July 28, 2016

1 THE HIGHEST-PAID CEOS RUN SOME OF THE WORST-PERFORMING COMPANIES

A study of 429 large-cap U.S. companies, done from 2006 to 2015 by MSCI ESG Research, a firm that analyzes corporate governance, found that total shareholder returns for companies with CEO pay that exceeded the sector median–by as much as 39%–performed worse than companies with less excessive pay.

2 MEN’S EMPLOYMENT PLAYS AN OUTSIZE ROLE IN DIVORCE

A study from Harvard University found that an unemployed husband married after 1975 was 33% more likely to get divorced within a year than a fully employed man, all other things being equal.

3 BEING TRANSGENDER IS NOT A MENTAL DISORDER

A study published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggests that feelings about gender identity are not the primary cause of transgender people’s mental distress, as has been widely believed; the distress stems more from their common experiences of social rejection and violence.

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This appears in the August 08, 2016 issue of TIME.

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