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Top picks from the web on money and your life, from ING economist Ian Bright – September 24, 2014

The cost of courtesy?

The cost of courtesy?

Being “too nice” might make people more likely to settle for less than they deserve, particularly when pay rises are concerned, a blog on The Emotion Machine says. The blog suggests the reason for this is that people who are “too nice” often don’t know how to properly stand up for themselves, or that it presents an opportunity for others to take advantage.

A patient mind

A patient mind

Impatience can lead to making decisions that are right for the present but not the future, a blog by behavioural economist Daniel Crosby says. Characterised by instant gratification and known as present bias. The blog says we often see our future selves as less real.

Small changes, big differences

Small changes, big differences

Tiny changes can make huge differences in the way we behave a blog on Harvard Business Review explains. Research has shown that rather than being told what to do on your first day at work a better approach might be to ask new employees “Who are you when you are at your very best?”. This might draw on people’s built in drive to do what they do best naturally and be recognised for it, the research suggests.

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