Latest Materialism Stories

2014-08-21 23:14:12

Exploring Spiritual Naturalism, Year 1: An Anthology of Articles from the Spiritual Naturalist Society (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 For most, the term 'spirituality' evokes the supernatural, such as the afterlife, God, prayer, and so on. But some who aren't believers in those things are, nonetheless, taking spiritual practices head on. A new book gives a sweeping panorama of what practitioners call Spiritual Naturalism. "Exploring Spiritual Naturalism, Year 1 is an anthology...

2014-06-16 12:27:22

Engels helps readers to grasp the concept of God's immeasurable love for mankind MAITLAND, Fla., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Barbara Engels's new book, Darkness Exposed: Passages from the Spirit, ($15.49, paperback, 9781629523002; $7.99, e-book, 9781629523019) is a collection of stories of how God's love has reached desperate men and women, even when they have been in the deepest pits of sin. Barbara Engels emphasizes the powerful love of God, and reminds readers that this...

2014-04-13 23:01:38

Debt Consolidation USA published an article that discusses which is better between two spending styles: materialism or experientialism. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 On April 9, 2014, Debt Consolidation USA discussed two different spending styles. According to the article, materialism and experientialism are two influences that shape how consumers spend their money. The title of the article is “Materialism VS Experientialism: What Is Your Spending Style?” The article...

Materialism And The Treadmill Of Consumption
2014-04-01 12:25:26

Baylor University People who are materialistic are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied, in part because they find it harder to be grateful for what they have, according to a study by Baylor University researchers. The study — “Why are materialists less happy? The role of gratitude and need satisfaction in the relationship between materialism and life satisfaction” — appears in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. “Gratitude is a positive mood. It’s...

People Who Experience Traumatic Events Tend To Spend Compulsively
2013-09-26 19:09:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, terrorist attacks lead materialistic people to look for comfort in their credit card. Researchers determined that when materialistic people experience traumatic events like a terrorist attack, it makes them more likely to spend compulsively. “When the going gets tough, the materialistic go shopping,” according to Ayalla Ruvio, assistant...

2013-07-26 18:49:30

Despite being much-maligned, materialism is not always bad for consumers. Loneliness may cause materialism, but the opposite is not necessarily true, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "It is widely believed that there is a vicious cycle in which loneliness leads to materialism and materialism in turn contributes to loneliness. But, contrary to popular beliefs about the universal perils of materialism, the pursuit of material possessions as part of a lifestyle...

2013-07-21 23:00:10

“Why? The Single Photon Theory” explains the nature of time, space and consciousness. PUERTO RICO (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 For author Zaid Díaz Gandía, the mounting suffering of a blighted civilization has finally become unbearable. The anguish of a society lost in the delirious twists and turns of a febrile world has prompted him to publish his interpretation of reality’s nature. Why? The Single Photon Theory is an existential interpellation stemming from six decades of...

Growing Gap between Teen Materialism And Work Ethic
2013-05-02 09:20:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by San Diego State University (SDSU) has set out to answer the question: Are today´s youth really more materialistic and less motivated than past generations, or do adults tend to perceive moral weakness in the next generation? SDSU psychology professor Jean M. Twenge and Tim Kasser, psychology professor at Knox College, show that there is in fact a growing gap for today´s young adults between the desire to...

2013-01-29 23:02:30

Darwin´s theory of natural selection cannot qualify as science, according to an article on http://www.takeondarwin.com: it´s a teaching in a system of belief known as physicalism. Making February 12 an official day of celebration of Darwinism in tribute to science would be inappropriate. ROSENDALE, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Darwin´s theory of natural selection cannot qualify as science, according to an article on http://www.takeondarwin.com: it´s a teaching in a system...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.