Work

kurhan/Shutterstock.com

Americans' Waistlines Are Growing Ever Larger

Possible reasons include sleep deprivation and medication, says a new study.

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Confirmed: Tipping Is a Terrible Way to Pay People

A new analysis finds eliminating the "tipped minimum wage" would reduce poverty rates and narrow the wage gap.

Alex/Flickr

When You Can't Afford Sleep

Many low-income workers get just four or five hours of rest each day. Research shows their bodies might never recover.

Reuters

Who's Willing to Pay for Renewable Energy?

More results from our State of the City poll.

Zajac/Flickr

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

How the worst apple took over the United States, and continues to spread

Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com

Local Charities Seem Great If You're White and Rich

Many factors influence people's attitudes about community service organizations, including whether or not they know those groups exist.

conrado/Shutterstock.com

Networking Can Make People Feel Physically Dirty

Research shows schmoozing for career growth can make you feel slimy—literally. It doesn't have to be that way.

Reuters/Robert Galbraith

Americans Work Longer Hours—and Stranger Hours

Americans are far more likely to work on weekends or in the dead of night.

Jerry Hagstrom

American Farms are in Jeopardy—Because of Inefficient Rail Service

Some farmers are facing a crisis this harvest season because trains aren't keeping up with transport demand.

Shutterstock.com

Germs Spread Unbelievably Fast in the Workplace

It can take as little as 2 hours for one stomach-flu sufferer to contaminate half of a single office.

Julie Ruvolo

Despite the Hype, the World Cup Ended Up Being Bad Business for Brazil's Sex Workers

Across Rio, brothel revenues were down anywhere from 15 to 50 percent. 

Peter Alfred Hess/Flickr

Not Everyone Can Afford the On-Campus College Experience

Living away from home for college offers lasting benefits. But that option is available to an increasingly privileged few.

Photos
Msingi Sasis

Exploring Nocturnal Nairobi

A photographer finds beauty in a city's declining commercial center. 

Flickr/Sarah

The Majority of Urban Parents in the U.S. Say They Struggle to Meet Household Expenses

And fully 17 percent said they consistently don't have enough to cover basic costs. 

Gary Cameron/Reuters

Growing Weed in America's Industrial Cornfields

The same tech that’s helping farmers with legal crops is a boon to the agricultural underworld.

Omar Bárcena/Flickr

A Shave, a Haircut, and a Blood Pressure Test

An experimental program is using "barbershop intervention" to bring health education to African American men.

Maps
Flickr/Alan Light

The Best Job Markets for Young College Grads Now

The U.S. economy added 2.2 million jobs that require post-secondary education between 2010 and 2014. Here's how they shake out.

Yuri Gripas/Reuters

What Mitch McConnell Gets Wrong About the Minimum Wage

A minimum-wage increase will be a boon to tens of thousands of workers in San Francisco, D.C., and other cities. These hikes don't stymie business—in fact, they don't go far enough to address inequality.