Gardening supplies, flowers, food and more for the holidays
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A holiday in the United States will be a much happier one for many people if you can find a local source of holiday supplies, a new study has found.
Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey and University of California, Davis found that people who shop locally for items like Christmas lights and gifts are less likely to be stressed by the season, have a sense of community and are less inclined to seek help when they’re experiencing mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety.
For example, people who bought gifts or flowers online were less likely than people who purchased in-person were to report feeling depressed, and were more likely to report they would seek help if they were struggling with their depression, said lead author Rebecca Haidt, an associate professor in the Rutgers School of Social Work and co-author of the study.
“There are a lot of ways people can get themselves through this year and feel better,” Haidts said.
The study, published online this week in the Journal of Consumer Research, focused on an online marketplace called “buyChristmas.”
In its online version, people can browse for items such as holiday decorations and candles, and purchase them at a store.
The online store does not have a physical location, so people are not limited to one location in their area.
The online store has several categories that have different prices, and some items are marked up to help customers compare prices and find the one that best suits their budget.
Haidt said the study is not the first to find a connection between buying local and feeling better, noting that the marketplaces marketplaces in the US have seen similar studies.
“We’re really starting to see evidence that people are finding their way to the marketplace to buy items, and there are a number of things that we’re seeing that are related to that,” she said.
“If you have a source of good-quality holiday shopping that you shop at, it could be a huge benefit for people.”
For example:Haidts team also found that shopping locally also increased the likelihood that people would seek medical care for mental health problems, compared to purchasing at a large store or online.
They also found people who shopped at a larger store were more than three times as likely to have received a mental health diagnosis and more than five times as often to have a history of substance use disorders.
Other studies have found that shoppers who shop at a retailer are more likely than those who shop online to take mental health care, and may also choose to go to the doctor if they feel unwell.
Hierarchy, shopping and the holiday shopping season”It’s clear that the holiday season is not a time for everyone to shop at the same store, but if we have a strong, cohesive marketplace that offers people a safe, convenient and affordable source of quality holiday shopping, it’s going to have an effect,” Hidts said in a statement.
“This research suggests that when people shop at online retailers, it may be even more important for them to take time to get their mental health needs evaluated and to take care of themselves.
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