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.”
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.
Interested in retiring by age 30? Check out these helpful tips to managing your money.
Many factors influence what Americans eat. Look at the infographic about food deserts to learn about one of these factors.
Read about companies trying to make food sustainable for us and our environment.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
What does a reimagined grocery store look like? Amazon, a name not associated with grocery stores up to now, opened “Amazon Go” in Seattle in January!
Would you like this new 21st century shopping experience?
You might be surprised by what you will find stashed away in cabinets and cupboards! Ann Patchett discovered the effect of shopping for only essential items for a whole year. And, this article is a reflection by another writer on Anne’s essay. How do you think you might feel about taking on such a frugal challenge?
A recycled cardboard box for Christmas? Ad agencies created this gift which they say will stimulate creativity but also help raise funds for two charitable causes. Read about it here.