Larry Lindsey ’76 and Andy Serwer ’81 Talk Economy, News with T. Boone Pickens (PickensPlan)

Renowned business magnate T. Boone Pickens, chairman and CEO of BP Capital, talks with movers and shakers on his podcast and blog, PickensPlan. Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer ’81 recently sat down with Pickens to discuss the changing news business.

Pickens also interviewed Larry Lindsey ’76, a former Federal Reserve governor and economic policy advisor to President George W. Bush. Read “Get Ready for a Recession” and listen to the podcast.

Personal Finance 101: New Financial Literacy Club Reaches Out to Alumni

Jessica Gluck '18

Jessica Gluck ’18

Jessica Gluck ’18 has launched the Financial Literacy club, which aims to expose students to real-world money issues.

Read what Gluck, an economics and Hispanic studies major, has already done—and what she has in store.

Remember RC? Explaining the Demise of the First Diet Soda Manufacturer (Mental Floss)


The first diet soda in the U.S. to reach commercial mainstream success didn’t come from Coca-Cola or Pepsi, but from a small beverage company named Royal Crown Cola. When the company released Diet Rite in 1962, it seemed poised to quickly gain market share and become a competitive player in the soda market.

What led to the backlash against diet sodas, and why did it particularly hurt Royal Crown Cola? Jeff Wells explains it all here.

How Writing Errors in Emails Affect Us Differently (The Conversation)


Smartphones may have contributed to the rise of typos and grammatical mistakes in emails, but a series of research suggests that writing errors in emails affect people differently.

Cognitive psychologist Julie Boland and sociolinguist Robin Queen found, among other things, that personality traits can affect how bothered someone might be to a typo or grammatical error in an email. Keep the article here in mind before you shoot out your next email.