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Marina Adshade

Economics Professor, Dalhousie University

Marina Adshade writes the blog Dollars and Sex for Big Think.  She is an assistant professor in the department of economics at Dalhousie University and teaches a popular undergraduate course called the Economics of Sex and Love. She has a Ph.D. in economics from Queen’s University. 

Why Smokers Can’t Get a Date

My son told me yesterday that he doesn’t think he will be dating this year since he refuses to date any girl who smokes. He is in grade 7. I […]

Why Matchmaking Makes Us Happy

You know the type of book that your library would like someone to take home and never return? I picked a little gem this way recently called How to Find […]

When Bad Sex Work Drives out the Good

I was on train last Sunday night traveling through Brussels when my 12-year-old son looked out the window and excitedly proclaimed, “They have a red light district!” He was right; […]

In Defense of Divorce

Today we will take a few minutes to show a little appreciation for an important right in Western society – the right to divorce. It is important to celebrate this […]