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Hey, 'Slut': You've Got Mail!

Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

A California writer received a highly unusual credit card offer from Bank of America this week: It was addressed to “Lisa is a Slut McIntire.” ...

Yes to Amazon. No to the Public. Welcome to the New Post Office

David Morris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
David Morris

The announcement that the US Postal Service will deliver packages for Amazon on Sundays came just a few days after a federal judge halted USPS' sale of Stamford's historic downtown post office.

Was She an Angel in Disguise?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 12.14.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

I live in the rambunctious yet strangely sedate area of Los Angeles called Silver Lake. Today there's an autumn hustle and bustle on my street., a ...

I'm With Stupid: Planning 59 Years Ahead for a Successful Retirement

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.09.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I understand that America's catalog-and-junk-mail industry may be the only thing keeping the U.S. Postal Service afloat, but surely we can find a better use for our trees than turning them into pulp for millions of catalogs a day that go straight into the recycle bin.

How to Stem the Tide of Junk Mail

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

No matter how diligent your efforts to get yourself off unwanted mailing lists, you're probably still going to get some junk mail. But it's good to know there are ways to significantly scale back the amount.

Why Junk Your Brand?

Mike Casey | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Mike Casey

For a country in recession, it's dumb not to be cutting waste and promoting efficiency. Why make it hard for people not to waste stuff? And, why not start with the obviously dumb stuff, like junk mail being an opt-in proposition?

More Junk Mail? It's On Its Way

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

Imagine a world without junk mail. Now stop, because the one real one is about to have a lot more of it. The United States Postal Service is cuttin...

Making a Green Choice This Earth Day

Chuck Teller | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Chuck Teller

This Earth Day, as people try to reduce their carbon footprints, they need not look any further than the junk in their mail boxes.

How To Keep Junk Mail Out Of Your Home

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr photo by Newtown grafitti There are several ways to combat junk mail. Catalog Choice is a service that lets you "unsubscribe" to catalogs you...

People Always Have the Right to Opt Out

Chuck Teller | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Chuck Teller

Americans receive nearly 90 billion pieces of advertising mail every year. With thousands of companies offering to share their mailing lists, that adds up to an information super highway where individuals are losing control.

How To Stop Junk Mail

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over 100 billion pieces of unsolicited mail are stuffed into U.S. mailboxes each year. Not only is this junk mail considered by many to be simply anno...

Newspaper Droop Test: Postal Service Charging More For 'Droopy' Items

AP | CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Even if a newspaper is filled with hard news, the U.S. Postal Service is checking to see whether it's droopy. Under a rule ...

Chipotle, Lunch Box Team Up For Campaign Turning Junk Mail Into School Meals

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

National restaurant chain Chipotle has launched a campaign to help children across the nation get healthy school lunches. Chipotle is asking the publi...

Thanks to Spam, It's Not Junk Mail Anymore

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sarah O'Leary

If you want to reach your consumers in the internet age, tell the youngsters in the office that you're kickin' it old school with USPS.

Subsidizing Junk Mail in the Great Recession

Todd Paglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Todd Paglia

If you think receiving your daily dose of junk mail just kills trees, clogs landfills, exacerbates climate change, is an invitation to identity theft,...

Longing For a Paperless Existence

Chris Brassington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Brassington

I did a little research to find out the effects of direct mail on the environment. The stats astounded me.

Post Office Lost $3.8 billion Last Year

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service reported a loss of $3.8 billion last year, despite a reduction of 40,000 full-time positions and other cost-cutt...

A Modest Sign of Recovery

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

To gauge the pulse of the nation, I just step into my town's post office and see what strange things the mail has brought.

Junk Mail's Endless Summer

Todd Paglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Paglia

Junk mail's waste and nuisance is obvious; the system supporting it is galling: Our standard postage subsidizes junk mail.

The Greenest and Best From PC Mag's Top 100 Undiscovered Sites List

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Burdick

PC Magazine just churned out a pretty righteous list of what it calls the top 100 undiscovered web sites. It's very well done and here are a couple that are both useful and green(-ish).

10 Creative Ways To Reuse Your Junk Mail

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

100 billion pieces of junk mail are sent annually, which accounts for one-third of all United States mail. According to Treehugger, Americans spend ov...

Junk Mail Marketers Try To Go Green

New York Times | Claudia Deutsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MOST marketers readily concede it: getting rid of direct mail -- or junk mail, as environmentalists and most recipients call it -- would save a lot of...

Stop Junk Mail Now: 3 Easy Tips

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Olivia Zaleski

They may seem innocent, but common companies often sell your personal spending information to credit bureaus. Credit bureaus use the information to create lists based on consumer characteristics (i.e. income brackets, spending habits, boxer-briefs preferences) and rent them to marketers, credit card and insurance industries in search of specific demographics.

6 Things To Do With Your Old Junk

Danny Seo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danny Seo

I think to say I'm fastidious would be an understatement. I have a ritual that my close friends find a bit odd, but I find it keeps my life and home ...