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The Stuff of Consumer Culture

Why do we always want more?

MRI Brain Scan

Brain Scans of Hoarders Reveal Why They Never De-Clutter

Source: Scientific American

Would you have trouble parting with your favorite things? A hoarder is a person who collects items and can’t discard any of them. Often, the homes of hoarders are completely full, with only enough room left to walk from room to room. A new study using brain scans helps shed light on why people behave this way.

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Some Reflections on ‘My Year of No Shopping’

Source: The Simple Dollar

You might be surprised by what you will find stashed away in cabinets and cupboards! Ann Patchett discovered the effect of shopping for only essential items for a whole year. And, this article is a reflection by another writer on Anne’s essay. How do you think you might feel about taking on such a frugal challenge?

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