For ‘Sneakerheads,’ shoes are all about identity

New research digs into what draws collectors of fashionable and sometimes rare shoes into the world of Sneakerheads.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
Feb. 8, 2021 ~8 min

Tim Berners-Lee's plan to save the internet: give us back control of our data

The web's inventor believes the liberation of our data will help redistribute power on the internet.

Pieter Verdegem, Senior Lecturer, School of Media and Communication, University of Westminster • conversation
Feb. 5, 2021 ~7 min

Group exercise may be even better for you than solo workouts – here's why

Your most important piece of exercise gear may be the friends you buddy up with to work out.

Jacob Meyer, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Iowa State University • conversation
Dec. 29, 2020 ~9 min

The iconic American inventor is still a white male – and that's an obstacle to race and gender inclusion

The story of the invention in America typically features larger-than-life caricatures of white men like Thomas Edison while largely ignoring the contributions of women and people of color.

Anjali Vats, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African Diaspora Studies and Associate Professor of Law (By Courtesy), Boston College • conversation
Dec. 8, 2020 ~9 min

If health is core to identity, people stick to COVID guidelines

Getting people to think of health as a core part of their identity can help them stick to following COVID-19 guidelines like wearing a mask.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Oct. 29, 2020 ~6 min

What’s behind evangelical support for Trump?

How does religion factor into the presidential election for evangelical voters? An expert digs into faith and politics in the US.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~7 min

Digital identity: new UK scheme risks running a repeat of ID card controversy

A digital ID will only work if people are allowed to keep control of their data.

Maureen Meadows, Professor of Strategic Management, Coventry University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

CEO names shape their business strategies

Research on CEOs with uncommon names shows they tend to pursue unorthodox strategies. It's all about how a name shapes the way people see themselves.

Avery Ruxer Franklin - Rice • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Families can support kids' mental health whether they're learning remotely or at school – here's how

Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.

Erika Bocknek, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Wayne State University • conversation
Aug. 19, 2020 ~9 min

Masculinity keeps some Black men from mental health care

Traditional ideas about masculinity may be a barrier for young Black men in getting the mental health care they need, researchers report.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~4 min