Jan 11, 2017 by Jaclyn Lefkowitz & Jess Leifer
First Lady Michelle Obama put it this way: “The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.” Her statement speaks to one of the most significant health challenges our nation is facing—more than a third of American children and teens are overweight or … Read more.
Dec 1, 2016 by Dan Connolly
Picture this: it’s Thursday evening, and the end of a long week is in sight. After two back-to-back meetings, you open your e-mail and find a dozen more messages since the afternoon. You sigh – after you go home, have dinner, or spend some time with family or friends, there will be another hour or … Read more.
Nov 28, 2016 by Alex Alhadeff & Alex Blau
As more and more tasks in our lives move online—from work to shopping to paying bills to streaming sports games or TV—online security becomes that much more critical. Yet when an all-too-familiar red and yellow warning pops up (“Warning! Visiting this site may harm your computer!”), do you close the site or take the risk … Read more.
Nov 1, 2016 by Katy Davis, Abigail Kim & Abi Warren
The World Giving Index ranks the United States number two worldwide on the generosity of its citizens, ahead of countries like New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. But what if we told you that Americans think their neighbors should give more than the roughly 3% of annual income they already give to charity—a lot … Read more.
Oct 24, 2016 by Saugato Datta and Nicki Cohen
During the Thematic Month on Human Behavior at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, the Foundation and ideas42 brought together 13 academics, artists, and practitioners to apply a behavioral lens to the broader exploration of resilience and inclusive economies, the Foundation’s two strategic goals. Leading a month-long residency that gathered the best and brightest to specifically … Read more.
Aug 31, 2016 by ideas42
Education has long been touted as a ticket out of poverty, and a well-educated workforce is the foundation of a competitive economy. So it’s easy to think education advocates can solve a lot of problems by convincing high school students to go to college—but the data tells us most high-schoolers are already convinced. In fact, … Read more.
Aug 16, 2016 by Saugato Datta
This post originally appeared on The Rockefeller Foundation’s blog. During the last three weeks, I have had the pleasure of leading sessions during the thematic month on human behavior at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, observing as the residents share their perspectives and question everything, including each other’s assumptions, to uncovering surprising connections and … Read more.
Aug 15, 2016 by Alex Blau & Michael Stern
Imagine you’re a software developer, building an application that secures sensitive data for a company with 100,000 employees. You build a piece of secure technology that’s nearly impossible to hack remotely and pat yourself on the back. The software is uploaded and installed on each computer, and now the organization is safe from internet intruders! … Read more.
Jul 26, 2016 by Piyush Tantia
This post originally appeared on The Rockefeller Foundation’s blog. At first glance, an artist seeking to break stereotypes about hip-hop culture by analyzing rap lyrics may not have much in common with a researcher preparing mental health workers to support developing countries after a disaster. And maybe it’s not immediately obvious what a cartoonist crafting … Read more.
Jun 22, 2016
The American higher education system is facing a completion crisis. While most U.S. high school graduates now enroll in college, many don’t complete their degree. The latest data shows that less than 60% of full time students finish four-year degrees within six years. This figure drops to 30% for two-year degree completion within three years. … Read more.