Gift-giving might seem needlessly cumbersome and stressful. But the costs and benefits of the custom aren’t what they seem.
The polarizing dessert that people love to hate became a Christmas mainstay thanks, in part, to the U.S. Postal Service.
A big part of coming to terms with consumption and climate change involves acknowledging the inordinate consumption and climate impact of the wealthy.
How safe is the toy you may be buying for someone this Christmas? New research suggests that toy companies often take too long to issue recalls after they become aware of safety hazards.
As someone who’s been researching e-wearables as a means to teach children about mental health for over 10 years, I’ve seen some alarming unintended consequences with their use.
A new study looks at the impact a gift’s wrapping has on how the recipient likes what you give them.
Figuring out how much to spend on gifts can be stressful.
With the surprise meticulously planned, all eyes – and lenses – turn to the kids. All they have to do is react as expected: overjoyed. So why don’t they?
Not giving offence is what Christmas is all about.
Christmas is hectic, and it can be easy just to go with the flow and vow to cut your plastic use in the new year. But here are some easy steps you can take now to make your Christmas plastic-free.
Having only recently been removed from their homelands, it’s remarkable that the tribe decided to send such a donation.
Time often seems to fly by when you’re a parent. A social psychologist explains why it actually – and fortunately – does not.
Wealth managers are playing an increasing role in determining what social causes are funded and how.
Six questions to ask yourself before you buy that last minute Christmas present.
The ritual might seem strange, but a sociologist spent eight years studying it – and found that there really is a therapeutic benefit.
Sadly, people sometimes deliberately give bad presents.
Holiday traditions – whether culinary, religious, decorative or musical – help families bond and individuals feel stable and content.
If it came down to buying a trip or a keepsake, which should you choose?
Does the secret to romantic sales success actually lie in an appeal to our cynicism?
Forget about the expensive gifts, for young children, it’s all about the paper and the packaging this Christmas.