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Gambling

Lewis Carroll had a lot in common with today’s self published authors. 150 years after Alice in Wonderland, Jan Susina takes us down the rabbit hole and into a world of mad hatters, tyrannical queens, and groundbreaking publishing. 

Looking for someone to predict the future? Try a retired hydrologist. Superforecasting author Philip Tetlock explains why certain ordinary people consistently predict the future better than experts. 

‘Cowboy doctors’ account for a big chunk of American healthcare spending. Research Ariel Stern explains who they are and why they’re so powerful.

A model of DNA

Professor Melvin Konner says that in our modern world, women have a biological advantage over men. Find out why. Read More...

Birth control pills

It’s simply known as “the pill,” but Jonathan Eig relates its unexpected history in his book, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution. Read More...

student in lab

How do we get more women into the tech sector? SupportPay CEO Sheri Atwood and venture capitalist Eurie Kim discuss strategies to help more women find success in the cutthroat world of Silicon Valley. Read More...

Wildflowers

Three talking points for Mother's Day brunch:

1. Research shows that babies born to mothers who ate highly processed foods during pregnancy, have a preference for salty, sugary foods later in life.

2. Why aren't women more well- represented at Facebook, Google and other high-flying tech companies? One college president says we isolate computer science from other subjects; instead, we may want to integrate it with sciences, like biology, or even emphasize its connection to foreign languages. (After all, isn't Java or C++ pretty much a foreign language to most of us?)

3. A good way to sell creams, according to Estée Lauder, is to hold a customer by her right hand. This creates a personal connection - and makes it hard for people to get up and walk away. (Plus, most people are right handed, making it more likely they will look at and smell their right hand later in the day.)

Stethoscope

Technology investor Esther Dyson wants to develop comprehensive healthcare role models—starting one town at a time. Read More...

Dyson

Tech investor Esther Dyson talks about why more women aren't getting involved in science and technology. Read More...

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer

Debora Spar, president of Barnard College and author of Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, asks: what's keeping so many women out of the innovation economy? Read more...

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