Voters in both parties are freaked out about election 2020

In the 2020 election, Democrats worry about foreign interference and Republicans about mail-in voting. But both worry about cheating election officials.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: politics united-states society-and-culture elections voters

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

How will COVID-19 change holiday shopping?

The 2020 holiday shopping season will be like none before. Here's what that means for retailers, shoppers, and the bottom line.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: retail covid-19 consumers society-and-culture health-and-medicine

‘Sexy mindset’ makes partners seem hotter

Having a "sexy mindset" can make potential partners seem more attractive and reduce fears of rejection, researchers report.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: relationships sex featured science-and-technology society-and-culture social-lives attraction

Pandemics can spread xenophobia and bigotry

New research digs into how epidemics and pandemics can lead to more xenophobia and bigotry. "It's interesting and really disappointing."

Deborah Todd - U. Pitsburgh • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: bias society-and-culture health-and-medicine pandemics

Positive messages about Blackness buoy Black girls

New findings link positive messages—and positive feelings about being Black—with a decreased likelihood of depression symptoms in Black teen girls.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers depression gender families stereotypes society-and-culture self-image race-and-ethnicity

Too few social media ‘likes’ can amp up teen depression

Getting fewer "likes" on social media can lead to depression and anxiety in young people, a new study shows.

Rachel White-UT Austin • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media depression anxiety stress teens society-and-culture social-lives health-and-medicine

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