Jun 9, 2016 by ideas42
When choosing which foods to eat, what factors influence your decision? Taste? Whether or not it’s healthy? Or how easy it is to get? For most people today, convenience seems to play an outsized role in which foods they choose. While it sounds great on the surface, this shift away from taste to convenience has … Read more.
May 25, 2016 by ideas42
This post originally appeared on the IntraHealth VITAL blog. In Senegal, over a third of postpartum women who want to delay or avoid additional pregnancy do not use a modern method of contraception. This is despite the fact that most Senegalese women know about family planning and have access to services. To reach these women, … Read more.
May 17, 2016 by Jaclyn Lefkowitz & Jess Leifer
If you learned there was an easy, low-cost, and effective way to prevent sickness, would you be interested in it? Just one simple method for fewer sick days, fewer trips to the doctor, and better health – the flu shot. Yet less than 1 in 2 Americans get it every year, a rate that has … Read more.
Jan 25, 2016
ideas42’s network of academic affiliates represent some of the world’s foremost experts in behavioral science. With the ideas42 Affiliate Series, we invite them to share their insights and what inspires their exploration into human behavior. Our New York office recently had the pleasure of hosting Alison Buttenheim – our newest Affiliate and Assistant Professor at the University … Read more.
Sep 2, 2014
Over 5 million people in South Africa are infected with HIV. Worryingly, teenage schoolgirls are three times more likely to be HIV positive than boys their age. One of the reasons behind this alarming phenomenon is thought to be the widespread tendency for young girls to have relationships with older men, who are more likely … Read more.
Jul 3, 2013
According to a recent study, school-age girls in South Africa are 3 times as likely to be HIV positive as boys the same age. What is the cause of this disparity? From anecdotal accounts, interviews and our study of the context, we learned about three societal constructs that may offer clues to the answer: These … Read more.
Sep 5, 2012
Another one from the archive: In this TED talk from 2010, Sendhil talks about something that animates a lot of the work ideas42 does: the problems we know how to solve, in a technical sense, but don’t. “We know how to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea, how to prevent diabetes-related blindness and how to … Read more.