“When college students were subjected to Michael Bay’s 2005 thriller The Island and others watched talk-show host Charlie Rose, Michael Bay-watchers wolfed down 98% more M&M’s, cookies, carrots, and grapes than the other students.”
“The majority of people who weren’t primed by media reports to be angry didn’t care much about Facebook’s actions at all.”
“We took pairs of bad matches and told them they were exceptionally good for each other.”
“The study, while instructive about how we use Facebook, presents murky new territory, and it could speak to our growing discomfort that large corporations like Google and Facebook have unprecedented troves of our personal data at their disposal.”
“Readers don’t seem to really care about what organization they’re getting their news from, or what device format they’re reading on; what matters, really, is the news itself.”
Priceonomics analyzes the how much you’re really saving (if any) by staying in an Airbnb apartment, instead of a hotel.
“It seems that interviewers like to have each day’s ratings balance out. When an interviewer sees 3 or 4 good candidates in a row, they become concerned that they are giving too many high ratings. So, if another good candidate comes walking through the door, they get a lower rating just so that the ratings for the day are not uniformly high.”