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2012-10-03 23:01:56

The consumer advocacy group, Choice, has called for reforms to energy networks to help reduce electricity costs. The head of electricity price comparison service, Electricity Wizard, is encouraged by this addition to his call for reform, calling it ℠long overdue´. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 As the latest electricity supply bills begin to arrive, the first since the introduction of the controversial Carbon Tax in July 2012, Electricity Wizard CEO, Alan Belkin,...

2012-04-25 11:51:24

In a study with implications for businesspeople in a global economy, researchers at the University of Chicago have found that people make more rational decisions when they think through a problem in a non-native tongue. People are more likely to take favorable risks if they think in a foreign language, the new study showed. "We know from previous research that because people are naturally loss-averse, they often forgo attractive opportunities," said UChicago psychologist Boaz Keysar, a...

2012-03-15 23:09:09

Let's say you've got to book a flight, choose a hotel, and rent a car. Does it matter which thing you shop for first? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research finds that the order of choices does affect consumers' decisions. "Consumers often shop for multiple products in a single trip. This research looks at whether the order in which consumers shop for the different products influences how they search for each individual product," write authors Jonathan Levav (Stanford University),...

2012-02-07 14:20:00

To help consumers choose the best credit cards among the hundreds available in the US, DailyMarkets.com has come up with a list of winners for its Best Credit Cards 2012 guide. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 DailyMarkets.com, a personal finance website based in New York that helps people save smarter and invest smarter has just announced its choice of the Best Credit Cards 2012. To ensure the best credit card choice for US consumers, staff writers and editors of DailyMarkets.com...

2011-12-15 16:36:59

You're in search of a new coffee maker, and the simple quest becomes, well, an ordeal. After doing copious amounts of research and reading dozens of consumer reviews, you finally make a purchase, only to wonder: "Was this the right choice? Could I do better? What is the return policy?" Reality check: Is this you? If so, new research from Florida State University may shed some light on your inability to make a decision that you'll be happy with. Joyce Ehrlinger, an assistant professor...

2011-08-23 21:16:22

We make decisions all our lives–so you'd think we'd get better and better at it. Yet research has shown that younger adults are better decision makers than older ones. Some Texas psychologists, puzzled by these findings, suspected the experiments were biased toward younger brains. So, rather than testing the ability to make decisions one at a time without regard to past or future, as earlier research did, these psychologists designed a model requiring participants to evaluate each...

2011-07-19 12:00:51

Should I skip my morning workout today so I can sleep longer? Or perhaps, since it is summer after all, indulge in an ice cold Mocha Frappucino with whipped cream and chocolate syrup drizzled over it instead of my regular herbal tea? Where should I take my date on our first dinner date? Should I go to graduate school? Decisions, decisions, decisions"¦ We all make numerous decisions everyday; unconsciously or consciously, sometimes doing it automatically with little effort or thinking...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'