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Don't buy your mom fresh flowers

May 2, 2012
As Mother's Day approaches, it's time to consider the hidden side of fresh flowers, and the carbon footprint they leave behind.
Posted In: carbon footprint, flowers

Good corporate citizenship can pay off

Apr 18, 2012
Freakonomics Radio takes a look at whether having a high level of corporate social responsibility is good for business in the long run.
Posted In: corporate responsibility

When burglar alarms don't work

Apr 3, 2012
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner on the high costs of faulty home alarm systems.
Posted In: police, alarms, burglar

Closing the gender gap in patent filing

Mar 22, 2012
Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner on one scientifically-proven way that helps women embrace risk.
Posted In: innovation, gender gap, patents, Science, engineering

Does the president actually influence the economy?

Mar 7, 2012
Believe it or not, there's nearly no relationship between the U.S. president and the economy, no matter who it is.
Posted In: president

The hidden side of keeping employee morale high

Feb 22, 2012
Freakonomics Radio takes a look at alternative indicators of office morale, and the unintended consequences when companies try to keep employees happy.
Posted In: employees, office behavior, morale

The unintended consequences of the recession

Feb 8, 2012
The decline in smoking among Americans may have contributed to rising obesity levels -- could the recession also be affecting people’s waistlines?
Posted In: smoking, cigarettes, weight

Tackling old football myths

Jan 25, 2012
That old adage about defense winning the game? Not true.
Posted In: American Football, football, Super Bowl

Does money buy elections?

Jan 11, 2012
Conventional wisdom says the candidate who raises the most money is likely to get the most votes. But is that really true?
Posted In: 2012 election, campaign spending, fundraising, politics

Friends don't let friends walk drunk

Dec 27, 2011
We all know that drunk driving kills. But research shows, so does walking drunk.
Posted In: drunk walking, drinking

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