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When My Life Unraveled, I Bought a $500 Dress

Nona Willis Aronowitz explains she wasn't just after luxury ... but kindness

(Newser) - Nona Willis Aronowitz describes herself as a subway rider who isn't much of a primper, uses the laundromat, and shops mainly at H&M and Buffalo Exchange. And yet in the last six weeks, she bought a $500 Diane von Furstenberg dress, sent out her laundry, Ubered $30-plus rides... More »

Want Long-Lasting Happiness? Buy Stuff

Material purchases bring repeated bursts of pleasure: study

(Newser) - There really is something to retail therapy: A new study in Social Psychological and Personality Science finds material purchases bring a person longer-lasting happiness than experiential purchases, like concert tickets or a trip to the zoo. In other words, whoever said money can't buy happiness was lying, reports Complex... More »

Want to Live Longer? Go Shopping

Retail therapy boosts interactions, exercise, and healthy diet

(Newser) - Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as retail therapy. We all knew about the mental health benefits of a good buy, but now researchers have discovered that shopping might actually extend one's lifespan. Men and women who shop daily live longer than those who shopped less frequently, found a... More »

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