The social media sensation had an early vision for online shopping. Here’s how she shifted from blogger to businesswoman.
America is still the richest country in the world, but it’s not one of the happiest. How much is too little? How much is too much?
Social media envy is driving consumerism in ways never seen before. Fame and fortune have replaced faith and family as the core of the American Dream, according to research by marketing firm JWT.
Teens are brutalized by violent pimps and forced into sex slavery, right? Not so fast -- new research paints a different picture, and tests our commonly held myths about sex trafficking.
Sex trafficking in the US is nothing like the movies. Look no further than the streets of Los Angeles to find America’s sexually exploited kids. Over 70 percent of children under 18 rescued here are born and raised in the U.S.
Underage girls detained for running away, truancy and prostitution are often trying to escape abuse and exploitation, study says. Instead of getting help, they are put behind bars.
Many black people still live in segregated ghettos in the country’s metropolitan areas. Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, says those ghettos didn’t happen by accident.
A “one-way honor system” beholdens workers to their employers, while employers have little responsibility to employees. Researchers believe it’s reshaping our family lives.
Around the world, children under the age of 12 are happy, but that can change dramatically as they grow up.
Is lack of access to fair representation eroding the U.S. justice system? A new report says that for low-income Americans, it may be.
Maybe lack of family leave time isn’t the problem for parents — maybe working 24/7 is the problem for parents.
Does money make rich people happier? Not really. But not having enough money can make a person sad.
The payday lending industry earns $8.7 billion a year in exorbitant interest rates and fees. But without them, where will low-income borrowers go?
Employers look to tactics to take workers off formal payrolls and lower costs.
While wealthy communities have rebounded, some working-class neighborhoods remain underwater.
Homeless counts have decreased since 2007 — or have they? New reports show counting methods may be leaving out families and youth.
Between 70 million and 100 million Americans — almost one in three — have some kind of criminal record. Criminal background checks can make it hard for them to find a place to live and get a job.
This month, authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that bilked millions. Here’s how to make sure your giving gets into the right hands.
New data, published after a nine-year, six-country study, offers resounding evidence for poverty strategies that work — and some that don’t.
Catholic leaders say that at the center of Pope Francis’ encyclical is a message about caring for “human ecosystems,” especially our communities and families.
Research has found that social integration is more important for well-being than income, and also decreases poverty.
Residents need to make $33 an hour, or over $68,000 a year, to afford the average apartment in Los Angeles County.
Baby boomers are facing fewer pensions than previous generations. In 1975, most workers with pensions had a guaranteed lifetime benefit, but today, most retirement plans, like 401(k)s, are based on a worker’s contributions.
Poor kids have a hard time getting into college. They have an even harder time graduating.
The economy is in recovery. So why don’t workers see that in their paychecks?
It seems that after emergency food, blankets and shelter had been handed out, the organization, which outfundraised many others, had lots of money but little know-how to finish the job.
When people don’t have enough time, money or even friendship, they start doing dumb things within minutes, researchers say.
According to the World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa has 98 million registered mobile money accounts as of last year— more than twice the number of Facebook accounts in the region.
For the first time, the number of hungry people in the world has dropped below 800 million. In South America, less than 5 percent of the population now faces hunger — a whopping 50 percent reduction since 1990.
European countries have much more generous maternity leave policies, but have companies responded by paying women less and skipping them for management?