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Features by Stephen Dubner

Sure, I remember that

It is startlingly easy to create false memories, especially in politics.
Posted In: memory

How to live longer

Why do Hall of Fame inductees, Oscar winners, and Nobel laureates outlive their peers?
Posted In: freakonomics, Oscars, baseball, academy awards, annuity

How much does a good boss really matter?

It’s harder than you’d think to measure the value of a boss. But some enterprising economists have done just that -- and the news is good.
Posted In: freakonomics, bosses, workplace

Have a very Homo Economicus Christmas

What economists like to give (and get) as Christmas gifts. Spoiler alert: economists don’t think like the rest of us.
Posted In: economists, Christmas, gifts

Free-conomics: Economists go pro bono

Economists are a notoriously self-interested bunch. But one British outfit is giving away its services.
Posted In: economists, Charity

Save the earth, drive your car?

Adding lots of train and bus lines to car-congested roads would seem to be an environmental slam dunk. If only the math would cooperate.
Posted In: public transportation, Transit

Maximizing your Halloween candy haul

Freakonomics offers the hidden side to finding the best neighborhood near you to trick-or-treat.
Posted In: freakonomics, Halloween, dubner, kai ryssdal, candy

Can selling beer help college fans drink less?

A small group of popular college football teams are allowing beer sales inside their stadiums, saying the change acknowledges reality and may actually help them control problem drinking.
Posted In: beer, college sports

Can working from home increase productivity?

Our Freakonomics expert Stephen Dubner says there is evidence that working from home is better for you.
Posted In: Work, home, employment, Health

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