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Posts categorized "Gifts"

The Perils of Wrapping Paper: Unwrapping Consumer Expectations

Most of us can relate to the feelings of excitement and anticipation that comes along with eying a beautifully wrapped gift with our name on it. Unfortunately, most of us can also relate to the...

November 19, 2014

A Behavioral Scientist’s Guide to Gift-Giving

Holidays and birthdays and anniversaries, in good times and in bad, in service of custom or in order to strengthen social bonds—the act of giving gifts is diverse in its motivations. But regardless...

October 15, 2014

Do Not Give, and Ye Shall Receive

Mailboxes are fuller at the holidays. Notes from family and loved ones, yes—that’s part of it. But also ask-letters from charities: those you contribute to, those that you once contributed to,...

January 29, 2013