On keeping some small purchases secret from your spouse:

“We find that when people engage or imagine engaging in this secret consumption activity, they feel a little guilty. And so then they’re driven to want to invest back in the relationship. People are actually benefiting in the long run.”

Marketing professor Danielle Brick, medium.com, Aug. 28, 2022

On why it’s so hard to change people’s minds:

“People form opinions based on emotions, such as fear, contempt, and anger, rather than relying on facts.”

Human development and family sciences professor Keith M. Bellizzi, The Conversation, Aug. 11, 2022

On being asked to share a fun fact for the Hartford Business Journal 2022 “40 under 40” interview:

“I can solve a Rubik’s Cube blindfolded.”

Operations and information management professor David Bergman, Hartford Business Journal, Aug. 15, 2022

On forcing future lawyers to disclose information about sealed convictions, juvenile cases, or arrests:

“It’s very unlikely that the information that is produced is going to predict who will later engage in misconduct.”

Law professor Leslie Levin, The New York Times, Sept. 6, 2022

On the much larger Andromeda galaxy colliding with and devouring the Milky Way — in about 5 billion years:

“It’s going to be like, bloop, done.”

Astrophysics professor Chiara Mingarelli, The Atlantic, Aug. 17, 2022

On Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, who was assassinated in July:

“His personal vision for rewriting Japanese history, of a glorious past, created a real problem in East Asia, which will linger. It also divided Japanese society even further over how to approach its own responsibility for wartime actions carried out in the name of the emperor.”

History professor Alexis Dudden, The New Yorker, July 9, 2022

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