Do You Have the Courage to Stop Doing? Our basic state of wellbeing is obscured because of the essential paradigm (or misunderstanding) we live by, namely, that we are human doings not human beings. We see ourselves, our value, as … Continue reading To stop or not to stop?
Two small nudges help cut back on opioid prescriptions A major source of the opioid crisis is overprescribing by well-meaning doctors who want to relieve patients’ pain, but are insufficiently focused on the risks. Could behavioral economics help change that … Continue reading Reasons to change
The Freshest Ideas Are in Small Grocery Stores Maj. Gene Hogg, the Salvation Army’s commander for central Maryland, organized mobile kitchens after the twin towers fell in Manhattan and the levees broke in New Orleans. He fed protesters and police … Continue reading Small is beautiful
Harnessing habits: behavioural economics’ impact from commuting to court dates It might seem surprising that among all the administrative process and cost of the justice system, something as simple as a well-timed SMS reminder could help the courts work better. … Continue reading Policies for habits
The Tyranny of Convenience Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today. As a driver of human decisions, it may not offer the illicit thrill of Freud’s unconscious sexual desires or the mathematical elegance of … Continue reading Efficient conformity
RIP the supermarket ‘big shop’ – why we ditched the trolley for the basket Name: The Big Shop. Age: As old as the supermarket. So, about 60 years in the UK. Appearance: Large. Weekly. Oh, I love the big shop! … Continue reading Shopping little and often
Find a gym buddy – not letting them down may be the most powerful incentive to get exercising Spreading information about the benefits of exercise – including how it reduces the risk of chronic diseases and improves mental health and … Continue reading Team dynamics and information