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01 июня, 03:00

What Does It Mean to Be a “Hard Worker”? (NSQ Ep. 3)

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Also: how does age affect happiness?  The post What Does It Mean to Be a “Hard Worker”? (NSQ Ep. 3) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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28 мая, 06:00

How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389 Rebroadcast)

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In the U.S. alone, we hold 55 million meetings a day. Most of them are woefully unproductive, and tyrannize our offices. The revolution begins now — with better agendas, smaller invite lists, and an embrace of healthy conflict. The post How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389 Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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25 мая, 03:00

What Is the Optimal Way to Be Angry? (NSQ Ep. 2)

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Also: why do we treat pets better than people? The post What Is the Optimal Way to Be Angry? (NSQ Ep. 2) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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21 мая, 06:00

68 Ways to Be Better at Life (Ep. 419)

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The accidental futurist Kevin Kelly on why enthusiasm beats intelligence, how to really listen, and why the solution to bad technology is more technology. The post 68 Ways to Be Better at Life (Ep. 419) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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18 мая, 03:00

Did Covid-19 Kill the Handshake? (NSQ Ep. 1)

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Also: why can't humans handle uncertainty already? The post Did Covid-19 Kill the Handshake? (NSQ Ep. 1) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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14 мая, 06:00

What Will College Look Like in the Fall (and Beyond)? (Ep. 418)

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Three university presidents try to answer our listeners’ questions. The result? Not much pomp and a whole lot of circumstance. The post What Will College Look Like in the Fall (and Beyond)? (Ep. 418) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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07 мая, 06:00

Reasons to Be Cheerful (Ep. 417)

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Humans have a built-in “negativity bias,” which means we give bad news much more power than good. Would the Covid-19 crisis be an opportune time to reverse this tendency? The post Reasons to Be Cheerful (Ep. 417) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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30 апреля, 06:00

How Do You Reopen a Country? (Ep. 416)

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We speak with a governor, a former C.D.C. director, a pandemic forecaster, a hard-charging pharmacist, and a pair of economists — who say it’s all about the incentives. (Pandemillions, anyone?) The post How Do You Reopen a Country? (Ep. 416) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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27 апреля, 20:01

Introducing No Stupid Questions

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Stephen Dubner, the host of Freakonomics Radio, and Angela Duckworth, the psychologist and author of Grit, explore the weird and wonderful ways in which humans behave. In each episode, they take turns asking each other questions, with conversations ranging from friendship and parenting to immortality and whether dogs are better than people. No Stupid Questions premieres May 18th. The post Introducing No Stupid Questions appeared first on Freakonomics.

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27 апреля, 03:00

How Rahm Emanuel Would Run the World (Ep. 415)

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As a former top adviser to presidents Clinton and Obama, he believes in the power of the federal government. But as former mayor of Chicago, he says that cities are where real problems get solved — especially in the era of Covid-19. The post How Rahm Emanuel Would Run the World (Ep. 415) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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23 апреля, 06:00

Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China? (Ep. 414)

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The U.S. spent the past few decades waiting for China to act like the global citizen it said it wanted to be. The waiting may be over. The post Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China? (Ep. 414) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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16 апреля, 06:00

Who Gets the Ventilator? (Ep. 413)

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Should a nurse or doctor who gets sick treating Covid-19 patients have priority access to a potentially life-saving healthcare device? Americans aren’t used to rationing in medicine, but it’s time to think about it. We consult a lung specialist, a bioethicist, and (of course) an economist. The post Who Gets the Ventilator? (Ep. 413) appeared first on Freakonomics.