Entries in Innovation Hub by Matt Tota

Millions of American adults can’t read at a high enough level to keep track of their health care or help with their kids’ homework. Professor Mark Seidenberg says a disconnect between reading researchers and teachers is partly to blame. Read more....

Yes, liberal thought does dominate in academia, and professor Sam Abrams says it’s a problem for higher education. Read more....

The innovations that have made our health care so effective also contribute to what makes it so expensive. MIT economist (who also helped build the Affordable Care Act) Jon Gruber says we should do a cost-benefit analysis on new drugs to keep costs low. Read more....

Dating in the digital age equates to a slew of websites and apps that all purport to offer paths to love. But, while we may have more ways to find that special someone than ever before, actually forging those bonds isn’t quite as easy as swiping right. Read more....

Chocolate’s melting point makes it one of the most fickle sweets in the world. It also prevents manufacturers from transporting it to large swaths of the globe. But the discovery of one of its most important genes could make a big difference. Read more....

One man’s hard-luck life turns around because, of all things, nougat. We recount the surprising rise of a giant in the world of chocolate candies. Read more....

Winter can be the hardest time of the year to stay in shape: The cold keeps us inside, warm and sedentary. But now that the holidays have passed, many Americans are looking to lose a few pounds in preparation for beach weather. Read more....

We literally get high from making money. Former Wall Street executive and author Kabir Sehgal explains our obsession with cash and coin. Read more....

One of the reasons there aren’t more women in leadership positions? Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says that it’s our inability to differentiate between confidence and competence. Read more....

Even without cars and computers, the Amish have managed to start and grow successful businesses. Professor Donald Kraybill tells us how they’ve developed a surprising culture of innovation without the help of the latest tech. Read more....

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