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Lane Anderson
Lane Anderson writes about causes for the national edition—including issues such as poverty, hunger, and social inequality. She lives in New York City, where she has taught at Columbia University and Yeshiva University. She holds an MFA from Columbia University.

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Does money make rich people happier? Not really. But not having enough money can make a person sad.
The payday lending industry earns $8.7 billion a year in exorbitant interest rates and fees. But without them, where will low-income borrowers go?
While wealthy communities have rebounded, some working-class neighborhoods remain underwater.
Research has found that social integration is more important for well-being than income, and also decreases poverty.
Employers look to tactics to take workers off formal payrolls and lower costs.
Between 70 million and 100 million Americans — almost one in three — have some kind of criminal record. Criminal background checks can make it hard for them to find a place to live and get a job.
Homeless counts have decreased since 2007 — or have they? New reports show counting methods may be leaving out families and youth.
Residents need to make $33 an hour, or over $68,000 a year, to afford the average apartment in Los Angeles County.
This month, authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that bilked millions. Here's how to make sure your giving gets into the right hands.
Catholic leaders say that at the center of Pope Francis' encyclical is a message about caring for "human ecosystems," especially our communities and families.