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Going Shopping: Stress Relief or Necessary Burden?

Marianna Glynska | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Marianna Glynska

It is almost a rule nowadays to associate smiling happy women and frowning men while going shopping and buying clothes. The reverse might be true when we talk about buying computers or different technical equipment.

How to Cure a Bad Case of Fast Fashion

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 04.02.2017 | Style
Dr. Juli Fraga

You might not realize it, but shopping that comes with a minimal price tag for us often comes with a hefty cost for the factory workers who make these inexpensive items.

29 Genuine Ways Fashion Has The Power To Induce Pure Happiness

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Style

Happiness is a state of mind -- but it can also be a state of style. That's right, fashion has the power to put smiles on our faces and some pep in ou...

WATCH: Best News Ever! Shopping Can Improve Your Health!

HooplaHa | Posted 10.02.2015 | Good News

This just in! Retail therapy actually works! We love to give you tips and tricks to make sure you are the happiest & healthiest you can be. So here is...

Can Shopping Help Anxiety? The Psychology Behind Retail Therapy

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 12.13.2014 | Money
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

I recently had a friend say to me (jokingly of course), "I wish my health insurance covered retail therapy." In fact a new study out by TNS Global found that half of all Americans have admitted to engaging in one form or another of retail therapy.

Study: Shopping Can Actually Reduce Your Sadness

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.28.2014 | Style

Does shopping make us happier or sadder? There is much anecdotal evidence to support both sides (in fact, we often conduct our own research on the mat...

Is Retail Therapy Tax Deductible?

Cara Paiuk | Posted 03.05.2014 | Style
Cara Paiuk

I went on a bender and it felt so good even though it was so bad. After almost four years of pregnancies, nursing, carrying extra weight from fertility meds, and then delivering twins, I finally lost it. BLACK YOGA PANTS BE DAMNED! It was time to revamp my wardrobe.

New Car/ Condo/ $2500 Cocktail Dress Not Making You Feel As Good As You Thought It Might? Science Tells Us Why

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

So how, this shopping season, do you avoid hedonic decline and find the joy not only in the buying, but also in the owning? Below, a few tips for prolonging retail therapy afterglow.

WATCH: Why Retail Therapy Doesn't Actually Work

Posted 08.16.2013 | Style

Buying a brand new dress or fabulous handbag can feel great, but can shopping actually make someone feel better about the problems in his or her life?...

Think Shopping Will Cure Loneliness? Think Again

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.08.2013 | Style

If hitting up the mall and picking up a new purse is your idea of dealing with life's problems, a new study may convince you to re-think your coping s...

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...

Fulfill Your Urge To Splurge -- But Be Smart About It

Real Simple | Posted 08.24.2011 | Women

There's something about the word "splurge" that just feels indulgent—it rolls slowly off your tongue in a decadent drawl, and evokes imported truffl...

Hot Flashes: Dirty Jasmine

Mimi Schmir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Mimi Schmir

There's a fine line between love and vomit, in my experience.

I'm Not Shopping (How To Stop Spending in this Dangerous Holiday Month)

Richard Laermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Laermer

Grandma got run over by a reindeer on her way to Kohl's at 3 a.m on Black Friday. Don't ask me why the store was open and how come employees don't rev...

Shopping For Sexual Arousal

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Researchers found that giving participants a coupon or free gift induced the same level of excitement as being exposed to porn.

PopSugar Retail Therapy: A FarmVille For Shopaholics (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sugar Inc., the media company behind the popular collection of sugar-centric blogs (PopSugar, FabSugar, BellaSugar), is now dipping its well manicured...

Retail Therapy Solutions: Hot, Useful, Affordable Fashion Fixes

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

Retail therapy is real, and it is dangerous. Who hasn't succumbed to shopping's siren call when things are this bleak, even if your checking account can't handle it?

Ecotherapy vs. Retail Therapy -- Which is Better?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

Tempted to splurge to beat the blues or deal with stress? A study by the University of Essex in the UK says you're better off taking a walk in nature.