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Weekend Reads: Have You Heard the (Fake) News?

The phrase “fake news” is a reality. It references a phenomenon that goes to the heart of how we define “news.” Susan Hoover dives down the fake news rabbit hole in this week's edition of Weekend Reads.

How Meditators Can Overcome Behavioral Finance Biases

While behavioral finance identifies and describes cognitive errors, it provides few remedies. But, meditation may provide the answer.

What the Lottery Has to Teach Us about Investing

Probably no other phenomenon presents a greater challenge to the model of Homo economicus — and better examples of the complicated relationship we humans have with money — than this: Last year, the American public spent about $69 billion of their hard-earned money on lottery tickets, even though each individual's chance of winning is infinitesimal.



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