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Help us improve email

Dear friends, In thinking about how to improve email (something that gives us both joy and stress), I’d like to ask for your help.  I’m trying to understand how people use email and what we might be able to do better.  If you have a gmail account and have 5 minutes to spare, please complete this…

“Stick to It! – Can rituals help you exercise more?”

So what did we find? Takeaway 1: Rituals help you exercise more, but they don’t necessarily help you enjoy it more. Takeaway 2: Rituals had stronger effects on the Fabulous App than on the SSM App. Dan, “SSM was really designed for surveys, and I suspect that the platform was not ideal for testing our…

Apply for the Summer Internship in Behavioral Economics at Duke

The Center for Advanced Hindsight (CAH) at Duke University is accepting applications for a summer internship program in behavioral economics. The six-week program begins on June 20th and ends on July 30th. For more about the CAH team, see our website advanced-hindsight.com, and for more about Dan Ariely see http://danariely.com. The CAH is a diverse…

Digit Launches New Tax Feature to Automate Refund Savings

This tax season Digit simplifies saving refunds worth $125 billion SAN FRANCISCO, February 11, 2016 – Digit <https://digit.co>, the popular automated savings tool, in collaboration with CommonCents Lab, the financial decision making lab funded by MetLife Foundation, today announced a new feature that automates tax refund savings. Digit’s simple, automated approach to saving turns the…

Centene Partners With Washington University In St. Louis And Duke University To Launch The Envolve Center For Health Behavior Change

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 20, 2016  — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today it has partnered with Washington University in St. Louis and Duke University to launch the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change (Envolve Center). The personal health risk behaviors millions of Americans engage in have led to a health crisis in the United States:…

Metlife Foundation and Duke partner to invest in increase financial well-being of low to middle Americans

METLIFE FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH DUKE UNIVERSITY TO IDENTIFY NEW WAYS TO HELP LOW-TO-MIDDLE-INCOME AMERICANS BETTER MANAGE THEIR FINANCES MetLife Foundation to provide $7.9 million, three-year grant NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2015 – MetLife Foundation and Duke University today announced that, with support from MetLife Foundation, Duke University is launching the CommonCents Lab, an initiative that…

Behavioral Deep Dive: Videos to Help You Think Like a Choice Architect

By watching our behavioral deep dives you’ll be able to see how Eveyln Gosnell, a choice architect, evaluates a product strategy and user interface. We ask and answer key product questions like: When is the friction within the product experience too much? What makes the business model work (or not work)? Are the incentives working…

How one startup improved their first use experience using behavioral principles

Kiwi is a fintech savings platform that enables users to access personalized prepayment health savings plans. Kiwi’s platform integrates with health clinics to provide financially at risk patients access to a planning service that provides financial guidance and a tangible savings method for needed medical procedures. The problem: While proper, quality and immediate care for…