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A 21st century Thoreau on living debt-free

May 14, 2013
Ken Ilgunas spent two years obsessively paying off the $32,000 he owed on his student loans. And when he decided to go back to school for a graduate degree, he figured out a way to come out the other side debt-free.
Posted In: student debt, frugality

Addiction might be a click closer than you think

May 7, 2013
There's a fine line that separates addicts from the rest of us, a new book argues. It's not just booze and cocaine you should be worried about, but Twitter and cakes.
Posted In: addiction

Turning the world on with her smile: A look at 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'

May 6, 2013
In her new book, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong takes a look at Mary Richards and the rest of the gang from the WJM newsroom and the real-life people behind the "Mary Tyler Moore Show."
Posted In: Entertainment, television, women, mary tyler moore

Ending foreign oil dependence won't solve all our energy woes, says Michael Levi

May 2, 2013
In his new book "The Power Surge," Michael Levi says ending our dependence on foreign oil won't solve all our energy and economic woes.
Posted In: Oil

Why Mexico is key to American prosperity

Apr 25, 2013
Despite problems with immigration and drug cartels, Mexico is growing a middle class and stable economy. One that benefits the United States.
Posted In: Mexico

Michael Pollan wants you to cook

Apr 23, 2013
In his latest book, Michael Pollan emphasizes economic and health benefits of cooking.
Posted In: cooking, Food, Michael Pollan

Can other states learn from the "economic genius" of Texas?

Apr 18, 2013
Erica Grieder, author of "Big Hot, Cheap and Right," on what the rest of the country can learn from the economic genius of Texas.
Posted In: texas, state economies

How to make good decisions? Hint: A pros/cons list won't help

Apr 12, 2013
Most of us are bad at making decisions. And that's because we tend to limit our options, according to Chip & Dan Heath, brothers and co-authors of "Decisive: How To Make Better Choices in Life and Work."
Posted In: decision, bad decisions

A little alchemy to save the global economy

Apr 10, 2013
In Neil Irwin's new book, "The Alchemists," central bankers conjure magic to bolster their economies after the financial crisis of 2008.
Posted In: Bankers, Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve

Life imitates art in natural disaster and financial crisis

Apr 9, 2013
Nathaniel Rich's new book, "Odds Against Tomorrow," explores financial crisis and natural disaster.

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