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Health & Wellness

The Thrill of Defeat, the Agony of Victory

Posted August 6, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

It’s a well-recognized truth that playing sports brings out the best — and worst — in people. The same can be said about watching sports, and that goes double for me, since I’m both a fan and an athlete. More than double, actually: I’m downrightSybil-esque. To view the Olympics with me is to witness a one-woman crowd […]

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Business & Money

11 Social Security Mistakes People Make

Posted August 6, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

The hits just keep on coming. The Internet hits for Larry Kotlikoff and his Social Security Secrets, that is. We’re still getting tens of thousands a day and wave after wave of inquiries for Larry, some of which he’s been gracious enough to answer here on Making Sen$e. Friday is our third installment of “Ask Larry,” […]

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Business & Money

When Will the Deficit Hit $10 Trillion? 2036? 2057? But So What?

Posted August 9, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at rates of annual deficit spending in real and nominal dollars and projects a response to reader Jack Doyle’s question. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Thursday’s query: Name: Jack Doyle Question: How long will it take […]

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Health & Wellness

The War Between the Generations is Nonsense

Posted August 9, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

By Chris Farrell | August 6, 2012 Chris Farrell is economics editor for APM’s Marketplace Money, a syndicated personal finance program.     Baby boomers came of age with the arrival of the generation gap, a time when many went by the motto “Never trust anyone over 30.” Well, my generation is now long past 30, and […]

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Education

Education Olympics: How Does the U.S. Rank?

Posted August 15, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

The United States left the 2012 London Olympics with 104 medals in tow. But how do we stack up against the world when it comes to education? According to this infograph by Certification Map, the U.S. — which leads in gold medal count — is ranked seventh in high school graduation rates, trailing countries like Germany, […]

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