Most people think they’re above average in intelligence, relationship status and professional achievement. Social scientists call this “illusory superiority.” My business partner Scott Puritz, has found the one area where even above-average people, objectively smart, rich, successful professionals, seem to wave the white flag and admit to not understanding —Read More →

After Wednesday’s Democratic debate featured sharp clashes between presidential hopefuls, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said he isn’t worried about the party’s candidates attacking one another. “We had differences on policy,” he told MarketWatch on Thursday. “Nobody was talking about hand size. Nobody was putting silly nicknames on people.Read More →

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