SCIENTISTS have warned that Christmas shopping has the same effect on the body as running a MARATHON.The new study looked to analyse the "emotional intensity" of festive shopping as we buy gifts for our loved ones.Researchers carried out a biometric study on 100 people to … [Read more...] about Scientists discover Christmas shopping is as stressful as running a MARATHON
Where can you snag a bottle of handmade fragrance from a third-generation perfumer, buy a bouquet of fake flowers for your sweetheart, then round out the night at a pub to pet a spider? Welcome to Kant Street in Berlin. It's the first street showcased in a new artistic and … [Read more...] about Print vs. digital: Flaneur magazine celebrates life offline
Most of us know that when we surf or shop online, the pages we visit can be recorded and tracked. That's how websites like Google and Facebook are able to sell us ads ostensibly targeted to our interests. But while tracking online movements and how that translate into sales is … [Read more...] about European malls track shopping patterns via mobile phone
You know the mantra: the internet and digital devices have changed our lives. They have made things - everything - easier and faster. Keeping in touch with family and friends, education, travel, shopping, dating, sharing cat videos, and... spreading hate speech. It can get … [Read more...] about Offline and anxious? It’s time to digital detox
Would you avoid shopping online if you thought that would help the environment? That’s what Germany’s environment minister Barbara Hendricks does. She recently told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag that she refuses to buy anything over the internet because it results … [Read more...] about Online vs offline shopping: which is better for the environment?