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Doggie Bags & Sunk Costs

Did you ever get a meal at a restaurant that you didn't like, but have them wrap up the leftovers anyway? Even though the food's flavor is unlikely to improve with age, there may be an explanation for the seemingly irrational behavior.…

Marketing and the Placebo Effect

We all know what the placebo effect is - give a group of patients a sugar pill instead of a medication with active ingredients, and some of them will show an improvement in their symptoms. Drug researchers treat the placebo effect as an…