Does being greedy pay off?
The answer to the above is yes. Partly. Recent research looked at income level and other life outcomes to see whether greedy people were richer or happier. Unsurprisingly, greedier individuals did generate more personal and household income. However… they also were less satisfied
What does Gen Alpha do on social media?
Despite being too young to have their own accounts on social media, 79% of Millennial parents say their children are social media users of one platform or another.An American survey shows that Gen Alpha's prominence on social media is mainly because of
Moralized language causes more hateful responses
A new study looked into the phenomenon of moralized language on social media. Broadly defined, content is moralized if it references ideas, objects, or events construed in terms of the good of a unit larger than the individual (e.g., society).
Remember to write it down — write it down to remember
Handwriting is a skill that is slowly becoming a lost art in the digital age. However, writing by hand offers several benefits that typing just can't match. Think about notes you jotted down during a lecture or meeting. Even if you
Edelman publishes Trust Barometer 2023
Last week Edelman published its 2023 trust barometer. This yearly global survey polled over 32.000 people across 28 countries, examining how much trust people have in several institutions or others. The theme this year was ‘navigating in a polarized world’
How Heinz recruited brand ambassadors through tips
Ketchup brand Heinz prefers to be the golden standard in every cafeteria, restaurant, eatery or wherever food is served. This is not surprising for any condiment brand out there. But paying your customers to make it happen is. Heinz decided
Always get sick at the start of your vacation?
After a long stretch of working you finally take some weeks off for the holidays and set your mind to relaxing and enjoying yourself. However, some people can’t seem to enjoy this time at all. What is dubbed in Dutch
The surge of auto-generated everything and the case for authenticity
2022 was the year when creative, auto-generating AI tools seemed to spring up like mushrooms. And unlike their predecessors, these latest versions are actually breaking into the mainstream because of their practical usability. For example, Cosmopolitan created an AI-generated magazine cover in
Perceived polarization is growing in the Netherlands
A recent survey by the Dutch governmental research organization SCP set out to test the perception of polarization in the country. 73% of respondents said they felt the differences between people’s opinions are growing (up from 63% in April 2020 and similar
How meaningful work shields you from burnouts
Mental well-being in the workforce has long been an issue and is amplified due to corona. A 2021 study of 15.000 professionals worldwide found that 52% of those surveyed were struggling with mental health at work, with 62% experiencing more stress and