It often feels good to be part of a community that comes together to raise money for charity. But when the fundraising proceeds are used to support flawed medical research, our efforts can actually undermine scientific progress and push potential cures further out of reach. Let's consider the science.
Humans are sentient beings and respond to their environment, including changes in daylight through the seasons. With the changes in the seasons come changes in individuals' willingness to hold risk and their willingness to save versus consume. This has important implications for investors and financial markets overall.
Esther was adopted as a "mini-pig" but soon grew to 450 pounds. Her family was dismayed to learn that she had been bred to become bacon, and this became a catalyst for profound change among her closest family members and people around the world. Esther has inspired a quest to create a sanctuary for other animals otherwise intended for human consumption.
Preparing for financial security in retirement typically requires spending less today in order to save more for tomorrow, but human nature makes such sacrifices difficult to adhere to. Researchers have discovered that simply viewing a photographic depiction of yourself in the future can help you plan better for retirement today.
Economics may be the dismal science, but that is no excuse for neuroeconomists to employ ghastly and often misleading animal testing methods in their studies. A novel research study that gave canines rights equivalent to those normally granted to human study participants raises challenging questions and suggests researchers ought to aim to meet a higher standard.