Smartphone breath alcohol testing devices vary widely in accuracy

The FINANCIAL -- With several studies demonstrating that drinkers cannot accurately estimate their own blood alcohol concentration (BAC), handheld alcohol breath testing devices, also known as breathalyzers, allow people to measure their own breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) to determine if they are…

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Fighting poverty with cash

The FINANCIAL -- According to University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)assistant professor Amy Castro Baker set out to answer this question: What would happen to a person in or near poverty who received no-strings-attached guaranteed payments every month? And the…

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Anxiety in a post-COVID world

The FINANCIAL -- post-pandemic world is arguably near. Experts anticipate a “return to normal,” or the next iteration of normal, in 2022. Many people correlate the end of mask-wearing with the end of the pandemic, or see herd immunity as the marker…

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Money matters to happiness—perhaps more than previously thought

The FINANCIAL -- According to  University of Pennsylvania, research from Wharton’s Matthew Killingsworth shows that contrary to previous influential work, there’s no dollar-value plateau at which money’s importance lessens. One potential reason: Higher earners feel an increased sense of control over life. What’s…

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