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Why the generalist has a bright future in an increasingly automated world

June 13th, 2019 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

    The age of the specialist is giving way to the age of the Renaissance person. It was only a matter of time before a precocious set of tweens came along and broke the damn spelling bee. And lo, after a 14-hour contest, the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee was forced to crown eight […]



There’s a retirement crisis in America where most will be unable to afford a ‘solid life’

April 10th, 2019 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

The three “legs” of the retirement “stool” (private savings, pensions, and Social Security) are all in dire shape. At Vanguard, the median 401(k) account value for an investor age 65 and older is a measly $58,035. After looking at the data, the Saint Louis Fed concluded: “It could be worrisome that, for many American households, […]



Confused by expiration dates? You’re not Alone. Here’s what they really mean

March 10th, 2019 at 3:22 pm » Comments Off

  Most Americans are needlessly tossing out packaged food—not because it’s gone bad, but because they take the date stamped on it far too literally. That’s according to a recent study published in the journal Waste Management, which surveyed more than 1,000 people about the phrases and dates on food packages. Many Americans wrongly believed […]



Should we retire ‘Retirement’?

February 21st, 2019 at 1:30 pm » Comments Off

As our lives have been getting longer and healthier – compared to prior generations – some people advocate doing away with the concept of retirement altogether. In support of that idea, increasing numbers of workers report in surveys that they expect never to retire, and not just because they can’t afford to but often because […]



Your kids hate your smartphone addiction

October 12th, 2018 at 8:52 am » Comments Off

From CNET Magazine: It isn’t easy balancing “me time” and parenting. I talked to experts to find out how. I can’t stay off my phone. And I’m afraid it’s hurting my 2-year-old son. Sometimes it’s a breaking news story that draws me in, other times it’s boredom. Whatever it is, this device in my hands […]



10 Unanswerable questions that neither science nor religion can answer