When More Is Less at the Supermarket

When supermarkets carry fewer products, they lose the benefit of more variety but also minimize the cost of creating too many decisions.

When a Dating App Is Like a Can Opener

A dating app can lead to face swiping fatigue. With a slew of pictures and bios to consider, users can find it harder to select the right person. Analysts have suggested that the endless supply makes the search go on…

Econlife Quiz: Coffee

With coffee available on almost every street corner, the econlife team thought we would take a closer look at what we all need to know in our latest quiz.

January 2020 Friday’s e-links: a Whodunit, Dolly Parton, Income Inequality, Choice Fatigue, an NHL All Star

Having recommended three podcasts and an Economist article, the last of my Friday e-links for January 2020 is a whodunit series.

January 2020 Friday’s e-links: An NHL All Star, Choice Fatigue, and Income Inequality

In our Friday e-links for January 2020, I recommend a podcast on the unusual ascent of an NHL All Star, one on choice, and a new look at income inequality.

The Choice Fatigue That Exhausts Us

Making decision after decision everyday on what to wear, what to eat, what to read, and what to watch, we create more choice fatigue.

January 2020 Friday’s e-links: NHL All Star

In our Friday e-links for January 2020, I recommend two podcasts that I’ve especially enjoyed: one on a unique NHL All Star and another on choice fatigue.

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.

Less Choice Fatigue at Whole Foods

With Whole Foods ranking produce as unrated, good, better, best, they are simplifying shoppers’ decision making and minimizing choice fatigue.

How McDonald’s Creates Choice Fatigue

Default or shortcut options become more attractive when decision making takes too much energy because of choice fatigue.