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iVillage.com: 10 Worst Times to Make a Big Decision

You’re Feeling the Urge to Shop

After getting a less-than-stellar performance review, you go on a shopping binge. Sound familiar? You're not alone. Scientists from Cornell University and the London Business School found that when feeling down, people hide their sorrows in shopping bags – the more depressed the person, the higher-end the stuff in the bag. In other words, don’t go house-shopping when you are blue! You may not be making the most sensible decisions.

How to avoid a big oops: Before you indulge your urge to splurge, call up a good friend and have an ego-boosting chat.

(CREDIT: Amanda Hall/Robert Harding World Imagery/Getty Images)
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