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    • The Psychological Trick That Makes It Harder to Pay off Your Credit Cards

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Only a quarter to a third of credit-card users pay off their bills in full every month. Most Americans carry a balance, and as new research shows, a surprising number of them pay close to the minimum each month—even when it’s clear that they could easily settle their debt faster and save a ton of money in interest payments.

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    • The Real Secret to Asian American Success Was Not Education

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 9 mins
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    For those who doubt that racial resentment lingers in this nation, Asian Americans are a favorite talking point. The argument goes something like this: If “white privilege” is so oppressive — if the United States is so hostile toward its minorities — why do census figures show that Asian Americans out-earn everyone?

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    • Why Students Who Do Well in High School Bomb in College

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The first year of college is a tough transition, and for many students, a disillusioning one. A study conducted last fall at the University of Toronto found that incoming students arrived with unreasonably optimistic expectations. On average, students predicted they would earn grade-point averages of 3.6. Those dreams were swiftly punctured. By the end of the year, the average freshman had only a 2.3.

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    • There Is Math, There Is Fantasy Math, and Then There's Donald Trump's Economic Math

    • By: Jim Tankersley, Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "There Is Math, There Is Fantasy Math, and Then There's Donald Trump's Economic Math" is from the April 04, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jim Tankersley and Jeff Guo and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Two Reasons It Really Is Harder to Get a Job Than It Used to Be

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 7 mins
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    It used to be that jobs returned swiftly after a recession. But since the 1990s, the labor market seems to have lost much of its natural buoyancy. The past three downturns caused extended periods of underemployment. Years after economic output had fully rebounded, there were still fewer people at work.

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    • The Disease Killing White Americans Goes Way Deeper Than Opioids

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    An increase in suicide, drug addiction and alcoholism is driving up middle-aged death rates, but new research suggests those “diseases of despair” are symptoms of a greater malaise — one that’s even harder to fix.

    "The Disease Killing White Americans Goes Way Deeper Than Opioids" is from the March 24, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Guo and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Everyone Is Miserable on Tinder

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Why Everyone Is Miserable on Tinder" is from the July 27, 2016, Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Guo and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Mixed Marriages Are Changing the Way We Think about Our Race

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Mixed Marriages Are Changing the Way We Think about Our Race" is from the U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Guo and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Black Workers Who Do Everything Right Still Get Left Behind

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    It used to be that low-skilled black workers suffered the greatest disadvantage relative to their white counterparts. But there has been a strange reversal in the past 40 years. EPI finds that the black-white wage gap has become wider - and is widening faster - among those with more education.

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    • Princeton Professor Angus Deaton Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Princeton Professor Angus Deaton Wins Nobel Prize in Economics" is from the October 13, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Guo and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Researchers Have Debunked One of Our Most Basic Assumptions about How the World Works

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Everyone wants economic growth, right? It's part of every politician's package of promises. Expanding economies make people richer, and study after study shows that the wealthier lead happier, healthier lives. Yet in recent years, accumulating evidence suggests that rising incomes and personal well-being are linked in the opposite way. It seems that economic growth actually kills people.

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    • The Jobs That Really Smart People Avoid

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    During its transformation in the 1980s, Wall Street also turned into a top recruiter of graduates from fancy colleges. This is still true. Despite the humiliations of the financial crisis, which revealed how Wall Street's complex dealings had undermined the public interest, it remains the most popular destination for Harvard and Yale students entering the workforce.

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    • 'My Rural Friends Have Been Conditioned … to Automatically Distrust Anything That Smacks of Elite Privilege.'

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    A few weeks ago, I interviewed Kathy Cramer, a political scientist who has spent many years listening to the people of rural Wisconsin. Rural folks, she told me, often believe they are in a losing battle with cities and elites. In their understanding of politics, she said, it’s the hardworking country sons versus the lazy urbanites; the struggling small towns versus the self-indulgent metropolises.

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    • Wikipedia Is Fixing One of the Internet's Biggest Flaws

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    We might once have dreamed that the miracle of cheap, instant communication would knit society together. The reality has been closer to the opposite.

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    • Poor Boys Are Falling Behind Poor Girls, and It’s Deeply Troubling

    • By: Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Poor Boys Are Falling Behind Poor Girls, and It’s Deeply Troubling" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Guo and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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