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What Talent Shortage? The Great American Brain Waste of Our Captive Labor Market

Our biggest businesses complain about a shortage of skilled labor. Instead of calling on the government to act, they should consider workplace policies that are friendlier to women and immigrants.

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There’s Nothing Subversive or Anti-Business About ‘The Lego Movie’

More than just a set of plastic bricks, Lego has positioned itself as the perfect toy brand by working to inspire nostalgia, creativity, and wonder. And the hottest film of the year to-date is a celebration of that.

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Businesses Are Swimming in Money: Profit Protection Will Not Help With Economic Recovery

Profits are being used to boost management earnings and pay dividends to stockholders, not improve worker wages.

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Gender Equality Increases by 1 Percent in California

Despite some recent high-profile hirings, the gender balance in high-level business positions hasn’t changed much.

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Meet the Flexians

A new professional class of movers and shakers—people who serve overlapping roles in government, business, and media with smiling finesse—is controlling the flow of power and money in America. The anthropologist Janine Wedel is bent on making us understand just how dangerous this new normal can be.

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America Has a Stadium Problem

Despite every number suggesting they shouldn’t, why do American cities keep building sports stadiums funded with public money?

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Farmers Don’t Make Money From Farming

Instead, they lose it.

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New Yorkers, You Can Buy, Rent, or Not Even Ride a Bike

The New York Observer doesn’t want you to rent—or ride—a bike.

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Lose All Your Weight, Fly for Free

Under a new pay-per-kilogram system, ghosts will be able to fly for nothing.

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Air Boomtown

Gulfstreams and Dassault Falcons crowd the skies over Williston, North Dakota.

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Quick Studies

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want To Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

Your Brain Starts Faltering After You Reach Age … 24

Sorry to break it to you, TSwift. At least in terms of cognitive functioning while playing StarCraft 2, you're finished.

Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

Toy hand axes, rock bashing, and special burials indicate that Neanderthals were cooler parents than previously thought, according to a new theory.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014