Category Archives: NPR


Apr

30

2019
Is Buying A House Overrated?

Is Buying A House Overrated?

The Nobel laureate who co-created the way our nation measures home prices says that over the long run, they don’t increase much. And when they do, it can mean a bubble. Are we in one now? (Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)


Apr

30

2019
Even In The Robot Age, Manufacturers Need The Human Touch

Even In The Robot Age, Manufacturers Need The Human Touch

At modern auto plants, some tasks, like welding together a car’s body, are entirely automated. But other essential jobs, including major portions of final assembly, are still best left to people. (Image credit: Camila Domonoske/NPR)


Apr

24

2019
CDC Reports Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak Since Year 2000

CDC Reports Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak Since Year 2000

There are 695 cases in 22 states. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the spike was “avoidable” and he called measles vaccines “among the most extensively studied medical products we have.” (Image credit: Seth Wenig/AP)


Apr

23

2019
Drowning In Parenting Advice? Here’s Some Advice For That

Drowning In Parenting Advice? Here’s Some Advice For That

In her new book Cribsheet, economist Emily Oster offers a lifeline to parents overwhelmed by contradictory parenting guidance. She offers a data-driven, and common-sense, approach to raising a baby. (Image credit: Selena Simons-Duffin/NPR)



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