Source: Smithsonian Magazine
With the rise of online shopping, the number of people taking trips to physical shopping malls has declined. Shopping malls may not be dead yet, but their future is uncertain.
A growing number of consumers are conscious of their toll on the environment. A helpful tool in reducing carbon footprints could be “climate labeling.” Read about this interesting proposal.
With the rise of music streaming, the music industry now produces less plastic waste than before. However, streaming music has its unintended consequences.
With more and more Americans worried about their weight, clothing makers are making shifts in sizing to make customers feel better about themselves. Read this article to learn more about “vanity sizing.”
Source: Scientific American
Would you have trouble parting with your favorite things? A hoarder is a person who collects items and can’t discard any of them. Often, the homes of hoarders are completely full, with only enough room left to walk from room to room. A new study using brain scans helps shed light on why people behave this way.
Do you want to win $10,000? Do you want to keep your immortal soul? This article details how companies sneak clauses into their terms and conditions knowing people do not read the fine print of their documents.
Why do Americans distrust robots? Do we have anything to fear? Read information from both sides of the debate.
Source: Money Under 30
Interested in retiring by age 30? Check out these helpful tips to managing your money.
Source: Tulane University
Many factors influence what Americans eat. Look at the infographic about food deserts to learn about one of these factors.
Source: The Guardian
Read about companies trying to make food sustainable for us and our environment.
Source: Medical Xpress
Think about the time you spend each day looking at TV. How much is too much? Do you think that what you watch could lead to poor eating habits one day? Read an article that makes recommendations for media exposure.
Source: Fast Company
Is “smart packaging” with sensors and bluetooth connectivity the future of consumer packaging? Read about the possibilities.
While few could argue that we should be dumping more plastic waste into the ocean, the author of this article brings up critical points to consider when discussing plastic straw bans.
Would you buy a virtual plot of land if it cost more than a plot of land in the real world? Read about the booming virtual real estate market.
Source: The New York Times
Food waste is a global problem that plagues producers and consumers. Read about the causes and harmful effects.
WALL-E, a Pixar animated film, provides a warning for mindless consumerism and excessive waste.
Source: The Washington Post
Did you ever wonder how money is made? Browse this photo essay and watch the short video to see firsthand what making 25 million dollars a day looks like!
Source: Black Ticket Films
An Indian entrepreneur saw a way for a common consumer product to make the world a better place. Watch the promotional film to see how his idea was put into action and learn more about his success.
Click here to learn why eco-friendly isn’t always the best choice, and learn ways you can inspire real environmental change.
The choices we make when we shop can have a big impact on our world. Read about some positive developments driven by people’s shopping decisions.