I have never played Diablo but this post by the Ivey Business Review about the history of the game’s virtual economy is totally fascinating.
Via our pal Jon Custer, here is a really great piece in BBC’s News magazine about Latifa Nabizada, who, with her sister Laliuma, became the first two women pilots in Afghan air force history. When Latifa gave birth to her daughter, she took her on flights with her.
Jordan Weissmann looked at a survey by NACE showing that college students who do unpaid internships are more likely to get a job than students who never interned (though students who do paid internships are).
A babysitter is given a check with an incorrect amount and requests a new one. The new check never arrives. What should she do next?
Max Brooks’s World War Z is going to be screened in advance tomorrow for moviegoers who buy a $48 “mega-ticket,” which includes a digital copy of the movie when it becomes available, a movie poster, and a small popcorn (seriously, they couldn’t spring for a large?).
Trachtenberg is commenting in the Times about N.Y.U. loaning out money to some faculty members and administrators to buy vacation homes.
This week, KJ Dell’Antonia and her family are trying to do “The Home-Cooked Challenge” and have gotten rid of all the processed food in their house.
Leave the lights on. Watch the bill creep up a tiny bit.