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The Myth of Form in Football

The Myth of Form in Football

Have you ever won five games in a row and felt like you could win ten more? Or maybe you lost 5 five and you just kept losing after that? Most people that have played sports will recognize this. Being “in form” seems to have a large impact on whether we will win the...

The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice is a psychological phenomenon that refers to the idea that having too many choices can actually be detrimental to our well-being and decision-making processes. This paradox was first introduced by psychologist Barry Schwartz in his book "The...

Big Mac Index

Big Mac Index

When somebody from the West travels to Southeast Asia, he cannot help but notice how very low the cost of living is relative to the West. How do we compare prices across countries? The Big Mac index gives us an approximation.  Purchasing power parity Purchasing power...

Beat all your friends at Catan!

Beat all your friends at Catan!

Catan: if you’re a board game lover like me, you’ve probably heard of it. If not, then I really recommend taking a look at it. The game has a combination of luck and strategic thinking, and it is different each time you play it, as you can create a different playing...

Pyramid Schemes

Pyramid Schemes

In the Netherlands, a famous slogan on TV is ‘Let op: geld lenen kost geld’ (watch out: borrowing money costs money). No money can be earned for free. With a pyramid scheme, however, people seem to defy these laws of finance and make money out of nothing. How does...

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