Men are judged based on their potential; women are judged based on their past perfomance Democrats generally seem happy with their large field of potential presidential candidates, but some grumblings have been heard alleging that the women in the race … Continue reading Leadership potential across gender
New Love Nudge App Could Solve All Your Stress And Relationship Woes Giving your partner a gentle “nudge” to do something has now gone digital. App Love Nudge for Couples, based on well-known marriage counselor, Gary Chapman’s, “5 Love Languages” … Continue reading Love language
Justice Is Blind. Sometimes, So Is Prejudice. Last winter a cellphone video of an encounter between a white plainclothes Boston police officer and a young black man made the rounds on social media. The man, identified by The Boston Globe … Continue reading The hidden prejudice
Work Requirements Are (Socially) Toxic Sludge Work requirements for anti-poverty programs don’t encourage work, as their proponents claim. Instead, the evidence indicates, these misguided policies make it harder for people to maintain or find employment. Their principal effect is stripping … Continue reading Work Requirements Don’t Work
Defaults Are Not the Same by Default Disney World is the land of magic and fairy tales, but even there you cannot escape science. When ordering something to eat, one of us (Jon) noticed that the default choices in kids’ … Continue reading Endorsement or endowment?
Cognitive gadgets Bookshops are wonderful places – and not all the good stuff is in books. A few months ago, I spotted a man standing in the philosophy section of a local bookshop with his daughter, aged three or four. … Continue reading Thinking devices
How Shopping For Yogurt is Like Buying a Car We could say that the wholesome trend in food was led by yogurt. FAGE was the first Greek yogurt sold in the U.S. Then there was Chobani, Danone, and General Mills. … Continue reading Our choice fatigue