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The “Starbucks Effect”: Correlation vs. Causation
Friday, April 24, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer Earlier this year, several news organizations reported on a study that found that homes near a Starbucks increased in value at a rate higher than others during a fifteen year period. Did Starbucks cause this larger rise...

The "Boy Problem" of the Twenty-first Century
Monday, April 20, 2015
By Teresa Irene Gonzales and Angel Rubiel Gonzalez Gonzalez holds a Ph.D. in Education from UC Berkeley and is currently a social studies teacher in New York City In 2013, Christina Hoff Sommers wrote an op-ed for the New York...

Getting a Job with a Criminal Record
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer In a competitive job environment, having a criminal record might effectively exclude someone from legal employment. For some jobs, it makes sense to exclude people who have committed specific offenses in the past. No one wants their...

Seeing Others as Us
Monday, April 13, 2015
By Peter Kaufman In 2012, there were over 1,000 documented hate groups in the United States. A hate group is pretty much what it sounds like: a collection of individuals who come together based on their shared animosity toward others....

Measures of Central Tendency
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
By Sally Raskoff Have you taken a statistics course? Don’t wait too long if you are procrastinating. Mastering that material helps with other classes and in life. One of the key concepts within statistics is measures of central tendency: mean,...