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Oct 8, 2018

Not in our city. No way, no how.

Oct 1, 2018

How to achieve work-life balance

Sep 25, 2018

It is the first strike against sexual harassment in over a hundred years. On September 18 in ten US cities - Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Orlando, San Francisco and Durham - McDonald's employees took to the streets, asking the main chain US and global catering industry to do more to combat the problem of harassment in the workplace.

Sep 25, 2018

Americans are known around the world for eating too much, but when it comes to time, we are starving ourselves. It’s called “time famine” — an uncomfortable feeling that we have too much to do in too little time. Social scientists have been studying it for more than 20 years.

Aug 22, 2018

With the proliferation of social media sites, the desire to stay connected online has become permanent. But this digital addiction is now beginning to take its toll on people’s happiness. As technology becomes omnipresent, the dangers of digital dependency are real and unsettling.

Aug 16, 2018

This week, Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman from Vermont, made history as the first openly trans person to ever win the nomination of a major political party for governor.

Aug 9, 2018

Over a decade into the rollicking era of tweets and online posts, the nation is still grappling with the mores of online speech and conduct.

Aug 1, 2018

If you regularly watch TV, you’ve probably seen a cartoon bear pitching you toilet paper, a gecko with a British accent selling you auto insurance and a bunny in sunglasses promoting batteries.

Jul 31, 2018

BYU Radio/ Top of Mind with Julie Rose interviews UNLV sociology professor Simon Gottschalk: The pace of life and work has accelerated drastically in the past 70 years. Even in the last 10 years since phones got smart, things have sped up. What are the consequences of being connected and on-call all the time? Can anything be done to slow it all down?

Jul 25, 2018

The future of some of Nevada’s most well-known brothels is in voters’ hands, according to the Associated Press. A November ballot initiative seeks to shut down the four legal brothels in Lyon County, all of which are owned by Dennis Hof, who is currently running as a Trump-loving Republican candidate for the Nevada Legislature.

Jul 14, 2018

A recent study tells us some welcome news: it turns out that diversity of sex and diversity of sexual orientation is on the rise among American adults.

Jul 9, 2018

Last week I reported the news that deaths by suicide in this country are up 25 percent since 1999. According to federal data, deaths attributed to opioid overdose and alcohol abuse are now at the highest rate in 35 years. Life expectancy in the United States has dropped two years in a row, marking the first downturn in more than two decades.

Jul 6, 2018

Across the United States, more people of all ages are identifying as something other than male or female.

Jul 6, 2018

Across the United States, more people of all ages are identifying as something other than male or female.

Jul 2, 2018

How often do you check your work email from home?

Jun 21, 2018

Georgiann Davis, a sociology professor at UNLV, has been working to educate people about what it means to be born intersex and how various policies impact gender-nonconforming individuals.

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.