Every 12 years, there's a spike in births among certain communities across the globe, including the U.S. Why? Because the Year of the Dragon, according to Chinese folk belief, confers power, fortune, and more. We look at what happens to Dragon babies when they grow up, and why timing your kid's birth based on the zodiac isn't as ridiculous it sounds.
Extra: Satya Nadella Full Interview
Stephen Dubner's conversation with the C.E.O. of Microsoft, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “ ”
Here’s Why All Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It
Whether it's a giant infrastructure plan or a humble kitchen renovation, it'll inevitably take way too long and cost way too much. That's because you suffer from “the planning fallacy.” (You also have an “optimism bias” and a bad case of overconfidence.) But don't worry: we've got the solution.
Extra: David Rubenstein Full Interview
Stephen Dubner's conversation with the co-founder and longtime co-C.E.O. of the Carlyle Group, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “ ”
Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? (Rebroadcast)
In our collective zeal to reform schools and close the achievement gap, we may have lost sight of where most learning really happens — at home.
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