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Blog Post Archive

Success at Work and Happiness at Home: Mutually Exclusive?

Many Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to balance grueling, but  necessary, work schedules with family time.

The Story of 'Moop': How a Company Came to Be

A Pittsburgh woman managed to build a successful bag company from a failed effort to make a dress.

The Unfinished Suburbs of America

Thousands of acres across the country were partially developed during the housing boom. What should happen to them now?

Good Companies Must Make Nutritious Products—Right?

Knowing a company's charitable initiatives can obscure important nutritional information.

When Is Fortune-Telling a Crime?

All of New York's storefront psychics are technically breaking the law. But they're rarely prosecuted, even when they disappear and leave victims short tens of thousands of dollars.

How the Sharing Economy Makes Working Easier

Platforms like Airbnb and Uber are altering when and how people earn money.

How the Dollar Went From a Simple Banknote to the World's Currency

It emerged from the world wars with a near-monopoly on gold, then was carried by the inertia of a massive economy.

Employees in All but Name

Two workers have filed a class-action suit against Handy, an app for ordering cleaning services, in the latest fight over the distinction between employees and independent contractors.

America's Workers Are Out-Stealing America’s Shoplifters

Maybe if retail staff were paid better, stores wouldn't lose $18 billion a year to in-house theft.

'Tis the Season for Sickly Sweet Coffee Drinks

On Wednesday, Starbucks released its latest sugary holiday cash-in, the Chestnut Praline Latte. It has 39 grams of sugar. I downed all of them.

Can Quitting Your Job Help Stop War?

David Gross lives off of $20,000 a year in order to avoid paying federal income tax, which funds a war he is morally opposed to.

Quitting a Life of Quiet Desperation

David Gross didn't want his earnings to help fund wars. So he quit his job and started living on $20,000— just enough to avoid paying income tax.

Only Baby Boomers Could Afford to Be Helicopter Parents

Do Millennials have enough money to live up to the child-rearing norms set by their moms and dads?

The Man Who Kept Trader Joe’s Whimsical

As the West Coast chain expanded eastward in the ‘90s, former CEO John Shields—who died recently at the age of 82—sent out a cohort of upbeat Californians as cultural emissaries.

Is There Hope for Local News?

Tim Redmond was another casualty of the shrinking news business. But he's not going to give up on covering his city.

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