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2013-09-05 23:30:17

A person’s ability to delay gratification—forgoing a smaller reward now for a larger reward in the future—may depend on how trustworthy the person perceives the reward-giver to be, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 A person’s ability to delay gratification—forgoing a smaller reward now for a larger reward in the future—may depend on how trustworthy the person perceives the reward-giver to be,...

Delayed Gratification And Social Trust
2013-09-05 04:19:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People who have problems delaying gratification are often seen as having a lack of impulse control, but a new study in the journal Frontiers in Psychology suggests that these people may not believe that gratification will still be there if they have to wait for it. Previous studies have found that children who are able to delay gratification tend to eventually have higher SAT scores, be more socially conscious, become less obese as...

2011-06-22 08:30:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What do you get when you combine more than four million sound creators, 750 million potential fans, a unique audio platform, and a powerful social commerce engine? A whole lot of possibilities. That is exactly what has been created by the recent collaboration between Moontoast and SoundCloud. Using SoundCloud's developer API, Moontoast now gives SoundCloud users a quick and easy way to offer their original music, recordings and merchandise...

2011-03-01 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital distributor Impulse, Inc. (www.impulsedriven.com) announced the addition of several new features designed to enable developers easily add "free to play" type features to their PC games. The next beta drop of its forthcoming game developer platform SDK, Impulse::Reactor, scheduled in March, is expected to include an in-game store experience, feature unlocking, and seamless downloadable content management all managed from an easy to use...

2011-03-01 11:05:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The time of Diplomacy is over. The length of the war and differing opinions on what should be done to bring the war to an end has led to a splintering of the groups involved. The controlling powers-that-be have depleted arsenals and seemed to have exhausted all efforts of diplomacy. Trapped in a stalemate, sub-factions have rebelled and broken off the main alignments. Rebellion is upon us. The exciting next chapter in the awesome Sins of a...

2011-02-08 08:30:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvy artists know that merchandise sales can play a significant role in a band's success - bolstering the bottom line and giving fans the opportunity to express their support. While the music industry continues to evolve at the speed of sound, shrewd musicians are getting hip to maximizing merch opportunities. Much more than just T-shirts, hats, and hoodies-- today's swag collections often include signed lithographs, electronic items, and...

2010-12-13 08:00:00

WHIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The impulse purchase is a critical tool for retail profits, but an unintended result of the recent mobile shopping craze is that impulse purchases are likely going to be permanently changed, as the phones allow for new kinds of impulse purchases while killing many others. The future of impulse purchases and how they'll be impacted by mobile devices was examined in a series of reports at StorefrontBacktalk®, a site that...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.