Walt Disney used defaults to get children to eat healthier foods, but not all nudges have consumers’ interests at heart.
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Defaults are powerful tools that policymakers and marketers can use to nudge us to make certain choices, whether in our interest or in theirs. How do we ensure they're used responsibly?
Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp, viewed from below at London’s Park Plaza Hotel.
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Another job snatched by a robot?
Some suggest half of current jobs will be lost to automation over the next decade or two. But it's far too early to pit man versus machine.
Traditional nonprofits help ensure aid gets to ‘hidden’ populations like the homeless.
Giving cash directly to the needy is a growing trend, but in most cases it's not nearly as effective funneling donations through a charity with 'boots on the ground.'
The beauty of stained glass – all down to electron oscillations.
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“Affirmative action won’t be around for much longer, ” said one of our professors twenty years ago, advising against writing a dissertation on this topic. The United States Supreme Court’s Schuette decision…