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    DealBook

  • S.&P. Says Argentina Has Defaulted

    By ALEXANDARA STEVENSON
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    After more than five hours of mediated talks between the government and the hedge funds on Wednesday, neither side appeared closer to a deal.
  • Moelis & Co. Beats Expectations in Debut Quarter as Public Company

    By WILLIAM ALDEN
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The boutique investment bank reported that it earned $33.9 million on an adjusted basis, excluding charges stemming from its I.P.O. The profit amounted to 42 cents a share, easily exceeding analysts' estimate of 24 cents.
  • Tax Inversions Spinning Out of Control

    By ROBERT CYRAN
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Hospira’s potential $5 billion deal for a Danone unit highlights a variation on inversions: "spinversions." The odd combination, says Robert Cyran of Reuters Breakingviews, also reflects the perverse incentives distorting corporate decisions.
  • Bank of America Ordered to Pay Nearly $1.3 Billion in Mortgage Case

    By MICHAEL CORKERY and BEN PROTESS
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    In determining the penalty, Judge Rakoff looked at how much Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac paid for defective mortgages that were originated as part of a program that was nicknamed the "hustle."
  • Morgan Stanley Names New Vice Chairman in Global Capital Markets

    By SYDNEY EMBER
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Reza Moghadam, a former director at the International Monetary Fund, is joining the Wall Street firm.
 
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    NYT > Research

  • Well: Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits

    By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Even small amounts of vigorous exercise could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality.
  • Well: The Upside of a Wimpy Handshake

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    A weak handshake may be a healthier greeting than a firm one. But a fist bump may be an even healthier choice.
  • Ask Well: Exercise and Weight Loss

    By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Is weight loss truly greater (for the same time expended) when exercising at moderate levels (say, 60 percent of maximum capacity) versus more intense levels (85 percent of maximum capacity)?
  • Well: Probiotics May Reduce Blood Pressure

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    Consuming probiotics has a small but significant effect in lowering blood pressure, a large review of studies has found.
  • Well: Statins Tied to Lower Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a lower risk of Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition that can sometimes lead to esophageal cancer, a new study has found.
 
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    NYT > Fitness & Nutrition

  • Well: Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits

    By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Even small amounts of vigorous exercise could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality.
  • Well: The Upside of a Wimpy Handshake

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    A weak handshake may be a healthier greeting than a firm one. But a fist bump may be an even healthier choice.
  • Ask Well: Exercise and Weight Loss

    By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Is weight loss truly greater (for the same time expended) when exercising at moderate levels (say, 60 percent of maximum capacity) versus more intense levels (85 percent of maximum capacity)?
  • Well: Probiotics May Reduce Blood Pressure

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    Consuming probiotics has a small but significant effect in lowering blood pressure, a large review of studies has found.
  • Well: Statins Tied to Lower Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a lower risk of Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition that can sometimes lead to esophageal cancer, a new study has found.
 
 
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    Bits

  • Square Plans a New, Chip-Friendly Credit Card Reader

    By MIKE ISAAC
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The reader will look much the same as the current one, about the size of a box of matches; it's what's inside that counts.
  • Daily Report: World Cup Gives Twitter a Lift

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Twitter has demonstrated an ability to extract more ad revenue from each user, and it is adding products that let it sell ads in other companies’ apps.
  • Seattle Takes Oracle’s Cloud

    By QUENTIN HARDY
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:21 pm
    The Pacific Northwest city continues its rise as the world's center of cloud computing, moving from infrastructure to applications. Oracle is kicking off a 100-person engineering facility, which over time is expected to affect sales, training, and much more of how Oracle works with customers.
  • The ‘Sharing Economy’ Goes White-Collar

    By MIKE ISAAC
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    In some ways, the new focus Uber and Airbnb are putting on business professionals is a risky maneuver as regulators have grown increasingly interested in how the services operate.
  • Daily Report: OKCupid Experiments on Seekers of Romance

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    The dating website OKCupid has published the results of three experiments it conducted on users in the name of social science.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    NYT > Westchester County

  • Friends Take the Field to Call Attention to an Illness That Took a Life

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Dozens of friends assembled in Irvington, N.Y., on Saturday for a softball tournament organized to support a foundation dedicated to spreading awareness about obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Putting the A in STEAM

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    “Steam,” a new exhibition in White Plains, takes its name from an educational movement, STEAM, which is STEM (another curriculum that is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with the addition of the “A” for art.
  • Events in Westchester for July 27-Aug. 2, 2014

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A guide to cultural and recreational events in the Hudson Valley.
  • On the Market in the Region

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This week’s properties include a five-bedroom house in Irvington, N.Y., and a six bedroom house in Roslyn Harbor, N.Y.
  • Watching the River Flow

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Aside from waterfront views, Harvest on Hudson, in Hastings-on-Hudson, offers diners an opportunity to build up their appetites with a pre-dinner stroll through the restaurant’s vegetable and herb gardens.
 
 
 
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    NYT > College Basketball

  • U.C.L.A. Wades Through Damages From Pipe Flooding

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    A water pipe burst at U.C.L.A. on Tuesday, damaging six facilities, including the university’s storied basketball arena, Pauley Pavilion, which underwent a $132 million renovation two years ago.
  • N.C.A.A. Deal Revamps Head-Injury Care

    By BEN STRAUSS
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    The settlement brings a significant change in the care and safety of current and former college athletes, including a $70 million medical monitoring fund and a new national protocol for head injuries.
  • Wah Wah Jones, Versatile Kentucky Athlete, Dies at 88

    By DOUGLAS MARTIN
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Jones is the only University of Kentucky athlete to have his number, 27, retired in two sports, football and basketball. He became known as Wah Wah because that was how his younger sister pronounced his given name, Wallace.
  • N.C.A.A. Players’ Winning Streak, Off the Field

    By MARC TRACY
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Several changes, including the N.C.A.A.'s decision not to ask student-athletes to sign statements allowing promotional use of their likenesses, come amid growing unrest over the amateur model of college sports.
  • Gail Goestenkors Quits WNBA Job, Enters Hoops Hall

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    This was a roller-coaster weekend for Gail Goestenkors. On the day she resigned as an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, it was announced she would enter the women's basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.
 
 
 
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    NYT > Paul Krugman

  • Corporate Artful Dodgers

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A loophole so big whole companies can slip through.
  • Left Coast Rising

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There are lessons for the rest of us in the good news from California.
  • The Fiscal Fizzle

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The deficit scolds are still going at it, even though the whole panic turned out to be a false alarm.
  • Addicted to Inflation

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The right is obsessed with the claim that runaway inflation is either happening or about to happen.
  • Obamacare Fails to Fail

    13 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Affordable Care Act’s huge success is largely slipping under the radar.
 
 
 
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    NYT > Columnists

  • Zionism and Its Discontents

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Israel's new war in Gaza and the failures behind it are a betrayal of the Zionism in which I still believe.
  • ‘Maybe in America’

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Madagascar is an example of a combination of global pressures coming to the fore.
  • Night at the Opera?

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As the clock ticks down on union negotiations, the Met plays out its most painful opera.
  • Teaching Teaching

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Teachers shouldn’t be learning on the job as they go.
  • No War Is an Island

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is largely a proxy war rooted in broader rivalries throughout the Arab world.
 
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    NYT > David Brooks

  • No War Is an Island

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is largely a proxy war rooted in broader rivalries throughout the Arab world.
  • Baseball or Soccer?

    10 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Is your life more like a baseball game or a soccer match? You might be surprised.
  • The Creative Climate

    7 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Creative tension between people and within individuals is fundamental to social evolution.
  • Social Science Palooza IV

    3 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Most social science confirms the blindingly obvious. Here are eight examples where it doesn’t.
  • The Evolution of Trust

    30 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The evolution to more frugal, deinstitutionalized living that has created the sharing economy may also lead to less involvement of government in everyday life.
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    NYT > Roger Cohen

  • Zionism and Its Discontents

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Israel's new war in Gaza and the failures behind it are a betrayal of the Zionism in which I still believe.
  • Hope in the Abattoir

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The peoples of the Holy Land are condemned to each other. Realizing that is their only way forward.
  • The Suns of August

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Bodies rot, looters roam. The Russian-enabled downing of Flight 17 marks the nadir of the West.
  • Germany Is Weltmeister

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Germany is different. It does not believe in quick fixes. Its World Cup team and its society reflect that.
  • Israel’s Bloody Status Quo

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Jews and Arabs of the Holy Land are led by men too small to effect change.
 
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    NYT > Gail Collins

  • Rules to Run By

    11 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Good news, people! There have already been many insightful and helpful hints gleaned from this election year that we can now share with 2014 hopefuls.
  • The Rant Agenda

    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From a Congress that is always on vacation, to all those political fund-raisers, to Rick Perry, to Sarah Palin, we the people have a lot to discuss!
  • About Those Presidential Polls

    4 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Opinions about presidents change, people. Yeah, it’s bad being Barack Obama right now, but it’s way worse to be Warren Harding.
  • The Eggs and Us

    27 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We need to talk about the personhood movement, people. Persons. Persons who need persons ...
  • Mississippi Goes for the Money

    25 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The runoff in Mississippi was not your average Senate primary race. It featured Brett Favre, Chuck Woolery and even some aggrieved farm animals.
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    NYT > Maureen Dowd

  • Night at the Opera?

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As the clock ticks down on union negotiations, the Met plays out its most painful opera.
  • Angell in the Outfield

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From Babe to Jeter, Roger Angell has taken his readers out to the old ballgame. 
  • A Popular President

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Bill — not Barry or Hillary — has the heat.
  • Where’s the Oval Avatar?

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The day may come when a candidate’s hologram could appear in your kitchen and talk about education issues.
  • Isn’t It Rich?

    12 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    For the Clinton clan, it’s like father, like mother, like daughter.
 
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    At War

  • The ‘Battle Rhythm’ of Helping to Build a Democracy

    By LT. COL. JAMES G. BISHOP
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    A view from inside a NATO compound in Kabul, where though seven-day workweeks, bombs and dangerous checkpoints, people from all over the world are trying to stabilize Afghanistan.
  • In Ukraine, Spent Cartridges Offer Clues to Violence Fueled by Soviet Surplus

    By C. J. CHIVERS
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Samples of cartridge cases gathered by two reporters for The New York Times in eastern Ukraine showed that ammunition for assault rifles used in the clashes originated in plants that once were mainstays of Soviet arms production.
  • Returning to Service, and Iraq, With Blackwater

    By MATT PELAK
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    Iraq veteran Matt Pelak returned to the country via a job with Blackwater. He writes that it's hard to square that experience, and his respect for his colleagues, with the recent coverage of the Blackwater employees on trial for shooting Iraqi civilians in 2007.
  • ‘The Enemy,’ Through the Eyes of a Child

    By GERARDO MENA
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Gerardo Mena, a decorated veteran of the war in Iraq, came home with what he thought were unshakeable feelings about Arabs. But his young son helped him to see his views--and fears--in a new light.
  • Signs of an Afghan Crisis, There on Election Day in June

    By ALI M. LATIFI
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Weeks after the Afghan runoff, when the election commission put the number of votes cast at 8.1 million, the vision of a more than half-empty ballot box in Kabul flashed before a reporter's eyes.
 
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    The Caucus

  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, July 27

    By ELENA SCHNEIDER
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A brief cease-fire in Gaza and a stalled investigation of the downed Malaysian flight will dominate the Sunday shows conversation.
  • 10 Questions for Hillary Rodham Clinton

    By JOHN HARWOOD
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke Thursday with The Times's John Harwood about America’s current foreign policy crises, potential presidential rivals and her relationship with the press.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, July 20

    By ELENA SCHNEIDER
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    The downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza will dominate the conversation on the Sunday talk shows.
  • New Batch of Clinton-Era Papers Is Released

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    The National Archives on Friday unsealed about 1,000 pages of documents from the Clinton administration, the sixth such release in recent months.
  • What’s News in Washington: White House Faces Dual International Crises

    By ALAN RAPPEPORT
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    While President Obama has tried to keep focused on domestic issues this week, news out of Ukraine and Gaza has overshadowed what’s happening closer to home.
 
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    City Room

  • Detective Injured in Greenwich Village Shootout Leaves Hospital

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Mario Muniz, the New York police detective who was injured in a shootout Monday in Greenwich Village, was released from Bellevue Hospital Center on Wednesday.
  • Children Replacing Dogs in Walt Whitman Park

    By IRIS LEE
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Metropolitan Diary: From her window near Walt Whitman Park in Brooklyn, a woman watched the 9 a.m. shift change when dogs were leashed and children took over.
  • New York Today: Fish and Knish

    By ANNIE CORREAL
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    What you need to know for Wednesday: A review of the Russ & Daughters cafe, clouds arrive, and Honey Day at the High Line.
  • Different Needs at Pilates Class

    By STEPHANIE PIERSON
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Metropolitan Diary: When a fitness instructor asked for exercise requests, the responses soon jumped from the practical to the silly.
  • New York Today: Films Alfresco

    By ANNIE CORREAL
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    What you need to know for Tuesday: Outdoor films galore, suspiciously perfect weather, and a Soul Train in Brooklyn.
 
 
 
 
 
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    Well

  • The Upside of a Wimpy Handshake

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    A weak handshake may be a healthier greeting than a firm one. But a fist bump may be an even healthier choice.
  • Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits

    By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Even small amounts of vigorous exercise could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality.
  • Rustle, Tingle, Relax: The Compelling World of A.S.M.R.

    By STEPHANIE FAIRYINGTON
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Videos that evoke the tingling sensation of the "autonomous sensory meridian response" are popular on the Web, but scientists are only beginning to understand what might be involved.
  • Ask Well: Exercise and Weight Loss

    By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Is weight loss truly greater (for the same time expended) when exercising at moderate levels (say, 60 percent of maximum capacity) versus more intense levels (85 percent of maximum capacity)?
  • Statins Tied to Lower Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a lower risk of Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition that can sometimes lead to esophageal cancer, a new study has found.
 
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    In Transit

  • Sweetening the Cruise Experience

    By SHIVANI VORA
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Traveling on a Princess Cruises ship just became a little sweeter with the company’s new Chocolate Journeys initiative, created in partnership with the chocolatier and pastry chef Norman Love.
  • A New Watery Way to See New Orleans

    By DIANE DANIEL
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    A new tour from Gray Line New Orleans shows visitors the watery side of the city.
  • Walkabout: Ukraine Air Space Reroutes to Hike Prices

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    A weekly capsule of travel news curated by our writers and editors.
  • Now Serving Comfortable and Casual

    By SHIVANI VORA
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Luxury hotels usually have formal restaurants to match their elegant ambience, but some high-end properties are creating more relaxed and casual dining options for their guests.
  • The Brando, Both a Resort and a Lab

    By ELAINE GLUSAC
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The 35-villa luxury resort and scientific research lab opened on the atoll Marlon Brandon had bought north of Tahiti.
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    Wordplay

  • Just 2 to 13, Once

    By DEB AMLEN
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Jean O'Conor does not have my waistline's best interests at heart.
  • Mujer of Mixed Race

    By DEB AMLEN
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Timothy Polin shows us how to be passive-aggressive, but in a good way.
  • Roderick Kimball’s Path Puzzles

    By GARY ANTONICK
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    See if you can weave your way through these original puzzles by the Flying Karamazov Brother Roderick Kimball.
  • Classical Music Group

    By DEB AMLEN
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Tom McCoy gives his mom a present, and makes me weep all over myself.
  • What’s My Line?

    By DEB AMLEN
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Randolph Ross feeds you his best lines.
 
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    Opinionator

  • Detroit’s Drought of Democracy

    By JASON STANLEY
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    The city's emergency powers are being exercised to maximize financial efficiency. But there is no obvious connection between financial efficiency and the public good.
  • The Battle of the Crater

    By RICHARD SLOTKIN
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    How a brilliant Union plan at the Siege of Petersburg turned into a disaster -- and why black troops bore the worst of it.
  • That Would Make a Good Novel

    By LILY KING
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Inspired by a true story, a writer makes a clean break with fact.
  • A Civil War Love Story

    By RICHARD F. WELCH
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    The wartime romance of Arabella Griffith and Frank Barlow.
  • Privacy and the Pool of Information

    By MICHAEL P. LYNCH
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:25 pm
    If nothing bad that we know about has happened as a result of the N.S.A.'s “incidental collection” of data of ordinary Americans, what's the problem?
 
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    Freakonomics

  • A Podcast User’s Guide for People Who Don’t Use iTunes or iPhones

    Freakonomics
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    We routinely hear from people who’ve heard about our Freakonomics Radio podcast, but feel somewhat shut out from the podcasting world because they don’t use an iPhone or iTunes. So here are some alternative options: 1) For Android Users We’ve heard great things about Pocket Casts, which, for $3.99, syncs your favorite podcasts and keeps them backed up. You can also stream it to your Chromecast. Pocket Casts also works for Apple devices. 2) Windows Users You actually don’t need a third-party app to stream, download, or subscribe to podcasts. It’s super simple: here are…
  • Does Religion Make You Happy? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

    Gretta Cohn
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    (Photo: www.CGPGrey.com) This week’s episode is called “Does Religion Make You Happy?” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) We undertook this episode in response to a listener question from Joel Rogers, a tax accountant in Birmingham, Ala. Here’s what he wrote: Being devout Southern Baptists my parents have steadfastly been giving 10% of their income to the church their whole lives. I recently voiced my opinion that I…
  • Does Religion Make You Happy? Full Transcript

    Freakonomics
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    [AMBI: Birds chirping] JOEL: Jesus can’t keep the heat out in there! WAYNE: Woo man, nice and warm! JOEL: I’m dumping sweat… WAYNE: I’ll tell you what! Stephen J. DUBNER: That’s Joel Rogers and his father Wayne. JOEL: Yeah! So we’re just about to walk into Grace Life Baptist Churchand worship with my parents, and my brother, also, my sister is about to be here, running a little late as usual. [AMBI: Roosters crow, gravel crunch] [MUSIC: Cantinero, “Happy When I’m Down” (from Championship Boxing DUBNER: We’re in McCalla, Alabama, about 20 minutes outside of Birmingham, on a…
  • Why You Should Bribe Your Kids: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

    Suzie Lechtenberg
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    (Photo: Nana B Agyei) This week’s episode is called “Why You Should Bribe Your Kids.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) Let’s say you’re trying to get a bunch of kids to eat more nutritious food. What’s the best way to do this — education, moral urging, or plain old bribery? That’s one of the questions that a pair of economists set out to answer in a recent field experiment in Chicago.
  • Why You Should Bribe Your Kids: Full Transcript

    Freakonomics
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:23 am
    [MUSIC: Pearl Django, “La Rive Gauche” (from Under Paris Skies Stephen J. DUBNER: Hello, John List? John LIST: Stephen Dubner, how are you doing, man? DUBNER: I’m great! How are you doing? LIST: Great! Great! DUBNER: John List is an economist at the University of Chicago. And he’s a family man – five kids. DUBNER: Now… do you… do you ever have to bribe any of your kids? I’m just curious, John. LIST: Every now and then I have to incentivize them. I don’t call it bribing. I call it incentivizing them. My kids refuse to eat seafood. So this comes directly from my wife who…
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