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How economic inequality affects the American diet

Nov 17, 2021
In this book excerpt, Priya Fielding-Singh discusses how inequality manifests in how Americans eat.
In her new book, "How the Other Half Eats," Priya Fielding-Singh explores the factors contributing to nutritional inequality in America. Above, people shop for fresh produce at a farmers market in New York City.
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Why addressing economic inequality could help build pandemic resiliency

Nov 1, 2021
“Our health is all interconnected and inextricable from the conditions in which we live,” says epidemiologist Dr. Sandro Galea.
 “Most of “health” is about where we live, where we work, where we play,” says public health expert Dr. Sandro Galea. Above, a doctor puts on a mask before speaking to people without homes in San Francisco in 2020.
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What does “Asian American” really mean?

Oct 18, 2021
An excerpt from “The Loneliest Americans,” a new book that explores Asian American identity by Jay Caspian Kang.
People protest hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Los Angeles. In “The Loneliest Americans,” author Jay Caspian Kang explores Asian American identity.
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What's the link between physical and economic mobility?

Oct 14, 2021
In his latest book, globalization scholar Parag Khanna looks at how and why our lives may become a lot more mobile in the decades to come.
A demonstrator holds a banner during the Unteilbar (Indivisible) protest for social justice and climate change action on Sep. 4, in Berlin, Germany.
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How the birth of the index fund revolutionized the investing world

Oct 12, 2021
In his new book, journalist Robin Wigglesworth looks at the cast of characters who kickstarted the index fund and how it's grown into the trillion-dollar business it is today.
In an excerpt from his new book, "Trillions: How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund and Changed Finance Forever," journalist Robin Wigglesworth tracks the growth of the index fund from invention through to today.
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Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi on the “work and family conundrum”

Sep 28, 2021
In an excerpt from her new memoir, the former PepsiCo leader talks about “care” infrastructure and creating transformational change.
“Transformation is difficult,” writes former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi. “But I have learned that with courage and  persistence — and the inevitable give and take — it can happen.” Above, Nooyi speaks at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in 2017.
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Machiavelli’s lessons for women in the workforce

Sep 7, 2021
An excerpt from “Machiavelli for Women,” a new book by NPR’s Stacey Vanek Smith.
Italian statesman, writer and political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli, circa 1510. In a new book, NPR’s Stacey Vanek Smith applies the lessons of Machiavelli’s “The Prince” to women in 21st century workplaces.
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Why public health and the economy are inextricably linked

Aug 12, 2021
Read an excerpt from a new book by emergency room physician and former Baltimore Health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen.
“Public health is housing. It’s food. It’s clean air. It’s education,” writes former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen in her new book. “It’s the social supports that give everyone their best chance to survive.”
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“America’s colleges and universities have a dirty open secret”

Aug 10, 2021
In his new book, journalist Adam Harris digs into the history of unequal higher education in America.
"America’s colleges and universities have a dirty open secret," writes longtime education reporter Adam Harris. “They have never given Black people an equal chance to succeed.”
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What are the parallels between parenting and running a business?

Aug 5, 2021
In her new book, economist Emily Oster presents a framework for data-based parenting decisions.
In her new book, economist Emily Oster argues for a data-based approach to parenting decisions.
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