People prefer food that comes in sexist packaging Putting unhealthy food in macho masculine packaging, or healthy food in feminine-themed packaging, makes it taste nicer, and people are willing to pay more for it. That’s according to a new study … Continue reading Machos nachos
Adults drop their wallets next to kids to see what they will do. It’s a beautiful experiment. Are kids born with a sense of right and wrong? Or is that something we develop along the way? This magical button delivers … Continue reading Is altruism innate?
Economists tested 7 welfare programs to see if they made people lazy. They didn’t. For as long as there have been government programs designed to help the poor, there have been critics insisting that helping the poor will keep them … Continue reading Are the poor lazy?
How to Get Cheaper Car Insurance: Be White As something that tens of millions of American driver are required by law to pay for every month, auto insurance is one thing that most people believe should be priced fairly. It … Continue reading Racial biases in insurance market
The Limits of ‘Intuitive’ Eating People hate counting and cutting calories. That unsurprising fact is behind the rise of ‘‘intuitive’’ eating, an approach that de-emphasizes dieting in favor of attending to bodily signals, like feelings of hunger and, more important, … Continue reading Awareness matters
How to *Use* Human Behavior to Change Human Behavior Joss Tantram of Terrafiniti started the final workshop of SB’15 London by simplifying the title of the session and calling it ‘old challenges, new tools,’ and giving us three change challenges … Continue reading Feel nothing, do nothing
Obesity Is Not Like Being “Addicted to Food” Is it possible to be “addicted” to food, much like an addiction to substances (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, opiates) or behaviors (gambling, shopping, Facebook)? An extensive and growing literature uses this terminology in … Continue reading Is food like crack?