Shopping is an activity when people find some goods they want or need and pay money for having them. People who go shopping visit shops. Those people are called "shoppers". They may go to buy things, or just to look. It is mostly explained like leisure.
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In modern society, about a third of all goods are manufactured for the real needs of people, and the rest belongs to the "optional" group (new fashionable models of mobile phones, color "tabloid" magazines, "super-cutters", "Fat burners", etc.).
There is a television program called Shop till you drop. It is a game show for shoppers.
As in the case of alcohol, drugs, gambling, the Internet, food, with a passion for shopping, a painful addiction called oniomania can develop, also named shopaholism. Psychologists confirmed that addicted people become dependent on doing shopping, being in a state of euphoria and thus reducing a level of stress.
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