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The Faithful Shopper: Winter Wonderland

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Winter is less than one month old, and already it's been eventful! Clearly, we have a lot of weather to go, and luckily we still have some wonderful s...

Seeking Better Returns: Staying True to 'Corporate Character' Means Realizing That Trust Is Not Transactional

Dov Seidman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

We are moving deeper into an era when consumers have unprecedented visibility into shop floors and board rooms, and that gives new relevance to a time-honored truth: Trust is not transactional.

Kate Sheppard

Interior Secretary Jewell Dings Congress For Failure To Fund Conservation Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In her first big public address since taking office, Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell laid out a vision for expanding conse...

The Faithful Shopper: Mountain Magic

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Hard as it is for some of us water babies to believe, not everyone heads straight for a beach during the summer. Others prefer to spend their time exp...

America's Best City for Transgendered Anti-Marijuana Mascots

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 07.10.2013 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

Is Denver the best city in America to start a "Best City" list? Or raise a transgendered child? Or have second thoughts about legalized marijuana? Or select a new school mascot? We bring back the newsy bits this week to answer all of these questions and more.

Get Others to Share Your Ideas and to Buy

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

An anger-evoking true story that's spreading, "Exec loses job after allegedly slapping toddler on plane," quickly moved Dan Schawbel to write on Faceb...

REI's Gay Marriage Push Could Spark Starbucks-Like Backlash

Posted 08.15.2012 | Gay Voices

A popular outdoor retailer could be facing a Starbucks-like boycott after speaking out in favor of gay marriage in Washington state. Recreational ...

Dave Matthews Band on Deforestation & Illegal Wood

Jake Schmidt | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The Lacey Act is under attack by some companies and Members of Congress and House Leadership is pushing for this bill to come up for a vote by the whole House before the end of July. Passage of this bill would be devastating for efforts to address deforestation.

The Faithful Shopper: Fall into Fitness

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

For fashionistas, October means that we only have a few more weeks to get into shape for those holiday parties! New York has any number of shops to equip you properly for your sport of choice.

All Cause Marketing Is Local

Joe Waters | Posted 10.18.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

Nonprofits must both inspire and perspire. They have to inspire businesses by choosing the right cause marketing program, and then perspire doing the lion's share of the work to ensure success.

The Faithful Shopper: Top Trends for 2011

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.03.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

When you visit as many stores as I do (note to accountant -- it's retail research, not shopping), you begin to see patterns and trends emerging, and New York this year is no exception.

The Faithful Shopper: Weary of Winter

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We may have a while to go before the spring thaws come, but a number of retailers can give you the sense of a quick break in the tropics -- and spas that are a vacation in themselves.

Puck Building Gets First Retail Space In Over A Century

The New York Observer | Laura Kusisto | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Recreational Equipment Inc. has signed a 39,000-square-foot lease for three floors in 295 Lafayette Street, at the corner of East Houston and Soho. It...

Denver Part Deux

Carolyn Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

Denver is a youthful town dominated by outdoorsy activities and sports town pride. And after hitting up some more fantastic joints, I'm happy to report that I discovered a few more gems in the Mile High City.

Around the World With No Luggage? How About 17 Countries (Six Weeks) With Only One Pair of Underwear?

Sue Frause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sue Frause

I opted for ExOfficio's Give-N-Go brand ($18), although I'm not sure about the tag that accompanied them...

Great, Green Fashion Brands

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Some of the most eye-catching baubles are made of stuff that had a past life--and many of them can be found on Etsy, a global network of artisans selling handmade works.