Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Tis the season of desire, whether it is for gifts, extra desserts or shopping for the perfect outfit. Excess seems to be the watchword of the season. What is desire and when does it turn to craving or even addiction? We discuss how to manage the tyranny of the holidays and why having fewer choices can make us happier.

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