I tend to think of the problem shopper and the impulse shopper as someone who is young and nave, but this is not necessarily the case. The leading anecdote in the story involves a 65 year old woman who grew up poor and only got her hands on credit cards 13 or 14 of them much later in life, and bought things mainly to impress people, even though she couldn afford them on a $32,000 a year salary. What has she finally learned?.
Nations with larger populations do better: Of the teams from the original 32 that made it to the knockout stage, nine were from the 16 most populous nations in the competition. The most surprising eliminations were Germany and Poland, while the exits of Iran, Egypt and possibly Nigeria may be at least partially explained by the month of Ramadan preceding the tournament which is likely to have affected the preparation of Muslim players who chose to fast during the day. Populous nations are likely to produce good teams because talent is drawn from the very tail end of the bell curve: the more people there are, the greater your chances of finding exceptional talent..
Last July, David Harrison, 45, died at the same hotel, according to his wife, Dawn McCoy. She said her husband returned from a snorkeling excursion one day earlier and he said he wasn feeling well. Early the next morning, she said, he was sweating and unable to get up before he died..
I wonder if that’s more a literary device for me, rather than, say, an inherent interest of mine. I don’t know that happy people are interesting to write about or to read about. It seems to me that people that are more in flux, I suppose, are better at holding my attention.
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