Here’s what robots destroy when they compete with humans

2019-03-16

Robots are jerks. That’s according to the demoralized humans who played against the machines for money in a recent Cornell University-led experiment shedding light on what can happen to worker’s drive in an increasingly automated workplace. When humans unsuccessfully vied against a robot arm for cash prizes, participants ended upRead More →

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 →

This is the right way to eat carbs

2019-03-07

Cutting too many carbs could hurt your heart as much as piling too many on your plate. Low-carb diets like the ketogenic (keto) plan and Atkins (and some versions of Whole 30 and paleo) have gone viral after athletes like LeBron James and A-Rod, and celebrities like the Kardashians, JenniferRead More →

How social-media influencers are making your kids fat

2019-03-05

Love & Money is a MarketWatch series looking at how our relationship with money impacts our relationships with significant others, friends and family. Limiting your children’s Instagram FB, +2.32%  time could help keep them healthier. Social-media “influencers” can drive kids to consume unhealthy foods, according to a new study inRead 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 →

10 retirement lessons from a retired retirement pro

2019-01-25

For the better part of 40 years, I spent a great deal of time helping thousands of workers prepare for retirement. We ran seminars for workers and spouses on topics like retirement income, insurance, lifestyle, relocation and more. I think it’s fair to say that, if someone took advantage ofRead More →