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• Desert News National, July 19, 2014. "What would Jesus buy?" (Read)
• Iowa Public Radio, July 9, 2014. "Money, Canoes or Oral Hygiene: Finding the Key to Happiness" (Read)
•, June 20, 2014. "Happiness Stems From Purchasing Life Experiences—Not Material Items" (Read)
• Business Insider Australia, February 17, 2014. "Find Out Why That Upmarket Suburb You Aspire To Will Make You Poorer" (Read)
•, February 14, 2014. "Living in a nice area makes you more materialistic" (Read)
•, February 6, 2014. "5 Apps That Make You Happy" (Read)
•, September 3, 2013. "Here's How Paying Off Debt Improves Your Happiness" (Read)
• The Sacramento Bee, June 9, 2013. "Personal Finance: How money buys happiness. It's an age-old question: Can money truly buy us happiness?" (Read)
•, February 21, 2013. " Reports the Top 5 Reasons Spending Less Will Make you Happier"(Read)
• Fox Business, January 17, 2013. "When You Can (and Can't) Buy Happiness"(Read)
• The Sacramento Bee, January 4, 2013. " Finds that Perception of Time Affects Financial Behavior."(Read)
• The New York Times, April 4, 2012. "I Buy, Therefore I Am (Unless I Return It)."(Read)
• The MinnPost, February 7, 2012. "Why 'Experience' Shoppers are Happier"(Read)
• Mail Online, January 27, 2012. "Rise of the 'Experience' Shopper: Happiness is What You Do, Not What You Buy"(Read)
• Science Daily, January 26, 2012. "Are You a Happy Shopper? Research Website Help You Find Out"(Read)
• Psych Central, January 27, 2012. "Buying New Experiences, Not Things, Tied to Happiness"(Read)

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Values and Marketing: Beyond the Purchase Teams Up With Zenzi Communications -June 30, 2014
Is the United States materialistic? The geography of consumption. -March 25, 2014
What is hedonism? A lesson from Dorian Gray. -February 3, 2014
What do personality traits tell us about consumer behavior? -January 26, 2014
Do Our Values Predict What We Buy? -January 21, 2014
You Know That Sex Sells. Do You Know Why? -September 26, 2013
People who manage their money are happier. -September 21, 2013
Many people do not have $1,000 saved for an emergency. -September 8, 2013
Can Money Buy Happiness? Yes (when spent correctly). -September 2, 2013

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