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Valentines Day -- What Would You Think About Without Marketing?

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dave Johnson

It's Valentines Day. Did you buy a card, candy or flowers? It's just marketing. Have you ever wondered what you would think about if your whole li...

Veterans Day: Not for Sale

Ruth Stonesifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ruth Stonesifer

Somewhere along the way since WWII, America's retailers, not to mention the majority of our country's citizenry, lost their bearings and Veterans Day became just another commercial opportunity.

ReThink Review: A Charlie Brown Christmas -- the True Spirit of Christmas, Free of Charge

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

A video review of the 1965 classic film, which is streaming for free on Hulu through the end of 2009.

Back off, Santa!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

I was riding in a taxi the other day. The driver had the radio on. I don't like to tell drivers who have their radios on to turn them off. First, if i...

Why Michael Jackson's Death is Heartbreaking for me... Finally

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Boaz

The Michael Jackson we wanted was an ideal. He was lonely, so we exploited it. He was kind, so we twisted it. He was brilliant, so we marginalized it. We were like bullies on the playground.

"Twilight Barbie" dolls - Commercialism Knows No Bounds

Pop Crunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The star-crossed lovers of Twilight have been turned into Barbie dolls. The Bella Swan Barbie doll is wearing her trademark jeans, sneaks and gray ...

Wal-Mart Stampede: And So This is Christmas

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jeannie Ralston

When I told my husband about the worker trampled by frenzied Wal-Mart shoppers on Friday morning, he thought it was a joke.

The Commercial Games: How Commercialism is Overrunning the Olympics and Why It Matters

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

Sports, of course, remain centerstage, but commercialism has overwhelmed whatever other values the Olympics hope to embody.