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Can mindfulness make you generous? The answer might depend on whether you more often use ‘we’ than ‘I’ purpose

Jul. 13, 2021 11:33 am

Can mindfulness make you generous? The answer might depend on whether you more often use ‘we’ than ‘I’

Hospitals, schools, prisons promote tout its benefits, and more than 1 in 5 employers offers training in it. But the way we practice mindfulness may be making us more selfish, says guest columnist Michael Poulin.
‘Postal banks helped people of little means to be able to save a few hundred dollars’ purpose

Jul. 9, 2021 3:39 pm

‘Postal banks helped people of little means to be able to save a few hundred dollars’

Two members of the Generocity community shared their enthusiasm for the idea of postal banking in response to our daily newsletter's question yesterday.
Postal banking could provide free accounts to 21 million in US without access to a credit union or community bank purpose

Jul. 8, 2021 2:44 pm

Postal banking could provide free accounts to 21 million in US without access to a credit union or community bank

The lack of affordable banking creates real hardships that disproportionately hurt low-income Americans and communities of color, say guest columnists Terri Friedline and Ameya Pawar.
For greater truth and impact: Here is why we must de-weaponize data for equity purpose

Jun. 29, 2021 1:24 pm

For greater truth and impact: Here is why we must de-weaponize data for equity

"If data matters, we must question how it's conducted, and we must question how it’s analyzed and interpreted," says Chicago Beyond's Liz Dozier in this guest column written for Generocity.
PA data: Opioid overdoses spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic purpose

Jun. 24, 2021 9:00 am

PA data: Opioid overdoses spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic

There was a modest national decline in overdose mortality from prescription opioids from 2017 to 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic has upended many of these advances, say researchers from Penn State.
New research: Disparities in respiratory health have persisted or widened in the U.S. in the last 60 years results

Jun. 22, 2021 11:00 am

New research: Disparities in respiratory health have persisted or widened in the U.S. in the last 60 years

In addition to delving into a new study, Journalist Resource's Naseem Miller looks at a body of research that links respiratory health to socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and where people live.
3 important outcomes for young people who are taught critical race theory purpose

Jun. 22, 2021 8:00 am

3 important outcomes for young people who are taught critical race theory

Despite what some politicians have suggested, research shows that learning to apply a critical race theoretical perspective and think critically about society do not fuel a sense of divisiveness among youth, says Villanova professor Jerusha Conner.
Promising new approaches correct for the disproportionate presence of Black families in the child welfare system purpose

Apr. 16, 2021 1:15 pm

Promising new approaches correct for the disproportionate presence of Black families in the child welfare system

Instituting "Blind Removal" meetings coupled with implicit bias training for caseworkers has yielded good results in New York and Michigan, but not without controversy.
Black families confront a child welfare system that seems intent on separating children from parents purpose

Apr. 15, 2021 3:26 pm

Black families confront a child welfare system that seems intent on separating children from parents

Investigative reporter Steve Volk examines the challenges and opportunities facing the foster care system in part one of a two-part series.
Eviction: The physical, financial and mental health consequences of losing your home purpose

Mar. 19, 2021 12:00 pm

Eviction: The physical, financial and mental health consequences of losing your home

A federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire at the end of March. These 10 papers provide context on what lies ahead for tenants and landlords.

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