Parameterized complexity was classically used to efficiently solve NP-hard problems for small values of a fixed parameter. Then it has also been used as a tool to speed up algorithms for tractable problems. Following this line of research, we design algorithms parameterized by neighborhood diversity (nd) for several graph theoretic problems in P (e.g., Maximum Matching, Triangle counting and listing, Girth and Global minimum vertex cut). Such problems are known to admit algorithms parameterized by modular-width (mw) and consequently - being the nd a "special case" of mw - by nd. However, the proposed novel algorithms allow to improve the computational complexity from a time O(f(mw)⋅ n +m) - where n and m denote, respectively, the number of vertices and edges in the input graph - which is multiplicative in n to a time O(g(nd)+n +m) which is additive only in the size of the input.