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"I stupidly memorize my credit card and use it about thrice weekly for online shopping," Office star Mindy Kaling told Refinery29. "The only reason I don't bankrupt myself is that I return about 75% of what I buy. I have a whole system down for returning online shopping: a tape gun, a printer for return labels. That has replaced traditional window shopping in my life, as I've gotten busier. My office at work has seen more fashion shows than Lincoln Center." [Refinery29]