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Freakonomics Podcast: Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6

“We tend to think of medicine as a science, but for most of human history it has been scientific-ish at best. In the first episode of a three-part series, we look at the grotesque mistakes produced by centuries of trial-and-error, and ask whether the new era of evidence-based medicine is the solution.” 7 more words

Natural Sciences

Freakonomics

At the online hub for Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have expanded upon their 2005 bestselling book of the same name — with a blog, radio show, and more.

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How Uber makes the world a better place

The first thing students are taught in any introductory microeconomics course is that the price of something, let’s say chauffeur services, and the quantity of it that consumers want is depicted by a negative-sloping demand curve. 759 more words

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Stephen Dubner -- The Art of Storytelling and Facing Malcolm Gladwell in a Fist Fight

“Storytelling has a power that goes well beyond the sum of its parts.”
– Stephen Dubner

Stephen J. Dubner (@Freakonomics) returns to the show. 1,076 more words

The Tim Ferriss Show

October Wrap-Up

Hello!

Considering the fact that October was the month of midterms, I was not expecting to read much. However, October was also the month of midterm break, in which I had four days to do nothing BUT read. 680 more words

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This Week's Book Haul

Hey guys!

I hope you enjoyed my latest review on Straight off the Shelf. However, my post tonight is about my latest book haul from Fully Booked – a local book store in the Philippines. 330 more words

Books

Modern Fiction - October 13, 2016

Book Talk

*Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt (click to visit on Amazon)

-Creating a Scene Project – due Friday, October 14

*If absent, download the project  114 more words

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