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BETTER LIFE LAB
Shopgirls

A women’s revolution has begun in Saudi Arabia, although it may not be immediately evident.


BETTER LIFE LAB
Daddy Track

It makes men more involved at home, women more involved at work, and workplaces friendlier for all parents.


BETTER LIFE LAB
Working Parents in High-Powered Jobs

The concept of "specialization" in families is having a renaissance.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Hyping the terror threat?

But is there any real reason to think that Americans are no safer than was the case a couple of years back? Not according to a study by the


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Did Obama keep his drone promises?

On May 23, President Barack Obama gave a major speech at the National Defense University in Washington stating his intention to recalibrate


OPEN MARKETS
The Rise of Big Chocolate

Two mega-companies are trying to seize control of the world's cocoa supply. What that means for poor African farmers and your favorite choco


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE and RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Wireless organizing in Detroit: Churches as networked sites in under–resourced urban areas

Access to the Internet is a vital resource in low supply in low–income urban communities in the U.S.


OPEN MARKETS
A Year After Sandy, Food and Fuel Supplies Are As Vulnerable As Ever

A year ago, Hurricane Sandy revealed harrowing realities about the basic systems New Yorkers rely on every day.


OPEN MARKETS
The Kings of Candyland

Roaming the candy aisle of my neighborhood Safeway around Halloween is a dizzying encounter with choice.


BETTER LIFE LAB
The 70-Year-Old Trophy Wife

When envisioning a gleaming, medically enhanced future in which things like implant technology, super-personalized medicine, and organ regen


OPEN MARKETS
The Fed is About to Make Owning Physical Assets a Game All Banks Can Play

Last week, Federal Reserve officials leaked to the Wall Street Journal their tentative plan to limit the ability of Goldman Sachs and big ba


BETTER LIFE LAB
The Jetson Fallacy

Much longer lifespans could explode the nuclear family.