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What Grocery Shopping Really Does to Your Brain

Iím convinced the American food supply is determining our body weight as much as caloric intake, genetics, metabolism, exercise and self-control. I stand at the end of a well-lit grocery aisle se…

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7 Biggest Grocery Store Mistakes

Food prices are on the rise, and grocers' profit margins are slim. So it's no surprise that they'll do anything they can to get you to fork over your hard-earned cash. Overspending, wasting food, and …

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Why You Should Shop Local This Holiday Season (Infographic)

As holiday shopping plans are taking shape, we put together an infographic to help you consider whether shopping local should be a top priority in your shopping list. Check out the conflicting …

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How To Shop For The Holidays Without Wasting Money Or Feeling Guilty

The day after Christmas can be a mix of happiness and dread. You still feel the glow of holiday cheer while you play with your new presents, but you also feel the rising guilt of how much money you sp…

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Forget Cyber Monday ‘Bargains.’ Try These Earth-Friendly Sites Instead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9GorqroigqM Those Cyber Monday "bargains" come with hidden costs for workers and shoppers alike. Let's buck the trend and buy handmade thi…

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Do You Have an Organic Bias?

Years ago I was at a trade show talking to a representative from a hydroponic produce enterprise about his tomatoes. When I inquired whether or not his tomatoes were farmed organically, he became a li…

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5 Things You Need to Know About New Credit Card Fees

  Make sure you know what you're getting into before you whip out that plastic -- new rules went into effect last week that allow stores to charge customers for using their credit cards. These…

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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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8 Ways Grocery Stores Get You to Spend

  It happens to the best of us. Without even really thinking about it, we end up with a basket full of groceries, when we really just wanted to buy a tomato and a bag of rice for dinner that n…

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Would You Use a “Perfect Clothing Fit” Body Scanner?

By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger Like the famous dog: on the internet, nobody knows you're short. But I am, and have a lot of trouble buying clothing; almost nobody stocks my size. This may not be a pr…

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