Dan Ariely’s tips for living

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 economics legend who teaches at Duke University, has had a busy year. Studying human decision-making is his jam, and he’s looked at everything from dating to lying to making small talk in 2016. For instance: Lying changes your brain. You may think you’re in control of how often you lie, but you’re not. Your brain is. Ariely has found that, when people lie more, their brains actually change to get used to lying. The more you lie, the easier it gets. ….[READ]