Some Like It Hot...But Not When It Comes To Helping

A recent study shows that merely thinking about being uncomfortably hot can increase fatigue, alter a person’s mood, and change her or his behavior in ways that are, quite literally, unhelpful.


Are Economic Troubles Undermining the Chinese State?

China's failure to deal with mounting economic difficulties may portend increasing destabilization in the region.


Microcredit Really Does Help the Poor - Just in Modest Ways

Studies show that the impacts of microcredit appear to be fairly modest—helpful, but certainly not the magic bullet solution to global poverty.


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