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A pep talk for the self-employed

Fri, 30 May 2014 17:17:52 GMT

Freelance writer Anne Brinser Shelton has some thoughts on the office of one.


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A short history of the billionaire

Thu, 08 May 2014 19:51:59 GMT

In his new book of essays, "But Enough About You," Christopher Buckley delves into history's forgotten billionaires.


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8 post-apocalpyse scenarios: The Day After the Debt Ceiling

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:45:28 GMT

The authors of "How to Win at Everything" share some predictions for what happens if Congress fails to agree about the Debt Ceiling.


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Passing notes in the back of Coursera

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:36:33 GMT

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, allow anyone to be a student. Retirees, soccer moms or radio commentator Beth Teitell.


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What would life be like without a cell phone?

Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:42:45 GMT

Gary Sernovitz is the managing director of the investment firm Lime Rock Partners. And he doesn't have a cell phone.


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Why technology has ruined summer camp

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:35:26 GMT

Commentator Beth Teitell says technology is ruining the camp experience because it allows parents to monitor kids 24/7.


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Living life as a target-market female

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:44:16 GMT

What it's like to live in an advertiser's world of the target-market female, aged 25 to 45 years old.


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Advice for your performance review: In five years...

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:07:35 GMT

Just in time for interview season, a writer takes a look at one of the classic job interview questions.


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Protecting groundwater is important despite drought

Mon, 27 May 2013 19:37:37 GMT

Drought conditions from last year in the U.S. are likely to continue. Commentator Robert Glennon says that spells trouble for the nation's groundwater supply.


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When borrowing to pay for college, remember the Pilgrims

Fri, 17 May 2013 09:41:53 GMT

Paying off student loans can be a long and scary venture. But one way to get a handle on how to make it an affordable experience is to take a tip from the Pilgrims.


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Yearning for the days when we were all disengaged consumers

Fri, 10 May 2013 17:02:13 GMT

The quest for engaged consumers is relentless (and annoying) in the new advertising world.


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Is immigration bad for the deficit?

Wed, 08 May 2013 18:48:20 GMT

Critics say immigration reform would cost the government trillions in safety net spending. Commentator Robert Reich says it would actually generate more revenue.


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Does cutting taxes really shrink government?

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:08:55 GMT

Calvin Coolidge learned the hard way that cutting taxes doesn't necessarily shrink the size of government.


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Just say no to joint tax filing

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:45:05 GMT

The joint tax return may seem as inevitable as the income tax itself. But commentator Anne Alstott says the joint return is obsolete, and the nation would be better off without it.


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