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Americans Unwilling to Pay to Fight Climate Change

WSJ Journal Report

Americans of all political stripes are worried about climate change. But surveys find they're unwilling to pay what it costs to fight it, according to Wall Street Journal contributor Sam Ori.

11 Min

May 23, 2017

In Baltimore: How Does the Aquarium Veterinarian work?

Slate's Working

Leigh Clayton takes care of the health of 1,500 animals in Baltimore's National Aquarium

31 Min

May 22, 2017

Get Ready for Peak Oil Demand

WSJ Journal Report

There's growing consensus that the end of ever-rising oil consumption is in sight. The big question is, when? The Wall Street Journal's Elena Cherney reports from Toronto.

5 Min

May 22, 2017

Weekly Recap #20: Frozen Bread, Terrariums, and Hip Hop

Side Hustle School

In our twentieth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

11 Min

May 21, 2017

Oncology Nurse Creates Products to Regrow Hair After Chemo; Earns $80,000

Side Hustle School

After kicking cancer to the curb, a Texas oncology nurse discovers the power of essential oils for hair regrowth and launches her own handmade hair care line.

8 Min

May 20, 2017

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5 min
May 19, 2017
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The gas station is in for a major overhaul. The world's big oil companies have all sorts of potential changes on the drawing board, including new fuel options, restaurants, and package-delivery services. WSJ's Sarah Kent reports from London.

6 min
May 19, 2017
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Adventures in creating homemade presents for friends and family lead a Beyoncé-obsessed duo to lip balm world domination. Bonus: learn Abraham Lincoln’s favorite dessert recipes.

8 min
May 18, 2017
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A web developer and a faceless artist in Florida team up with celebrities on Instagram to promote hip hop glitter pendants. Thug life has never looked so shiny!

11 min
May 17, 2017
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Wall Street Journal contributor Alexandra Samuel tells us how survey makers could vastly improve surveys. And she does so by creating her own survey, directed at the survey makers.

14 min
May 17, 2017
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A web developer develops an audio system that helps medical students memorize human anatomy. Seven years later, it still produces $800/month in profit.

8 min
May 17, 2017
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Many of us take breaks at work, but some breaks work better than others at helping us stay effective. Wall Street Journal contributor Heidi Mitchell talks about studies that set out to find which breaks work the best.

9 min
May 16, 2017
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After a doctor diagnoses her husband with a corn syrup allergy, a healthcare analyst mixes up a line of healthy, sweet baked goods that turns into a stable second income.

8 min
May 15, 2017
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An avid plant collector in the UK makes the most out of a temporary unemployment situation by building and selling glass terrariums.

14 min
May 14, 2017
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In our nineteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

6 min
May 13, 2017
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After overcoming childhood barriers, Shirag Shemmassian leveraged his educational success to launch an admissions assistance side hustle.

8 min
May 12, 2017
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An avid runner has a difficult time finding gloves or mittens that feel comfortable enough for running while also keep her fingers warm in the winter. She decides to make her own and pursues a patent for her idea.

7 min
May 11, 2017
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A former NASA employee with an unbridled enthusiasm for horseback riding changes her hustle strategy and proves she’s no one trick pony. We’re not horsing around!

7 min
May 10, 2017
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A corporate employee takes charge over a new branch of the company he works at and ends up creating a second income for himself. Don’t fire your boss… get them to pay you twice!

63 min
May 9, 2017
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Dan Deacon makes inventive, playful electronic music, and leads crowds through silly group exercises.

7 min
May 8, 2017
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Derek Tharp says there are benefits to not getting paid a high salary in your first job after college.

8 min
May 8, 2017
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Wall Street Journal reporter Andrea Fuller had no idea how much she paid in adviser fees for her mutual funds or ETFs. Here's her story of the (beyond) frustrating experience she underwent trying to find out.

9 min
May 7, 2017
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In our eighteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

7 min
May 6, 2017
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A Tennessee man starts a low-tech, low-stress side hustle and creates a substantial side income working only on the weekend. No website needed!

9 min
May 5, 2017
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Sometimes a shift is all you need to get on the right track. This blogger was able to get out of debt and make $82,000 last year while working two hours a day before and after his real job.

9 min
May 5, 2017
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Derek Tharp says there are benefits to not getting paid a high salary in your first job after college.

6 min
May 4, 2017
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She’s loud, she’s proud, and she’s wielding a hammer to smash the patriarchy with her hand-stamped feminist jewelry line.

9 min
May 3, 2017
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Four friends take a whack at the lawn care industry’s weeds and find ways to better connect vendors and customers.

11 min
May 2, 2017
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Stories about how company founders struggled to pursue their dreams and to realize them are quite seductive to would-be entrepreneurs. These tales can also do more harm than good, says Wall Street Journal contributor Morra Aarons-Mele.

46 min
May 1, 2017
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Jenny Egan defends children in juvenile court, trying to keep them from getting locked up.

7 min
May 1, 2017
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While serving time after a run in with the law, one man and his cousin get creative in the kitchen, then launch a successful food truck, catering, and restaurant business in rural Pennsylvania.

7 min
May 1, 2017
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Wall Street Journal contributor Stephen Hicks says we all can apply the entrepreneurial approach to our own lives. That's because we're born with the ability to take risks, think creatively and challenge the normal way of doing things.

11 min
May 1, 2017
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Stories about how company founders struggled to pursue their dreams and to realize them are quite seductive to would-be entrepreneurs. These tales can also do more harm than good, says Wall Street Journal contributor Morra Aarons-Mele.

9 min
Apr 30, 2017
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In our seventeenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
Apr 29, 2017
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A Texas photographer combines his love for art and science fiction to add magic to his photography specializing in cosplay and all things geek.

6 min
Apr 28, 2017
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An on-location, by appointment yoga studio helps a UX designer earn an additional $40,000 a year working only a few hours each week.

11 min
Apr 28, 2017
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Roadside attractions were spawned from the superhighway systems' creation in the mid-20th century. They're still around, though as Wall Street Journal contributor Kevin Brass says, making money can be tricky.

8 min
Apr 27, 2017
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A couple brings their love of handmade wooden accessories, technology, and design to life with a side hustle manufacturing handmade wooden desk accessories and phone cases.

7 min
Apr 26, 2017
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A late night craving evolves into a cookie delivery service spreading chocolate chip goodness throughout the land.

8 min
Apr 25, 2017
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A longing for expression and self-love pushes one woman into a successful side hustle helping others live more fulfilling lives through the practice of breathwork.

6 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Our next guest says don't count on investment professionals to sniff out financial fraud. Wall Street Journal Contributor Deborah Gage joins us from San Jose, California and says we can all learn to better tell truth from fiction.

8 min
Apr 24, 2017
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A New York-based consultant brews his need for energy into a tea delivery service that offers customers a chance to discover new tea varieties each month.

6 min
Apr 24, 2017
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How to regulate the financial system is crucially important, and often hard to understand. The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Ackerman breaks it down from our newsroom in Washington.

9 min
Apr 23, 2017
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In our sixteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
Apr 22, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Contributor Glenn Ruffenach joins us from Atlanta with a list of tips for mixing vacation time and volunteer work, otherwise known as voluntourism.

10 min
Apr 22, 2017
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Our next guest says she spent too much of her life chasing more and more. Now, retired, she realizes that enough is often enough. There are lessons for all ages here. Wall Street Journal Contributor Robbie Shell joins us from Philadelphia.

40 min
Apr 21, 2017
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When Harry Mushlin operates on a brain, he feels his patient's selfhood in his hands.

8 min
Apr 21, 2017
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After witnessing the struggles that many students have with one of college’s most challenging subjects, a chemist creates a blog to help bridge the gap in knowledge.

6 min
Apr 20, 2017
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A lifelong crafter who makes jewelry to cope with the stress of working in the mental health field launches an etsy store and gets her items featured on several major TV shows.

11 min
Apr 19, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Contributor Glenn Ruffenach brings us a list of great films for all ages to watch about retirement and aging.

8 min
Apr 19, 2017
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Healthy meal planning can be rough. One man is on a mission to help people be more health-conscious with his subscription-based website selling meal prep recipes.

5 min
Apr 15, 2017
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A fascination for why people think helps a performing artist shift from earning $2,000 for college shows to $20,000 for corporate events.

5 min
Apr 14, 2017
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In this buzzworthy episode, a Texas woman creates a $4,000/month side hustle as an advocate for sustainable honeybee habitats.

44 min
Apr 13, 2017
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Karida Collins names her yarn colors after Baltimore neighborhoods at her Neighborhood Fiber Company

7 min
Apr 13, 2017
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A Colorado scientist publishes a science fiction magazine and builds it to a sustainable income of $1,800/month, funded largely by his readers.

8 min
Apr 12, 2017
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As much as modern medicine has changed with technology one place you really don't see it is in that annual physical exam. Wall Street Journal Contributor Dr. Peter Pronovost joins us from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

6 min
Apr 12, 2017
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As phones, tablets and other digital devices become ever more integrated into our daily lives patients are using them to record their trips to the doctor. Wall Street Journal Contributor Dr. Gurpreet Dahliwal joins us from San Francisco.

6 min
Apr 12, 2017
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A 365-day photo project transitions to a hustle teaching small business owners how to create videos using their smartphones.

6 min
Apr 11, 2017
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An expat living in Japan packages candy and sends it around the world to hundreds of people who pay $29/month.

6 min
Apr 10, 2017
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A New York City man goes on a forgettable date, but falls in love with an idea to create his own museum tours.

6 min
Apr 8, 2017
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WSJ readers send us a variety of questions about financing college, including how best to use "529" plans, the tax-advantaged higher-education accounts that invest in mutual funds. Contributor Chana Schoenberger helps us go through the mailbag.

5 min
Apr 8, 2017
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How five minutes of internet research inspired one couple to start an in-home pilates studio in their unfinished basement.

6 min
Apr 7, 2017
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A stay-at-home mother starts a podcast about essential oils and pulls her family off government assistance.

7 min
Apr 6, 2017
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Male stock analysts tend to write more favorably about public companies headed by men than about companies led by women. White analysts favor firms run by white chief executives. Wall Street Journal Contributor Jeff Brown joins us with a closer look.

7 min
Apr 6, 2017
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A corporate employee in Texas enters the online world of calligraphy and hand-lettering, and changes it along the way to suit her strengths.

6 min
Apr 5, 2017
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A leather craftsman starts a successful, multiple six-figure side hustle after being inspired by the tannery he works at for his day job.

53 min
Apr 4, 2017
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Laura Lippman tells us about her writing and revision process, and why she's tired of arguing about the validity of genre novels.

6 min
Apr 4, 2017
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In Washington, DC, a stay-at-home mom and former teacher helps immigrants gain citizenship with YouTube tutorials.

7 min
Apr 3, 2017
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An innovative salesman creates a baby harness that benefits both parent and child, all the while creating a six-figure side income for himself.

14 min
Apr 2, 2017
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Bonus episode! In this month's special broadcast, you'll learn everything you need to get your first website online—without stressing out, wasting your time, or spending a lot of money.

10 min
Apr 2, 2017
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In our thirteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
Apr 1, 2017
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Nonverbal communication from executives can speak volumes to employees and others. For starters, don't tilt your head. Wall Street Journal Contributor Aili McConnon joins us in the studio.

6 min
Apr 1, 2017
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The very same things that can spark a midlife crisis can also cause a late-life crisis. Wall Street Journal Contributor Marc Agronin is a geriatric psychiatrist. He joins us from Miami with the details.

5 min
Apr 1, 2017
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A creative director and copywriter makes an April Fool’s joke that turns into a long-term income stream.

6 min
Mar 31, 2017
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A Washington, DC man uses his entrepreneurial skills and vocal chords to turn a profit and create entertainment and community.

7 min
Mar 30, 2017
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In the age before easy online shopping, a bartender discovers a way to supplement the tips she lost during the recession by purchasing clothing and reselling to her friends.

9 min
Mar 29, 2017
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Want to organize your financial life in a way that is consistent with your faith? A growing number of financial advisers and firms are helping clients do just that. The Wall Street Journal's Anne Tergesen joins us in the studio.

6 min
Mar 29, 2017
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Spending approximately five hours a month, one man is able to bring in 60k/year making the search for school tutors easier for busy parents.

7 min
Mar 28, 2017
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After recognizing some major issues within the cleaning industry, a D.C. student sets out to start a customer service driven cleaning company that fills the void that other cleaning agencies leave behind.

7 min
Mar 27, 2017
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Andrew Blackman and Genie Austin got rid of most of their belongings and now live and work full-time while traveling. It's a life many dream about. But does the reality match up to the dream?

6 min
Mar 27, 2017
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A car enthusiast follows up on his curiosity and creates a project that earns $5,000/month on average and has brought in over a million dollars after a decade.

10 min
Mar 26, 2017
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In our twelfth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
Mar 25, 2017
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After discovering that his passion for goaltending has little to no online presence, a hockey fan decides to create his own resource blog.

5 min
Mar 24, 2017
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A Craigslist ad goes viral and brings a new six-figure business to an in-demand bridesmaid.

1 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Side Hustle School is made for you! Let me know how it's going and how the show can best serve you as you build your hustle. Send your #1 question to podcast@sidehustleschool.com

6 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Colorado bartender sells 2,000 copies of a statewide marijuana guide in the boom of the budding cannabis economy.

5 min
Mar 22, 2017
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Grad school can be a lot cheaper outside the U.S. But before you take the plunge, ask yourself some hard questions. MarketWatch Reporter Jillian Berman joins us in the studio.

6 min
Mar 22, 2017
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Why do some people get bored in retirement and others don't? Wall Street Journal Contributor Glenn Ruffenach joins us with the answer to that question plus some tips.

7 min
Mar 22, 2017
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A successful illustrator creates a side business earning more than $25,000 a year by helping artists sell their work online.

8 min
Mar 21, 2017
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Inspiration strikes in an upscale men’s store when a man comes across a line of handmade scented candles.

6 min
Mar 20, 2017
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Agreeing to swap homes for vacation saves money, but adds complications. Wall Street Journal Contributor Glenn Ruffenach joins us with some advice on how to do this the right way.