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Why do Republicans deny climate change?

[By Rohini Venkatraman, Product Manager & Kristen Berman, Irrational Labs cofounder]   “We need more data to move forward.” “That just won’t work.” “It’s a good problem, but not high enough on the priority list” “Sorry, no budget. Maybe next quarter.” These are the ringtones of rejection. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur, your…

Behavioral Deep Dive: Videos to Help You Think Like a Choice Architect

Behavioral economics is the cult of small details. Getting the small details right can drive higher conversion rates and more engaged, happier users. By watching our behavioral deep dives you’ll be able to see how Eveyln Gosnell, a choice architect, evaluates a product strategy and user interface. We ask and answer key product questions like:…

Money and Couples: How to design a relationship for increased savings and happiness

You are sharing a life, a home and your pocketbook with your significant other, and maybe even some kids. Among all of the things you could fight about with your significant other, financial disagreements are a major source of strife in many relationships. In fact, 70 percent of all divorces cite money as the reason…

Ask Ariely: On Valentine’s Day, (Over)valuing our Things, and Parental Approval

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, My friends and I hate Valentine’s Day: It feels arbitrary, contrived and commercial. How can we change our attitude…

Ask Irrational Labs: on referral prostitution and hiring for keeps

Dear Irrational Labs, We are considering giving our users a small monetary incentive – either money or a discount – to share our app with their friends, and accelerate its adoption. It’s a cheap way to access a wide audience by leveraging people’s social circles. Should we do this? – Need More Users —————————————————————————- Hi…

This Thursday: User Psychology: The science behind your customers’ decisions

This Thursday, February 5th, Kristen Berman, cofounder of Irrational Labs with Dan Ariely, will present at Action Design SF meetup on the science behind your customers’ decisions. Kristen spoke at the recent Design for Action conference in Washington, DC and is now bringing her wisdom and insight back home to SF for the benefit of…

A Case Study: How reframing a feature can make the user and the business better off

eMoneyPool is a sharing community where members take turns borrowing from a common fund to pay for short-term goals. It’s a centuries old financial practice with roots around the world. When people have trouble accessing capital, they band together and work as a team, not allowing circumstances to get in the way of them achieving…

Ask Ariely: On Putting off Procrastination, Selling Sherlock, and Feeling the DICE

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. ______________________________________________________ I love my job, and I want to be successful and get promoted—but I seem to be my own worst enemy….

Help me redesign my website

Hello hello, I think that my website needs a bit of a facelift, so I’ve created a contest on 99designs to design a new one. Check out the contest right here, and apply if you’re up for the challenge! Thanks and best wishes, Dan Ariely

Ask Ariely: On Honoring Housework, BE to Business, and Laundering Linens

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. ______________________________________________________ Many women don’t feel recognized for all the work they do at home. When their husbands come home late from the…

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