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Where To Plop Down For A Much-Needed Cocktail Post-Shopping

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Denver

As the holiday shop-a-thon approaches full throttle this weekend, it's important keep the nerves at ease from all those long lines and crowds and what...

Where To Stop For A Coffee Break During The Holiday Shop-A-Thon

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.29.2013 | Denver

"The basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis -- a good hot cup of coffee," humorist Alexander King said famously about coffee and a...

Why Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent [Infographic]

Michael Salguero | Posted 01.24.2014 | Small Business
Michael Salguero

When taking the state of our economy into consideration, buying local could be the best decision U.S. shoppers make this season.

Because Eastern Market, That's Why

Amanda Gregory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Amanda Gregory

I suspect the reactions I received when telling people I was moving to Detroit were similar to those one might receive after announcing a plan to move to Yemen or to give up practicing law in order to farm tarantulas. Many just did not understand.

This Book Will Change Your Life

Allison Hill | Posted 05.05.2013 | Books
Allison Hill

A decision to save $6.00 by buying a book online, multiplied by thousands of customers every day, means that your local bookstore -- the place where you meet friends, met your partner, or found the book that changed your life -- may not be there next year.

Smartphones and Tablets -- Rural Shoppers Don't Leave Home Without Them

Diane Smith | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology
Diane Smith

This explosion of e-commerce and online retail opens up opportunities for those of us living in rural America. We see it every day in my backyard. Retailers of all kinds of products are all accessing the global marketplace via the Internet.

Where To Shop Local This Cyber Monday

Posted 11.26.2012 | Chicago

This year, Cyber Monday is poised to overtake Black Friday in overall spending for 2012. The frenzy to scoop up online deals makes it easy to forget s...

America's Top 10 Best Green-Built Neighborhoods

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Natural Home just published its Top 10 Green-Built Neighborhoods list, applauding forward-thinking, responsible housing developments.

"Buy It in LA" and Los Angeles Will Prosper

Al Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Al Abrams

People are understandably anxious about Los Angeles' eroding financial situation but often feel there isn't anything that an individual, a family or a business can do to help. There is.

Starbucks: From Fair-trade Zero to Local Hero?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

Starbucks is already Fair-Trade. Now, they say they're going green -- and supporting local -- by 2010. If they actually do it, I might have to give up my 15-year buycott.