Mark Zuckerberg

Philanthropic Billionaires: An Investigation

Mark Zuckerberg joins a long line of philanthropic billionaires who have pledged millions of dollars to charitable causes.
Ebeneezer Scrooge

Charles Dickens Had It Right

Materialism, by most measures, does not correlate to happiness.
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Does Vocal Talent Translate into Album Sales?

The correlation between vocal talent and album sales is a telling indicator of what consumers want.
Fish Stick

The Ocean’s Hot Dog: The Strange History of Fish Sticks

Fish sticks fulfilled the need to repackage an abundance of frozen fillets. But did they become a consumer staple?
A man is talking while his assistant takes notes.

Why Is Clerical Work Women’s Work?

As office jobs increased in the early 20th century, so did the distinction between men and women appropriate employment.
People standing in the office and working together on computer.

When Companies Try to Socialize Their Employees

Recreational facilities were introduced by employers to encourage employee loyalty and instill within them certain middle-class values.
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The Work Life of Transpeople

How transpeople actively do and undo gender in the workplace.
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah, Weight Watchers, and the Power of Shame

Oprah Winfrey has recently acquired Weight Watchers. We look at them and other organizations dedicated to weight loss and body image.
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Beyond the Volkswagen Scandal: What Our Choices Say About Us

Can Volkswagen repair public trust after the scandal? Here's a historical look at the brand-identification associated with the company.
Shoplifting

Kleptomania: The History of Shoplifting

Shoplifting was defined as kleptomania and understood as a psychological condition, but only a some members of society..