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Shopping Is Good For You


By Natalie Cerna

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Didn’t get enough sleep last night because you were up until 3 a.m. online shopping for curtains that you’ll never be able to afford but they’re so so SO cute? Have you skipped dinner to buy a new pair of shoes? Do you own the same shirt in five different colors?


Fellow shopping addicts, rejoice. Retail therapy is actually a legitimate thing. Science says so: Psychologists from the Cleveland Clinic recently found that shopping is enjoyable because it appeals to all five of our senses.

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Think of all the pretty things you see.

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Or maybe you like the smell of money.

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By stimulating our senses, we get out of “our own thoughts and a lot of times if we can get away from thinking about ourselves we feel better.”

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The best part about doctors recommending retail therapy is the gentle reminder that we don’t have to buy anything to feel better; we just have to be exposed to that shopping feel.

HA. As if.

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Cheers and happy shopping!