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People waiting in emergency room | iStock/abalcazar
October 11, 2016

Predictive Data Can Reduce Emergency Room Wait Times

Anticipating ER traffic jams before they begin can save lives.


An African American and white person holding hands ​ | Reuters/Brian Snyder
October 12, 2016

A Better Way to Diffuse Racial Discrimination

Research shows why understanding the source of discrimination matters.


Two doctors consult | Reuters/Henry Romero
October 14, 2016

Three Problems with Top-Down Teams (and How to Fix Them)

A researcher shows how to encourage participation, influence, and even conflict.


Kathryn Shaw
October 6, 2016

A Data-Driven Guide to Becoming an Effective Boss

A good boss shares a vision, teaches well, and helps employees meet their career goals.


 An attendee wears a rainbow tie during a reception to observe LGBT Pride Month in the East Room at the White House in Washington, June 24, 2015. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
October 4, 2016

Authenticity Can Help LGBTQ Leaders Be More Effective

Being open about who you are can help you succeed.


Man and woman walking past a restaurant | iStock/andrearoad
September 28, 2016

Beware the Little-Known “Spillover” Effect of Online Ads

Companies that advertise hoping to boost sales may unknowingly help their competitors.


A man talks on a mobile phone as he walks past the view of the Shanghai skyline. | Reuters/Carlos Barria
October 11, 2016

A Chinese Entrepreneur Builds a Bridge to the U.S. Through Language

How a speech-recognition app is using big data and AI to foster a bilingual culture.


A solar technician installs panels on the roof of a house | Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
October 17, 2016

Saving the Future of Residential Solar Installations

Stanford researchers weigh in on a contentious debate around changes to an important renewable energy incentive.


A worker tends to cannabis plants. | Reuters/Baz Ratner
October 19, 2016

The Risky Business of Legalized Cannabis

Sanctioned financing is tricky in an industry that’s long been illicit.

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