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The high costs of looking good as you age

Oct 19, 2012
Appearing to look better than others in your age group could be seen as a blessing or a very expensive curse.
Posted In: aging, baby boomers

Innovations won't resolve personal finance woes

Oct 19, 2012
The digital wizardry unveiled at the annual Finovate trade show is great, but it won't help solve the decades-long assault on our personal finances.
Posted In: Personal Finance, financial innovation

Can posting calorie counts save us from ourselves?

Oct 15, 2012
Commentator Beth Teitell on whether knowing what we're eating will affect how much we eat.
Posted In: calorie, Health

Is technology to blame for chronic unemployment?

Oct 10, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says a steady march of technology leaves increasingly obsolete jobs in its wake.
Posted In: Jobs, technology, Unemployment

Is personal responsibility the key to ending poverty?

Oct 5, 2012
Two takes from experts on both sides of the political spectrum on why people are poor and what they can do about it.
Posted In: poverty, personal responsiblity, tough choices

Marketplace ponders the age-old question: To call... or text?

Sep 20, 2012
More people are texing these days, and that's put our self-confessed "text resisting" commentator Rob Walker in a socially tricky spot.
Posted In: cell phone etiquette

Is the equal employment opportunity census misleading?

Sep 17, 2012
Commentator Susan Reed says the current census presents a skewed snapshot of corporate diversity by not asking participants for their national origin.
Posted In: U.S. Census Bureau, census

An age-old pre-occupation: The fountain of youth

Sep 14, 2012
There's a price to be paid for aging gracefully
Posted In: Senior moment, youth, Retirement

Who's got the right plan to boost growth?

Sep 12, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says neither Democrats nor Republicans have a workable idea.
Posted In: Republicans, Democrats, 2012 election

Who's responsible for your happiness at work?

Sep 7, 2012
Is it your boss or co-workers? Commentator Teresa Ambile weighs in.
Posted In: Work, workplace, bosses, coworkers

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