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nudge

A term of art referring to a health-promoting philosophy in the UK in which people are incentivised into leading healthier lives by gently pushing them in the right direction with vouchers for healthy living, foods, walking and so on. Some view “nudging” as more effective than “nannying”, in which government attempts to reinforce healthy habits in citizens with regulations and sanctions forunhealthy behaviour or actions.
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who prefer the option other than the one they are being nudged toward.
They were then subjected to a memory test where the more they nudged the correct square, the better they scored.
The new split divides those who believe the fat, feckless masses should be nudged toward better behavior and those who believe the fat, feckless masses should be nannied toward better behavior.
If this is the case, who is to decide in what areas individuals can be fairly nudged by social engineers?
But instead of nudging Swedes to this option, the government nudged them toward making their own choice from the hundreds of competing funds.
62: Pounces on hesitation in the Milan defence to burst clear but is nudged out to a tight angle and shoots low straight at Dida.
When arrested, he said the other boy had repeatedly abused him and had nudged him in passing.
Authorities did not identify the man, believed to be a Palmdale resident, who was shot after he refused to get out of his pickup truck after it was nudged by a CHP patrol car and spun into a field.
Isaiah describes the heart of God, the mountains and valleys nudged into an embrace that heals the breach between God's hopes and desires and the world.
But yesterday it was Scotland's turn as temperatures nudged 80F in places, while most of the country hit the 70s.
It has nudged countries such as China and Russia toward democratic reforms in order to enjoy the benefits of membership.