December 16, 2013
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Computer security: Reducing risks of malware infections

Installing computer security software, updating applications regularly and making sure not to open emails from unknown senders are just a few examples of ways to reduce the risk of infection by malicious software, or “malware”. However, even the most s… Continue reading

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September 18, 2013
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Different stories play different roles in patients’ health decision-making

Health communicators have debated whether stories should be included in patient decision-aids (which are informational materials designed to help patients make educated choices about their health) because they worry stories are too biased. Now, a resea… Continue reading

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July 23, 2013
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We don’t like unfamiliar music, even though we claim we do

Spotify. Pandora. iTunes. YouTube. We are constantly bombarded with a seemingly limitless amount of new music in our daily lives. But why do we keep coming back to that one song or album we couldn’t get enough of in college? New research shows that although consumers say they prefer to listen to unfamiliar music, their choices actually belie that preference. Continue reading

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June 17, 2013
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Planes, trains, or automobiles: Travel choices for a smaller carbon footprint

Planes, trains, or automobiles: what’s the most climate-friendly way to travel? A new study by researchers from IIASA and CICERO brings better estimates of how much personal travel impacts the climate. Continue reading

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May 29, 2013
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Pigeons peck for computerized treat

New research show pigeons can make informed choices, and use a computerized touch-screen as well. Continue reading

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May 8, 2013
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People organize daily travel efficiently: Population-level study discovers small-scale details about individuals’ choices

Studies of human mobility usually focus on either the small scale — determining the origins, destinations and travel modes of individuals’ daily commutes — or the very large scale, such as using air-travel patterns to track the spread of epidemics ov… Continue reading

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May 1, 2013
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More of the greenest buildings of 2013 chosen by the American Institute of Architects

Here are the rest of the choices by the AIA Committee on the Environment. Continue reading

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April 4, 2013
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Damaging effects of unemployment and unexpected wealth losses on mobility and economic security

A new study examines how American families cope with unexpected financial setbacks and how those periods of economic uncertainty draw down financial resources. The report studies families across race and income levels, revealing different experiences r… Continue reading

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March 28, 2013
by David Taylor, Contributing Author
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What You Need To Know About Green Mortgage

Making environmentally friendly choices is more than recycling or turning the lights off. Every decision can actually have a positive impact on the world. What many people don’t know is that applying for home loans can lower greenhouse emissions. Thus,… Continue reading

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February 26, 2013
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Libertarian paternalism and school lunches: Guiding healthier behavior while preserving choices

New US Department of Agriculture regulations have altered what foods schools offer for lunch, but schools cannot require students to eat specific foods. Researchers have now implemented an intervention using the behavioral science principle known as “l… Continue reading

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February 19, 2013
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It’s off to work we go

Researchers have discovered that decisions about where to live and how to get from home to work happen simultaneously. What’s more, your commuting choices depend not only on cost and travel time, but also on who you are and where you live. Continue reading

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January 24, 2013
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Nissan to Launch 15 Hybrids by 2016

It’s good to see the company give more fuel-efficient choices to its customers, and keep its laser focus on making fully electric cars mainstream. Continue reading

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January 17, 2013
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Understanding personality for decision-making, longevity, and mental health

Extraversion does not just explain differences between how people act at social events. How extraverted you are may influence how the brain makes choices — specifically whether you choose an immediate or delayed reward, according to a new study. The w… Continue reading

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January 9, 2013
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Small price differences can make options seem more similar, easing our buying decisions

Some retailers, such as Apple’s iTunes, are known for using uniform pricing in an effort to simplify consumers’ choices and perhaps increase their tendency to make impulse purchases. But other stores, like supermarkets, often have small price differenc… Continue reading

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January 9, 2013
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CES 2013: The World’s Largest Electronics Tradeshow, Buddhism, and the Illusion of Choice

We have more choices than ever in the consumer electronics sector, but at what cost does all this “choice” come? Continue reading

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September 9, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Let’s play Urbanology!

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
OK, this is really fun, if not to be taken too seriously.  Last month, the BMW Guggenheim Lab launched Urbanology online, a quick and fun game that forces use… Continue reading

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December 3, 2010
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Switch to LED, Recycle Your Old String Lights

Holiday lights look so pretty strung along rooftops and twined around trees, but they can be an electricity drain. Luckily, by choosing LED lights, making smart decorating choices and recycling old strands, your home can still sparkle with holiday…
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August 3, 2010
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The Value of Rewarding Consumers Who Make Green Choices

Most mainstream consumers are not willing to sacrifice price, performance and/or quality to buy more sustainable products. But what if we could completely shift consumer’s environmental habits by providing monetary rewards for doing the right thi… Continue reading

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