Still More on the Mommy Penalty

Two new papers have looked more closely at the mommy penalty and even identified how women who have no children are affected.

When Choosing a Salad Is Like Buying a Car

Recent research explains why and when we experience choice fatigue after seeing the alternatives at a salad bar or options at an auto dealer.

Why Charismatic Animals Need More Conservation

A paradox explains why our concern for wildlife conservation might not extend to the charismatic animals we most care about.

Why We Will Miss the Candy We Never Loved

Told that their least favorite candy might no longer exist, people are panic buying NECCO wafers and Sweethearts because the New England Confectionary Company could shut down.

Will Money Bring You Happiness?

Looking at our day-to-day emotions and our life evaluation, recent studies give us some answers about whether money brings happiness.

Will Money Make You Happy?

While it is tough to do happiness studies, the economists that keep trying have begun to conclude that money could indeed relate to our life satisfaction.

What Not To Tell During a Job Interview

Trying to narrow the gender pay gap, states are passing legislation that prohibits a salary history question during job interviews.

The Easiest Way to Keep a New Year’s Resolution

Combining our “wants”and “shoulds” into temptation bundling, we wind up with a commitment device that helps us keep our New Year’s resolutions.

Why We Like Lotteries

We can ask why our lottery ticket spending has been $70 billion annually when we have such an infinitesimal chance of winning.

The Upside of Texas Price Gouging

Accused of price gouging after Harvey hit Texas, the businesses that raised prices might actually have been helping people.