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Black, Hispanic and Asian American donors give more to social and racial justice causes as well as strangers in need – new survey

People of color tend to give differently than white donors. FatCamera/E+ via Getty ImagesMore than a year after protesters around the world responded to the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other people of color, U.S. donors of all backgrounds are still responding to calls for an end to deep-rooted racial inequities.

Buying groceries isn't a problem just for the poor – middle-class millennials like me with student debt have trouble too

When people can't afford what they want to eat, they have to make a lot of calculations at the supermarket. oonal/E+ via Getty ImagesWhen I teach undergraduate and graduate students about food insecurity, I sometimes mention that my perspective is based not only on professional expertise but also on my personal experience.

The science of product placements – and why some work better than others

New Balance shoes are front and center in a scene from 'Ted Lasso.' Product Placement Blog/Universal TelevisionIn “The Variant,” an episode from the Disney+ hit streaming show “Loki,” it’s tough to miss the barrage of product placements, with fast-paced action and dialogue taking place in front of Charmin toilet paper, Dove soap and Arm & Hammer deodorant.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot raises serious concerns – but probably not the ones you think

Elon Musk announced a humanoid robot designed to help with those repetitive, boring tasks people hate doing. Musk suggested it could run to the grocery store for you, but presumably it would handle any number of tasks involving manual labor.

Predictably, social media filled with references to a string of dystopian sci-fi movies about robots where everything goes horribly wrong.

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