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Beauty really does pay

Sep 30, 2011
We all know the pretty people get all the perks. Economics professor Daniel Hamermesh backs that fact with hard numbers in his book "Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People are More Successful."
Posted In: Jobs

EXCERPT: The Death and Life of the Great American School System

Sep 26, 2011
The following is an excerpt from "The Death and Life of the Great American School System" by Diane Ravitch. Copyright 2010. Excerpted by...
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For education reform, don't blame the teachers

Sep 26, 2011
Education historian and N.Y.U. professor Diane Ravitch explains why she thinks the Obama administration's take on No Child Left Behind and education reform isn't the right path for success.
Posted In: Education

Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas and Found Happiness

Sep 16, 2011
Title: Slow Love: How I Lost My Job Put On My Pajamas and Found Happiness Authors: Dominique Browning Publisher: Atlas Type: Non Fiction Re...
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EXCERPT: Slow Love

Sep 16, 2011
The following is an excerpt from "Slow Love," courtesy of Plume Books. Learn more about the book here....
Posted In: Dominique Browning, Slow Love: How I Lost My Job Put On My Pajamas and Found Happiness

Looking back to the beginning of economics

Sep 15, 2011
A new book takes a look at the relatively recent rise of economics and economists, and how those first ideas are still affecting today's world.
Posted In: Books

The history behind the language of work

Sep 12, 2011
A new glossary takes a look at the words we use to talk about jobs and work, and how those words and their meanings have changed over time.
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EXCERPT: The Wage Slave's Glossary

Sep 12, 2011
The following is an excerpt from "The Wage Slave's Glossary," courtesy of Biblioasis. Learn more about the book and listen to an interview with co...
Posted In: Joshua Glenn, Mark Kingwell, The Wage Slave's Glossary

The major role of politics in causing famine

Sep 1, 2011
East African countries continue to suffer from serious famine, and the problems are more complex than just a lack of food. Thomas Keneally explains more in his new book.
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EXCERPT: Three Famines

Sep 1, 2011
The following is an excerpt from "Three Famines." Learn more about the book and listen to an interview with author Tom Keneally....
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