Culture

Our Facebook newsfeeds have become echo chambers. To break out, professor Cass Sunstein says we should embrace a diversity of information. Read more....

What does social innovation look like? How about prisons in New Zealand that try to keep prisoners out, not in. Read more....

From the Great Migration to President Obama’s political career, here’s how one newspaper saw - and shaped - history. Read more....

The American dream has found a new home: Canada. Author and former Canadian diplomat Scott Gilmore believes that Canada has become a more realistic setting for modern-day, rags-to-riches stories.  Read more....

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

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....

North Korea invented its own time zone. Arizona and Hawaii refuse to participate in daylight savings. Steve Hanke thinks it’s time to overhaul, well, time. 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....

What if the spread of violence was treated like the spread of a disease? University of Illinois at Chicago’s Gary Slutkin tells us why we need to take a public health approach to preventing violence in America. Read more....

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