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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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More, More, More: Wealthy Neighborhoods Inspire Materialism
14 February 2014 1:30 pm
People who always want more may be affected by the neighborhood they live in. Residents of wealthy communities are prone to be more materialistic, spend compulsively, and save less, according to a study published today in the Journal of Consumer Culture. The trend may be a product of “social comparison,” the researchers argue—seeing affluent neighbors spend money on luxury cars and the like, and then feeling the need to keep up with the Joneses.
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