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Impulse Buying

Gratitude: Good For Your Wallet And Your Soul

David DeSteno | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
David DeSteno

What these findings show is that gratitude can temporarily enhance self-control by decreasing desires for immediate gratification. Whereas feeling happy doesn't do much to increase patience, feeling grateful does.

Consumed By Our Consumer Society

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Impulse buying has none of these elements -- you see it, it sings to you, you want to possess it, you might deliberate for a few seconds about the fact that you don't really need or maybe you cannot really afford it, and then you buy it anyway because practical factors don't really play a part in the decision.

My New Year's Resolution: Stop Impulse Buying "As Seen On TV"

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

These days, if an "As Seen on TV" product comes on the TV, my husband will throw his body in front of the TV, shielding it from my view like he was protecting his child from a searing missile.

5 Moments When You're Most Likely To Overspend

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Candace Braun Davison Little things can trigger impulse buys. Knowing these unexpected times when you may be getting spend-y can help you keep t...

What You Need To Know About Stress Shopping

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.24.2013 | Style

Forget meditation and yoga: For many stressed-out Americans, the best remedy for a stressful day at work or the sting of a painful breakup is the smel...

Cyber Dating, Cyber Shopping

Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin | Posted 06.16.2013 | Style
Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin

My impulse online purchases dot my closet like the regrets of my young adulthood. A timeline in clothes. I've decided if I'm going to continue cyber dating for fabulous fashion, as with the new rules for my closet, I will now introduce new rules for online shopping.

I'm An Impulse Buyer, And It's My Dad's Fault

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

I have always been that girl that had to look at my purchases in the back of the cab on the way home. My husband doesn't thinks this impulsive behavior is the least bit cute or funny.

This Credit Card Talks To You

The Onion | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money

Financial services giant Visa held a press event Tuesday to introduce "Visa Voice," a new line of talking credit cards that urges shoppers to just go ...

Resist Impulse Shopping

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

So often, we operate on habit and impulse; by recognizing the subtle factors that promote shopping, we can turn that information to our advantage if we're trying to shop wisely.

The Moment I Knew My Spending Was Out Of Control (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

Posted 03.07.2012 | Money

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called "The Moment I Knew," and is a user-submitted vide...

3 Ways To Outsmart The Impulse To Buy

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

One thing you've come to expect when shopping is that you'll come home with most of the things you intended to buy as well as a few that you didn't expect to pick up. How can you protect yourself from this sudden desire to buy?