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Are You Subscribed to the 14 Best Podcasts About Money?

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.16.2015 | Money

According to an Edison Research study, the percentage of total podcast users grew 163 percent between 2006 and 2012; in 2014, there was a 25 percent uptick in Americans age 12 and up who had listened to a podcast in the last month, totaling 39 million Americans.

12 Money Experts Explain the Secret to Warren Buffett's Success

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.09.2015 | Money

If you're interested in finance, trying to crack the secret of Warren Buffett's success is as entertaining as it is maddening -- an enticing Rubik's cube for anyone looking to get rich.

Is Your Paycheck Killing You?

Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Wish you could predict the exact moment when you're going to die? Well, you probably can't. But you might be able to get a hint thanks to the work of ...

Does Eating Local Actually Hurt The Environment?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

Does the recent passing of Earth Day have you thinking that you want to do more for the environment? One popular solution is to eat local, but accordi...

WATCH: 'Freakonomics' Author On Why Friends Don't Let Friends Walk Drunk

Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living

The dangers of drunk driving are well established -- according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, someone is dies in a car crash involving drinking eve...

Newsflash: We Need Fewer, Not More, College Grads?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Justin Snider

One surefire way to get people's attention is to say the exact opposite of what everyone else is saying -- to claim that conventional wisdom is wrong. And sometimes, of course, conventional wisdom is wrong.

HuffPost Review: Freakonomics

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As anthology films go, Freakonomics is an entertaining -- if occasionally scattershot -- documentary. But then, that was the nature of the book by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, upon which the film was based.

ReThink Interview: Seth Gordon, Exec. Producer of Freakonomics

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I spoke to Gordon about applying Freakonomics, working with a group of celebrated documentarians, films that changed Gordon's life, and matters concerning Donkey Kong and the scripted remake of the King of Kong that is in the works.

Inflation-Adjusted Stock Returns Show Dow : CJR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By my math, that means, the Dow has returned 0.99 percent a year over the last 80 years. Yow! Audit Reader Edwin Hamilton also notes that the Dow has...

Missing the SuperFreaking Point (and Ignoring the Business Case for Green)

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The authors of SuperFreakonomics fail to mention that the process of shifting to a low-carbon economy has enormous upsides completely aside from the benefits to climate balance.


The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's the only thing that could top Freakonomics Meet the PROFESSORS, PROSTITUTES, DOCTORS, INVENTORS, PSYCOLOGISTS, and OTHER REAL-LIFE CHARACTER...