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How stress and competition can improve your life

Feb 19, 2013
A new book breaks down the scientific nature of competition and risk, and finds that by balancing risk more effectively, women often outperform men in financial fields.
Posted In: competition, competitiveness

Jess Walter on the art of being underwater

Feb 12, 2013
Jess Walter's new book of short stories "We Live in Water" chronicles those who are down on their luck.

Statistics may sound boring, but they're everywhere

Feb 11, 2013
Charles Wheelan's new book "Naked Statistics" has fun with the serious subject of stats.
Posted In: statistics

Charlie LeDuff on going home to Detroit, and the problems with ruin porn

Feb 7, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff goes home in his latest book, "Detroit: An American Autopsy."
Posted In: Detroit

Love in the time of data

Feb 5, 2013
For the author of "Data: A Love Story," finding her perfect match was as easy as...creating the right matrix.
Posted In: love, online dating

Giving credit to the government for the bailout

Jan 24, 2013
Alan Blinder, an economist and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, discusses why he thinks the government doesn't get enough credit for saving the U.S. economy from a much worse fate.
Posted In: bailout, financial bailout, TARP, stimulus, Federal Reserve

The bitter pill of globalization

Jan 7, 2013
A robust global economy spreads wealth -- and pandemics like the flu, SARS, even the plague.
Posted In: Health, disease

What makes a city walkable?

Jan 3, 2013
According to urban planner Jeff Speck, designing cities for cars makes cities "crappy," but making a city walkable is no easy task.
Posted In: Portland, Traffic, cars, walking, city planning

The art of checking in

Dec 20, 2012
Tips for your next hotel stay from a long-time hotelier.
Posted In: hotels, tipping

Ousted Olympus CEO on becoming a whistleblower

Dec 6, 2012
It's been just over a year since Michael Woodford lost his job as the CEO of Olympus after challenging the board with tough questions. Woodford explains what he learned about business culture and personal risk from becoming a whistleblower.
Posted In: whistleblowers, ceo, Japan

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