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For a smile, some economic history, and a look at how companies make some money, Super Bowl ads say a lot in just thirty seconds.
The Vaccine Benefits That No One Talks About
With better school attendance and learning, and then higher work productivity, the positive externalities of childhood vaccination have an economic impact.
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The Reason Norway Said No to the Olympics
Because host countries for the Olympics and World Cup spend too much on new stadiums, their subsequent return on investment (ROI) is usually inadequate.
Your “ROI” From Braces
Dear Alexa, At work, I have become ashamed of my less-than-perfect smile since I am surrounded by colleagues who had the luxury of wearing braces in their youth. Should I get braces to perfect my smile, even though I am…