Economy Tag

russians and immigrants

Of all the people in the world, Russians are probably the ones that get stereotyped the most. Russians and former Soviets are often thought of as villains, spies, or hackers. And this being portrayed in films and mainstream media in the same light, only drove people’s misconceptions in the wrong direction. Ivan Drago in the 1985 film Rocky IV, the main characters on the FX...

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e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes is mankind's safer options to the addiction of cigarettes. Marketed as the new and easier way to smoke, it still doesn’t promise a safer experience. Scientists are not so sure about its long term health hazards. This consequently leads us to understand that we should regard it with wariness. E-cigarettes created in the early 2000s has the obvious aim of helping smokers without them...

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prisons

Fear is the only thing which can make a person do anything. The prisons were constructed with the same motive of restricting people from committing heinous crimes. But is this fear diminishing with time? Yes, it is thanks to the introduction of Private prisons. These private prisons are on the rise which is comparatively lenient in their approach. So why are they increasing in number?...

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We judge people’s facial expressions in social interactions, but we also do it as jurors in the courtroom when deciding whether a defendant is guilty or remorseful. Assumptions about people’s feelings based on their facial movements influences treatment plans for people living with autism and other brain disorders. It has also shaped the direction of research in various scientific fields, including neuroscience and psychiatry. “Gauging a...

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PartRunner

You get your food, all tasty and warm, right at your doorstep, thanks to those food delivery apps. However, it is a real pain when you have to go out to purchase other things, especially when you have some other pressing matters to attend to. Yoshua Rozen thought so too, and hence, PartRunner was born.   Rozen is a Northeastern University graduate and the startup ‘PartRunner’ is...

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entrepreneur

Many young students have business ideas with great potential. At Northeastern University, students are experimenting with their ideas and are developing them into startups. These young entrepreneurs are part of Northeastern University’s student-run business accelerator, IDEA. IDEA connects students with the resources they need to get their businesses up and running.   It was started by Dan Gregory, who has now retired from Northeastern University. His vision...

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skills

Technological advancements, especially in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), are transforming the way we work and learn. The consultancy McKinsey estimates that up to 800 million workers globally could possibly be displaced by robotic automation by 2030. Some jobs will change dramatically, while others will disappear altogether. So how do we bridge the skills gap in this age of AI?   Sean Gallagher, the...

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At the age of 15, Elina Mariutsa bought a one-way ticket out of Moscow and never looked back, leaving behind her home, her parents, and Paris, her Yorkshire terrier. It was 2013 and Greece was crumbling under the pressure of the refugee crisis. Mariutsa couldn’t bear to continue to sit back and watch it unfold on television. She spent six months in Chalkidiki, a processing...

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scholarship

Northeastern University is consistent with encouraging students to hone their talents. It is so that the deserving ones amongst them can get scholarships. Seaton Huang is one of them. The Fullbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program has offered Huang a scholarship. It entitled him to work, study, and volunteer in China for seven months. He is majoring in Asian studies and has a good feeling about...

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Opioid is a class of drug that includes the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others. They are usually prescribed by doctors to treat persistent or severe pain.   They are used by people with chronic headaches and backaches, by patients recovering from surgery or experiencing severe pain...

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