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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.
Field Guide to the Shopaholic
Observing retail lovers in the wild.
Consumerism Consumes Us All
When you can't get enough.
The High Cost of Vanity
Those designer logos and how they appeal to our vanity.
She's Gotta Have It
For some people, stuff reigns and to shop is to be.
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?
What's Really Behind Rebound Sex
Why We Hate It When People Invade Our Space
The Most Toxic Pattern in Any Relationship
What Porn Does to Intimacy
How to Tell a Sociopath from a Psychopath