It can be hard to plan for our financial future. But the lead-up to a milestone birthday could be a good moment to tackle things you’ve been putting off, according to Forbes.com. “Pre-committing” – promising ahead of time to do something – can help you stick to the plan when your birthday arrives.
How generous are you? That might depend more on the situation than your personality, according to classic research highlighted by Behavioralscientist.org. Just 10% of students who were in a hurry stopped to help a man in need, while 63% helped when not in a rush. And social norms matter too.
Believe the hype?
Most online retailers now include reviews of their products. But how do we decide which to trust, and which to take with a pinch of salt? Researchers have found that consumer confidence in a review is eroded if there are typos, but not if it includes misspellings.