Life Articles

Car crashes spike after professional sports events. The data can help cities become safer.

Data from Cleveland shows car crashes increase near sports venues, hotspots for traffic calming.

Celebrate Pi Day with this kid-friendly activity

A box of toothpicks is all you need to celebrate pi.

The four factors that fuel disinformation among Facebook ads

Before and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Russia’s Internet Research Agency purchased tens of thousands of Facebook ads in an effort to stoke division among Americans.

Improved economic outlook propels consumer sentiment higher

Consumer sentiment among Floridians increased in February 1.9 points to 67.2 from January’s revised figure of 65.3. Similarly, national consumer sentiment increased 2.1 points. 

The best way to close gender pay gaps is to find the source of unfair pay

Businesses can close gender pay gaps, reward high performance and improve their compensation strategy by identifying the true source of pay inequity and fairly allocating raises to the most underpaid women, according to new research.

The global supply chain consequences of the Russia-Ukraine war

This week marks the one-year anniversary since the Russia-Ukraine war began, when Russia invaded Ukraine after supporting the separation of Ukrainian territory. The impact has been global.

The Conversation: What a second-century Roman citizen, Lucian, can teach us about cultural exchange

How ancient civilizations grappled with multicultural societies can provide lessons for our modern world.

Training participation key to retaining older workers, research finds

Employers can avoid worker shortages and hold on to knowledge reservoirs by engaging retirement-age workers with opportunities to learn and develop their skills.

There's no love like Gator Love

A collection of stories of how Gators met their Valentine here at the University of Florida. 

Celebrating Black History Month: Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy lives on through students' volunteer work

The MLK Day of Service, hosted by Division of Student Life’s Brown Center for Leadership & Service, took place on Jan. 14 and was a part of the wider celebration. The day of service allowed 300 students to pour back into the greater Gainesville community.

UF advertising expert answers questions about cultural phenomenon that are Super Bowl ads

When it comes to advertising, there’s nothing bigger than the Super Bowl. Advertising expert Daniel Windels shares his insight 

UF/IFAS scientists rethink food possibilities with 3D food printer

For years, 3D printers have become an increasingly useful technology for creating everything from rollercoaster models to houses. But what about printing food? Two UF/IFAS professors in the agricultural and biological engineering department, have been rethinking the power of 3D printers, specifically their ability to print food.

Florida consumer sentiment creeps higher, as inflation rates continue to drop

Consumer sentiment among Floridians increased 1.4 points to 65.4 from December’s revised figure of 64. At a national level sentiment increased over five points.