6% of Americans are affected by an uncategorized disorder that involves …

Many Americans are not spending money on apparel.

But some of us may instead find ourselves powerless to stop.

The American Journal of Psychiatry estimates that an uncategorized disorder known as compulsive buying disorder may be found in roughly 5.8% of the population. And as Cameron Wolf writes for Racked, its easier to than ever to fall victim to impulses; ubiquitous buy buttons can be alluring.

Although colloquially referred to as a shopping addiction, the disorder is not technically an addiction, according to the diagnostic psychiatry guide book DSM-V. (While the term addiction, has been applied to ones inability to control his or her use of drugs and alcohol, the only behaviour to be classified officially as an addiction is gambling).

That said, it doesnt mean the problem isnt real, but it could make it harder to treat.

Another problem with this compulsion, Wolf writes, is that its often treated with levity, thereby perpetuating the issue. Consider haul videos, which celebrate making excessive purchases.

Additionally, the condition undoubtedly can cause problems beyond debt including tarnished relationships.

Fortunately, there are programs and doctors who are now addressing it.

The Shulman Center in Detroit aims to help people overcome their compulsive buying, and Racked points to Dr. April Benson, whose program, Stopping Overshopping, aims to help shopaholics recover from their fiscally detrimental habits. The website itself is free, but participating in a 12-session program that helps shopaholics develop strategies to avoid temptations costs $1,250.

Some people who shop incessantly may do so in order to feel better about themselves, as Dr. Benson explained to Racked.

Feeling insecure, feelings of having been betrayed, feeling guilt, anxiety, depression, all of those can trigger desire to feel better, and for many people, shopping is a way to try and feel better, she said to Racked.

But its a tough uphill climb: not only is compulsive shopping hard to categorise and often turned into a cute joke, but it also is a tenet of an aspirational society.

We live in a you-wanna-feel-better-go-buy-something society, Dr. Kim Dennis, CEO of treatment center Timberline Knolls, said to Racked, wherein something outside of themselves is going to be their [shoppers] solution.

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YouTube Teams with NBC News to Present Democratic Debate

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YouTube Teams with NBC News to Present Democratic Debate
Todd Longwell @ToddLongwell1
/ Dec 16, 2015

YouTube announced today that it is teaming with NBC news to present the Democratic primary debate in Charleston, South Carolina, next month.

Hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, the debate will be simultaneously broadcast live on NBCs linear TV network and live streamed on the NBC News YouTube channel on Jan. 17 from 9 to 11 pm ET.

During the debate, the candidates will answer questions submitted from the YouTube community.

In other YouTube-related campaign news, video identification technology company Zefr has using the platform as a barometer of the presidential race, releasing weekly reports on how both Democratic and Republican candidates are trending on the platform.

In its most recent report (covering the week of 11/30 to 12/06), Zefr found that Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz had the highest engagement rates out of all the candidates. Trump, Ben Carson, Cruz and Marco Rubio had the highest view growth for the week on YouTube, while Bernie Sanders Carsons official channel scored the highest growth for an individual page for the fifth week in a row, gaining 827K views.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra In The Front Row

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NEW YORK, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Chi Modus Uncategorized was born in NYC in 2013 as an outdoor installation of massive images of Tupac, Biggie, Snoop, and others, that got the city talking. In 2014, it morphed into a provocative, record-breaking solo exhibit at Pori Art Museum in Finland. Now, it has taken shape in a book that lives up to its Uncategorized name by defying description. In it are images, many of them never seen before, of the most important figures in hip hop, taken during that eras defining years, the 1990s.

The photos capture the emerging superstars as the real life humans they were rather than the commercialized personas they were encouraged to portray. So instead of seeing them onstage performing, we see them at home during unguarded moments, doing those commonplace things all of us do, looking young and vulnerable. We see a young Nas relaxing on his bed, a stuffed panda and Nintendo visible on a dresser, and a bullet hole in the wall above his head. Theres Mobb Deep riding the subway. Method Man sitting on a milk crate in front of his local bodega in Staten Island. Snoop sitting on a sidewalk in LA with two .380 pistols between his spread feet. Tupac kicking back with his friends. Eazy E, Q Tip, Dr. Dre, Puffy, ODB, Mary J Blige, LL Cool J, Biggie the list goes on and on.

And Modus captions give us the inside scoop, the back stories to many of these amazing shots. We learn why Snoop is posing in front of the Highway 187 sign in LA. How Modu got the iconic shot of Biggie in front of the Twin Towers. What a photo of Snoop has in common with Gianni Versaces death.

While the book is a catalog of Modus Uncategorized exhibit that took place in Finland last summer, it is also a catalog of Modus life work and of hip hops most important years.

Modu created theUncategorized movement in 2013 to make his art accessible to more people. According to Modu, The art world tends to be very exclusive and full of obstacles for both the artists and the public. My goal is to make art more inclusive by pulling an end run on the galleries and the museums, breaking down the barriers, and bringing the art directly to the people. Like graffiti, but legal.

As to why he chose the name Uncategorized People always want to put art and artists into neat little boxes. My work does not fit into any one stereotype and neither do I. I wanted to create something that is the opposite of putting labels on everything and make a statement against stereotyping in general.

For more information about Chi Modu: http://www.chimodu.com/about

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For general information and to arrange an interview with Chi Modu, contact:

Kristin Volk: kvolk.nyc@gmail.com 917.543.4444


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