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Shopping as a bonding activity

Shopping as a bonding activity

Shopping can be a bonding activity between friends and family members. But making positive connections with people you don't know (offering a cashier a warm thanks for example) has a remarkably powerful impact on well-being and even physical health.

These short moments of connection expand your awareness in ways that accrue to create lasting and beneficial changes in your life.

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Getting great deals is fun, but it turns out that giving to charity feels even better.

If you get the opportunity to give a little extra for a good cause, go ahead and do it.

Gift-giving inspires us to think about others and what they would really like to receive. Take a moment before you pay to consider your partner’s/friend's or family member's preferred method of receiving, and how that would best translate into a material object or an expe...

Our brains are wired for pleasure, and we can find it in many different pursuits and at many different levels.

Shopping offers plenty of opportunities for savoring: from your mochaccino pit stop to the sense of satisfaction you feel when you’ve crossed something off your ...

Black Friday can involved a lot of unexpected and unwanted pauses, whether in traffic or in line. Use the pauses to practice being in the moment.

Check out the setting around you. How do the people look? Even notice the products displayed in the store...

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