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Here are three things to know about this week's show:

1. Spilling intimate details online was nearly impossible in 1994. Blogging pioneer Justin Hall reflects on his early days of over-sharing, and what blogging will look like for the next 20 years.

2. EKGs and cancer diagnostics are going the way of at-home pregnancy tests. The shift toward testing ourselves is a big part of the future of medicine.

3. CEOs agree – they’re getting paid a ridiculous amount. And cutting CEO compensation likely wouldn't  diminish management quality, says Roger Martin, author of “Playing to Win."

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Home pregnancy tests have been used for years – but in the near future we could be diagnosing dozens of diseases, from cancer to AIDS, in the privacy of our own homes. Dr. Eugene Chan and Professor Andrew Ellington discuss what that means for doctors, patients, and health care costs. Read More...

Lego businessman

The most important asset a company has in today’s world is the creative power of its workers. But that talent economy might not last forever, warns Roger Martin, author of Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works. Read More...

multiple screens

Digital distractions bombard us every second and stop us from making a dent in that lengthy to-do list. Technology writer Clive Thompson explains how we could put our many screens to better use. Read More...


Hours slouched over computers have taken a toll on our backs – and overall health. Now, Monisha Perkash has created a little chip to help improve peoples’ posture – and outlook. Read More...

Justin Hall

Justin Hall began writing about his life online 20 years ago, before the word “blogging” even existed. He reflects on the pros and cons of a world where you can share your every thought. Read More...

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Here are three facts from this week's show:

1. Entrepreneurship is dying. FiveThirtyEight's Ben Casselman dug into the data and found that, despite the Silicon Valley hype, the number of entrepreneurs in America has been shrinking for 30 years.

2. Boredom is good for you. Kids (and adults) are tempted to fill more and more time with screens, but that can deprive them of the time they need to really process the world around them, says Tovah Klein of Barnard.

3. A discredited study and a Playboy Playmate changed the way we think about autism. Writer Michael Specter explains why fear of vaccines, GMOs, and more comes from people picking and choosing which science to believe.

toddler on a computer

That tablet might teach kids valuable skills, but it could also negatively affect their development. Dr. Tovah Klein, Director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, and Dr. Gary Small, professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, discuss the long-term impact of technology on children. Read More...


An obituary – published in error – spurred one inventor to take a second look at his legacy. Read More...

don't forget

People often blame memory lapses on age, but new research shows that excuse might not cut it anymore. Read More...

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