“The World Is Too Much with Us”
What is the medical term for people who shop too much? (Not “shopaholic”)‘Tis the season for family reunions, champagne toasts, and, of course, shopping. It’s likely that you know someone who you consider a shopaholic. Perhaps you think that she has a superhuman stamina for long lines, crowded malls, and late night purchasing. Or perhaps you think he just doesn’t know when to quit, spending way past his budget. “Shopaholic” is, of course, informal, and usually applied …
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