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The motivations of gift-giving

Peter Caprariello February 13, 2017
People often inaccurately detected their partner’s motives, and inaccuracies were not always charitable.
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Christmas celebrated through consumerism

Christopher Leelum November 25, 2013
There will always be confident party-goers donning unforgivable sweaters pasted against the white shadows of winter. There will be carols that no amount of eggnog could auto-tune. There will be awkward mistletoe mix-ups, unsatisfactory secret Santas and discourteous family dinners. But the majority will celebrate Christmas the way it has always been celebrated in the United States—by buying a lot of stuff.
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