Slave to a Material World

Slave to a Material World

Hold onto your pocketbook, here come the holiday sales.

The Devil Wears Prada: Is That Why She Is so Unhappy?

Luxury consumption signals status and feels good. So what's the problem?

What Do Singles Spend Their Money On?

Not splurging on shoes, cars, or video games

Ten Ways Your Local Grocery Store Hijacks Your Brain

Be a Savvy Consumer & Avoid Retail Traps

What Drives Your Desire?

When was the last time you were obsessed with something?

How Stores Trick Our Senses to Make Us Buy More: Taste

Part 1 of 5: How do stores use psychology to make us buy more?

Don’t Overspend this Holiday Season

How to avoid being consumed by consumption

Do More Things Bring Less Love?

Acquiring more and more things may also bring marriage problems.

What Motivates People to Buy Compulsively?

People with material values seem to engage in retail therapy.

Are You Unwittingly Spoiling Your Child?

How to deprogram the “I have to have it” syndrome.

Cut Back On Compulsive Online Shopping

Does overspending on eBay mean you're a compulsive shopper?

The Giving Tree Syndrome

To be more giving this season, try being more selfish!

The Urge for Stuff Is Primal

Our ancestors strived to impress before money was invented.

Taming the Want Monster

The if-I-don’t-get-it-I’ll-die type of desire that we think is tied to happiness