Is our consumer culture, focused on the constant purchasing of disposable goods, destroying our civilization? Quite possibly! But it’s also, apparently, making us live longer and healthier lives. Researchers in Taiwan recently completed a study that shows that elderly men and women who shopped once a week or more were 27% less likely to die than those who shopped less frequently.
Finally the words you have been waiting to hear, “Shop ‘til you drop!” Well, I suppose according to the research, shopping doesn’t make you drop quite as fast as not shopping. Did you catch that? Feel free to bust out your wallet at any time while reading this. You can start right here with your very own subscription to Fast Company!