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Thoughtful, Pricey Gifts Are A Waste Of Time

Are you the kind of person who spends hours fretting over the perfect holiday gift? Or who tries to impress by spending big? Don’t bother, because it’s not helping your cause, writes John Tierney in the New York Times. In fact, price matters a lot more to the giver than to the recipient—and gift-getters would rather have money or something they put on a wish list than a surprise present, according to research by Stanford University psychologists. (Surprised? What do you think a married couple would rate more favorably: cash, the sheets they registered for, or those ridiculously expensive crystal candlesticks…) Read more…

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