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When negative is positive: Freakonomics on feedback

Mar 6, 2013
Sure, we all like to hear compliments. But if you’re truly looking to get better at something, criticism is what will get you there.
Posted In: freakonomics, psychology
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Introducing 'Freakonomics Experiments'

Jan 23, 2013
Steve Levitt has a novel idea for helping people make tough decisions.
Posted In: freakonomics, decision
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How to live longer

Jan 9, 2013
Why do Hall of Fame inductees, Oscar winners, and Nobel laureates outlive their peers?
Posted In: freakonomics, Oscars, baseball, academy awards, annuity
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How much does a good boss really matter?

Dec 26, 2012
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
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Maximizing your Halloween candy haul

Oct 31, 2012
Freakonomics offers the hidden side to finding the best neighborhood near you to trick-or-treat.
Posted In: freakonomics, Halloween, dubner, kai ryssdal, candy
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Leaving the country if your candidate loses? Sure you are

Oct 17, 2012
The complicated world of election polling.
Posted In: dubner, freakonomics, elections, polls

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