Ask Ariely: On Chips and Dips, Expectations, and Gossip

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, just email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, While I’m watching sports, I often find myself with the same problem. I will have too many…

Ask Ariely: Holiday Edition

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, just email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Hi, Dan! Every year it’s the same problem: My husband and I struggle to get his dad a few…

What to bring for dinner

One of my long time friends just wrote me earlier today.  Not seeing her for a long time I was looking forward to seeing her, and I invited her to join us for dinner on Friday night. She was very happy to…

Experiments? Not!

A few days ago we wrote the nice people at Whole Foods about some ideas for doing experiments together.  These were going to be experiments on taste perception, willingness to pay, and on how we get people to eat healthier and enjoy…