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All the ways student debt exacerbates racial inequality — ‘it’s like landing in quick sand’

The factors are complicated, but they tie broadly back to America’s history of systemic racism

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Treating these two common health issues in young adulthood can drastically reduce your risk of coronary heart disease

A new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology analyzed more than 36,000 people.

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Why more women are replacing male CEOs in the years since the Great Recession

Are women CEOs breaking the glass ceiling, or have they been to hired to manage troubled companies on a glass cliff?

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A major new study suggests it’s possible to avoid developing dementia — 5 ways to reduce your risk

The study was published Monday by scientists at the University of Exeter and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles.

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The grim reality of millennials who rely on their parents for money: ‘I pay for lunch at work, and I pay for my Netflix account’

Why it’s time to cut millennials some slack for being financially dependent on their parents.

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I’m 65, my mortgage is paid off and I have $370,000 in savings, so why I am still worried about money?

‘Most people would laugh to be in my position, I know, but I constantly worry about running out of money.’

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As the U.S. faces a massive heat wave, don’t make these 3 mistakes when you turn on your air conditioning

Reasons why summer air-conditioning costs soar have nothing to do with the hot weather.

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Extreme heat kills more than 600 Americans a year — here are the best ways to stay cool

Sweltering conditions can single out certain groups for more danger.

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On the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, thank NASA for memory foam, pet odor filters — and GPS on your iPhone

NASA-related research has led to well-known common consumer products including Bowflex home gyms.

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America’s child-care crisis: ‘The entire system is experiencing pressure from every angle and something’s got to blow’

It costs an average of $213 per week at a child-care center, up 14.5% from five years ago, according to a new report.

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