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How the U.S. was formed by smuggling and piracy

Feb 28, 2013
A new book explores how smuggling and piracy were a financial foundation of colonial American society.
Posted In: history, American Revolution, piracy

How food companies keep us coming back for more

Feb 27, 2013
What makes the food we crave so delicious? The simple and yet so complex combination of salt, sugar and fat, says a new book by Michael Moss.
Posted In: Food

Clive Davis writes his own soundtrack

Feb 25, 2013
From Haight-Ashbury to hip-hop, the legendary record producer looks back on 50 years of music.
Posted In: Entertainment, Music, music industry, Clive Davis

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

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