How online stores trick you into impulse buying

New research digs into how online retailers try to make you buy on impulse--and how shoppers have learned to avoid impulse buying traps.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 27, 2020 ~7 min

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How stores are adapting to 2020 holiday shopping

Here's what to expect from Black Friday through the rest of the 2020 holiday shopping season, according to marketing professor Ayalla Ruvio.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~8 min

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More income inequality means fewer items in grocery stores

As income inequality increases, the variety of foods on grocery store shelves declines, researchers report.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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COVID’s impact on health and finances lasts after recovery

Many COVID-19 patients report having trouble with daily activities, jobs, mental health, and finances 60 days after leaving the hospital, a new study shows.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Nov. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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Mask mandates boost spending while saving lives

A new study considers mask mandates and their effect on the economy. In short, people spend more when they feel safe.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Will low-income countries have to wait on COVID vaccines?

If high-income countries keep engaging in what some are calling "vaccinationalism," low-income countries could be waiting until 2024 for COVID-19 vaccines.

Duke University • futurity
Nov. 12, 2020 ~12 min

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Free birth control cut unintended pregnancy income gap

New research indicates that the ACA's elimination of cost-sharing for contraception resulted in fewer unintended pregnancies, particularly among low-income families.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Free birth control cut unintended pregnancy income gap

New research indicates that the ACA's elimination of cost-sharing for contraception resulted in fewer unintended pregnancies, particularly among low-income families.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Comparison is key to money’s link to happiness

New findings challenge the idea that relationships and experiences are more important for happiness than money.

Bess Connolly Martell-Yale • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Wives try to earn less? Not according to the data

A closer look at the data says no, women don't sabotage their own earnings to align with the "male breadwinner norm."

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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