Blaire Briody

Blaire Briody

Blaire Briody is a contributing editor at The Fiscal Times. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Popular Science, Publishers Weekly, among others.

Recent Stories By Blaire Briody:

  • How Obamacare Rates with Consumers One Year LaterOctober 7, 2014

    As the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act's initial rocky rollout approaches, opinions on the law remain as heated as ever. While the Obama administration boasts many successes this year...

  • The Next North Dakota: 5 States About to Go Oil BoomDecember 2, 2013

    The black-gold rush in North Dakota—a technological revolution in oil production—is creating a new class of rugged millionaires. North Dakota might be grabbing headlines, but horizontal drilling and...

  • How to Find a Job in the North Dakota Oil BoomNovember 5, 2013

    In early 2013, Derek MacDonald, a skinny 28-year-old with glasses, was living in the small town of Smith Center, Kansas, and taking care of his sick grandfather. He looked for steady work for over a...

  • 10 Highest-Paying Jobs in North Dakota’s Oil BoomNovember 5, 2013

    It’s no secret that North Dakota’s oil industry is booming. Advancements in hydraulic fracturing have helped Western North Dakota experience month after month of record-setting oil production, making...

  • The Dark Side of North Dakota’s Oil BoomAugust 16, 2013

    Seventy miles from the Canadian border, the town of Williston, North Dakota, is raking it in. New technology has allowed energy companies to tap into millions of barrels of oil in the region, and in...

  • Vacation 2013: More Money, More Time, More ExoticJune 14, 2013

    Americans are getting ready to spend big bucks to sit on the beach this summer. More than two thirds are planning a vacation – up 17 percent from last year, according to a recent American Express...

  • The Days of Exploiting Unpaid Interns Are OverJune 12, 2013

    The unpaid internship may be a thing of the past. Two unpaid interns who worked on the movie Black Swan, Alex Footman and Eric Glatt, won a massive lawsuit against their former “employer” Fox...

  • 11 Shocking Facts about the North Dakota Oil BoomJune 6, 2013

    A quiet boom has been slowly taking place in the westernmost corner of North Dakota—one that is starting to resemble the size and scale of the 1849 gold rush. Men (and a few women) from all over...

  • Why American Men Are Falling Fast BehindMay 30, 2013

    Men – once the dominate sex in nearly every sector of society – seem to be falling far and fast. A new Pew report finds that 40 percent of households with children under 18 have mothers who are the...

  • 5 Science Breakthroughs That Can Help Predict TornadoesMay 22, 2013

    Approximately 16 minutes before the massive twister struck Oklahoma on Monday, meteorologists used satellites and radars to issue a tornado warning in Oklahoma City.  Sixteen minutes may not be...

  • As Home Values Rise, So Does DivorceMay 17, 2013

    Couples everywhere are sighing in relief that the economy and housing market are recovering – not just because they have more money in their pocket, but because they can finally split up....

  • Double Mastectomies Are Rising, Along with the CostsMay 15, 2013

    After Angelina Jolie announced yesterday in The New York Times that she underwent a double mastectomy to remove both breasts to dramatically lower her chances of contracting breast cancer, women who...

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