Americans Care about Healthcare, Social Security Above Other Issues

A new survey from credit score site Credit Karma shows what Americans really care most about in this political season: healthcare and social security.

According to the findings, 80% of voters surveyed agree that these are the most important issues in this year’s election.

These two issues beat out…

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Higher Heels, Higher Status

You can tell you’re in a fancy part of town when you see more women in high heels, a new study finds.

The study, from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon, found that when American women relocate to wealthier cities, they adopt the fashion preferences of those…

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You’ll Sleep when Your Newborn Lets You (start evil laugh)

May is Better Sleep Month – but try telling that to parents of newborns.

According to baby-breathing-monitor maker Owlet Baby Care, just 5% of parents with a newborn (zero to six months old) are getting the recommended eight hours of sleep a night.

A full 43% of them get…

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Child Food Insecurity Rates Reach Double Digits in Some U.S. Counties

The economy has improved since the depths of the Great Recession, but millions of Americans are still facing food insecurity every day, according to data compiled by food bank network Feeding America.

Using data from several sources, the non-profit compiled a portrait of American hunger that, in some parts…

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Mother's Day: The Guilt Factor

With Mother’s Day happening this weekend, (you did remember, didn’t you?), let’s look at one of the big drivers of Mother’s Day gift-giving: guilt.

Guilt is a powerful motivator – especially with men – and marketers have long used it to their advantage.

And boy, can men…

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