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What Editors and Booksellers Are Reading This Summer

Joseph Olshan | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Joseph Olshan

If you're an editor like myself, you have a lot of manuscripts to read. If you're a bookseller, you've got to stay on top of what's being published. This summer it seems like most of the editors and booksellers I know are reading A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara's second novel.

Are You Giving Your Seasonal Shopaholic Credit Card Blanche?

April Lane Benson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Money
April Lane Benson, Ph.D.

The damage done by overbuying is usually what lingers and chokes out the joy we may have gotten from buying the items in the first place. Can we be saved from our impulse buying insanity?

On 'The 12 Year Old Shopaholic, and Other Big Spending Kids'

April Lane Benson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
April Lane Benson, Ph.D.

Glorifying over-the-top spending, 12-Year-Old Shopaholic and Other Big Spending Kids, a three-part British documentary, profiles four kids, and their well-meaning, but confused and overindulgent parents whose own unresolved issues result in massive overspending and a financial fog so thick that even the one that blankets London can't compete.

Broke Is the New Black

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 10.22.2013 | Style
Kimberly Couzens

By the time I was 24, I owed nearly $35,000 on eight credit cards. Staying on top of the payments was like having a second full-time job.

Compulsive Shoppers May Have Their Parents' Divorce To Blame

The Huffington Post | Bridget Mallon | Posted 07.24.2013 | Divorce

That compulsive urge to keep shopping even when you don't need anything or can't afford it may actually have its roots in childhood distress. Accor...

I'm Wearing My 71 Dresses In 71 Days to Stop My Shopping Addiction

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

For the 100th time I've told myself I'm not allowed to buy even one more dress -- in fact, let me raise that ante -- I'm not allowed to buy ANY articles of clothing (this means shoes, sock, bras, lacy underthings, shirts, blouses -- you get the friggin' point) until I have worn every single one of my 71 dresses.

7 Signs You're A Shopaholic

MoneyTalksNews | Renee Morad | Posted 09.14.2012 | Money

MoneyTalksNews: It’s one thing to surrender to the occasional impulse buy — that watch gleaming from behind the display case, or a pair of blac...

America's Most 'Shopaholic' City Is...

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.07.2012 | Style

There are a select few American cities that are renowned for their shopping: New York with the likes of Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, Los An...

'Retail Therapy': Confessions Of A Recovering Shopaholic

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Did I long to be the heroic and mysterious night visitor who brought brightly wrapped packages to all the good little boys and girls? Or did I think my worth as a human being was measured by the number of packages I presented?

Shopping Takes Up Three Years Of An Average Woman's Life: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

A OnePoll survey of 2,000 women showed that 63-year-old woman will spend three years of her life shopping, the Daily Mail reports. Each year, women sp...

Avis Cardella, Author Of Spent Discusses Shopping Addiction

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Writer Avis Cardella details her shopping addiction in her upcoming memoir Spent. She talked to WWD about her oniomania (that's the clinical term) and...

True Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic: Top Tips for Tough Times

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

Here are my personal top tips for tough times, which hopefully will inspire you to start thinking about your own. After all, change is but a checklist away.

Shopaholism: America's Newest Addiction? | ALAN FEUER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Ill-advised shopping has certainly turned up recently in the news, and yet the issue also forms the core of a much more contentious and continuing deb...

Shopping and Overeating

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

If only there were a way to immediately link the immediate pleasure of downing that pint of Cherry Garcia with the distant pain of feeling like a lard ass.

Black Friday: What Would Jesus Buy?

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Zaleski

As consumers we need to question the products we buy and challenge the companies who produce them.