Too Safe?

Assume for a moment that you have to decide whether to install body scanners at every airport in the U.S. Knowing a decision to proceed will make everyone safer, you say, “Yes.” But, what …

"Tweetquakes"

Sometimes Tweets travel faster than seismic waves. And then, what happens? In this wonderful webcomic from April 2010, an earthquake strikes, people Tweet, and within seconds, the news beats the tembl…

"LeBronomics"

Called “LeBronomics” by NPR’s Planet Money, LeBron James’ decision to go to Miami was about much more than $99 million. Instead, the key issue was “utils”. Whenever…

Money and Happiness

Does money buy happiness? A 2006 report from the Pew Research Center said yes and no. If we compare income groups, the answer is yes. Almost 50% of people earning more than $100,000 annually said they…

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