On the psychology of materialism, and Christmas

Tim Kasser, an American psychology professor who specializes in materialism and well being, has some thoughts on consumerism, Christmas, and well-being.  On why materialism is sometimes considered a negative, and affects people differently: To be materialistic means to have values that put

Black-and-Blues Friday

It seems that “Gray Thursday” is the new name for the fourth Thursday of November each year in the United States. The name marks the re-purposing of a traditional event — from a communal giving of thanks, to shopping. Shopping for sale