Keeping your credit card balance low can seriously improve your financial situation by way of boosting your credit score. Thirty percent of your credit score is dictated by how much of your available credit you’re already using. And according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, only 35 percent of credit card users between the ages
Political news is everywhere you look these days, and it isn’t going away. But it could be improving. After the 2016 presidential election, some media consumers raised concerns about how politics is covered, and trust levels between journalists and the public diminished. (A Pew Research Center report released last week showed trust is divided along political lines.) Newsrooms
We know that heat and electronics generally aren’t good bedfellows. But a team of engineers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is creating new thermal computers that not only thrive in extreme heat, but are powered by it. Sidy Ndao, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering, graduate student Mahmoud Elzouka and their team developed a thermal-mechanical
Asmita Gurung’s story begins two years ago, on a stage at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge with 150 people waiting for her to speak. The speech was for nonprofit GirlForward’s Girl Jam event, which highlights performances by the teenage refugee girls involved in the program. Gurung was second to last to perform. The moment is vivid in her mind today.
Since the threat of texting and driving hit the scene, it feels like we’ve heard less and less about drunk driving. But it’s still very much a part of our culture. In fact, 2016 might have been one of the worst years in U.S. history for impaired driving deaths, with an average of 28 people being
At the end of 2015, 1 in 37 U.S. adults was incarcerated or on probation or parole, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. That’s more than 6.7 million people, and actually represents the lowest rate this country has seen since 1994, according to BJS data. The population that was under some form of “correctional supervision” was the