Do household cleaners make kids obese? Here’s why it’s too soon to tell More and more research these days suggests we’ve gone too far with our drive to eliminate germs, and that kids could use a little dirt and grime … Continue reading Cleaning products and obesity
Bags of nudges I am pretty sure that you, like so many environmentally conscious consumers, take your own reusable bags to the shops all the time. Maybe you simply have no choice — in a growing number of countries, disposable bags have … Continue reading Are bans effective?
Diners order slightly less when restaurants list calories Bye-bye artichoke dip. Heavyweight appetizers and fatty entrees may not get much love when restaurants list calories on their menus. In a new study, Cornell researchers conducted a randomized experiment to see … Continue reading Calorie information disclosure
Ryff lets advertisers place any virtual object into commercials and films Ryff has a big idea that it says could turn the $23 billion product placement market upside down. Product placement is the advertising tactic of placing a branded object, … Continue reading Fake advertising
The psychology behind food indulgences: How we trick ourselves into thinking overeating is fine and that we’ll bounce back quickly Imagine the following scenario: You go out to eat at a very nice restaurant. You share a few appetizers with … Continue reading Food gratification
Green number plates ‘could boost sales of electric cars’ in UK Electric and other ultra-low emission cars, vans and taxis could be given special green number plates to boost awareness and increase the use of environmentally “clean” driving. Green plates … Continue reading Clean vehicles
What Personality Tests Really Deliver There are two kinds of people in the world: people who think there are two kinds of people in the world and people who don’t. Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers were the first kind, and … Continue reading The Personality Brokers