Study reveals why hungry people want more binder clips

February 20, 2015 5:57 PM

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Study reveals why hungry people want more binder clips

You probably know that walking into a grocery store on an empty stomach is unwise. Now a new study suggests walking into a mall while hungry is just as bad—at least for your wallet.

The study's title sums up the finding: "Hunger promotes acquisition of nonfood objects." Reporting in the journal PNAS, researchers at the University of Minnesota say they conducted five experiments whose results consistently showed an increase in the desire to acquire things when people reported be...

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