Podcast Season 1 Episode 6: How the shops trick you into buying

Are you a shopping addict?

This episode Jon, Ross and Stu put their hands in their pockets and head down the shopping mall to splash some cash. What will they buy? Find out what, and the clever tricks that shops use to get us to part with our cash. Also, in a Guru exclusive, Autumn Sartain (Nature Guru) talks with authors Frank Hawkins and Roger Safford about their tireless efforts to conserve endangered bird species in the Madagascan islands.

Buy now: why retail therapy feels so good

Most of us like to treat ourselves to buying something special once in a while. We think we are in control of what we purchase, but are we really? In this episode, the editorial team discuss some of the biology and psychology behind the shopping experience. We are not always the makers of our shopping trolley destiny. You can read more in Charlie Harvey’s article from back in issue 3.

But there’s more…

In issue 13, Nature Guru Autumn Sartain wrote about the plight of endangered birds in the Madagascar region. These tropical islands, off the coast of East Africa, are home to flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world. Drs Frank Hawkins and Roger Safford have devoted a sizeable portion of their working career trying to save the birdlife which is struggling to survive under the pressures of newly-arrived predators and hunting from the indigenous population. Hear about their adventures in this podcast.

So download today, enjoy our money back guarantee… but only while stocks last.

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Article by Stuart Farrimond

January 20, 2014

Doctor Stu is editor of Guru Magazine. He originally trained as a medical doctor before deciding to branch out into lecturing, writing, editing and science communication. He drinks far too much coffee, eats lots of ice cream and has a bizarre love of keeping fit.
You can check out Doctor Stu’s blog at realdoctorstu.com or his poncy personal website stuartfarrimond.com. Here's his .


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