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Remember When Kurt Cobain Died? The Difference Between Him And Robin Williams Will Get You Thinking.

Suicide is a tough topic. For people who have been touched by suicide, it’s heart-wrenching. For those who have considered suicide, it’s much more nuanced. For others, it’s just perplexing. But this episode of the “Freakonomics” podcast will get you as close to understanding it as you can get without a Ph.D. It starts with…

In WWII, Some Amazing Women Proved They Could Do The Same Jobs As Men. That History Might Disappear.

During World War II, women entered the blue-collar workforce in huge numbers all over the country. One such place was the Willow Run factory in Michigan, where the woman who eventually became “Rosie the Riveter” worked. That factory is about to be torn down, but there’s a group of people working frantically to try to…

Confession: I Don't Totally Understand The Fiscal Cliff. This Guy Does Though.

Admit it, you don’t really understand everything about the fiscal cliff. Neither do I. However, Robert Reich understands it like it’s his job. Because it sort of is. He’ll explain 8 things for you so you can know what you’re talking about and stuff. Read more: http://upworthy.com/confession-i-have-no-idea-what-were-talking-about-when-we-say-fiscal-cliff-this

An Honest Look At Why The World Is In Debt

You know what always saved long-term problems? Short-term solutions. They’re cheap, easy, and always seem to be just a day away from solving everything. Sadly, a lot of people actually believe that. Check out this video for a more comprehensive analysis of the world’s failing economy than you’re likely to get from all the talking…