ about money. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of “Hamilton,” sees a direct connection between his finances and healing the political divisions in America. The 37-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning author and actor said one of the greatest lessons he learned about money came from writing about one of the founding fathers

Federal judge rules Wilmington Trust owes nearly $30 million | West Virginia Record

A federal judge has ruled that Wilmington Trust owes Employee Stock Ownership Plan participants nearly $30 million as a result of a stock-purchase that violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.  The defendant agreed to pay $29,773,250, according to the memorandum filed March 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District

Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream

Unprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and torrential rain — extreme weather events are occurring more and more often, but now an international team of climate scientists has found a connection between many extreme weather events and the impact climate change is having on the jet stream. "We came as close as one

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Sleep Deprivation Impairs Ability to Interpret Facial Expressions

After a rough night's sleep, your ability to recognize whether those around you are happy or sad could suffer, according to a study led by a University of Arizona psychologist. The research, published in the journal Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, found that study participants had a harder time identifying facial expressions of happiness

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Following Up On The Link Between Poverty And Mental Illness

Although poverty is not the only determining factor influencing the status of a person’s mental health and mental health doesn’t always directly correlate with poverty, one often comes with the other. The World Health Organization has made it fairly clear that the two interact closely (and correcting one might lead to impacting the other for

The four most depressing reasons why Americans are not saving any money

This year, Americans say they’re ready to make their savings accounts great again. Whether they actually will is another story. About 21% of working Americans aren’t saving any of their income, which remains unchanged from the answer consumers gave the survey in 2016, a survey released this week by personal finance site Bankrate.com concluded. And

Critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging pinpointed

DNA repair is essential for cell vitality, cell survival and cancer prevention, yet cells’ ability to patch up damaged DNA declines with age for reasons not fully understood. Now, research led by scientists at Harvard Medical School reveals a critical step in a molecular chain of events that allows cells to mend their broken DNA.

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8 money problems financial education could have avoided

Companies increasingly realize that employee financial wellness is crucial to their bottom lines, and to employees stressed over money—particularly as they approach retirement knowing their savings are falling far short. A study at TradeSchools.net unearthed some of the reasons that people are doing so poorly at saving for the future: the timing and circumstances surrounding

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Daily consumption of tea may protect the elderly from cognitive decline, study suggests

Assistant Professor Feng Lei from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine led a research team which found that regular consumption of tea reduces elderly persons’ risk of cognitive decline by 50 per cent, and potentially up to 86 per cent for persons genetically at risk of Alzheimer’s. The study was published in The Journal

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