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Splurged on that extra somethin’ somethin’ that you probably didn’t need? You most likely fell victim to some pretty slick retail psychology. Researchers confirmed that retailers are using such advanced techniques as glittery holiday decorations, non-religious Christmas music, and peppermint and hot chocolate scents to loosen up shoppers’ purse strings. Make sure to pack those face masks and earplugs next time when you hit the mall. [CBS2 Chicago]