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Low-income students in charter high schools less likely to engage in risky behavior

A new UCLA-led study suggests that a higher quality educational environment may help improve health outcomes

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Retail pricing strategies: Do consumers prefer deep discounts or everyday low prices?

Sometimes finding the best bang for your buck feels like a wild goose chase. It's hard to know which stores offer the best prices at any given time. According to a new study in the Journal of ...

18 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Avoiding buyer's remorse: Is product satisfaction higher when consumers are flush?

It's the last day of the month and your paycheck arrives tomorrow. You buy a new pair of shoes but have a nagging feeling your money could have been better spent. According to a new study in ...

18 minutes ago from Phys.org

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I'll have what he's having? How consumers make choices about new products

Have you found yourself at a fancy restaurant trying to impress new friends or in a foreign country and unsure of what to order? Not wanting to appear foolish, you just go along with everyone ...

18 minutes ago from Phys.org

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P90X? Why consumers choose high-effort products

Stuck in traffic? On hold for what seems like an eternity? Consumers often face situations that undermine their feelings of control. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, ...

18 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Why do challenging tasks make consumers believe drugs wear off faster?

Imagine that you have a cup of coffee and sit down to read People magazine. How long do you think the energy boost will last before you reach for another cup? Would you need more caffeine if ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children's stress, says Colorado University-Boulder study

Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children's stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado ...

5 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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African-American homeownership increasingly less stable and more risky

(Phys.org) —While historical barriers that excluded Black America from the homeowner market for decades have crumbled, there are signs that emerging types of racial inequality are making homeownership ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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You Deserve It! Are Consumers More Likely to Buy Unique Products When Made to Feel Special?

Graduating from college is an important life event often attributed to being smart and working hard. Many people celebrate this milestone achievement by buying themselves an expensive gift or ...

4 hours ago from AlphaGalileo

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The Nostalgia Effect: Do Consumers Spend More When Thinking about the Past?

Say you are out clothes shopping and you spot something that brings you back to a special time from your childhood when you were surrounded by friends and family. Suddenly, you find yourself ...

4 hours ago from AlphaGalileo

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