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Don’t Blink

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Be Mine

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This Thanksgiving, Stop Shopping and Start Living

Outdoor gear retailer REI is doing its part to preserve the spirit of Thanksgiving by closing its doors and urging its workers and customers to get out — literally.

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The Downsides of Cheap Abundance

What to do with this expanding phenomenon of “abundance” in a world racked by public and private poverty and its damaging fallouts? We must impose wisely used charges or taxes on the abundant commons.

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 READ MORE

Houses of Worship

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What on Earth Is Boxing Day?

Ever wonder why many of our British cousins open gifts on the 26th of December? The answer may be more elusive than you expect.

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Xmas Shopping

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Wearable Technology or Identity Reassignment?: Renee Zellweger’s and Tameka Harris’ Transformations

Zellweger and Harris are teaching us a couple of lessons about how identity looks and feels in our techno-driven world.

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Mega Memorial Day Sale

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Money Medals

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Trojan Santa Claus

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War on Christmas

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Online Shopper

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 ENLARGE

Wall Street Santa

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 ENLARGE

Colbert Has a Better Idea for Amazon Than Delivery Drones

Amazon’s latest “Prime Air” plan to drop your orders on your doorstep in half an hour leaves a lot to be desired. But Stephen Colbert has come up with a brilliant way for people to get products instantly—all he needs is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ money.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Holiday Shopping

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Black Friday Sales

Posted on Dec 1, 2013 ENLARGE

Oh Christmas Tree

Posted on Nov 30, 2013 ENLARGE

Black and Blue Friday

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 ENLARGE

Quashing the Arts

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 ENLARGE

Brown Thursday

Posted on Nov 28, 2013 ENLARGE

Thanksgiving Table

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 ENLARGE

War on Thanksgiving

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 ENLARGE

Too Soon

Posted on Nov 17, 2013 ENLARGE

Black Friday

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Something to Be Scared of: Retailers Market ‘Sexy’ Halloween Costumes to Little Girls

Costumes for little girls are now firmly part of the trend toward an overly sexualized Halloween celebration.

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 READ MORE

Water for a Thirsty World

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 ENLARGE

Care for Green

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 ENLARGE

Adam and Eve at Wal-Mart

Posted on Sep 7, 2013 ENLARGE

Shopping Meter

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 ENLARGE

Tax Evasion Lesson No. 1: Become a Russian Citizen

French actor Gerard Depardieu has resorted to becoming Russian in order to avoid paying taxes in France, with a little help from Vladimir Putin of course; Jane Harman is being considered for CIA director, despite her past involvement in an Israeli intelligence influence operation; meanwhile, the Obama administration has been compiling a database that helps it determine how to treat a suspected terrorist. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 READ MORE

Ned Claus

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 ENLARGE

Bad Economy Christmas

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 ENLARGE

The Season of Our Disillusionment

During the December holidays I feel the urge to watch old black and white movies, preferably those starring Jimmy Stewart. This year, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is too painful, a reminder of what we used to be but aren’t anymore.

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 READ MORE

Shop Till Ya Drop

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Multi Nightmare

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 ENLARGE

David and Christmas

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End of the World

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 ENLARGE

Christmas Failures

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 ENLARGE

Good Grief

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Black Friday Sets Record, Cyber Monday Looks to Follow

It appears the controversial decision by some retailers to start Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving has paid off.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 READ MORE

Black Friday

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Walmart’s Black Friday

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 ENLARGE

People Will Like Anything Called ‘the New iPhone’

Social scientist and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel recently conducted a classic experiment, asking unsuspecting pedestrians to comment on the new iPhone 5, which was actually an old iPhone 4S.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN

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The Economic Normalcy Bias

Many who are faced with imminent disaster instantly convince themselves that everything is normal and that they don’t have to modify their behavior.

Posted on Jan 26, 2012 READ MORE


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Christmas Bills

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 ENLARGE

Santa Goes Shopping

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 ENLARGE

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