Category Archives: Human Economics

Surprise! Teens Care More About Online Privacy Than You Think – Megan Garber – Technology – The Atlantic

A good case where certain preference stays despite technology. Privacy is a big cultural element and teens were taught of that since early on. Pew’s Internet and American Life Project has found that teens are actually as concerned about online … Continue reading

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Why Is New York’s Suicide Rate So Low? – NYTimes.com

Interesting  finding! It is natural for NYC to adopt a stricter gun law given the high population density. But that policy feedback nicely to a low suicide rate. This is an example how cause and effect have positive interaction From … Continue reading

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Easily Pronounced Names May Make People More Likable | Wired Science | Wired.com

This raises the question just what determines liking or not liking. The story seems to indicate that we all have conditional love of others: their names have to be easy to sound. The more pronounceable a person’s name is, the … Continue reading

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Twitter Reveals People Are Happiest in the Morning: Scientific American

Tweets tend to be done by those with extremely happy and extremely sad moods. Not sure how they handle this issue “Happy hour” is not when you might expect it to be, according to a new analysis of about half … Continue reading

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Hamlet and the Power of Beliefs to Shape Reality | Literally Psyched, Scientific American Blog Network

Mindsets matter! How you see yourself changes yourself and others. “Whilst part of what we perceive comes through our senses from the objects around us, another part (and it may be the larger part) always comes out of our own … Continue reading

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DNA Robot Kills Cancer Cells: Scientific American

This is a game changing device: in the future patients will be cured accurately, timely and safely! DNA origami, a technique for making structures from DNA, may be more than just a cool design concept. It can also be used … Continue reading

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How To Be Happy, No Matter What – Forbes

Yes, happiness is non linear, sensitive to comparison, dynamic and subjective. our happiness is primarily dependent on how we think about our life, vs. what’s happening in our lives. It turns out that we’re able – as Dan says – … Continue reading

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