The idea of global aid — giving a family a cow, or chickens, or micro-credit loans to start a small business — sounds like a good idea. But Dean Karlan wanted to know if it really works.
Will there be jobs for college grads in the future — and if so, which jobs?
Most people rarely think about Social Security before age 60. That is unfortunate, because many workers need Social Security benefits long before they reach retirement. Also, calculations that determine benefit amounts are based on a person’s complete work history, often extending back to part-time jobs in high school or college.
In the grand tradition of summer jobs, many of America's freshly minted high school grads will pick up work flipping burgers and delivering pizzas this summer. But it's unlikely that those jobs will come close to paying tuition in the fall.
The American labor market was once built on routine work -- jobs in factories and offices that required human bodies to perform repetitive tasks, whether it was stamping widgets or making phone calls.
This month, high school kids across America will throw their caps in the air with an eye toward college in the fall. Many will head to community colleges and state schools around the country, and a select few will head to the country's elite campuses. But does it really matter where you go to college?
An office closer to the gold dome comes with the job of majority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, so Rep. Jon Burns was in Atlanta Tuesday, moving his office contents from the second floor of the Capitol to the third.
What do mothers in Tanzania have in common with mothers in America?
An Augusta television station is reporting that Gov. Nathan Deal has said the state will oppose plans by Kinder Morgan to bury a pipeline through Georgia, including Bryan and Liberty counties and the rest of the coast.
Adhikaar is a nonprofit advocacy group in Jackson Heights, Queens, one of New York's most diverse neighborhoods, and home to the majority of New York's estimated 40,000 Nepalese residents. Until last week, Adhikaar provided English lessons and worker's rights advocacy to about 1,000 Nepali women — mostly nannies and nail salon workers.
The Georgia Association of Educators has named Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, as its 2015 Legislator of the Year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Four months into his first term, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter, R-Ga., has earned an appointment to the House Republican Whip Team.
THE VOLCANO — Last week, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted not once but twice in just 24 hours.
Colleen Preston lives in a manufactured home community in Cape Cod that's nestled into a pine forest that overlooks cranberry bogs. From her deck, she can watch the cranberry harvest each fall. It's picturesque, she says. It's peaceful.
The mission of the World Bank is to end extreme poverty, but a new investigative report says that in some cases, it might be harming the world's poor more than helping.
It turns out the world isn't as connected as most might have thought: 57 percent of people — or 4.2 billion — lack Internet access ...
Political squabbles over Europe’s migrant crisis have slowed the continent’s response, but a surprising agreement Tuesday is setting the stage for quicker action.
Shirley Batchelder didn't hope to do anything too extreme to complete the last item on her bucket list. Instead, she wanted to do something ...
Studies in regards to how much fast food kids from families at different income levels consume show contradictory findings.
CEDARBURG, Wis. — A giant pumpkin weighing in over a ton squashed the North American record at a Wisconsin festival this past weekend.
Parents using social media as a platform to discuss frustration over Common Core math standards isn't new, but an Ohio father's simple approach ...
A project completed by Thai photographer Chompoo Baritone shows that before you get too jealous of rivals posting beach or concert pictures on Instagram, you ...
Educators in Wisconsin are asking whether traditional parent-teacher conferences truly help develop strong relationships between instructors and parents, according to The Capital Times.
If all high school students knew Abby Saxastar's story, they might not be so quick to consider the less glamorous parts of their four-year ...
Baking sweets with her 3-year-old son, Sujata Gupta hoped to help him "learn through exploration," according to NPR.
HOOD RIVER, Ore. — A little girl from Oregon with terminal cancer who went on a whirlwind of adventures in July and August has passed away.
Deciding whether you can afford to live in your dream city might be as simple as taking a look at a new map.
Twitter parody accounts might seem like a laughing matter, but in Peoria, Illinois, the creation of one led to warrants, a raid, arrests and a ...
Apparently honesty is the best policy, even when it comes to going viral.