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Jun 12, 2018

A campaign to end legal sex work in Nevada has spiralled into a war of words between a state assembly member and his challenger – a prominent local brothel owner.

Jun 11, 2018

It’s repeated so often that it goes largely unchallenged: In economically disadvantaged communities, young people are at extreme risk of drug usage, gang activity, violent crime and unplanned pregnancies.

Jun 8, 2018

With immigration matters constantly in the news, perhaps you may have heard of “mixed-status families.” Mixed-status families include members with different immigration statuses. For example, a common family combination in the United States includes undocumented parents and citizen children. There are approximately 16 million people in mixed-status families in the United States. Mixed-status families are nothing new and yet, current debates over immigration mean that these families are the targets of harmful rhetoric and policies. And, while families are deeply resilient, there are still a few actions we can take to support them. I share seven of these actions below.

Jun 8, 2018

Sex workers and adult film actors spoke out today as Rudy Giuliani doubled down on comments he made about Stormy Daniels, saying she has no "reputation" or "credibility" because of the work she does.

Jun 8, 2018

In his new book, “The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times,” University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) sociology professor Simon Gottschalk examines the social and psychological toll of increasingly online lives on work, education, family life, interactions, our sense of self, and more.

Jun 7, 2018

Modern life seems to encourage acceleration for the sake of acceleration – to what end?

Jun 6, 2018

In an “always on” society — where we carry mini computers in our pockets at all times that are capable of solving nearly any problem or desire with a tap, pinch, or click — we can’t seem to escape the ever-increasing role that computer technologies play in our lives.

Jun 6, 2018

Is this "new normal" quite so normal when it comes to your health?

Jun 5, 2018

In an age of incredible advancements that can enhance our human potential and planetary health, why does daily life seem so overwhelming and anxiety-inducing?

Jun 5, 2018

Brazil is the country with the highest rate of people with anxiety disorders worldwide.

Jun 5, 2018

In this 24/7, “always on” age, doing nothing may seem unrealistic, but one sociology professor says that it is essential for creativity and innovation.

Jun 5, 2018

Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?

Jun 4, 2018

It may seem surprising in an era of #MeToo and #Times Up, where a national conversation and reckoning is going on with regard to the exploitation of women, but Barbara Brents is bullish on brothels. “Time’s not up for Nevada brothels,” the UNLV professor and sex-industry researcher says. “If anything, the time is now for Nevada brothels.”

Jun 4, 2018

Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?

Jun 3, 2018

En los años 50 del siglo pasado los científicos estaban preocupados ya que pensaban que por los avances tecnológicos los estadounidenses no tendrían nada que hacer, afirmó Simon Gottschalk, profesor de sociología de la Universidad de Nevada.

Jun 1, 2018

The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the first one, and then leave the room. Whether she’s patient enough to double her payout is supposedly indicative of a willpower that will pay dividends down the line, at school and eventually at work. Passing the test is, to many, a promising signal of future success.

Jun 1, 2018

In this 24/7, “always on” age, the prospect of doing nothing might sound unrealistic and unreasonable. But it’s never been more important.

May 31, 2018

Our lives are so full of constant alerts and digital intrusion that it may seem like our head is going to explode.