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EXCERPT: Precious Objects

Aug 4, 2011
The following is an excerpt from Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life. Learn more about the book....
Posted In: Alicia Oltuski, Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds Family and a Way of Life

Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century

Aug 2, 2011
Title: Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century Author: Carl Schoonover Publisher: Abrams Type: Non F...
Posted In: Carl Schoonover, Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century, Summer Reading Book Series

The economics of humiliation

Aug 2, 2011
Poet, social critic and author Wayne Koestenbaum discusses why there's so much shame involved in issues of money.
Posted In: Books

Becoming the 'Innocent Spouse'

Jul 29, 2011
The day after Carol Ross Joynt's husband died, she learned that he was being investigated for criminal federal tax fraud. She discusses the tax clause that protected her from the liabilities of her husband's actions.
Posted In: Taxes

Haiti After the Earthquake

Jul 28, 2011
Title: Haiti After the Earthquake Author: Paul Farmer Publisher: PublicAffairs Type: Non Fiction Released: July 12, 2011 Length: 456 pages...
Posted In: Haiti After the Earthquake, Paul Farmer

The Real State of America Atlas: Mapping the Myths and Truths of the United States

Jul 26, 2011
Title: The Real State of America Atlas: Mapping the Myths and Truths of the United States Author: Cynthia Enloe and Joni Seager Publisher: Pe...
Posted In: Cynthia Enloe, Joni Seager, The Real State of America Atlas: Mapping the Myths and Truths of the United States

What leads to willful blindness

Jul 20, 2011
Author Margaret Heffernan discusses the psychological pressures that can lead to willful blindness, especially in the corporate world.
Posted In: Books

Google employee No. 59 on the search giant's early days

Jul 19, 2011
Doug Edwards discusses his new book, "I'm Feeling Lucky," what it was like to do brand management for Google in 1999, and whether the search giant is too successful.
Posted In: Books

Shoplifting explained

Jul 18, 2011
Rachel Shteir discusses her new book, "The Steal," why people shoplift, and how much it costs American families.
Posted In: Books

Why investing like a girl is a good thing

Jul 8, 2011
One example of someone who's successfully invested like a girl? The Oracle of Omaha, of course.
Posted In: Investing

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