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How Color Psychology Manipulates What You Buy (Infographic)

Prepare for this holiday shopping season by skimming this cheat sheet about how colors influence the money you spend. Color is a huge driver of when consumers spend, and when they move on to the next …

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Support These Places: 28 Stores Thankfully CLOSED on Thanksgiving

Is nothing sacred? This Thanksgiving, a growing number of stores -- like Kmart, Walmart, Target, Gap, Macy’s, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and Kohl’s -- are planning to open even earlier for Black Friday s…

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3 Tips for Buying Ethical & Eco-Friendly Clothes

The fashion industry is notorious for being one of the biggest polluters of the planet. According to Greenpeace’s Detox Campaign, at least 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into clothe…

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What Grocery Shopping Really Does to Your Brain

I’m 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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