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Shopping: Dollars and Sense

Tuesday, October 03, 2006
According to this Stanford University study, men and just as likely as women to get hit with the urge to splurge.

Of course, retailers don't make it easy to keep the reins on those spending habits. There's both art and science involved in encouraging you to part with your money -- and fast.

Shopping is fun and treating yourself to stuff you like is enjoyable. But shopping for the sake of shopping is kind of empty -- the cash-register equivalent of fast food or quickie sex. So maybe we'll see a "slow shopping" movement catch on -- just like slow food and slow sex.

From The Center for a New American Dream: The Best Things in Life Aren't Things


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| posted by Ann D @ 3:55 PM