Ask Ariely: On Regret over Rental, Guns under Control, and Dishes with Friends

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, On a recent trip, the car-rental…

New book: Happy Money.

You know the pain of making a bad money decision, from small to large—remember that Living Social deal you never used, or the big house you thought you needed that turned out to be a money pit? Sure you do! But most…

Advice Column

Starting next week, the doctor is in! I’m teaming up with The Wall Street Journal to offer answers to readers’ questions sent to IdeasMarket@wsj.com. Whether it’s about family matters, work conundrums, in-law issues, or where to take your next vacation, I’m happy…

Asking the right and wrong questions

From a behavioral economics point of view, the field of financial advice is quite strange and not very useful. For the most part, professional financial services rely on clients’ answers to two questions: How much of your current salary will you need…

Late but maybe still useful

Here are a few suggestions I gave for eating less on thanksgiving: 1) “Move to chopsticks!” Or, barring that, smaller plates and utensils. 2) Place the food “far away,” so people have to work (i.e., walk to the kitchen) to get another…