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Austin -- With Valentine's Day around the corner, you may be thinking of pairing up two friends for a date. If you follow your instinct to play Cupid, it’ll pay off in happiness – not necessarily for the new couple, but definitely for you.
The holiday shopping (and eating) season is upon us but before you run out to buy gifts, you may want to take a cue from social psychologists: Following some simple tips for gift giving could help your wallet, your energy levels, and your satisfaction with the holiday season.
Don't go shopping after making a lot of other decisions -- When we make a lot of decisions, our self control weakens and our desires strengthen, according to research by Kathleen Vohs of the University of Minnesota, Roy Baumeister at Florida State University, and others.