Consumerism and its antisocial effects can be turned on—or off
Money doesn’t buy happiness. Neither does materialism: Research shows that people who place a high value on wealth, status, and stuff are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than those who do not. Now
When Today’s Deal Is Tomorrow’s Regret
The New York Times: HOW much is a $150 coupon worth? For Matt Sumell, the cost turned out to be one new relationship, as well as a little bit of pride. In January 2011, Mr.
Gross ads disgust consumers into action
USA Today: If you don’t like stories that are totally gross, stop reading right now. Did you stop reading? Of course not. And it works the same way for advertisements, marketers are discovering. That, at
Why you buy what you buy and when
CBC News: A flurry of new consumer studies shed light on the buying choices people make, explaining, for example, why we choose romantic movies over other genres when we feel cold, how our definition of
Valentine’s Day shoppers spending more this year
USA Today: Cupid wants your money, and he’ll get more of it than ever this Valentine’s Day. John Smith of Alexandria, Va., plans on dropping about $400 treating his wife to flowers, jewelry and dinner.
Why Amazon Prime is the wave of retail’s future
msnbc: Anybody who knows me knows that I am a proud member of the Amazon Prime Cult. I only clean my house with products I can order through Amazon.com’s Prime service. In December, I chose