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Ideas at Work: Feature
May 15, 2014

Friendly Influence

A new study sheds light on how the structures of social networks help or hinder the spread ideas, fashion, and even social movements.
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Ideas at Work: Feature
April 3, 2014

Competing With Bias

Research shows how discrimination works in the hiring process and suggests that science and tech firms that leave it unaddressed may overlook talented female candidates.
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Ideas at Work: Feature
January 24, 2014

Save or Be Selfish?

A new model can help economists understand how spouses make financial decisions — and why many couples struggle to save.
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Ideas at Work: Feature
April 21, 2015

Chris Borland Makes the Hard Choice to Go Long

Elizabeth C. Webb

Chris Borland’s dramatic decision to retire at age 24 can teach us all something about the way we value the present and make hard decisions about the future.

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Ideas at Work: Feature
March 10, 2015

Low-Calorie Menus Could Be Making Us Fat

When lighter options are grouped together, diners opt for heavier meals.

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Ideas at Work: Feature
February 21, 2015

To Anchor a Negotiation, Two Points May Be Better Than One

Daniel Ames & Malia Mason

Opening ranges offer negotiators unexpected benefits both in relationships and final settlements

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Ideas at Work: Feature
June 24, 2014

No-Drama Deals

New research reveals how a common negotiation strategy can leave value on the table.
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Ideas at Work: Feature
March 21, 2014

Eyeballing the Experts

What can umpires’ mistakes tell us about how status and reputation influence decision making?
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Ideas at Work: Feature
December 20, 2013

Do Diverse Teams Work Harder — and Better?

Individuals who view their colleagues as different than themselves focus less on getting along and more on getting to work.
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Ideas at Work: Feature
November 7, 2013

Choosing Health — and Wealth

Fall is the season of open enrollment, when Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance have the opportunity to reassess their coverage and change providers. For tens of millions of Americans who don’t have health insurance, employer-sponsored or otherwise, this fall has also brought the ability to choose health insurance for the first time with the roll out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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