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God knows what concerns and plans you may have, or what ideas you are hatching; so it's not for me to keep nudging your elbow, asking you what you are thinking about?
Because of this dilemma, the case for nudging often
Nudging is all about using incentives, responses, and psychology to design effective policy.
It also discusses how nudging by government differs from nudging by markets.
But she misjudged the shot, nudging out her own stone instead while her shooter ran too far, leaving Canada with two stones closer to the button, a result that gave Canada a steal of two for a 6-3 lead.
4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its 166-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The Snore Activated Nudging Pillow, a pillow that detects snoring and "nudges" a sleeper into shifting positions without the need for spousal intervention.
I always thought that I was, at best, nudging the reader in the right direction.
Nudging people is about getting them to change their behaviour without necessarily banning activities.
They believe nudging isn't enough and that, in the words of Catherine Bennett of The Observer, there will be "a surge in obesity and mass poisoning" by booze and junk food unless the government adopts rules forcing people to become more health-conscious.
This project is nudging people to reinvest," he said.
Cropper is a Stax guitar powerhouse and Cavaliere fronted The Rascals with his velvet voice, so what they're nudging up a notch is new songs heavily influenced by their glorious past, hence the bluesy Stax, breezy Motown, sweet soul smoothies and the odd foray into hip hop to bring it bang up to date.