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Some new studies on power and corruption

John Antonakis and his colleagues just came out with a new paper on power and corruption (and Testosterone).  Important and fascinating — and for sure worth the 14 min of this video

Ask Ariely: On Technology’s Painless Payment, Email Equilibrium, and TP Tribulations

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, Apple recently announced Apple Pay, which will allow iPhone and Apple Watch users to simply wave their gadgets to…

Famed food psychologist Brian Wansink’s new book: “Slim by Design”

Ever wonder why despite dieting you can’t keep away from your overstocked kitchen? Brian Wansink, “the Sherlock Holmes of food,” is out with another psychological review of how our everyday, alterable decisions make staying slim harder than it looks. StartupOnomics speaker, food psychologist and bestselling author, Brian Wansink, of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More…

My attempts to reduce email overload…

As some of you might know, in addition to the general problem we all have with email overload, my specific issues are exacerbated by my disability (mostly limitations to moving my hands and some pain). I am not pointing my disability out to complain, but I do think that sometimes disabilities can act as a…

How would Dan Ariely re-design the product development process?

Product Hunt asked Dan Ariely to provide his views on the problems with Silicon Valley’s approach to product development. Listen and learn here: What is top of mind for Dan Ariely The biggest mistake that product people make in our product development process and suggestions on how to overcome it Why Homer Simpson is a…

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,…

New event: Register now to hang out with the author of “The Invisible Gorilla”

Chat with Christopher Chabris on September 21 about The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us. Wendy, Irrational Labs’ researcher and strategist, leads a monthly behavioral economics reading and discussion series in New York City and San Francisco.  The series is for anyone interested in behavioral economics and meeting other behavioral economic enthusiasts. This month, we are…

The Burning Man Arms Race and if we should fear ‘turnkey tech camps’

When people are asked if their house is big enough, the answer they give depends how big their house is relative to houses in their neighborhood. This idea is typically called ‘Keeping up with the Jones’, but Robert Frank in the Darwin Economy sees it as a destructive ‘Arms Race’.  We work longer hours to…

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…

How to make your time fly: 3 ways TSA could make our lives a little better

By Logan Ury, an Irrational Researcher, Google Marketer and a soul that seeks to forever eliminate airport security-line stress — What is time, really? A behavioral approach to affecting perceived wait time Think about the last time you waited in a security line at the airport. How long did you wait? Well, if you’re like most…

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