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3 ways to nudge people toward better behavior

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Donating to charity. Voting. Turning lights off when you leave a room. The research behind getting people to actually adopt altruistic behaviors.

Jan 17, 2019
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What will the future workforce look like?

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How data can help build an inclusive workplace culture.

Aug 15, 2018
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What Starbucks got wrong — and right — after Philadelphia arrests

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The company’s initial response was swift, but lacked specifics and sincerity.

May 18, 2018
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

Study: False news spreads faster than the truth

About 6 times as fast.

Mar 8, 2018
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12-year study looks at effects of universal basic income

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$25 million will be given to participants, with no strings attached.

Jan 30, 2018
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New study: Gentrification triggered 16 percent drop in city crime

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Researchers examined Cambridge, Massachusetts, following the end of rent control in 1995.

Dec 21, 2017
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MIT Sloan faculty insights: 11 books from 2017

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Explore our digital future, changing urban mobility, entrepreneurship, and more.

Nov 17, 2017
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This nonprofit uses behavioral science to nudge people towards making good choices

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Areas like financial literacy, water conservation, and university degree completion can all benefit.

Sep 20, 2017
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Ideas Made to Matter Analytics

How to use algorithms to solve everyday problems

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Faster grocery trips. Better Facebook posts. Ali Almossawi on algorithmic thinking for daily life.

May 8, 2017
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

Why financial markets behave like living organisms

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MIT Sloan professor explains why you shouldn’t look at markets from a purely mechanistic perspective.

Apr 26, 2017
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