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Relax, Girls—Men Are Shopaholics, Too

Fellas reward a hard day's work with new gear

(Newser) - Men are giving women a run for their credit cards when it comes to shopping addiction, Details reports. One study found that men in their 20s and 30s "shop more like women" by visiting a variety of stores, and anecdotal evidence portrays today's male as increasingly prone to the... More »

Compulsive Shopping Linked to Mental Woes

Disorder affects both sexes equally

(Newser) - Nearly 6% of the population suffers from compulsive buying, which is often linked to other problems with control and mood disorders, according to research in the American Journal of Psychiatry. About the same percentage of women and men are shopaholics, and addicts are likely to be young, near the limit... More »

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