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May 22, 2015

"DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood"

Based on my very small--so far--sample, these interviews seem to be a bit above the usual celebrity chats.

May 20, 2015

"How Every State Ranks for Retirement 2015"

North Carolina supposedly ranks 46th out of 51. Now they tell me.

May 19, 2015

"Dispirited: A business school professor studies the world's worst airline"

I could be wrong, but I don't think I want to fly on an airline--even if it's really cheap--that treats passengers like "meat in a seat".

May 14, 2015

"The top 50 misconceptions that have become modern day 'facts'"

I knew that coffee isn't dehydrating, but I didn't know about coffee "beans" and chameleons.

May 11, 2015

"The Sexiest Dresses of All Time"

A few good ones here--Alicia Silverstone's white Calvin Klein in Clueless, for example--but, as usual with lists, this one is more interesting for the ones it omits. For the sake of science, here are three off the top of my head:

Jennifer Lawrence's 2011 Oscars red dress.

Elizabeth Banks's Walk of Shame yellow dress.

And Tina Fey's gorgeous 2013 Golden Globes L'Wren Scott.

May 09, 2015

"6 Steps In Choosing Your First Handgun"

"When faced with the challenge of choosing their very first handgun, new shooters are often overwhelmed by the numerous choices and decisions they have to make.  I’d like to use this blog post to help give new buyers a step by step process to choose the right gun for their needs.  I also want to give them an idea of some of the pitfalls and errors that novices tend to encounter when looking for their first handgun."

May 07, 2015

"Stop coddling your dog — he’s 99.9% wolf"

"A century ago, there were about 1 million dogs in America, one for every hundred people. Fifty years ago, there were 30 million dogs, one for every six people. Today, there are 80 million dogs, one for every four people."

"The Bullet Ant Sting May Be the Worst Pain Known to Man. It Can Also Make You Feel Great."

Thanks, but I'll pass.

May 06, 2015

"Middle age now lasts until 74 as baby boomers refuse to grow old"

A few years ago a reader wrote me asking how could I, at my age, still have the tagline for this blog be "Things One Middle-Aged Economist Finds Interesting". 

Well, given this latest research--the "science is settled"!--I rest my case.

April 30, 2015

"The most beautiful new library buildings in America"

Lots of glass seems to be in.

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