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AI is not the answer to biased hiring 

In recent years AI has become one of the most powerful tools in data analysis. It is being used in more and more areas of life, thanks to its ability to analyse massive amounts of data and recognise patterns in them that would be impossible to notice for humans. However, it is starting to show […]

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Your BE guide to Online Dating

In the 21st century, the chances of encountering fairy-tale romances are rare. That cute guy or girl you locked eyes with at the bar the other day fades into a distant memory as we become less likely to initiate contact with strangers. This attitude can be explained through understanding the conduct of the conscious brain. […]

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We need to drink more! …Water

By Martina Barjaková Summer has officially started in the northern hemisphere and with it, the eternal problem of people not drinking enough water has become urgent to solve once again. We all know drinking water is important for our bodies. And yet, we often fail to drink enough of it. Not because we do not […]

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Nudging can be a child’s play…but it’s not!

  A (funny) reflection on the nature of nudging By Francesco Amighetti and Beatrice Del Frate   Nudge interventions take several forms. Sometimes they can be very sophisticated and relying on long and complex empirical studies, sometimes they can be very nice, funny, and easy to implement. Among the nudges of this second kind, it […]

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App(lication)s of Behavioral Economics

By Francesco Amighetti and Beatrice Del Frate The core principle that is at the heart of the nudge theory is that “change comes not from the inside, but the outside”, as clearly expressed by Dan Ariely – professor of psychology and behavioral economics and director of the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University. For […]