Marketplace Headlines: Life

Marketplace Headlines: Life

  • Clarissa explained it all ... now she's 8

    Apr 17, 2014 | 1 min
    The Marketplace Datebook for Friday, April 18, 214
  • What 1717 means: your trolley number guess

    Apr 17, 2014 | 2 min
    Is it the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything?
  • International business and Ukraine

    Apr 17, 2014 | 7 min
    Diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the EU are in Geneva
  • Born to fly

    Apr 15, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Wednesday, April 16, 214
  • Datebook: Say cheese... all April long

    Apr 11, 2014 | 2 min
    Marketplace Datebook for the week of April 14, 214
  • Last week may have been Goulda, but this week is Feta

    Apr 10, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for April 11, 214
  • Roses are red, violets are blue

    Apr 09, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Thursday, April 1, 214
  • Tired of your name? A one day solution

    Apr 08, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Wednesday, April , 214
  • Biofuels, beer and Boardwalk Empire

    Apr 07, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, April 8, 214
  • Did Andy Warhol actually say his most famous quote?

    Apr 07, 2014 | 3 min
    A lesson about branding from the world of art.
  • Pin the week on safety pins

    Apr 07, 2014 | 2 min
    Marketplace Datebook for the week of April 7, 214
  • Mama may have, Papa may have...

    Apr 04, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for April 4, 214
  • It might not lead to a pot of gold, but it could

    Apr 02, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Thursday, April , 214
  • PB'ampJ tops the menu

    Apr 01, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Wednesday, April 2, 214
  • Happy Birthday, world's most valuable company

    Mar 31, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, April 1, 214
  • As the world turns, don't stress about it

    Mar 28, 2014 | 2 min
    Marketplace Datebook for the week of March 1, 214
  • Lady Gaga(s)

    Mar 27, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Friday, March 28, 214
  • Datebook: Let's give a hand to the X-ray

    Mar 26, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Thursday, March 27, 214
  • Left in the dust by kale

    Mar 25, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Wednesday, March 26, 214
  • Grab your coat, we're going to the frozen food aisle

    Mar 24, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, March 25, 214
  • A day to be neighborly

    Mar 19, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Thursday, March 2, 214
  • Kudos to the Tooth Fairy

    Feb 27, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Friday, February 28, 214
  • Marketplace Music: Our very own music station

    Feb 21, 2014 | 1 min
    Listen to some of our favorite tunes.
  • What it's like to be (well, voice) a Disney Princess

    Feb 03, 2014 | 4 min
    Janet Hsieh on playing the Mandarin-speaking Princess Anna in 'Frozen'
  • The 5 steps of snowday acceptance

    Jan 30, 2014 | 3 min
    Commentator Beth Teitell feels for parents stuck at home on snow days
  • Dispatch from a woman stuck in her car in Atlanta

    Jan 29, 2014 | 3 min
    The city of Atlanta is in the middle of a giant two-day snow and ice storm that has left kids stranded at school, people in makeshift shelters, and commuters trying to get two or from work stuck on the roads in miles-long gridlock.
  • Stop checking your email. Really.

    Jan 28, 2014 | 3 min
    But if you want to be productive, go ahead and check Facebook
  • Rural schools are struggling to keep the lights on

    Jan 28, 2014 | 5 min
    When rural families leave to search for better jobs, schools scramble to make cuts -- and may even shut down.
  • If adults use their phones more than teens, who's 'quotaddicted'quot?

    Jan 27, 2014 | 4 min
    One teen says "Look at the data." Not on your phone.
  • Is grad school 'quotprofessional suicide'quot?

    Jan 27, 2014 | 4 min
    Consultant Karen Kelsky says a change in school funding is leaving many grad students buried under a pile of insurmountable debt.
  • Mustaches are up shaving is down

    Jan 24, 2014 | 1 min
    Too much information about body hair
  • Is 'art' a dirty word at Sundance?

    Jan 22, 2014 | 4 min
    Grantland's Wesley Morris says studio execs looking to buy flicks are expecting more these days
  • Why I'm saying goodbye to the NFL

    Jan 21, 2014 | 3 min
    One commentator ends her love affair with professional football
  • The elements: Carbon's all around

    Jan 21, 2014 | 4 min
    Carbon is the ultimate bonder but in some forms, it can be dangerous. Carbon Monoxide can poison you. Carbon Dioxide is blamed by some for global warming.
  • To compete for students, colleges roll out the amenities

    Dec 25, 2013 | 3 min
    Forget cinder block walls and communal bathrooms, today's student housing features granite countertops, high-end mattresses, and high-tech laundry.
  • The skeletal remains of farm life on the Plains

    Nov 20, 2013 | 6 min
    A photographer and sociologist pair up to document the changing landscape of a once bustling farm region
  • Don't have a credit history? Utility bills could soon help

    Nov 12, 2013 | 4 min
    Congress is considering a bill, the Credit Access and Inclusion Act, that would make it easier for nontraditional borrowers to build a credit history.
  • A tactical approach to personal finance

    Oct 11, 2013 | 6 min
    When it comes to personal finance, a military-esque dedication to discipline can work well.
  • The Federal Reserve chairs are getting shorter and shorter

    Oct 11, 2013 | 1 min
    Approaching the zero lower bound, some might say.
  • Why is it so hard to make a career as a short story writer?

    Oct 10, 2013 | 3 min
    Alice Munro's Nobel Prize for Literature is unusual in that she was a short story writer, rather than a novelist. How did she manage to make a career as a short story writer?
  • Australians ahead of the curve when it comes to moving health care to the digital world

    Oct 03, 2013 | 3 min
    In Australia, digital medical records and other health care technologies have been in place for years.
  • Comedy on Vine and YouTube: Bo Burnham

    Sep 27, 2013 | 5 min
    Comedian Bo Burnham talks about his new book of poems and his theory behind comedy.
  • Liar, liar, pants on fire!

    Sep 10, 2013 | 1 min
    1.2 million swallowed this one: hook, line and sinker.
  • Arsenio Hall show: Late night rerun or classic TV?

    Sep 09, 2013 | 2 min
    The late night host and comedian returns to TV with a new CBS talk show.
  • Candy cane-eating bees make red-tinted honey

    Sep 04, 2013 | 1 min
    Red honey is showing up in beehives around Utah. The source seems to be the bees, feeding off leftovers from a local factory that makes candy canes.
  • Heroin use on the rise in rural areas

    Sep 02, 2013 | 4 min
    The number of first-time heroin users in the U.S. is on the rise, and overall, heroin use went up 66 percent in 211.
  • Latest inflation victim: Tooth Fairy

    Aug 30, 2013 | 1 min
    Kids these days are getting more than $ a tooth from the Tooth Fairy.
  • Father of foam finger unhappy with Miley Cyrus

    Aug 29, 2013 | 1 min
    "I would say that she certainly misrepresented its intent to encourage team support."
  • The Abercrombie & Fitch Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Aug 27, 2013 | 1 min
    Ohio State trustees will vote this week on also renaming its medical school's emergency department after retailer Abercrombie ' Fitch.
  • The mindset of incoming college freshman, born in '5

    Aug 21, 2013 | 1 min
    Incoming college freshmen were born in 15, so don't date yourself by making stale pop culture references.
  • The country club-ization of college living

    Aug 13, 2013 | 4 min
    With classes starting soon, college students are heading back to campus. But you might not recognize where they are living. In fact, you might be jealous.
  • How one family went bankrupt spending $100,000 on Beanie Babies

    Aug 13, 2013 | 3 min
    A documentary filmmaker tells the story of how his father's obsession with the plush collectables cost the family everything.
  • What Amanda Bynes' parents want for her

    Aug 08, 2013 | 4 min
    The 27-year-old actress has run through $1 million in recent months while acting increasingly erratically. Her parents are seeking a conservatorship to put them in charge of her finances.
  • Many teachers schedule summer babies

    Aug 07, 2013 | 3 min
    With limited maternity leave, many teachers try to have their babies during the summer break.
  • Public school families hit with fees as kids go back to school

    Aug 07, 2013 | 3 min
    Public school is supposed to be free, but around the country families are being asked to foot the bill for laptops and tablets for their students.
  • Dinosaur bones for sale: 'Dino Cowboy' avoids museums

    Aug 06, 2013 | 4 min
    Auction house plans to sell the bones of two fighting dinosaurs.
  • CBS blackout? 4 tips and tricks to get your fix

    Aug 05, 2013 | 3 min
    Some savvy Time Warner Cable customers have schemed out ways to watch CBS and Showtime during the cable dispute. What are they?
  • Red pants aren't snobby, right?

    Aug 02, 2013 | 1 min
    But it's tradition here at Marketplace!
  • 'Sharknado' -- How the low-budget flick went from Twitter to the big screen

    Aug 02, 2013 | 4 min
    Once upon a time a little low-budget movie about a tornado and sharks taking over Los Angeles became a hit on Twitter, and grew up to head to a movie theater near you.
  • Why gay activists shouldn't be boycotting Stolichnaya Russian vodka

    Aug 01, 2013 | 1 min
    Latvians are saying not to boycott Stolichnaya Vodka over Russian gay rights abuses...because Stolichnaya is actually made in their country.
  • The suburbs: No longer the American Dream?

    Aug 01, 2013 | 5 min
    The American Dream is moving away from suburbia. Why?
  • Facebook getting more primetime viewers than any major TV network

    Jul 31, 2013 | 1 min
    The social network is getting half of television viewers between 18 and 24 years old during the primetime hours.
  • Living life as a target-market female

    Jul 30, 2013 | 3 min
    What it's like to live in an advertiser's world of the target-market female, aged 25 to 45 years old.
  • Book picks for your summer reading list

    Jul 26, 2013 | 3 min
    Need a book that can help your finances too?
  • The final interview with George Mitchell, father of fracking

    Jul 26, 2013 | 1 min
    The 94-year-old oil pioneer who changed the face of the energy industery with his fracking procedure died today. He gave his final interview to Marketplace's Scott Tong.
  • 'Genies' head to Salt Lake City to grow family tree

    Jul 22, 2013 | 3 min
    Salt Lake City has become the genealogical capital of the world, and it's all because of Mormonism.
  • A few books to dive into this summer

    Jul 22, 2013 | 3 min
    Need a book with an economic theme this summer? Here's a few choices.
  • The art in Walmart: A painter turns his canvas on store aisles

    Jul 16, 2013 | 3 min
  • A whole new meaning to the term 'sexting'

    Jul 12, 2013 | 1 min
  • 'On the Floor' with a former investment banker

    Jul 11, 2013 | 5 min
  • Americans don't think journalists contribute a lot to society

    Jul 11, 2013 | 1 min
  • Thank you not very much for my address labels

    Jul 10, 2013 | 3 min
  • Recreating the feeling of Starbucks, without the high-priced coffee

    Jul 09, 2013 | 1 min
  • Student debt: The burden on seniors

    Jul 05, 2013 | 5 min
  • Dealing with a large amount of student debt

    Jul 05, 2013 | 14 min
  • 'Baywatch' = California, 'Golden Girls' = Florida

    Jul 05, 2013 | 1 min
  • Business school students learn leadership from Battle of Gettysburg

    Jul 04, 2013 | 3 min
  • A window that talks to you

    Jul 04, 2013 | 1 min
  • Fireproofing your home in the wilderness

    Jul 03, 2013 | 3 min
    Hundreds of homes have already been lost to wildfires this summer. There are ways to make these houses less likely to burn, but fire mitigation is a hard sell to homeowners.
  • James Patterson books continue to pile up

    Jul 01, 2013 | 6 min
    James Patterson releases his 108th and 109th book and has no plans to slow down.
  • Big changes coming for gay couples' personal finances

    Jun 28, 2013 | 6 min
    The Supreme Court's landmark rulings on same-sex marriage this week mean gay couples have new legal territory to consider when it comes to merging their financial lives.
  • Aaron Hernandez jerseys: Trade 'em in, for free

    Jun 28, 2013 | 1 min
    The New England Patriots organization is offering a free exchange for another player's jersey this weekend only.
  • Yuck: A fourth-grader's undercover look at school lunch

    Jun 28, 2013 | 4 min
    In the fall of 2011, fourth-grader Zachary Maxwell set out to show his parents and the world his less-than-appetizing lunch tray reality.
  • In health care reform, art keeps patients in the picture

    Jun 27, 2013 | 5 min
    Local artist Regina Holliday has recruited a walking gallery of story tellers to make sure patients get as much attention as profits
  • Blastoff! Talking robot Kirobo to head off to space

    Jun 27, 2013 | 1 min
    This fall, a "humanoid communication robot" called Kirobo will travel to the International Space Station to keep astronauts company.
  • Headed for your fish and chips: The lowly dogfish

    Jun 26, 2013 | 3 min
    Cod fishermen off Massachusetts catch few cod these days. Their allowed limits have been slashed because cod are fished out. What does take their hooks is dogfish -- lots of dogfish.
  • Historic theaters reopening in small Georgia towns

    Jun 26, 2013 | 4 min
    In the age of multiplexes, hundreds of small American towns have historic theaters that sit empty. But one of the country's largest old-time theaters hopes to reverse that trend.
  • Hi-top fade haircut: It's all business

    Jun 25, 2013 | 3 min
    The iconic '80s hairstyle, the hi-top fade, is making a comeback. Part of the reason: It's good for business.
  • Ahh... The scent of alma mater...

    Jun 24, 2013 | 3 min
    Notre Dame is the latest school to market its own fragrance.
  • Forget the IRS; investigate the Girl Scouts!

    Jun 24, 2013 | 1 min
    An Iowa congressman is calling for an inquiry by the House Ways and Means Committee into the finances of the Girl Scouts.
  • Teens face stiff competition in the search for a summer job

    Jun 21, 2013 | 6 min
    Many young people are struggling to find jobs now that school is out for summer. The usual seasonal employment is being filled by older workers so what are teenagers to do to earn income?
  • Yes, you're an intern -- but you do have rights

    Jun 21, 2013 | 5 min
    With so many lawsuits popping up from interns claiming they were exploited by their places of work, it's a good time for a refresher on what your rights are as an intern.
  • Your summer job stories: The good, the bad, the ugly

    Jun 21, 2013 | 4 min
    We asked you to tell us about your best and worst summer jobs. Read some of the stories, including that of 15-year-old Delaney Stokes, who just scored her first summer job.
  • Get amped! There are affordable summer camp options

    Jun 21, 2013 | 5 min
    Summer camp can be an unforgettable experience for kids...and a costly one for parents. But, there are ways for families to get a good deal.
  • The reinvention of LEGO

    Jun 21, 2013 | 4 min
    University of Pennsylvania professor Dave Robertson writes about the company and how it recovered from its near-death experience.
  • Putin says he'll replace lost Super Bowl ring

    Jun 21, 2013 | 1 min
    The Russian president claims he doesn't remember the incident involving Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring.
  • Does new TV show stereotype Latinas?

    Jun 21, 2013 | 3 min
    The new TV show, "Devious Maids," is a soap opera aimed at a Hispanic audience, but some Latinos feel it trades in stereotypes.
  • 'Mad Men' fan? You have 'The Sopranos' to thank

    Jun 20, 2013 | 3 min
    Television hasn’t been the same since Tony stepped outside and found ducks in his swimming pool.
  • The case of the Super Bowl ring: Kraft says Putin pocketed it

    Jun 17, 2013 | 1 min
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Russian President Vladimir Putin have differing stories about what happened to Kraft's Super Bowl ring.
  • Writing a better college essay

    Jun 14, 2013 | 4 min
    Parents spend a lot of money to help their kids get into college. But students also have to write a great admissions essay. We've got some tips on helping your college admissions essay stand out.
  • Dear Son: A father's financial wisdom

    Jun 14, 2013 | 3 min
    New Jersey CPA Tom Corley, author of the book "Rich Habits," graciously shared the words of wisdom he gave to his son about how to achieve financial independence.
  • Caffeine withdrawal is officially a mental health disorder

    Jun 13, 2013 | 1 min
    The new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual now lists caffeine withdrawal.
  • U.S. NAVY STOPS YELLING AT YOU by dropping all-capitals communications

    Jun 12, 2013 | 1 min
    For 150 years, the official Navy communications system only allowed FOR ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • Reinventing the standing desk

    Jun 10, 2013 | 3 min
    To sit or stand at work? That is the question. For those of you who can't decide, how about something in the middle?
  • The most cat and dog friendly states in the US

    Jun 07, 2013 | 1 min
    Does your home state prefer the companionship of canines or cats?
  • Semi-retirement: Getting a second-act career

    Jun 07, 2013 | 5 min
    Not everyone can afford -- or even wants -- to retire these days. But there are ways to profit during semi-retirement.
  • Film preview: 'The Internship'

    Jun 07, 2013 | 3 min
    A new comedy opens at the box office this weekend. It's called "The Internship," and its a hilarious take on starting over in the workforce.
  • Graduates take the stage at Oyler School

    Jun 06, 2013 | 6 min
    As our year-long series on Oyler School concludes, the neighborhood of Lower Price Hill gathers to celebrate the class of 2013.
  • Photojournalist John H. White on layoffs, 35 years at Chicago Sun-Times

    Jun 04, 2013 | 5 min
    He won a in Pulitzer in 1982, but didn't stop there. Chicago's legendary photojournalist John H. White reflects on the power of pictures days after he was laid off along with the Sun-Times' entire photo department.
  • How to pronounce Germany's longest word

    Jun 04, 2013 | 2 min
    Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz. The longest German word is no more. Now that its gone, we teach you how to say it.
  • In New York, all teachers will be graded

    Jun 04, 2013 | 2 min
    New York is going to start evaluating teachers in all subject fields, and tests results will be part of their performance evaluations. This week, the teachers start getting trained in the new grading system.
  • Tired of paying to check your bags? Here's one solution.

    Jun 03, 2013 | 1 min
    Paying for your airplane bags in bulk?
  • 'When work feels overwhelming, remember you're going to die' and other uplifting greetings

    May 31, 2013 | 6 min
    Plenty of disgruntled workers have discovered -- a funny greeting card site where snarky messages express everything you're thinking, but would never say aloud. The card's
  • Wearing the wrong bra size? Jockey has a $60 solution for you

    May 31, 2013 | 3 min
    Oprah can vouch for it: an estimated 8 in 10 women wear the wrong bra size. So underwear stalwart Jockey spent eight years developing the solution: a $60 bra that comes in 55 sizes.
  • What do asteroids and the Federal Reserve have in common?

    May 31, 2013 | 1 min
    QE2. Quantitative easing or an asteroid?
  • New entries in the AP Stylebook: 'Flash mob,' 'Google Hangout'

    May 30, 2013 | 1 min
    The go-to manual for print media turns 60 this year.
  • Rolodexes: A thing of the past?

    May 30, 2013 | 2 min
    Private equity group KKR has nabbed David Patraeus for his global Rolodex. In the age of Microsoft Outlook and smartphones, does anyone really use a Rolodex anymore?
  • Terrorism concerns hinder public's access to toxic plant info

    May 30, 2013 | 2 min
    Associated Press reporter Jack Gillum discusses his investigation of ammonium nitrate facilities around the country and why authorities are hesitant to release location information.
  • Soon, an app to tell you when your microwave popcorn is ready

    May 29, 2013 | 1 min
    It'll listen to the bag popping in the microwave and algorithmically tell you exactly when to take it out.
  • Have lunch with Warren Buffett, starting at $25,000

    May 28, 2013 | 1 min
    Mr. Buffett auctions off a lunch date with himself every year. Bidding begins at $25,000.

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