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Spring Clean - Let Go Of Your Stuff

We live in the world of consumerism. Most of us have an over-abundance of “stuff” – clothes, appliances, sporting goods, household goods, and general bits and pieces cluttering our spaces - at home and at work. However, several studies have shown that having a lot of goods does not necessarily make us happier. Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study on acquisition habits. When participants were made to feel rejected or guilty (controlled by the researchers) they resorted to acquiring more things shortly afterwards. They indicated that it made them feel better about themselves. The researchers concluded that the more anxious people were, the more they were inclined to acqu

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