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A woman stands in front of shelves of beverages | Reuters/Stephane Mahe
November 9, 2016
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Are Consumers Turned Off by Too Many Choices? Not Yet.

A Stanford researcher disputes the theory of “choice overload.”

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A surgeon at work | Reuters/Keith Bedford
November 16, 2016
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Why Doctors Can Be Good at Inventing But Bad for Innovation

A study shows why medical startups need top executives who are skilled at turning ideas into products.

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A couple holds hands | Reuters/Chris Wattie
November 22, 2016
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How Do Power Couples Make It Work?

Act as a team; focus on small kindnesses; turn on the music and dance.

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green with owner Joe Lacob | Reuters/Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
November 21, 2016
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Warriors Owner Joe Lacob: A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

Lacob explains what it takes to turn around a basketball team — and a business.

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A man standing in the middle of an empty six-lane road | Reuters/Paul Hanna
November 11, 2016
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Is Ambivalence Healthy? Researchers Have Mixed Feelings

It can ease the pain when you lose but backfire when you win.

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 A walker is left behind in the empty hallway of an eldercare facility | iStock/Heiko Küverling
November 15, 2016
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What’s Behind America’s Elder Care Crisis

Long-term care can be ruinously expensive, and the odds of needing it are high. So why don’t seniors buy insurance to cover it?

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A worker carries a stack of clothes in a garment factory | Reuters/Andrew Biraj
October 31, 2016
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How Big Brands Can Cultivate Ethical Suppliers

To ensure that contract manufacturers act responsibly, employ a mix of strategies — and don’t skimp.

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A man walks past the Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, D.C. | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
November 7, 2016
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How Bankers with Political Connections Benefited from TARP

Researchers find connected bankers benefited by trading shares in their banks before government cash infusions.

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A girl uses her phone. | Reuters/Damir Sagolj
October 26, 2016
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The Latest Advice for Post-Disaster Therapy: Have Fun

Researchers use phone records to measure the “hedonic behavior” of earthquake victims.

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November 7, 2016
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How Bankers with Political Connections Benefited from TARP

Researchers find connected bankers benefited by trading shares in their banks before government cash infusions.
November 3, 2016
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John Donahoe: Dump the Myth of the High Achiever

The former CEO of eBay encourages students to build a life outside of work and find creative solutions to problems.
October 31, 2016
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How Big Brands Can Cultivate Ethical Suppliers

To ensure that contract manufacturers act responsibly, employ a mix of strategies — and don’t skimp.
October 26, 2016
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The Latest Advice for Post-Disaster Therapy: Have Fun

Researchers use phone records to measure the “hedonic behavior” of earthquake victims.
October 24, 2016
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The Economic Upside of Fast-Tracking Refugee Asylum Claims

New research examines the role of wait times on asylum-seekers’ job prospects and ability to integrate.
October 19, 2016
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The Risky Business of Legalized Cannabis

Sanctioned financing is tricky in an industry that’s long been illicit.
October 17, 2016
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Saving the Future of Residential Solar Installations

Stanford researchers weigh in on a contentious debate around changes to an important renewable energy incentive.
October 14, 2016
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Three Problems with Top-Down Teams (and How to Fix Them)

A researcher shows how to encourage participation, influence, and even conflict.
October 12, 2016
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A Better Way to Diffuse Racial Discrimination

Research shows why understanding the source of discrimination matters.
October 11, 2016
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A Chinese Entrepreneur Builds a Bridge to the U.S. Through Language

How a speech-recognition app is using big data and AI to foster a bilingual culture.