The strange effects of thinking healthy food is costlier Consumers believe healthy food must be more expensive than cheap eats and that higher-priced food is healthier – even when there is no supporting evidence, according to new research. The results … Continue reading The influence of price food
Here’s how we can protect ourselves from the hidden algorithms that influence our lives In political terms, 2016 has been a year of uncertainty. Yet, it has also seen the rising dominance of algorithms, complex mathematical calculations that follow a … Continue reading The danger of algorithms
What True Leaders Know About Emotional Intelligence True leaders at any level of the totem pole show their leadership primarily through managing their own emotions. After all, the only things we can control in life are our thoughts, feelings, and … Continue reading How do our minds work?
Can Behavioral Economics Justify the Unbound Regulator? “You must be the best judge of your own happiness.” Jane Austen said that, in Emma, but the statement is also a keystone principle of modern microeconomic theory, and it provides the epistemic … Continue reading The role of consumers’ sovereignty
5 weird things we learned from Dan Ariely in 2016 From the hidden benefits of disaster dates to the ways lying changes biology, the acclaimed professor taught us a lot about human nature this year. Dan Ariely, the Israeli behavioral … Continue reading Dan Ariely’s tips for living
More evidence for voter irrationality Whenever some of us claim that voters are irrational, we’re met with the accusation that we’re elitists who haven’t come to terms with the possibility that crowds are wiser than we are. In this context, … Continue reading Voting brains
Why Morning People Should Not Work at Night It has been known for a long time that early risers work less efficiently at night than night owls do. But researchers from the Higher School of Economics and Oxford University have … Continue reading The influence of sleep deprivation