Will food prices keep rising during the pandemic?

An expert breaks down how the pandemic has affected the food system, from restaurants struggling to get by to spiking food prices.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: business covid-19 food money consumers featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Will food prices keep rising during the pandemic?

An expert breaks down how the pandemic has affected the food system, from restaurants struggling to get by to spiking food prices.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: business covid-19 food money consumers featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Tool reveals top spenders on Facebook political ads

A newly developed tool aims to make spending on political ads on Facebook much more transparent in the run up to election 2020.

Karl Greenberg-NYU • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: politics advertising money society-and-culture elections

Tool reveals top spenders on Facebook political ads

A newly developed tool aims to make spending on political ads on Facebook much more transparent in the run up to election 2020.

Karl Greenberg-NYU • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: politics advertising money society-and-culture elections

More than 25% of Americans face depression during COVID

One in four American adults is now likely to be experiencing symptoms of depression, a threefold increase from last year.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Sept. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 depression trauma money health-and-medicine

‘Underwater’ mortgages sap earnings and mobility

New big-data research connects "underwater" mortgages from the 2007-08 recession with people's stagnant earnings and inability to move.

Chuck Finder-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: economics jobs money united-states housing society-and-culture debt

Simple nudge gets more people to start retirement nest egg

Motivating people to save for retirement isn't easy, but when it comes to planning, "the simpler, the better," a new study confirms.

Stanford • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: money retirement society-and-culture workplaces

Will unsellable houses leave older homeowners high and dry?

A new study undermines the classic "big promise" for older homeowners, that a house, after it is paid off, can sell for a retirement nest egg.

Kyle Mittan-U. Arizona • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: older-adults money housing retirement society-and-culture

COVID-19 makes US housing crisis even worse

One in seven people in the US say they worry about paying rent. An expert digs in to how COVID-19 has made the housing crisis worse, and how to fix it.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money housing homelessness society-and-culture

Demolishing abandoned houses may nudge neighbors to spruce up

Demolishing abandoned houses may help whole neighborhoods by getting people to do a better job maintaining their own properties, a new study shows.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cities money housing society-and-culture neighborhoods

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