desperation week

Procrastination Propels Purchasing Desperation week is what retailers call the week before Christmas each year when shoppers are desperately buying last-minute gifts. “At this time of year, jewelers rely on last-minute men. They are the spouses, the boyfriends, the loved ones, all who, up until this week, have been steering clear of malls and anything [...]


food desert

a low-income urban, suburban or rural area where there are limited vendors of fresh produce but often numerous fast-food outlets For cities, one particular problem is "food deserts" – low-income areas where the prevalent food options are chips and soda at corner stores instead of leafy green vegetables at supermarkets. See article at: CSM 14Feb11 - The rise of the [...]

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