Why We Tip

Looking back and looking ahead at our tipping behavior, we can expect tips to remain a social norm that will increase.

What a Tip Tells Us

Wherever the economy reopens, we will return to tipping behavior that not only sends a message about us but also about what others expect.

What Might (and Might Not) Surprise Us About Working Moms

On this Mother’s Day, we can celebrate the impact of working moms on their kids but not on the division of labor at home during the coronavirus lockdowns.

Six Handy Facts About Marriage and Divorce Rates

It’s been called a “covidivorce.” After lockdowns ended, China reported that divorce applications were swamping officials in two provinces, Sichuan and Shanxi. Therapists explain that the new togetherness is,  “…like putting all our issues into a frying pan and really…

April 2020 Friday’s e-links: Tight and Loose Cultures, World 2.0, and a Musical Collage

So far, our April 2020 e-links include a heartwarming coronavirus musical response, a World 1.0 and 2.0 coronavirus response, and some personality analysis.

Jaywalking and the Tradeoff Between Order and Openness

Looking at activities that range from jaywalking to loading dishwashers, we can see how tight and loose social norms can shape behavior.

Where to Find Gender Inequality

Through a 2020 UN report, we can locate the world’s gender inequality by looking at politics, education, economics, and physical integrity.

Some Tips About Tipping

Because tipping behavior reflects a social norm, many of us know the amount we are supposed to leave but we don’t necessarily do it.

One Way That Norway Is Different from Nigeria

Diplomatic immunity can give us an indication of corruption in a country by looking at whether consular officials pay parking tickets.

How A Working Mother’s Time Use Has Changed

Working mothers have changed the amount of time they spend on the job, and also on household chores, caring for children, sleeping, and leisure.