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How Brands Addict Us

It’s done through through broken promises and spikes of dopamine Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash Source: How Brands Addict Us Douglas Van Praet There’s a reason why marketers spend billions of dollars on advertising every year. It works! That’s … Continue reading

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How Your Brain Forces You to Watch Ads

…and how you can learn to ignore them Source: How Your Brain Forces You to Watch Ads Douglas Van Praet Every day we navigate through a cluttered media environment of thousands of ads vying for our precious time and limited … Continue reading

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Credit Cards Make You Pay Attention to Benefits

Credit cards change the way you think about products. Source: Credit Cards Make You Pay Attention to Benefits Art Markman Ph.D. Most people have had the experience that paying for something with a credit card seems less painful than paying … Continue reading

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A Cluttered Life: Middle-Class Abundance

Follow a team of UCLA anthropologists as they venture into the stuffed-to-capacity homes of dual income, middle-class American families in order to truly understand the food, toys, and clutter that fill them. Series: “A Cluttered Life: Middle-Class Abundance”

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Are You a Shopaholic? Five Profiles of Compulsive Buyers

When does shopping become “compulsive buying”? Source: Are You a Shopaholic? Five Profiles of Compulsive Buyers Mariana Bockarova Ph.D. Natalie never saw herself as someone who had a “problem” shopping: The only time she ever bought anything was when it was … Continue reading

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Shoppers are buying clothes just for the Instagram pic, and then returning them

The rise of social media has meant that everyone is expected to maintain and curate a personal brand. By Hanna Kozlowska Source: Shoppers are buying clothes just for the Instagram pic, and then returning them Buying clothes for a fancy … Continue reading

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Discount shoe retailer Payless opened a fake luxury store and convinced influencers to pay $600 for $20 footwear

Payless filled a former Armani store with its own shoes and added an extra zero onto its regular prices. Payless managed to trick fashion influencers.Payless / YouTube Source: Discount shoe retailer Payless opened a fake luxury store and convinced influencers … Continue reading

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