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“It also speaks to a lot of the ways in which, not just women, but influencers are treated,” says Brook Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication. “There’s just this recurrent critique that they are faking it somehow. They’re faking their success, they’re faking their looks, they’re faking their career. And so much of that is tied into the larger culture of social media, where people are trying to suss out what’s real and what’s performed in these spaces.” 

Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and international trade policy, discusses the outlook for China’s economic recovery. 

Sean Nicholson, professor of public policy, says Amazon is introducing the generics program to boost their subscriptions, compel people to switch to Amazon for higher-margin branded drugs, and entice them to spend more on other products, but he notes “it’s not going to do much, if anything, to push down spending on drugs that don’t face generic competition.”

“They knew the heart was crucial for life and about blood flow through the arteries, but they didn't really have a category for ‘heart attack’ as an event,” says Courtney Ann Roby, referring to ancient Greek and Roman physicians. 

Bruce Kornreich, director of the Cornell Feline Health Center, says that between 1 in 100 and 1 in 500 cats are diagnosed with diabetes as obesity rates in cats approach 50%. 

This piece features Karen Levy, professor of information science, and her new book on surveillance in the trucking industry.