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A Shopper's High: Are We Shopping Ourselves Out of a Bad Mood?

Tammy Faye Bakker once said "I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist." America's shopping addiction has a new name: retail SHOPPER'S HIGH therapy. Whether we want to admit it or not, U.S. adults have been busily shopping their worries away. But does this retail high last? Here, we take a look at the aftermath of a shopping ARE WE SHOPPING OURSEL VES OUT OF A BAD MOOD? spree to find out whether buying really plays positively on our emotions. PURCHASING HAPPINESS "Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping." Bo Derek. 1 IN 4 U.S. ADULTS admit they have gone shopping in pursuit of retail therapy. 33% said retail therapy made them feel happier afterward. 16% Twice as many women than men said they've shopped to elevate their mood B1% women men FASHION ADDICTION "I like my money right where I can see it – hanging in my closet." - Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City of U.S. adults said 49%) using coupons to save money gives them a thrilI or rush. 53% said they have celebrated good news by going shopping for themselves. PARTY OF ONE GUILTY PLEASURE "Funny that a pair of really nice shoes make us feel good in our heads-at the extreme opposite end of our bodies." - Levende Waters. 41 percent said they have hidden purchases from a significant other. 31 percent said they feel guilty shopping for themselves when they don't need anything. 16 percent said retail therapy didn't put them in a better mood. 15 percent admitted they felt guilty after shopping in search of retail therapy. Clearly, a shopping spree won't cure a serious case of the blues, but we'd be lying if we said we've never experienced the high of buying something new for ourselves or a loved one. The thrill of a new purchase may not last long, but the short-lived boost can still help us get over that mid-day slump or shake off a bad Friday night date. And sometimes, that quick burst of happiness over a new sweater is just what the doctor ordered. All data appears from a 2011 survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin.com SOURCE: COUPONCABIN.COM COUPON CABIN.COM

A Shopper's High: Are We Shopping Ourselves Out of a Bad Mood?

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Whether we want to admit it or not, U.S. adults have been busily shopping their worries away. But does this retail high last? Here, we take a look at the aftermath of a shopping spree to find out whet...

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