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Everyday Life

On Fear of Missing Out

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through Instagram, watching stories: happy people, fancy dresses, delicious food, a cozy restaurant, mountains in the background, holding a glass of champagne? In the meantime, you are covered in blankets, watching Netflix, with a pack of cookies on your nightstand. You feel miserable: you’re sitting there doing nothing while […]

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Everyday Life

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

What’s the story you tell yourself when you put on your #OOTD? The earliest records of human history show us homo sapiens fashionably adorned in some accessories or stylised clothing made from the materials around us. This is an anthropological phenomenon that spans cultures around the world. The relationship that we have with clothing has […]

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Business World

Big Data for nudging

Nudging is the careful construction of decision-making environments aimed at helping decision makers making wiser choices, possibly at their advantage. The first applications of nudges regarded mainly public policies and programs aimed at a general public, with no particular distinctions between potential users. Tax compliance, energy saving and even increasing men’s aim in public toilets […]

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Our Work

Into the mind of Mr. X

The idea for this article was born scrolling through my Facebook home page during the last months. Without doing it on purpose, my attention was captured every time by the posts of one of my Facebook contacts, who will be called Mr. X for privacy reasons. Mr. X is an avid Facebook user, publisher of […]

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Our Work Politics and Public Policy

Elections Special

Are we really in control of our voting behaviour? A behavioral insight on voting preferences and media influence by Valentina Saponara and Enrico Grassi The upcoming US election has the world holding its breath: soon American citizens will cast their vote and shape the future of one of the most relevant actors on the international […]