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  1. Private sector action may be linchpin to conservative support on climate change

    Study: Conservatives are more supportive of private-sector action than public-sector action, while liberals are more supportive of government regulations than private-sector action or a carbon tax.

  2. How countries on five continents may shape future of health policy via pandemic

    Russian author Tolstoy once wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” That sentiment can be applied to countries’ responses to COVID-19, say U-M researchers.

  3. New ways to help older adults self-manage pain

    Providing underserved older adults with mobile health tools and the support of community health workers to help navigate local resources could help them better manage their pain, researchers say.

  4. The perfect (chatter) storm

    Using real case studies to explain behavioral and brain research, psychologist Ethan Kross reveals how that voice in our heads shapes our lives, work, and relationships.

  5. How popular is Robin Hood, anyway?

    As global income inequality continues to rise, public policy expert Charlotte Cavaillé explores the concept of ‘fairness’ and the politics of income redistribution.

  6. 12 tips as life returns to ‘normal’

    We all can use some mental health support to survive Year 2 of COVID-19. Plus: A national poll shows the pandemic negatively impacted teens’ mental health.

  7. Choose your own adventure

    Experience an earthquake, frolic on Mars, and chase a robot up the stairs. It’s just another dazzling day at U-M’s Ford Motor Company Robotics Building, now open for mind-bending business.

  8. One in 10 older adults have gotten a ‘pandemic pet,’ poll finds

    According to the National Poll on Healthy Aging, 10 percent of all people between the ages of 50 and 80 got a new pet between March 2020 and January 2021.

  9. New hope for treating chronic pain without opioids

    Some 40 percent of Americans live with chronic pain. A School of Dentistry study confirms that a low dose of a drug called naltrexone is a good alternative to opioids, without risk of addiction.