Kamala Harris on abortion restrictions: ‘Women will die’ — here’s what research says about this public-health issue

Restrictive abortion laws will result in the deaths of poor women and women of color, suggested Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) during a defense of women’s reproductive rights at Tuesday night’s presidential debate between the Democratic hopefuls. “This is the sixth debate we have had in this presidential cycle and not nearly one word, with all…

The Democratic presidential hopefuls finally talked about age — but they barely scratched the surface

Tuesday’s fourth Democratic debate was one of the rare times in this election cycle there was discussion related to older Americans — and some experts argue it wasn’t handled properly. When it comes to retirement issues, including saving and access to 401(k) plans, Social Security and Medicare (the current system, not the hotly-debated Medicare for…

Americans are not a fan of universal basic income for families, but these two G7 countries feel very differently

Most Americans do not favor the guaranteed-cash proposal touted by 2020 presidential contender Andrew Yang, but other countries see universal basic income differently. Some 77% U.K. residents and 75% of Canadian residents back the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) to help workers who lose their jobs due to artificial-intelligence advancements, according to surveys…

The top 10 college towns in the U.S. in 2019

Think college towns are just for rowdy undergrads? Think again. These energetic cities across the country are home to innovative small businesses, tons of fun activities, family-friendly annual events and thriving downtown scenes complete with arts, culture and delicious local cuisine. Plus, you’ll benefit from living and working near a college or university, where dedicated…

Trump administration’s proposed food-stamp cutbacks could worsen America’s obesity epidemic

The Trump administration should scrap its proposed changes to food stamp eligibility if it wants to fight the country’s obesity epidemic and encourage families to buy fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods, according to new policy recommendations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a philanthropic organization focusing on public health and the U.S. obesity problem.…

Women still get fired for being pregnant, as Elizabeth Warren says she was in 1971

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s story about being fired early in her career because she was pregnant may sound like an artifact from a less enlightened era, but pregnancy discrimination is alive and well today. A conservative political website disputed Warren’s claim recently after it found public meeting minutes that appeared to contradict Warren’s account. The site…