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Why we overpay for airport food
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Why is airport food so expensive?
The reasons you pay a 200% markup on a water bottle are more complex than you might think.
How much money can you make on Amazon Mechanical Turk?
Mechanical Turk offers workers the freedom to complete menial tasks for small sums of cash. But is the platform really a viable part-time hustle?
The women who win hundreds of sweepstakes per year
Winning online sweepstakes is supposedly an act of pure luck — but some contestants claim to have it down to a science.
How Costco gained a cult following — by breaking every rule of retail
Costco has found immense success by prioritizing the interests of its customers and employees over those of its shareholders.
Introducing The Hustle’s first-ever podcast: My First Million
Get the gritty details on how Silicon Valley's most prolific founders made their first million.
The 70-year-old retiree who became America’s worst counterfeiter
How a mystery man produced thousands of the ugliest counterfeit $1 bills ever made — and eluded federal agents for more than a decade.
The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews
How one small business owner flipped the online review ecosystem on its head.
The $500m smiley face business
Nearly 50 years ago, one man ‘invented’ the modern smiley face. Then, another man halfway across the world made it into a multimillion-dollar cash cow.
The Manscaped Man: A History
Join us as we explore the fads, features, and frickin’ breakthrough innovations that defined personal grooming through generations.
Want a great deal on a house? Find one where someone was murdered.
A gruesome death in a home can slash the sale price by as much as 25%. But is the discount worth it?
Shark Tank deep dive: A data analysis of all 10 seasons
What does the average Shark Tank deal look like? It depends on what you’re pitching — and who you are.
The professor who beat roulette
How a renowned researcher beat the odds, stumped casino owners around the world, and walked away with a fortune.