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How Ikea gets you to impulsively buy more

IKEA has mastered the “Gruen effect.” Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Researchers estimate that 50 percent of purchases are unplanned. These purchases, especially impulse buys, present an opportunity for retailers who can entice consumers to deviate from their shopping lists. One of the most effective ways to influence this is Read more…

By Vox, ago
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Why the Marvel Cinematic Universe feels empty

If you want to understand the modern Marvel movie, you need to basically have a graduate degree in Marvel-ology. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Want to read more? Check out Sean Howe’s book about Marvel: https://www.amazon.com/Marvel-Comics-Untold-Sean-Howe/dp/0061992119 And explore Tommy’s Universe: https://thetommywestphall.wordpress.com/the-master-list/ What makes a fictional universe good? In this requested Read more…

By Vox, ago
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How racism shapes jury selection

A legal loophole makes juries less diverse. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Four years after the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, the police officer, Jason Van Dyke, faced his day in court. But in a trial where race became central to the case, there’s only one black person on the Read more…

By Vox, ago
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How GPS can make you a better runner

GPS & running: the good, the bad, and the art Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14753 “Exercise contagion in a global social network”, Sinan Aral & Christos Nicolaides. Nature Communications, 2017. The Global Positioning System, or GPS, is changing the sport of running. Using GPS makes it easier to Read more…

By Vox, ago
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How ninjas went mainstream

Ninjas are overrat—just kidding, they’re amazing. But how did they become famous around the world? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In this episode of Overrated, Vox’s Phil Edwards gets nunchucked in his heart by ninjas. But why are these secret killers known around the world? The history of ninjas is, Read more…

By Vox, ago
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Why the US celebrates Columbus Day

Should Columbus Day be Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In past decades, Christopher Columbus has gone from unquestioned US hero to problematic figure. For centuries, the destruction and disease he ushered into the Americas have been set aside, allowing the myth of a pioneering sailor who discovered Read more…

By Vox, ago
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The skincare acid craze, explained

What would you do to have perfect skin? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The pursuit of perfect skin has been deeply rooted in human culture. And while skincare acids have been used for decades, they’ve surged in popularity in recent years. You see them advertised on products in stores and Read more…

By Vox, ago