Business Skills

Draw to Remember Better

December 4, 2018

What’s the most effective memory trick? New studies now point to drawing as a mnemonic strategy, boosting memory performance.  […]

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Business Skills

The Effect of Competition on Creativity

October 17, 2018

Can creative work be hindered or blossomed by a competitive working environment? A new study shows that there is a Goldilocks zone for ideal creative output. […]

Business and Economics

Reskilling Over a Lifetime: Learning New Skills as We Age

August 20, 2018

“Reskilling” is the act of learning a new trade or employable skill, usually in middle-age or older. Professor Timothy Taylor discusses the options available for people in the US and world looking for a future in a new profession. […]

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Business and Economics

The Medical Bankruptcies Debate

June 26, 2018

The debate over the extent to which uninsured medical costs lead to personal bankruptcies is interesting for a couple of reasons. In terms of social science and politics, it leads to a quagmire of difficult discussions, debating between someone’s health and their wallet. […]

Economics

Both Sides of the Vaping Controversy

May 17, 2018

Both Sides of the Vaping Controversy. Could vaping and e-cigarettes reduce the toll of death and illness due to smoking conventional cigarettes? The most recent issue of the Annual Review of Public Health has a nice pro-and-con. Professor Timothy Taylor discusses both sides of artificial cigarettes. Read more on The Great Courses Daily. […]

Business and Economics

Olympic Economics

February 27, 2018

Professor Timothy Taylor discusses the Olympic Economics of this year’s winter Olympics in South Korea. Read more on The Great Courses Daily […]

Economics

The History of Portugal: The Dawn of a Seafaring Empire

December 1, 2017

The exploration and exploitation of Africa and Asia changed the economies, cultures, and political makeup of each of these regions forever. They also had important ramifications for the political and military power of European nations. And it all began with Portugal. […]

Business and Economics

Asian Tigers: Economics and the Development of the Asian Nations

December 1, 2017

The Japanese model of development has transformed not only its own economy but also that of the entire region, both through example and through its economic relationships. The transformation began in the 1960s, when Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea embarked on a Japanese-style development model. […]

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