Expecting Better

I’ve never been pregnant myself, but I know people who have. Pregnancy can be a wonderful experience, but it has its downsides too, like having to feel bad whenever you have beer or wine or sushi or coffee or even a ham sandwich in front of your jealous pregnant wife, for whom all these things have been medically proscribed (for the record, I hear that morning sickness and protracted labor are no picnic either, not to mention not being able to eat most things at said picnic).

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In Theory: David Brooks’ Partial Endorsement of Nudges

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Morning Guy vs. Night Guy

Do you ever stay up late and then curse yourself the next morning when your alarm clock wakes you up? Jerry Seinfeld has the same problem. He’s got a pretty good idea of why it happens, too, he just doesn’t have a great solution yet. In the opening monologue to The Glasses in Season 5, Jerry complains:

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Cheaters Never Prosper?

News of a company behaving unethically has become so common that it hardly raises an eyebrow except, perhaps, in the most egregious cases – and even then the outrage is often muted after the initial flare-up subsides. Take the recent case of HSBC, which agreed to pay $1.9 billion for having enabled billions of dollars to be laundered by drug cartels and for violating U.S. sanctions against numerous countries, including Iran, Libya, and Sudan. Remember that? Barely – it was in the news over two weeks ago.

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