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Mike Rose — The Meaning of Intelligence [remix]

Thursday, August 30, 2012

An expansive reflection on work, education, and civic imagination with an esteemed researcher and teacher at UCLA and a poetic writer. We explore his perspective, through life and scholarship, on hard subjects that drive to the heart of who we are -- l

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On Being

[Unedited] Mike Rose with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 30, 2012

An expansive reflection on work, education, and civic imagination with an esteemed researcher and teacher at UCLA and a poetic writer. We explore his perspective, through life and scholarship, on hard subjects that drive to the heart of who we are -- l

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The Takeaway

The Art of Procrastination

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Takeaway has been meaning to do a story on procrastination for a while — they just haven't gotten around to it. But philosophy professor John Perry assures us that this is not unusual. Not only that — Perry says procrastinating isn't as bad as we think.

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Listen to Lucy

Why I’m inspired by the veteran Cosmo girl

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Why I’m inspired by the veteran Cosmo girl

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The Takeaway

Bain Capital and Off-Shoring

Thursday, August 16, 2012

As Mitt Romney continues to hammer President Obama over the stagnant economy, the former Massachusetts governor's own time in the public sector, as the CEO of Bain Capital, continues to come under scrutiny. When a Bain-invested company began shutting down American plants and sending those jobs overseas, employees who had spent their entire lives at one company suddenly found themselves out of work — and wondering what would happen if Romney were elected "America's CEO."

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The Takeaway

Facebook's 51st Employee on Quitting the Social Network

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Facebook has forever changed our real-world interactions. The social media company keeps us connected, but what happens with that connectivity comes at the expense of our privacy? At what point do these virtual friendships start to replace — or hamper — our real friendships?

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The Takeaway

Are Robots the Future of Telecommuting?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

From the Jetsons, to Star Wars, to the adorable WALL-E, robots have long been part of the American imagination. But as reporter Rachel Emma Silverman recently discovered, robots are becoming a part of the American reality in the workplace.

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The Takeaway

Do Americans Need a Vacation?

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

While our counterparts have national vacation policies guaranteeing thirty or more vacation days a year, the United States doesn’t even have a national vacation policy.

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The Takeaway

Having It All Versus Having Happy Kids

Friday, August 03, 2012

Throughout the summer, The Takeaway has covered parenting and the notion of “having it all” from a number of approaches — from women, from men, and from those who think having it all is the wrong thing to shoot for. Today, The Takeaway looks at it from the perspective of children.

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The Takeaway

Why 'Having It All' Is Impossible

Thursday, August 02, 2012

'Having it all' is the phrase of a generation who fought for equal rights in the workplace. Earning an income, raising a family, and maintaining a social life became the ultimate standard of balanced success in the modern era. But who's to say when you have it all? And what standard are we measuring against?

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The Takeaway

Sandy Springs, Georgia: The City of the Future?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Could cities soon change the way their governments work, and become self sufficient businesses? The city manager of an incorporated city in Georgia explains how his city could serve as a model for many others.

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The Takeaway

London Olympics Requires Massive Logistical Organization

Monday, July 30, 2012

For the many millions in London this summer, today is perhaps the first real test for the Olympic organizers. How do you move millions around an already busy, old and crowded city on a Monday morning, getting millions to their place of work and ferrying players and spectators to their various venues?

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The Takeaway

The Search for the Next Sally Ride

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

When Sally Ride took off for the stars in 1983, everyone thought we were entering the Age of the Female Scientist, but 25 years after her first mission women comprised only 20 percent of computer science, engineering, and physics students in Bachelor's programs.

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The Takeaway

When New Doctors Meet Experienced Nurses

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New residents fresh out of medical school are said to be the cause of the "July Effect," where a drop in the quality of care and an increase in medical errors are reported. How do nurses fit in?

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The Takeaway

Can a Robot Do Your Job?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The 18th century saw the threshing machine; now, it's the 3D printer and the self-driving car. Then, it was brute force; now, it's problem-solving skills and artificial intelligence. So how do we save our jobs from the impending robot workforce?

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The Takeaway

How Should We Balance Our Work and Personal Lives?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Last week, Anne-Marie Slaughter published an article called “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” It speaks to those men and women who would like to see more women on the Supreme Court, and in the State Department, and at the head of major corporations — and who would also like those women to be able to have families.

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The Takeaway

Have Student Loans? Move Here

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Brain drain is a common curse. To combat it, cities across America are offering to pay some or all of graduates student loans if they live and work in that city. Some are even offering tax breaks to retain an educated workforce.

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Listen to Lucy

Manual work holds the key to spiritual bliss

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Manual work holds the key to spiritual bliss

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The Takeaway

How to Fix the Persistent Gender Wage Gap

Monday, June 04, 2012

American women continue to earn approximately 80 cents on every dollar their male counterparts make. The reason for this disparity is often debated: Is it simply gender discrimination? Do fewer women negotiate their salaries? Whatever the explanation, Senate Democrats believe they have a solution: the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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The Takeaway

Is the Recession Redefining American Masculinity?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Economists consider workers between 25 and 54 to be in their prime, and fewer of them are working than at any point since 1948. That means America’s workforce is going through a dramatic shift. And so is the definition of the family breadwinner.

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