The Atlantic: Nostalgia has made a comeback. With all the #tbts and #fbfs—also known as Throwback Thursdays and Flashback Fridays—as well as that NewsFeed-topping Year in Review feature on Facebook, social networks seem intent on making its users remember the past. Even food-ordering app Seamless got in on the action More
The New York Times: Waiting in line got a bad rap as an ever-present part of the Communist Soviet Union. It could turn out to be a big part of America’s urban future, because some lines are actually useful. To better understand this, consider a contrast between locations. Although I More
New York Magazine: If you feel that your job is eating up your life, then you probably also feel like you can’t take on any additional commitments — even though you know you probably should be volunteering at your kid’s school or a soup kitchen or something. Who has the More
Pacific Standard: How can people be convinced to think about the environmental consequences of their behaviors? New research suggests one surprising piece of the answer may be: Pay them a salary, rather than an hourly wage. “People are less likely to engage in environmentally friendly behavior if they are paid More
The Atlantic: Earlier this week, Chipotle had a one-day buy-one-get-one-free special to promote their new-ish (and hugely unpopular) tofu tacos. Critics have been taking down the “free”-ness of this promotion in two ways: One, claiming the free burrito requires saving the receipt and—much like a coupon—many will inevitably get lost More
Time is supposedly the great equalizer. No matter how much money we make, how famous we are, or how much clout we yield in the office, we are all limited by the same number of hours in a day. However, a recent study from psychological scientists Alice Moon and Serena More
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