New York City cabs now have credit card readers and touch-screen computers in the back. They present the passenger with preconfigured tip options, which start at 15%.What does this do to how much they get tipped? Read More
The New York Times has an interesting article called Savings Accounts for All: Simple but not Easy, which talks of the Obama administration's plans to set up an automatic IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts) for workers in the USA. Read More
Last time, we looked at whether the Internet thought that Sarah Palin and Joe Biden were considered good or bad choices. This week, the completely unscientific and undoubtedly flawed investigation continues as we look at how things stand 25 days later.
(Disclaimer: This is just for fun. I'd have to think long and hard about how to do such a thing the proper way.) Read More
It's time to play CSI, so put on your detective's hat. A series of burglaries has been committed, all by the same thief. You plot the crime locations on a map. Now you have to decide where to look for the bad guy. Many ideas come flooding to mind, but which one to go with? You only have limited time and effort to spend on this ... Read More
Ever find yourself frittering away the day responding to email after email? Ever think that if you'd just spent 8 hours working on that project, you'd be done and still have time to answer those emails in front of the TV later that night? Sure, we all have. Help is on the way.
Good decision makers often wind up with the best things available. But how do they do they do it? Finding the best thing involves searching, but it also involves knowing when to stop searching. How good a searcher are you? Do you search too much, or just the right amount? Play this little game and find out.
We've all seen the video: Hillary tells tales of landing under sniper fire. Some, for instance the trusted authorities who upload things to YouTube are calling it a lie. But is Hillary lying? Read More
Psychologists and economists love to talk about the notion of two selves: present self and future self. On Sunday, future self might want to go to bed early on Thursday, wake up early on Friday, and hit the gym where it will listen to one hour of "Listen-and-repeat Italian" lessons while mastering the StairMaster. On Friday morning, this voice is nowhere to be heard. Read More
Dan Goldstein is Assistant Professor at London Business School and Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research.