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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.

How colors and music influence your decisions

Mar 25, 2013
A new book explores how our environment -- everything from colors to music to weather -- affects our decision-making.
Posted In: psychology, decision

The best-selling novelist you've never heard of

Mar 18, 2013
Hugh Howey might be the best-selling novelist you've never heard of. His self-published book, "Wool," came out over a year ago, and has made over $1 million.
Posted In: book, self-publishing

Processed foods make up 70 percent of the U.S. diet

Mar 12, 2013
Author Melanie Warner discusses the complexities of the processed foods that line the shelves at the supermarket.
Posted In: Food, processed foods

Why we follow trends (even bad ones)

Mar 6, 2013
One marketing professor's look at why some foods, music and names enter the zeitgeist, while other things don't.
Posted In: trends, yogurt, psychology

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