Shannon Mullen http://kunm.org en Tempted By Holiday Discounts, Consumers 'Self-Gift' http://kunm.org/post/tempted-holiday-discounts-consumers-self-gift Have you ever been out shopping for other people during the holiday season, and the sales were so good you couldn't help but buy something for yourself?<p>The National Retail Federation calls that self-gifting, and says that this year consumers who do it plan to spend an average of about $140.<p>Spokeswoman Kathy Grannis says that's the most in the 10 years the NRF has been asking shoppers about the trend.<p>"People really look forward to the holiday season and the discounts that are offered, because they know that they're going to get items significantly less than they may have any other time Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:20:00 +0000 Shannon Mullen 21512 at http://kunm.org Tempted By Holiday Discounts, Consumers 'Self-Gift' For Komen, Walks Will Be Fundraising Test http://kunm.org/post/komen-hopes-walkers-wont-walk-out-3-day-event Over the weekend, the Susan G. Komen foundation held meetings in 15 cities around the country for people who have registered for this summer's <a href="http://www.the3day.org/site/PageServer">3-Day walks</a>.<p>The annual events are key fundraisers for the breast cancer research and treatment organization. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:27:00 +0000 Shannon Mullen 8326 at http://kunm.org For Komen, Walks Will Be Fundraising Test Prison Meal Deal: Where The Staff Serves Lunch ... And Time http://kunm.org/post/prison-meal-deal-where-staff-serves-lunch-and-time The Fife and Drum Restaurant offers a daily lunch bargain that sounds hard to pass up: For just $3.21, you get a hot, tasty meal, made mostly from scratch and delivered to your table by friendly waiters.<p>So what's the catch? You have to go through security before you're served.<p>The <a href="http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/687330">restaurant</a> is inside the Northeastern Correctional Center, a minimum-security prison on the outskirts of historic Concord, Mass. The place has a school-cafeteria feel, with linoleum floors and card tables under bright blue, plastic tablecloths. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 19:30:00 +0000 Shannon Mullen 7855 at http://kunm.org Prison Meal Deal: Where The Staff Serves Lunch ... And Time