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Dan Ariely

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...

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | Books

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...

Executive Compensation: A Critique

Alexander Dresner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alexander Dresner

In 1890, J.P. Morgan pulled in close to 20 times what his employees did annually. Today, CEOs earn more in three hours than minimum wage workers do in a year. This imbalance is both irresponsible and irrational.

The Psychology of Knock Offs: Why 'Faking It' Makes Us Feel (and Act) Like Phonies

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

That's why we buy knockoffs, isn't it? To polish our self-image--at half the price? But new research suggests that they may not work as magically as we'd like--and indeed may backfire.

What is Work? America Re-Imagined at Pop Tech (Day 1)

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sharon Glassman

While many of us believe that more money is a motivator, it's actually a stressor that inhibits performance.