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21st Century Parenting: New, Better, More

Joanna Charnas | Posted 10.26.2016 | Parents
Joanna Charnas

I don't want new or better. I crave simplicity. I hope Friend X keeps her antique changing table. It would be a shame to park it in the garage because of incompatibility with a wipey warmer.

Factory Floors -- Don't Fear The Robots

Mona Bijoor | Posted 10.21.2016 | Technology
Mona Bijoor

"Made in the USA" is a label I haven't seen on clothes since the early 90s. With the exception of brands who enthusiastically advertise their domestic...

Book Review Correction - China Through a Glass of Wine

Suna Senman | Posted 09.06.2016 | Books
Suna Senman

A big part of my peace message is honesty and openness, which includes revealing my mistakes. For whatever reason: I had too much going on and missed...

Trumpism, Consumerism And The Destruction Of Citizenship -- Fighting Back

Harry Boyte | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Harry Boyte

Donald Trump's candidacy gives rise to many descriptors -- authoritarian, bigoted, divisive. It is also the culmination of long-developing dysfunction...

Is It Better To Give Or Receive A Gift?

Nadya Khoja | Posted 08.29.2016 | Science
Nadya Khoja

Gift exchanges are a cultural icon that can be traced back as far as the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia. Ancient literature describes a Gilgamesh, a hero, giving gifts to peasants as a display of strength.

College Presidents As Stewards Of Democracy

Harry Boyte | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Harry Boyte

America is in great need of leaders who rise above everyday routines and bitter controversies to become stewards of democracy. I have come to believe presidents, among others, can take on this role.

Confronting Consumerism

Natasha Puri | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Natasha Puri

Imagine waking up and hearing nature's breeze, feeling the warm sun comfort your skin, seeing shades of green so deep that make you believe in the innovation that is Earth. Maybe you live in a fast-paced city or a quiet rural area, but the first thing you do is take a minute to yourself.

Green Entrepreneur: Don't Choose Planet Over Profit!

Michael Stausholm | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Michael Stausholm

Running a successful business with eco-friendliness as a part of our DNA, I often get contacted by other green entrepreneurs who seek advice on how to grow their company and still be sustainable at heart.

Comic-Con: A Community of Creators Not Consumers

Troy Campbell | Posted 07.18.2016 | Entertainment
Troy Campbell

A long time ago on a living room floor, my brother and I wrote sagas with our toys. The characters of our childhood DC-Marvel-Star Wars-Jurassic Park ...

Starbucks Cups Destroy Forests: 8000+ Paper Cups a Minute Used Once & Trashed

Todd Paglia | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

On Thursday, July 7, at 6:20 a.m. a yellow Penske rental truck pulled up in front of Starbucks Headquarters in Seattle. Ten volunteers jum...

Mindful Consumerism

Ira Israel | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Ira Israel

"Go shopping." ~ President George W. Bush shortly after 9/11 "Finance has increasingly made us creatures of time." ~ William N. Goetzmann, "Money Cha...

Test Your Patriotism With The Red, White, And You Quiz

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 06.27.2016 | Comedy
Samuel C. Spitale

Sure, it feels patriotic to BBQ on our day off and light fireworks we hope won't start a brush fire, but it's little more than consumerism wrapped in the seasonal marketing of nationalism. But fear not! If you wanna put your patriotism to the test, we've got just the thing for you.

More fun, less stuff

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Elías Camhaji Get over it - For decades, growth has been the answer to almost every economic problem. Somewhere along the line, growth lost its ...

U.S. Nostalgia for Cuba

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Carla Gardina Pestana

I am going to Cuba for a conference, my first visit to that island. When I mention these travels, I almost invariably get a positive reaction.

7 Paths that Seed the Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from South America to East Africa that have projects that are literally seeding c...

Daily Meditation: Questioning Progress

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

We're Captive to the Latest Trends and Events -- What Else Is New?

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Hey, so what's new? Is that a new shirt? Do you have the new iPhone 6 or the new Apple Watch? Did you see my new Corvette? I want you to meet my n...

Do we have time to wake the fearful stuck in a flawed system of consumption?

Miss Deap Khambay | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Miss Deap Khambay

The dirt under fashion is well known so what is stopping us from taking responsibility and doing something about it? The fashion industry has always...

New York City's Bag Fee and the Circular Economy

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.09.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

Recently, New York's city government voted to require that stores charge five cents for all plastic and paper bags currently given away free to customers.

What Are the Properties of an Addictive Product?

Quora | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business

What are the properties of an addictive product? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered ...

Reverend Billy On Disney's Fundamentalistic Apocalyptic Christianity, the Church of Stop Shopping, and How to Save Mother Earth

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.12.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Our Earth is in terrible trouble. Every day I try to figure out what I can do to help. Sometimes it seems like recycling, turning off lights I'm not...

What Are the Recent Innovations in Event Ticket Sales?

Quora | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business

Why has there been so little innovation (re consumer experience) in how concert/event tickets work? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge shari...

Redefining Environmentalism: The Paradox of Wealthy Environmentalists

Aletta Brady | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Aletta Brady

People with less money have significantly lower carbon footprints than people with more money.

How Facebook Tracks Your Newsfeed

Quora | Posted 04.05.2016 | Technology

At a high level we care deeply about two types of metrics: what people do and what people say. We believe both are important in understanding how well we're connecting people to the stories that matter to them.

On Consumerism, Terror, and Human Nature

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

For decades, we have been told that if we only had that coolest, newest car/phone/pair of shoes/you-name-it, we would be happy. But as soon as we get ...