One good opportunity to improve public health is in grocery stores, as psychologists and economists work together to help retailers increase sales of, well… groceries.
Today’s New York Times has a terrific news story about this frontier of research by their reporter Michael Moss. Moss just released a lively new book about how [...]
I like to listen to podcasts when I run, mostly fun stuff from Slate and the BBC, also stories (both true and fictional) and sometimes great lectures. If you already listen to podcasts, or might want to get started, here’s a great one offering 20 minutes of econotainment to ease your commute [...]
Wow… the class opens for previewing tomorrow. Official first day will be September 3rd, but if you’re as keen to start as I am, you can check out the welcome videos and course details our new Trunk site!
I look forward to working with our students there — and if you’re here as [...]
The very first laboratory-grown burger was taste-tested recently in London. This is an amazing scientific advancement, that’s just a little bit icky! Here’s a Washington Post article about the taste test. There’s lots of discussion now about whether lab-grown meat could help solve world hunger, given the huge land + feed+ water + other [...]
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There has been a lot of discussion and debate lately about placing further restrictions on the types of food that SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the new name for the food stamp program) participants can purchase. For example, alcohol is already not allowed. Here is a nice article from slate.com outlining the controversy.
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