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Closing the Loop -- Rethinking Reuse for a Circular Economy

Tony Shumpert | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Tony Shumpert

Over the last few decades, we've taken great strides to make recycling of paper, bottles and cans second nature in many communities. But what about other items that also are a big part of our daily lives and deserve similar attention?

50 Ways You're Throwing Away Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Sabah Karimi, Contributor At the beginning of the year, you probably made a New Year's resolution to keep your spending under control. But unfortu...

Why Shopping at Thrift Stores Rules

Jack Choros | Posted 04.19.2016 | Style
Jack Choros

During tough economic times, we all have to cut corners. Unfortunately, for people like me who you know, like to look good out in public, it's impossi...

Screw Buying Business Books as Usual

Krista M Sharp | Posted 03.14.2016 | Books
Krista M Sharp

You will rarely find me buying business books the usual way. Only if I am really under pressure by the powers that be to read some particular title p...

A Cheapskate's Guide to Parenting

Krista M Sharp | Posted 02.16.2016 | Parents
Krista M Sharp

With 3 babies born in 15 months plus a natural disaster in the mix I quickly learned some great ways to save money, time and energy.

Bargain Books: A Cheapskate's Guide to Growing a Rich Library

Krista M Sharp | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books
Krista M Sharp

Imagine delving into your own rich and interesting home library for your next great read. That's exactly what I've done and I have collected more books than I will ever read while humbly helping the environment.

Is Your Local Charity Thrift Store a Scam?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
NextAdvisor.com

By Jocelyn Baird, NextAdvisor.com Throughout the year, but especially in the months of November and December, people across the U.S. make charitable ...

I Am Addicted to Goodwill

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.28.2016 | Style
Sidonie Sawyer

When I moved to the United States, I discovered a gold mine. Several in fact. I was in awe of my revelations -- I could not believe my eyes!

Film Biz Recycling, New York's Best-Kept Secret, Is Shutting Down

Metro | Posted 05.05.2016 | New York
Metro

Radke, a veteran of the film and television industry, explained that Film Biz Recycling was born out of her observing the industry's culture of waste. She recalled seeing production companies throwing out props, furniture and set materials that were used for a mere couple of weeks.

No Cutoffs for My Daisy Duke: A Mother's Day at the Mall

Joey Hoffman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Joey Hoffman

As I sit outside the dressing room waiting for her to parade her curated thrift outfit or even during our occasional forays to H&M, I can't help but think of my mother and me in the same scene thirty years ago. But this time, with my own daughter, it's different.

Vintage Shopping Paradise in Tokyo

Fathom | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Fathom

One of my favorite things about Tokyo is that a five-minute train ride can land you in what feels like an entirely new country.

These Crazy Finds Are The Reason We Still Go To Thrift Stores

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.05.2015 | Comedy

The thrift store is truly a place where you can find both the best and worst things in existence.

Citizen Keane: The Big Lies Behind the Big Eyes

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

My generation discovered the big-eyed waifs at grandma's house or in the marginalia of our local thrift shops. The generation older than me knows that at one point Margaret Keane's big-eyed paintings of children were everywhere.

Love Antiques, Vintage Clothing, Classic Films and Letter Writing? You Might Be a "Vintage Lifer"

Bob Richter | Posted 12.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

By now it's certainly no secret to anyone who reads my pieces that I have lifelong love affair with flea markets, auctions, thrift shops and antiques stores.

Dumpster Dive Treasures and the Best Salvage Makeovers

Hometalk | Posted 11.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Have you ever repainted a chair from a thrift store or put new hardware on a rescued roadside armoire? If so, you understand the drive to make something new and wonderful out of something broken, old or outdated.

Saying Goodbye to Creepy Baby

TueNight | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
TueNight

The photo was a forever-frozen time capsule, a blip in some nameless baby's life, suspended in perpetuity in a chintzy frame. An anonymous toddler, ostensibly born around the same time as me, in a backyard kiddie pool, living a childhood that looked like mine.

The Biggest Little (Underrated) City

Findery | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Findery

Forget the flashy lights and cigarette stench of the casinos and come discover the other side of small business owners and artists that make Reno a community.

The Power of Empty Hands: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We arrive on this planet empty handed, We will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?...

DIY: Transform Your Thrift Store Finds

Uloop | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Uloop

Oftentimes, with a little work and creativity, you can transform something outdated and ill-fitting into something trendy and stylish. With the rise of Pinterest, it is now easy to find a DIY project for just about anything you're looking to add to your wardrobe.

A Surprising Encounter At A Thrift Store

Aimee Heckel | Posted 07.18.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

I'm kind of cynical. So I figured I'd been had. The old man walked out with the antique lamp. And the clerk looked at me to pay for it. How did I end up in this mess? I guess it started with stress.

Friends Find $40,000 Hidden In Secondhand Couch, And Do The Right Thing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.16.2014 | Impact

The last time you dug into your couch cushions, what'd you find? Some lint, a pen, maybe a couple loose coins? Whatever you came up with, it likely...

34 Crazy Thrift Store Finds That You'd Pretty Much Have To Buy

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy

We're not sure why these things exist, but we want them. Now.

Here's Why You Should Definitely Be Shopping At A Thrift Store

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.30.2014 | HuffPost Home

And we're not talking about those "snobby" high-end resale businesses, either...

You Won't Believe What This $15 Thrift Store Purchase Is Worth

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.09.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

You might call it shopping. My husband thinks it's hoarding. I call it gambling. And I'm addicted.

Poppin' Tags: Why I Take My Kids to the Thrift Store

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Sandra Shpilberg

My kids and I have a little tradition. We get in the car, put on the clean version of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" song over the car speakers and sing along, bobbing our heads, while we drive over to our favorite local thrift shop.