Material Girls, and Boys

Material Girls, and Boys

Are you adorning yourself with the latest and greatest material goodies? But buying "stuff" doesn't even make materialistic people happy.

Why Banning Handheld Devices For Kids Isn't the Way to Go

Why new guidelines are destined to fail.

Are You Unwittingly Spoiling Your Child?-Part II

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

What Drives Your Desire?

When was the last time you were obsessed with something?

How Stress Affects Brain Development in Students

There are three kinds of stress that kids experience.

Trouble in Paradise

Images of paradise may make it harder to see environmental problems.

The market for religion is shrinking

Rival feel-good products like entertainment and sports are winning out.

Raising Non-Materialistic Children in a Material World

Mitigating the negative impact of advertising

The Urge for Stuff Is Primal

Our ancestors strived to impress before money was invented.

Why We're Wired to Binge-Watch TV

Complex, engrossing series affect our minds in unexpected ways.

The Girl Who Heard Colors

Author Marie Harris writes an important children's book

Influencing Wellbeing: Materialism and Self-Esteem

Conquer materialism and improve wellbeing

Do More Things Bring Less Love?

Acquiring more and more things may also bring marriage problems.

Taming the Want Monster

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

The Neuroscience of Holiday Shopping

How Retailers Light Up Our Brains Like Those Sparkly Holiday Luxe Displays

Ten Ways Your Local Grocery Store Hijacks Your Brain

Be a Savvy Consumer & Avoid Retail Traps

Why Empathy is Declining Among Students and What We Can Do

Emotional intelligence—and specifically empathy—is spiraling downward among kids

How Money Issues Predict Divorce (& How to Prevent Them)

How financial incompatibility leads to divorce (and how to prevent it)

Building a Case for Real Beauty

We're seeing a revolution in how we view beauty. Here's why.

This Common Problem Can Destroy Your Willpower

What willpower vampire sucks away your IQ along with your willpower?