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Shop for Your Health

A six-year Dutch study suggests that retail therapy might actually improve your life. There are different types of materialism, and different reasons for shopping, each of which are relative to certain levels of loneliness one may experience.

Materialism can (most often) mean “someone that lavishly overspends and is overly devoted to shopping,” but it can also mean a simple appreciation for material goods. Not a lot of research has been done on the topic because of this differentiation.

However, Rik Pieters of Tilburg University in the Netherlands collected interviews from more than 2,500 consumers over six years, concluding that “loneliness can foster […]

Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy

There’s a lot of controversy over the film star, 37-year-old Angelina Jolie’s decision to get a double mastectomy as a preventive measure. My Fox NY shared an article on the topic, including Jolie’s interview with The New York Times. A double mastectomy is the removal of as much “at risk” breast tissue as possible when the patient has an elevated chance of getting breast cancer.

While many women praise Jolie for her courageous decision to take her life into her own hands and give her children peace of mind that she will […]