How parenthood foils STEM careers — and not just for women

2019-03-11

The sky-high cost of having a first child can also include leaving your STEM job. About four in 10 women (43%) leave their full-time employment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics following the birth or adoption of their first child, according to research recently published in the peer-reviewed Proceedings ofRead More →

How to fight the financial toxicity of cancer treatment

2019-02-17

Weeks after my father passed away from cancer in 2010, my newly widowed mother received a bill for $11,000. Insurance retroactively denied a submitted claim for one of his last chemotherapy treatments, claiming it was “experimental.” All of the prior identical chemotherapy treatments he had received had been covered, andRead More →

Chip earnings provide a sigh of relief for tech

2019-01-23

Investors concerned about the big swoon for tech stocks at the end of last year received welcome news Wednesday afternoon. Three large semiconductor companies announced earnings beats after the market closed Wednesday, a welcome respite from the barrage of poor forecasts and plunging stock prices for chip companies in theRead More →

Al Roker vs. Jillian Michaels: Who’s right about the Keto diet?

2019-01-18

There’s a major smackdown going on between Al Roker, weatherman and presenter on NBC’s CMCSA, +0.67%  ”The Today Show” and “The Biggest Loser” fitness trainer Jillian Michaels. The subject: The fashionable ultra-low-carb “Keto” diet. Roker follows it, along with a host of other celebrities. Michaels says it’s bad news. “SoRead More →