Why I Question Academic Research on Happiness I spent most of my life in academia, so I know the research process first-hand. I know how a person can believe in their own objectivity even as they filter their findings through … Continue reading Is our society the problem?
How Drugs and Alcohol Can Hijack Your Brain There is a road down which those with substance addiction travel. Its beginnings are influenced by circumstances and genetics; it becomes well trodden, habitual, initially reinforced by pleasurable effects and then by … Continue reading How to predict drug seeking
Risk Type – What is it and why does it matter to you? Consider a boat on the sea with its anchor down. The boat moves around on the surface as it gets pushed, pulled and buffeted by the tides, … Continue reading Which risk type are you?
Don’t Make Important Decisions Late in the Day You arrive at the office and, as usual, face a long list of tasks to accomplish: getting back to your colleagues about joint projects, sending those time-sensitive e-mails, finishing up that important … Continue reading Managing yourself
First Evidence for the Happiness Paradox—That Your Friends Are Happier than You Are The friendship paradox is the idea that your friends have more friends than you do, which turns out to be true for most people. It may seem … Continue reading Twitter’s biases
A Nudge for Coverage: Last-Mile Problems for Health Insurance On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act (ACA). One of the primary objectives of the ACA was to reduce the number of uninsured Americans. And … Continue reading Lessons from Obama’s policy
Behavioral Economics in Emerging Storage: Taking away the Pain of Paying Imagine the following very regular situation- after a great Saturday night out at his favorite country bar, Jim decides to call it a night and head back home. He … Continue reading The path of least resistance