Our Future

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Combating Climate Change
Combating Climate Change Could Be as Simple as Cleaning Up

“Greenhouse gas” and “climate change” have been buzzwords for decades, and these problems aren’t disappearing any time soon (though […]

Firsts
When Working Toward Goals, We’re Drawn to ‘Firsts’

Why do we set New Year’s resolutions and not, say, Feb. 17 resolutions? It’s because we like to start […]

Credit Cards
Why Credit Cards are Dangerous (It’s Because They Feel Good)

Soon the paper check might have competition for the title of most outmoded payment method—the dollar bill. Why? Because […]

smart house
These Smart Home Devices Save Money and Energy

Reality is finally approaching something close to what we were promised by “The Jetsons.” We haven’t quite made it […]

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How Does Technology Affect the Economy?

Looking back at human history, technological advancements serve as mile markers for where we were as people: the invention of […]

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These Foldable Batteries Made of Paper are Powered by Your Spit

What if all you needed to run the electronics you use every day were batteries with the dimensions of […]

Financial Podcasts
Listen, Learn and Earn: Financial Podcasts for Everyone

Being good with money is not a natural gift bestowed upon everyone. Luckily, there are resources out there […]

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3 Muslim and Arab-Americans Explain How to Be a Good Ally

In January, the White House issued an executive order that aimed to bar Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. […]

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How Teachers Feed the STEM Gender Gap

In 2017, why are women still struggling for professional representation in growing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) industries? […]

Upward Mobility
These 10 Colleges Offer the Most Upward Mobility to Low-Income Students

Lots of people attend college hoping to end up earning more money than they would if they started […]

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Taking an Online Course? Writing Out Your Reasons Why Might Help You Finish

Over the past few years, Massively Open Online Courses have become, well, a massive trend. Through these gigantic […]