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Ask Ariely: On Staying in School, Balancing School with Family, and Two Things about Consultants

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I am a senior in high school, and I really dislike doing homework. We get a lot of it, … … Continue reading

Ask Ariely: On Mandatory Meetings, the Meaning of Free Will, and Macroeconomist Musings

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I’ve been recently been promoted, and I now receive all sorts of requests for activities that have little to … … Continue reading

Ask Ariely: On the Bordeaux Battlefield, Irrationality Impact, and Ruminating while Running

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I love eating out, including some wine with dinner—but I can’t tell much difference between different bottles, and I … … Continue reading

Ask Ariely: On Reservation Reservations and the Psychology of Parking

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I recently went to a restaurant that doesn’t take reservations. The maître d’ told me that the wait would … … Continue reading

Why you should watch football until the very end

By Wendy De La Rosa, Dan Ariely, and Kristen Berman During the last month, the World Cup has captivated the globe, including our team at Irrational Labs. We have watched all 64 games and rejoiced / suffered through each of the 171 goals (not counting penalty kicks).  This  2014 FIFA World Cup turned out to … … Continue reading

Ask Ariely: On the Perks of Pickup Lines, Puppy Problems, and Probing Personality

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I am happily married and was never much for the bar scene. But I do wonder if those cheesy … … Continue reading

Ask Ariely: On the Perks of Pickup Lines, Puppy Problems, and Probing Personality

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I am happily married and was never much for the bar scene. But I do wonder if those cheesy…

Sports and Loss Aversion

I got this question about the World Cup and I can’t put it in my WSJ column, but I still think it is worth while answering, and particularly today.     Dear Dan, You have mentioned many times the principle of loss aversion, where the pain of losing is much higher than the joy of … … Continue reading

Ask Ariely: On Misplaced Cars and Memory, Forgotten Loans, and The Mystery of Marriage

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, A few days ago I got out of a meeting and couldn’t find my car keys. I suddenly realized … … Continue reading

Ask Ariely: On Sticking to Stocks, Stopping the Struggle, and Stifling Smoking

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, How can we get people to follow their long-term strategies when investing in the stock market? Many of my … … Continue reading

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