Scale Down acquired

Good science + good friends + wanting to do good + good-ish caffeine + good [hard] work + good luck = Scale Down. I’m thrilled that our labor of love has been acquired by Anthem.
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Brands matter a lot [in science] #designmatters

From Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics (technically the The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences) and originator of the field of behavioral economics (a.k.a., hottest thing going these days). I’d
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Maybe, I am possibly considering taking a potential student next year

Thanks for all of the messages asking whether I will be taking a student next year. Short answer: I am not committing to taking a student, but I will be reviewing applications. Here’s who we’re
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Get involved

Our message to the behavioral medicine community (and anyone else who wants to ensure healthcare access in the U.S.).
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Talks don’t get better than this

We scientists [should] spend a lot of our time thinking about how to convey information in a manner that will activate an audience. Jobs’ introduction of the iPhone is a master class in giving a
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Talking our way to better health: what’s next

I’ve been dictating papers, notes, emails for more than 15 years (and have a copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking v1 and a closet full of mics to prove it). Some of you know that I
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Healing the poor, digitally

(In case you’re looking for something to take your mind off the election, watch this). I was thrilled to close out the Duke Forward road events in New York City, along with my graduate student
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When genetic tests are basically horoscopes

Fantastic piece in today’s Inside Stat. The tips I got back were almost comically generic. One piece of advice from Kinetic Diagnostics on how to compensate for my increased risk of muscle cramping? “Do proper
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Go it alone and you [probably] won’t lose weight

Nice NY Times piece from Gina Kolata, amplifying the findings from today’s University of Chicago poll on obesity. The self-help route has not been successful for most. Ninety-four percent of the survey participants who were
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Enough said


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