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Valentine’s Day Numbers: How Many Consumers Celebrate?

The holiday once marked by amorous missives and hand-plucked posies has evolved into a day of staggering statistics. From a darker history, Saint Valentine’s Day emerged as a much sweeter holiday in …

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16 DIY Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

We are going to talk later this week  about online resources to help you buy ethical, handmade goods this holiday season. If you're feeling crafty, you can also whip up sweet DIY holiday gifts for eve…

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25 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day without Buying Anything

Make it a non-Consumer Earth Day AND become a smart, eco-friendly consumer all year round There are millions of new wonderful ‘green living’ gadgets, trinkets, and practical every-day items manufact…

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The Story of Stuff and Why We’re Addicts

By Erica Sofrina, author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World. I recently wrote about Tips for Downsizing your Living Space and it got me thinking about the H…

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Are You Shopping on Black Friday?

This week is Thanksgiving, and that means that Black Friday is coming up at the end of the week. Are you planning to shop? Americans spent $11.4 billion at the mall last year on Black Friday - chasin…

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10 Recycled DIY Halloween Decorations

Can you believe that Halloween is just over a month away? If you're planning to whip up some handmade Halloween decorations, now is the time to start! Why Handmade? Handmade decorations mean a time …

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Fashion Photos Against Social Injustice (Slideshow)

Style Quotidien, an online fashion magazine, recently released a new photo series focused on the disconnect between wealthy consumers and third world factory workers. The series, "Balance of Power," …

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7 Ways to Curb your Addiction to Stuff

By Erica Sofrina, author of Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World. Last week I explored our Addiction to Stuff and why Americans became such huge consumers. In part 2 of m…

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Why I Won’t See the Lorax Movie

To be clear, this is not a movie review, as I have yet, and probably will not likely, see the new 3D movie adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax. The movie was released at the beginning of th…

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They Are Marketing to Children Too…Imagine That!

I have seriously had to rethink, or maybe revise, the act of supermarket shopping with my young son. This is not because he is creating chaos in the house of consumer worship, in fact he is doing what…

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