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Easier seen than done: Watching how-to videos on YouTube gives people false sense of expertise

It all looks so easy on YouTube – preparing Julie Child’s boeuf bourguignon, learning the latest dance step, repairing a faucet, assembling Ikea furniture.

Millions of how-to videos on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram have given people unprecedented access to the skilled performances of experts. Nevertheless, learning a new skill by watching a video on social media can also lead people to become overconfident in their own abilities, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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International Women’s Day: Valerie Van Meter on how Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA re-energized her career

“Trying to raise the boats of many, not just a few.”

For Valerie Van Meter, diversity was her birthright.

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$5 million gift enhances entrepreneurial opportunities at University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Generous gift from Rattan Khosa, ’79, establishes multi-pronged program for students launching businesses with support of the Polsky Center

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How NYC taxi ride data suggest cozy relationship between big banks and the Fed

Chicago Booth study employs more than 500 million cab rides in Manhattan, finds increased possibility of information leakage around important Fed policy meetings

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Nutrition gap between rich and poor is growing, but don’t blame food deserts, researchers say

Even when families have access to healthier foods, they don’t necessarily buy them.

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