According to a recent study, putting yourself physically off-kilter tunes your brain into its natural sense of balance—and that translates into making smarter, more balanced purchasing decisions. When comparison-shopping between high-ticket items, strike a one-legged pose, tilt backwards in your chair or—yup—don a pair of high heels. The heightened awareness of your equilibrium may help you see that the smaller, cheaper version of the product you want isn’t all that different from the top-of-the-line model you can’t afford.

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