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General News Archive - November 14, 2012

Dirty Money Makes You Spend More

Researchers in Canada found that an individual will spend more often if their pocketbook contains worn bills because a worn bill evokes feelings of disgust and also has certain social implications.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.