In Pursuit of a Happiness Index

The Earth Institute at Columbia University has produced their first “World Happiness Report”, in an attempt to assign value to what some may argue is impossible. Their goal was simple, to compare various nations happiness with more solid facts and draw conclusions. The report was commissioned by the United Nations Conference on Happiness (not to … Continue reading

Dollar Shaving

Who else is tired of paying outlandish prices for razors and replacement blades? Being an almost Sasquatch-like guy when it comes to growing facial hair, I begrudgingly pay more to Gillette each month than I do on my internet bill. But what if there were a company that would ship you razors and blades each … Continue reading

She’s a BRICS-house

She mighty, mighty, just lettin’ it all hang out. According to, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are positioned to overthrow the dollar and end US supremacy as the leading superpower. Quote: Among the many subjects discussed by the leaders were the creation of an alternative global lender and dropping the U.S. … Continue reading

Cheating for Charity

Would you cheat for charity? No, I am not talking about having an extramarital affair with your favorite beautiful blonde stripper named Charity. A study at the University of Bath has sought to answer this question, using psychology and economics undergrads as the test subjects. Part of the study involved the students rolling a die … Continue reading

Fear and Loathing on Wall Street

A study by Boston College has found that the extremely wealthy fear greater things than the beach house having termites, Forbes misspelling their name, or the kids picking up a hispanic accent from the housekeeper. Nor are their innermost fears spilling caviar on their ascot, not being able to find a dessert wine that perfectly … Continue reading