You may as well be a Scrooge as a Santa
Two surveys of how recipients of Christmas gifts perceive their presents illustrate that the perceived value of a present can vary considerably in relation to its actual cost. One survey of Harvard economics students showed that they tended to value gifts at less than they cost. Another survey of people at an airport showed that grandparents value presents from grandchildren at more than they cost. Gifts from partners are seen as worth more than they cost, as are very cheap or very expensive gifts. Gifts from grandparents and aunts and uncles tend to be valued less, and they may be better advised to give cash to grandchildren or nephews and nieces.
Publication Name: Investors Chronicle
A history of the office of piper to the sovereign
The marches and dance music of the Scottish Gael from the Highland bagpipe was enjoyed during Queen Victoria's reign and has since been adopted into British crown. When the treat from the Stuarts had ended the royal family allowed themselves to be entertained by the Highland music, however doing little to protect the culture.
Publication Name: Folk Music Journal
Lunch to go
Paula Bund, owner and operator of Chocolate and Cream Specialty Desserts and Catering in Kingston, Ontario, makes road lunches that are both nutritious and delicious for those who are on a bicycling trip.
Publication Name: Chatelaine
Subject: Women's issues/gender studies
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