One brutal sentence captures what a disaster money in America has become

Alan Crowhurst/Getty ImagesThe top 0.1% of American taxpayers control 20% of the country’s wealth.Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images   One brutal sentence sums up the dismal state of wealth disparity in the US. “The bottom half of Americans combined have a negative net worth,” Ben Steverman wrote in a recent Bloomberg article. …

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What science says parents should do to set their kids up for success

When kids witness mild to moderate conflict that involves support, compromise, and positive emotions at home, they learn better social skills, self-esteem, and emotional security, which can help parent-child relations and how well they do in school, E. Mark Cummings, a developmental psychologist at Notre Dame University, told Developmental Science. …

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Making history: Rihanna launches brand Fenty in Paris store | fashion and trends

Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, is unveiling her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris. The collection, named after the singer-turned-designer’s last name, comprises ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories, and eyewear and is available for sale Paris’ Le …

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Millions of Americans are only $400 away from financial hardship

A woman enters an All American Check Cashing location in Brandon, Miss., May 12, 2017.  Rogelio V. Solis | AP Many Americans describe their situation as financially stable, but economic fragility is persistent across the U.S., especially related to income level, educational attainment, and ethnicity and race. An unexpected expense …

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