Stories by Megan McArdle

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    Ice Cream for Dinner!

    Forget rum raisin or mint chocolate chip. It’s time to start your meal with a savory treat flavored with feta, carrots, or bacon.
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    The Not-So-Golden Years

    American retirement is in free fall, and even the safest plans are turning out to be dangerous.
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    ‘You Just Have To Have It!’

    $2,000 to make coffee? $800 to boil rice? In any color you’d like! Inside the American housewares craze.
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    The College Bubble

    Mythomania about college has turned getting a degree into an American neurosis. It's sending parents to the poorhouse and saddling students with a backpack full of debt that doesn't even guarantee a good job in the end.
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    Why We Loved Being Conned

    Looking for a fail-safe plan to get rich without working? Sure you are—and that's the problem.