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Is Freedom Of Choice Making You Unhappy?

Freedom of choice is a by-product of modern life, and with more choice comes misery, claims a new study. Having to make choices like what foods we eat, which movies we rent, or where we vacation cripples middle-class Americans with indecision and makes us unhappy, according to this study conducted by Stanford University. The depressed feelings can grow out of uncertainty or regret for the choices we’ve made. Basically, too much variety is a bad thing because we become obsessed about what our decisions say about us. Then, we worry whether we’ve made the right choice. And it gets worse. We’re not only miserably dissatisfied, but we’re also selfish and lack empathy because we’re so darn focused on ourselves. Hmm, maybe it’s time to go back to hunting and gathering. Have you been crippled by your abundance of choices? [Impact Lab] Keep reading »

Freedom Of Choice: Jeans That Have Nothing To Do With Roe V. Wade

We just got a press release in the mail for a new line of denim called “Freedom Of Choice”, which we initially thought was named after the right afforded by Roe V. Wade. Not so! According to the designer, Nathan Menashe (of course, a man), Freedom of Choice jeans are for women who “need a pair of jeans that they can wear in the workplace and then go out in afterwards. They need all this plus that special detail that will make their jeans stand out from the rest of the pack.” Get it? Women need the freedom to choose jeans that they can wear in a board meeting AND when they’re out getting smashed with their friends. Take that, Roe V. Wade! Keep reading »

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