“Once [shoppers] get into the heat of battle, any normal household worries or relationship worries tend to disappear, replaced by the thrill of victory.” Alexandra Ossola on the psychology of the sample sale.

+ Ad Age: Heinz taps Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce for a campaign. (Yes, Really)

+ Texas lawmaker ridicules anti-abortion measures by filing anti-masturbation bill. (Looks like I picked the wrong week to be going to Austin…)