What musical instrument should my daughter play? A look at sex differences and representation in music

My daughter has tried a variety of preschool-age activities – soccer, gymnastics, dance, art, etc. The only activity that has stuck is piano. Considering the exploration vs. exploitation trade-off, perhaps it’s better to delay exploring new activities until she’s older and instead exploit her current interest in music. So I bought an electronic drum kit. … Read more

A Data-Driven Guide to Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring

Edit Sep 14, 2016: I’ve created a diamond-focused site with new tools: www.diamondscreener.com This post is intended to be an intermediate-level guide after you’ve gotten serious about buying a ring. It covers the practical aspects of setting a budget and finding the best deal via the cost-efficiency frontier (interactive tool screenshot above). Hopefully it will help you cut … Read more