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19 Dog-Friendly Stores Where You Can Shop With Your Pup

BarkPost | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
BarkPost

It turns out that Anthropologie is a dog-friendly store! Which got me thinking, what other stores also welcome canine shoppers? So here it is: the ultimate list of national stores that are dog friendly.

L.A.'s Drought Response: An Open Letter to Mayor Garcetti and the Office of Sustainability

Lisa Novick | Posted 11.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

We must respond to the urgency of drought and loss of biodiversity, and we must promote landscaping that feeds either people or wildlife. We don't have the water or the time to waste on anything else.

Peanut Butter Cheerios Campaign's Spot-On Portrayal of Fathers

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

General Mills Canada recognizes that the company doesn't have to denigrate dads to sell a product. This campaign reflects the growing influence of dads as moms' partners in raising children in all aspects of domestic life.

10 Things You Never Knew You Could Buy At Lowe's

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.28.2014 | HuffPost Home

We always knew we could count on Lowe's in those moments when, against our better judgment, we took on a DIY project we probably shouldn't have even a...

No Laughing Matter: Vets and the VA

Shad Meshad | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Sometimes exaggerating to the point of absurdity is a way to draw attention to something. And sometimes a story needs no exaggeration at all. It's absurd all on its own. Just take a look at military veterans and their experiences with the VA.

Lowe's and LG's Poor Portrayal of Dads Says We Still Have a Long, Long Way to Go

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I'm all for humor. I like to laugh, especially at myself. I've seen a lot of commercials in my nearly 15 years with NFI that have used humor to portray fathers in less than a positive light. But this Lowe's commercial is one of the worst I've seen. I don't find it humorous -- not one bit.

Building a Desk Treadmill: A Love Story

Robin Raskin | Posted 07.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Robin Raskin

Sarah and Ben Hilmer are newlyweds living in Indianapolis. Ben noticed Sarah eyeing those $1500 plus treadmill desks --- the ones that let you type and walk at the same time.

Two Big-Box Decisions Show How Smart Planning Policies Protect Good Jobs

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

Although few cities take full advantage of them, planning and zoning powers are among the most potent tools communities have for shaping their economi...

They're Getting It Right "Down Under" and the U.S. Should Follow Their Lead

Lisa Novick | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

Though recent news hasn't been good -- record drought in the Southwest, the precipitous decline of Monarch butterflies, the extermination of top predators that keep our ecosystems healthy -- my recent trip to Australia made me feel more hopeful than in a long time.

What Happens When CEOs Tell The Truth?

Chris DeRose | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Chris DeRose

Looking ahead to the new year, one wish I have for 2014 is that more CEOs will make New Year's resolutions to dish out straight talk about their company's performance.

Lowe's Black Friday Sale Has Deals For Nearly Every Area Of Your Home

Posted 11.27.2013 | HuffPost Home

The store: Lowe's The time: Lowe's will be closed on Thanksgiving day. On Friday, November 29th, Lowe’s stores will open nationwide at 5 a.m. and...

WATCH: Handy Lifehacks From Home Experts

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 08.09.2013 | HuffPost Home

We may be a little late to the game, but did you know that Lowe's Vine account has the best home lifehack videos ever? That's right, the company ha...

Just Because It'll Grow in Your Yard Doesn't Mean You Should Plant It

Lisa Novick | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Lisa Novick

Worldwide, we are committing ecocide through our globalized gardens, due in no small part to the highly successful distribution systems of large companies selling mostly non-native plants.

A Smart Way to Handle Big-Box Stores

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

Land-use policy is one of the most powerful -- and underutilized -- tools communities have for steering the evolution of their economies. With the global corporate economy rife with hidden costs and consequences, more communities would do well to take advantage of it.

Beware of Comics for Conservation

Pete Dominick | Posted 06.28.2013 | Comedy
Pete Dominick

Comics love irony. So you might think that there would be truckloads of good jokes floating around about our environment. After all, you've got global warming, melting polar ice caps and millions of cows whose flatulence create less than desirable methane levels.

WATCH: They've Never Been This Confused

Posted 02.12.2013 | Comedy

What would you do if someone came up to you as you were browsing at the store and whispered, point blank, "I remember when we broke up, the first time...

The Faithful Shopper: Giving Thanks

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.16.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

After Hurricane Sandy, the retail industry quickly began assisting those who have had their homes and lives damaged. Some are boutiques that regularly give to charity and made special donations; others are larger corporations donating more than $1 million.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Veterans Day Is More Than a Mattress Sale

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With over two million active and reserve personnel currently in our Armed Forces and over 22 million veterans, it is more important than ever to let them know we support them. What are you doing to be M.A.D. this Veterans Day?

Hiring Disabled Workers Can Make Companies More Efficient: Report

Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

Across the country, disabled Americans are struggling with high unemployment. And companies might be suffering because of it. In 2007, when Walgre...

Woman Shoots Herself Without A Gun In Odd Accident

Posted 06.14.2012 | Weird News

We can't blame guns for all the shootings in the world, because a Pennsylvania woman was apparently wounded by a bullet that exploded in her purse. ...

Women Building Homes For Women

Liz Crossman | Posted 05.04.2012 | Impact
Liz Crossman

Not too long ago, I met a woman who was volunteering to build a Habitat house. Owning a decent, affordable home had changed her life, and she wanted to do whatever she could to help make that dream a reality for other families.

All American Muslims Better Get Ready for a New Reality

Nida Khan | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Nida Khan

As American Muslims, we're happy that some are starting to ease the negative imaging and stereotyping against us, and are instead open to learning more about what the Islamic faith truly stands for.

Lowe's: 'Let's Build A Prejudiced America?'

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

The world's second-largest hardware chain, Lowe's, proudly displays the slogan "Let's Build Something Together." However, the company's recent actions suggest this togetherness might not include Muslim-Americans.

Tired Of Lowe's? Draft Home Depot To Advertise On All-American Muslim

Frank Fredericks | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

Let us speak, using the power of the free market to demonstrate that stores that choose to single out Muslims will lose in the marketplace of ideas and goods alike.

A Lowe's Down Dirty Shame

Wajahat Ali | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Wajahat Ali

Lowe's shameful action has created a positive externality which will hopefully serve as a precedent and bulwark against future attempts at diving Americans along religious and racial lines.