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Could Messy People Be Clearer Thinkers?
Turns out the old adage about a messy desk being a sign of a messy mind isn’t necessarily true. On the contrary, new research suggests a disorganized environment may actually foster a clearer head.
Word Choice Affects Consumer Decision Making
Are you more likely to order pizza from a place that guarantees a delivery time of a half hour, or from a place that offers delivery in 29 minutes? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, most consumers would trust the 29 minute guarantee if it comes from a trustworthy source.
Can Your Name Ruin Your Life?
Celebrities are known for naming their kids some wacky things — but you may want to think twice before giving your own child such an unusual moniker.
A new study says a bad first name can make children lonelier, lower their self-esteem and even make them less intelligent.
Have You Ever Been Caught Returning a Gift? — Survey of the Day
It’s always a dilemma whether you should try to return an unwanted gift to the store, because next Thanksgiving when your cousin visits he’s going to want to see that singing fish he thought you would like so much hanging up somewhere in your house.
Nevertheless, according to a survey by CouponCabin.…

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