Loss Aversion vs The Endowment Effect

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
By dreeves
A bee thinking about the standard graph depicting loss aversion

This is part 1 of a two-part series. First we explain loss aversion and how it’s distinct from the endowment effect. (Spoiler: loss aversion is a generalization of the endowment effect.) Asking Google how those things are different currently yields a fog of opaque logorrhea, so we hope this is... »

Complice’s Gloves Come Off: Announcing Micro Commitment Contracts in Complice

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
By Malcolm Ocean
Complice logo with a magnifying glass revealing tiny Beeminder logos

Well, Complice lulled us into complacency with all their talk of how complementary Beeminder and Complice are and now here we are. Today they’re launching micro commitment contracts; presumably tomorrow will be macro commitment contracts. And from there, all out war. Ok, no, »

Nicky’s Ultimate Support Secret: Dogfood

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
By shanaqui
Bee gorging itself on dogfood (bowl says BARKLEBEE)

Sorry to spoil the suspense with the title there. (Unless you don’t know the term “dogfood” but we’ve blogged... »

Make A Plan To Forget

Thursday, August 26, 2021
By dreeves
Bee looking at string on finger with lightbulb above head

This is going to sound painfully obvious at first — “Don’t assume you’ll remember things! Create reminders!” — but bear with me. There are two useful, nonobvious things here: Sometimes you think of something you need to remember while, say, driving, or talking to someone. You... »

Beeminder ♥ CodeCombat

Monday, July 26, 2021
By dreeves
A bee with a sword and shield and a CodeCombat belt

Fun fact that is not remotely a coincidence: The founder and CEO of CodeCombat is a friend and Beeminder superfan and »

Beeminder ♥ Pocket

Monday, July 5, 2021
By dreeves
Beeminder and Pocket logos

There are a lot of Pocket fans in Beeminderland. Me personally included. I find it a powerful anti-procrastination strategy to save an article to Pocket when it threatens to suck me in... »