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Ask Ariely: On Interesting Incentives and Buying Bitcoins

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, Ratings systems for different services often aren’t driven by incentives. One example: Instead of just rating Uber and Lyft…

Ask Ariely: On Fair Friends, Channel Choosing, and a Heartbreak Diet

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’m organizing a long weekend of skiing with 10 friends who have very different financial situations. I’d like everyone…

Ask Ariely: On Fair Friends, Channel Choosing, and a Heartbreak Diet

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’m organizing a long weekend of skiing with 10 friends who have very different financial situations. I’d like everyone…

Help with an email study

Dear friends, For many of us, email is a source of joy and stress –  we learn a lot from it, but we also never seem to be able to keep up with our inboxes.  And in today’s world, it’s likely that we’ll be using email more and more.  A project I’m working on right…

The Costs of Staying in Hospital Too Long

Dear Dan, I’m a physician, and it seems to me that people often stay in the hospital for too long. (One piece of evidence: Many more patients get discharged from the hospital on weekends.) Prolonged hospitalizations cost a lot of money and mean that beds aren’t available for people who need them. How can we…

Help us test a new email app

There is no question that email is one of the most important communication tools. It is also clear that it is a monster that is taking over our life and attention.   A few years ago in an attempt to reduce my own communication overload, we created Shortwhale (www.shortwhale.com), which asks the sender to classify…

A very Happy Valentine’s Day

And here is a talk I have posted before.  Some lessons about romance and love.  Some might even be useful. Lots of love Dan    

Ask Ariely: On Experimental Explanations, Procrastination Punishments, and Server Strategies

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, For some time now, I’ve been proposing different experiments at my company—experiments with the prices we charge, what we…

Ask Ariely: Surge Charges, Moving Costs, and Expiration Dates

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 use Uber more and more these days, but I feel bad about using it when they slap on…

Join us for better health

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to get fit in 2016?   I want to help you keep it – I’ve partnered with the podcast Only Human on an exciting new project called Stick to It! My colleagues at the Duke Center for Advanced Hindsight and I have designed a study running through the…

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