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Overcoming procrastination

One of the most frequent sentences among people that have to deal with a certain situation is “I’ll do it tomorrow”. Students often use this excuse to avoid engagement in studying in the present, even when they are not busy and when the task doesn’t require so much effort and time to be completed. However, […]

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Nudging vaccination

While most countries have begun the process of vaccinating against coronavirus, the data about who is getting vaccinated- or more importantly, who isn’t – are troubling. First, those least vulnerable to COVID-19 are being vaccinated before the highly at-risk individuals who don’t make or don’t attend their vaccination appointments. Second, vaccination rates are substantially lower amongst ethnic […]

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Scaring the fish away: behavioral insights into talent recruitment

The job recruitment process is a game. Precisely, a signaling game with asymmetric information. Hoping for a perfect match, both the job seekers and the companies looking for new talent signal their attractiveness to each other. Neglecting the in between the lines signals that are conveyed in job advertisements can deter top candidates from applying and reduce the diversity of the company’s biggest asset – […]

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Let’s play!

Games are for kids! …. Are they?  Games are often undervalued: seen as childish, a waste of time, a way to run away from responsibilities, sometimes. But what if I told you games are powerful tools to improve motivation, learning, engagement, financial choices and even one’s own health?  Let me introduce you to gamification, the application of gaming elements, designs and principles in non-game contexts.  The applications […]

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“Nothing is certain except for death and taxes”

One of the greatest headaches of tax authorities is simply to get people to pay their taxes, preferably on time. People tend to view taxes as a punishment, instead of them funding public services. Benjamin Franklin is credited to have said “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes”, yet some still try to avoid […]

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Nudging art lovers to contribute to the cultural economy

By Giovanna Mazzeo Ortolani Recent events around the world show the potential damages to non-profit organizations or public institutions which face revenue uncertainties, usually due to funding cuts during economic slowdowns. At the beginning of September, a fire burned down Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, a 200-year-old institution whose collection used to contain, […]

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Do not bite off more than you can chew

By Martina Barjaková Have you ever been on holidays in a 4- or 5-star hotel, with an all inclusive buffet? Do you remember the huge variety (and amounts) of food served there? It was probably very hard to choose from. So it may have happened that you wanted to try a bit of so many […]

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We need to drink more! …Water

By Martina Barjaková Summer has officially started in the northern hemisphere and with it, the eternal problem of people not drinking enough water has become urgent to solve once again. We all know drinking water is important for our bodies. And yet, we often fail to drink enough of it. Not because we do not […]

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Summer holidays are coming (but not for all of us)

By Francesco Amighetti and Beatrice Del Frate   June has come and, for the majority of college and university students, this means free time that can be spent with families and friends, while being on holidays without studying. Nevertheless, some of them who failed or postponed exams may be worried about their upcoming outcomes, while others […]

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I want to save the planet…tomorrow!

By Francesco Amighetti and Beatrice Del Frate The problem of climate change is one of the richest and most complex issues to hit communication channels nowadays: news regarding global warming, overpopulation, melting of glaciers, greenhouse effect, protection of endangered species, desertification, pollution in all its forms are heard on TV, newspapers, and social media on […]