Who wants to build a snowman? It doesn’t have to be a snowman…
It’s available to pre-order as a shirt at DFTBA.com! <3
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I feel like Keiko Lynn today. :P
I hope you all are having a great week so far!
sweater/earrings/skirt: thrifted scarf: old ModCloth lipstick: Lime Crime shoes: apt 9
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Giambattista Valli Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015
In the study [PDF], [researcher Rik] Pieters followed more than 2,500 Dutch people over six years. For more specificity, the researcher broke materialism down into three categories that have subtle but significant differences. What Pieters calls “acquisition centrality” is pure, unfettered materialism. It’s the consumerism of the shopaholic—an unadulterated love of acquiring and owning possessions. “Possession-defined success” is the desire to keep up with your neighbours, a status-driven urge to make sure you’re not falling behind. And “acquisition in the pursuit of happiness” is exactly what it sounds like: buying with the belief that happiness is just one more Apple product away. It is materialism that “reflects a deficit.” …
He found that, over time, loneliness increased materialism and materialism increased loneliness (though the effects here were much smaller). Consumers can find themselves in a vicious circle, shopping because they’re sad, getting sadder as they shop, shopping some more—a loneliness loop that threatens to end with authorities discovering you alone in your apartment, long since dead, surrounded by a heaps of unopened Amazon boxes.
Surprisingly, however, as Pieters dug down into the different types of materialism, he found that not all materialism makes you miserable. While those who shopped in pursuit of happiness or to attain a particular status predictably increased loneliness over time, the people shopping out of “acquisitive centrality” actually seemed to decrease their loneliness.
Central Park? The middle of the Brooklyn Bridge? Inspired by the art work of Andrew Kovacs, Architizer whimsically speculates upon where we should move the American Folk Art Museum. Read more here.
Snake eats crocodile by swallowing it whole.
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