June 10, 2019

Happiness may be a choice – except that it’s constrained by vested economic interests

Happiness may well be a choice, but it is a difficult choice. And much that might make that choice a little easier depends on the choices of influential others.
June 7, 2019

Why some plastic packaging is necessary to prevent food waste and protect the environment

Food waste could be worse than plastic when it comes to harming the environment.
June 6, 2019

How to build a business that lasts more than 200 years – lessons from Japan’s shinise companies

Centuries-old shinise businesses have withstood Westernisation, changing tastes and increasing competition.
June 6, 2019

What rowing across the Atlantic can teach you about navigating the working world

I wanted to see whether this extreme example of a team effort could tell us anything about the workplace.
June 5, 2019

Chinese brides wear as many as five dresses – yet provide inspiration for a sustainable fashion future

This might sound over the top and rather wasteful. But rental wedding dresses are not uncommon.
June 3, 2019

Sperm banks recruit unpaid donors by playing into masculine stereotypes

How sperm bank marketing meets the growing demand for donations.
April 23, 2019

Trump’s crackdown on Iran’s oil exports could backfire badly – with serious risks to global economy

From May 2, any countries buying oil from Iran can expect US sanctions.
April 17, 2019

How the power of persuasion goes way beyond mere advertising

Consumption has become the primary form of self-identity and self-expression.
April 17, 2019

Where you live in your 20s affects how early or late you retire – here’s how

New research finds that people who live in areas with high unemployment in their youth are more likely to retire early.
April 17, 2019

Brexit extension: how much will it actually cost the UK to leave the EU?

How the Brexit 'divorce bill' is calculated and what impact delays will have on it.
April 16, 2019

Job recruiters discriminate against Muslims, and it doesn’t end at the interview stage

Recruiters seem to have unconscious biases that can be overturned by what they see on job applications.
April 15, 2019

Why the world is due a revolution in economics education

In economics classes, relentless growth is an unquestioned dogma. Yet this same economic growth is rapidly ripping apart the ecological foundations of our world.