Hannah’s No-Buy Year 一起來挑戰一年不買東西！ Learn how one woman finally beat her debt cycle. 來看看一名女子最後如何終結其債務循環。
Hannah Louise Poston had a shopping problem and she knew it. She decided to do something about it: for a whole year, she wouldn’t buy anything beyond her day-to-day needs. She called it a “no-buy year” and recorded her challenge on YouTube. Before setting this challenge, Poston would spend her afternoons shopping in Sephora for beauty products, even if she didn’t need anything. Whenever she had to pay off her credit card, she would panic. During her no-buy year, she learned a lot about herself and gained a small following on her YouTube channel. Poston realized that she used her shopping habit as a way to avoid dealing with certain things in her life. By setting out on a no-buy year, she was able to start fixing her habits and control her drive to shop. People often find themselves buying more and more stuff. Shopping for stuff fills up our closets, takes up our time, and leaves our wallets empty. If you find yourself with these problems, try a no-buy year, or just a month. You might be surprised by the difference it can make.
1. beyond prep. 超出 The exercise was beyond the abilities of most of the class. 這個練習超出了班上大多數學生的能力。 2. panic vi. 驚慌失措（三態為：panic, panicked, panicked） Many people panicked when the 921 earthquake struck. 921 地震發生時，很多人都驚慌失措。 3. habit n. 習慣 kick / break the habit of V-ing 戒除……的習慣 Allison is trying to kick the habit of going to bed late. 艾莉森正努力戒除晚睡的習慣。 4. drive n. 慾望；幹勁（不可數） This company welcomes young people full of drive. 這間公司歡迎充滿幹勁的年輕人。 5. find oneself V-ing 不知不覺就…… When Eliot was taking a shower, he found himself humming a tune. 艾略特沖澡時不知不覺就哼起一支曲子。 6. fill up... / fill...up 充滿／填滿…… Please fill up the box with any old clothes that you no longer want. 請把你不要的任何舊衣服裝滿箱子。 7. take up... 佔（時間、空間） The project took up most of our time. 那個專案佔去我們大部分的時間。 8. leave + 受詞 + 形容詞／分詞（作受詞補語） 使……成某狀態 The flood caused many deaths and left many people homeless. 這場洪水造成許多人死亡，也使許多人無家可歸。
圈粉♥ 我們常說「某偶像明星有大批粉絲」要怎麼說呢？可以用 have a large / small following 表「擁有大批／少量追隨者」，following 為名詞表「追隨者，擁護者」。例： ♥ The rock band has a large following all over the world. （那個搖滾樂團在全世界擁有大批支持者。） ♥ The caf? attracts a small but loyal following of customers that come not only to drink coffee, but also to relax. （那家咖啡店吸引了為數不多但忠實的一批顧客，他們不只為了喝咖啡還為了放鬆。）