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How to Trick Your Kids Into Reading All Summer Long


“Precisely right. No doubt. Trust me.”

As a general rule, we tend to value confidence in other people, especially in the “experts” who help us with important decisions in life. Who wants a financial advisor who […]... More>


Heat wave psychology: Long past, greener future?

I live in Maryland, where we have been suffering through an unrelenting heat wave all summer, and I confess I have cranked up the AC on the worst days. But […]... More>


Spooky Judgments: How Agents Think About Danger

We are watching Big Brother watching us. Whatever one thinks of Edward Snowden, hero or traitor or something in between, his revelations about sweeping NSA surveillance have gotten America’s attention. […]... More>


When Patients Do Nothing: Illness and Inertia

One of the most daunting public health challenges is getting people to take care of themselves in the most basic ways. It’s not that people with cardiac risk don’t know […]... More>