Entries in Innovation Hub by Marc Sollinger

What was it like when men and women started going to elite colleges together? Turns out… pretty awkward. Read more....

Everyone from Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump is talking about inequality. But how does it affect our lives? Alan Berube and Alexandra Killewald explain.

According to Walter Scheidel, there are ways to significantly reduce inequality. Unfortunately, they all involve violent societal shocks.

America spends more on health care than any other country in the world. Why? Well, it’s complicated. But, innovation certainly plays a part.

You can thank Obama for your next Uber ride. But don’t get too comfortable: here’s how the new health care proposal might affect the gig economy.

There’s a way to reduce inequality… but you aren’t going to like it. Read more....

Beyond the headlines, beyond the soundbites, what is the state of inequality in America? Alan Berube of The Brookings Institution, and Harvard’s Alexandra Killewald joins us to answer that question. Read more....

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You might write code, lay power lines, or sing on the stage... work comes in many, many different forms. Luckily, whatever sort of labor you’re doing - or trying not to do - Innovation Hub has a work-related story for you. Read more....

Should you respond to that suspiciously attractive suitor on OkCupid? Should you invest your money in a “too good to be true” land deal? Before you trust anyone, listen to Maria Konnikova talk about the history and psychology of cons. Read more....

Violence is usually seen as some sort of moral failing. Gary Slutkin says we should instead treat it like a disease.

As anyone who’s left a Hershey’s bar too long in their pocket can tell you… chocolate melts pretty easily. A scientist has uncovered the gene that could change that.

The shape and form of the book hasn’t changed all that much since the Middle Ages. But it has definitely changed us.

From illuminated manuscripts to your dog-eared copy of The Hobbit, the book has had a tremendously important place in human history. Keith Houston talks about how books changed the world. Read more....

Once upon a time, women didn’t smoke cigarettes. Until a PR maestro linked smoking with both femininity and female empowerment.

Brain scans of a person high on cocaine and of a person expecting a cash windfall look almost identical. Kabir Sehgal tells us why we love money SO much.

If we want the internet to be a better place, we should take a few cues from the Green Bay Packers. Nathan Schneider explains how we can own the web.

Spin may have been a part of American life since the beginning, but PR began in the early 20th century. Here’s how it all started. Read more....

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