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Bad mood? Blame your purse!

Confession: One of our editors carries shoe polish in her purse — just in case. If you can see where she’s coming from, take note.

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Confession: One of our editors carries shoe polish in her purse — just in case. If you can see where she’s coming from, take note: A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests a heavy handbag is related to feeling stressed. In fact, the heavier the handbag, the more down people were, says co-author Meng Zhang. Go figure!