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    Free Stuff Frenzy

    Feb 6, 16 • 52 Views • No Comments

    Dear Alexa, I was recently at my local grocery store and noticed free newspapers in a nearby bin. I was shocked at how full it was. Why doesn’t anyone run off with the entire pile? Sincerely, Curious Caroline   Dear Caroline, I’ve noticed the same......  [read more]

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    Weight Loss Woes

    Dec 21, 15 • 175 Views • No Comments

    Weight loss during the holidays is easier when you combine what you like to do with what you should do through temptation bundling......  [read more]

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    Roommate Advice

    Nov 22, 15 • 174 Views • No Comments

    Ask Alexa advice column uses the idea of tradeoffs and opportunity cost for solving a conflict about using Netflix or Cable......  [read more]

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    I Scream for Ice Cream

    Jun 27, 15 • 584 Views • 1 Comment

    Looking at externalities, we can see how economics can validate eating too much ice cream......  [read more]

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    Dating Decisions

    Apr 10, 15 • 1144 Views • No Comments

    Hello Alexa, I am a single person who is looking to settle down. I typically date online because my career is very demanding. However, to my dismay, I have encountered great difficulty in finding a person who meets all of my criteria: smart, funny, driven,......  [read more]