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A Behavioral Economist Explains Why You're Unhappily In Love

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.08.2016 | Divorce

When you’re in a long-term relationship, it’s easy to assume the grass is greener on the other side. (You know, the side where all your single fri...

The (Dis)Honesty Project: Millennial Take

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 10.22.2016 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

Debate of important contemporary issues defines the significance of the JFK Jr. Forum. Professor Dan Ariely offered his relevant and interesting social science perspective to topics ranging politics to finance to everyday life. The resulting Forum was surely one of my favorites.

Which Wolf Will You Feed in 2015?

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

We all have two wolves inside us, a Cherokee lesson suggests. One tugs at us to do evil and the other to act good. What will we do? It depends on whic...

3 Simple Strategies to Keep Your Financial Resolutions

Shahar Ziv | Posted 03.02.2015 | Money
Shahar Ziv

As January kicks off, close to half of Americans will make resolutions on the perennial quest for self-improvement. Predictably, losing weight continues to be the top goal for 2015. Money-related resolutions, however, rank among the favorites.

How To Maximize The 2 Most Productive Hours Of The Day

| Oscar Raymundo | Posted 11.21.2014 | Small Business

Wake up, smell the coffee, and get right to work. That should be your new mantra to start the day, according to Dan Ariely, a Duke University professo...

Book Review: The Organized Mind

Phil Simon | Posted 11.09.2014 | Home
Phil Simon

I just finished Daniel Levitin's The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. Disclaimer: I received a review copy grat...

Do You Have to Change Jobs to Find Happiness?

Louis Efron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Louis Efron

If you speak to any motivational speaker or self-help guru, they will tell you that self-worth -- knowing that you matter -- must come before you can truly care for anything else in life. Not surprisingly, this equally applies to the workplace.

A Professor Walks Into a MOOC...

Peter McGraw and Joel Warner | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science
Peter McGraw and Joel Warner

According to the Benign Violation Theory, humor has its roots in potentially negative experiences (i.e., violations) that are made to seem okay in some way (i.e., benign). That makes joke telling risky because you can fail by being too benign or by creating too much of a violation.

What Vulnerability Looks Like to Psychopaths, Monks and the Rest of Us

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Ironically, both psychopaths and Tibetan monks detect deep emotions that are invisible to others. Psychopaths are much better at recognizing "those telltale signs in the gait of traumatized assault victims," notes The Wisdom of Psychopaths author, Kevin Dutton.

Shanah Tovah: It's Not About Being Happy -- It's About Doing Good

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 11.16.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

There are two Hebrew words that we say many, many times over these High Holy Days. Those two Hebrew words are, of course, shanah tovah. And yet we almost always mistranslate them.

Why You Lie...And Why You Should Stop

The Huffington Post | Laura Rowley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Fifty

Feeling tense or melancholy? Got a sore throat or headache? Now: How many times have you stretched the truth this week? A new study finds lying is lin...

Book Review: Dan Ariely's The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty

Michael Roth | Posted 10.12.2012 | College
Michael Roth

Dan Ariely's latest book applies his experimental approach to how we "lie to everyone -- especially ourselves." He asks us to remember our fallibility and irrationality, so that we might protect ourselves against our tendency to fool ourselves.

Professor Tests Quality Of Essay MIlls

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 07.19.2012 | College

Technology can do amazing things these days, but can it make a bad student better? Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at ...

How Do We Handle Pain? What Inspires Us? Dan Ariely Explores Human Nature (VIDEO)

Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living

In this episode of Good Life Project TV, author/entrepreneur, Jonathan Fields, interviews famed psychologist, behavioral-economist and bestselling aut...

The Future Starts With an "F"

Kyra Maya Phillips | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
Kyra Maya Phillips

As a society, we have been systematically wired and re-wired to abhor failure. But amongst all of this stigmatisation we have forgotten one fundamental fact: the greatest innovations arise from a process of trial and error.

Joy Resmovits

Do Tests Help Student Learning? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

When the National Research Council published the results of a decade-long study on the effects of standardized testing on student learning this summer...

.XXX versus .com? W.W.D.A.D. (What Would Dan Ariely Do)?

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 11.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

The adult industry has been a long time proponent of our right to Free Speech, and from the days of Naked Lunch, to the more recent battle over required condom use, Americans have been trying to define what is pornographically acceptable for years.

What's The Best Approach To Teacher Incentives In U.S. Education?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

Atlanta is in the middle of an educational crisis with allegations and reports of widespread cheating across the district's school teachers. Now the t...

What Would A 'Conscious Judaism' Look Like?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Consciousness -- awareness, intentionality and self-knowledge -- has become a rich source of scientific inquiry. Interestingly, these ideas also have deep resonance with teachings found within Jewish tradition.

After the American Dream

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
Craig K. Comstock

Over breakfast with a client who had a $90 million fortune, I asked a hypothetical question: would it decrease your motivation as an entrepreneur if i...

America's Staggering Inequality and Our Strong Preference for a Swedish Alternative

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Most Americans realize that the U.S. has become more unequal over the past three decades or so. But it's unlikely that most Americans have a full grasp of the sheer magnitude of the change in the distribution of wealth since the end of the 1970.

WATCH: Economist Discusses Why Getting Married Isn't Rational

Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

If pure economics is any judge, marriage is just not rational, an MIT economist argues. The benefits of marriage, according to this new video post...

Dan Ariely Decodes Why Humans Are Hard-Wired to Inflate

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

Looking back at the bursting of the credit bubble, it's natural to scratch your head and ask "How did we ever let that happen?" Behavioral economics exists to answer questions like this.

William Alden

Americans Vastly Underestimate Wealth Inequality, Support 'More Equal Distribution Of Wealth': Study | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans vastly underestimate the degree of wealth inequality in America, and we believe that the distribution should be far more equitable than it a...

Business Book Of The Year: FT/Goldman Sachs Longlist Released

Huffington Post | Caroline Eisenmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today, the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award long list was released. The award honors the book that offers the most mo...