Waking up at 5 a.m. probably won’t make you more productive — here’s what will You’ve heard the stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook wakes up at 3:45 every morning. Both Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey have alarms that … Continue reading Productivity and sleep
This nonprofit uses behavioral science to nudge people towards making good choices People don’t always act in their best self-interest. They know they should save more for retirement, but never actually increase their contributions to a retirement plan. They know … Continue reading Helping organisations
Deregulation of Air-Safety Rules Can Be a Model The Trump administration has a real opportunity to deliver on its promise to streamline the regulatory state. That opportunity comes from the proposed elimination of more than 50 regulations imposed on the … Continue reading To Deregulate, or Not
Opinion: In Uttar Pradesh, women know about contraception options. Why aren’t they using them? Family planning is by far the most effective public health intervention to reduce deaths of women and children. If a woman can space out her pregnancies … Continue reading Market segmentation in contraception
People Don’t Actually Want Equality. They Want Fairness Bernie Sanders talks about economic inequality all the time, and it’s a message that resonates. You don’t need to be a socialist to worry about the divide between rich and poor in … Continue reading A wish for fairness
Status Check: What Does It Mean to Be Popular? What does it mean to be popular?” In 2015 The Atlantic posed that question to a group of middles schoolers in its “Ask a Tween” video series. “It doesn’t necessarily mean … Continue reading Are you status-obsessed?
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted … Continue reading Looking at screens