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Anna Almendrala

More Evidence Happiness Doesn't Come From Buying New Things | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living

News stories about Black Friday shopping violence are depressingly similar, and would be beyond belief save the fact that most are accompanied by secu...

You Are What You Have Done, Not What You Own

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

This study suggests that people feel that their own self-concept is influenced more strongly by what they have done than by what they own. Another series of studies in this paper explores perceptions of self by others.

Greenhouse Gases: A Large Cause Is One We Don't Usually Look At

GOOD | Andrew Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new inventory of the Portland metropolitan area shows that the bulk of the region's greenhouse gases come from the production of stuff, not from car...

Annie Leonard On Colbert (VIDEO): The Life-Cycle Of Our Stuff

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Environmental activist/consumerist critic Annie Leonard appeared on The Colbert Report Tuesday to discuss her new book, "The Story of Stuff," which wa...