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SHOPPING: Black Friday

Why do shoppers throw punches over bargains? A marketing expert explains the psychology Kampala, Uganda | COLLEEN P. KIRK | Black Friday, the most celebrated shopping day of the year, abounds with tales of fistfights over discounted televisions or even stampedes as consumers rush to get that low-priced sweater they saw …

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Americans worn out by presidential election

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | The US presidential election is only a few days away, but for most Americans worn out by the vicious campaign, the vote can’t come soon enough. “People are always somewhat stressed during elections but I’ve never seen it this extreme,” said Judi Bloom, …

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Taxes, love: The more we lie, the easier it gets

Slippery slope: the more we lie, the easier it gets Paris, France | AFP | Whether cheating on taxes or one’s lover, the little lies we tell can quickly escalate into big ones, according to a study released Monday that describes dishonesty as a “slippery slope”. Serial untruths, moreover, register …

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Tough love: psychology of Argentina’s Messi relationship

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation’s many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis. Fans’ frustration at the superstar’s missed penalty in Sunday’s defeat to Chile in the Copa …

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