Retail Therapy

Joe Doe’s six rules for Retail Therapy

Scarcity and Beauty: An Irresistible Combination

I will admit it: I like and want beautiful things.


Laura Foley recounts the embarrassment of visibility and the joys of risk-taking.

Five Benefits of Being Humor Drunk

Shopping can make you humor-drunk and it might just save your life!

One Retail Worker’s View of Christmas

Has this Holiday season got you down? Do you feel that everyone around you has lost the true Christmas spirit? You’re not alone.

Who Needs to Shop on Thanksgiving?

Holidays are for quality time with family and friends, sharing good food, laughter, love and joy, not for shopping.

10 Ways To Learn More About Your Intimate Other

Steven Lake realizes the more he learns about his partner, the more he learns about himself.

Real Men Smell like Anarchy, Not Strawberries

At what point in our development as men did we collectively decide that it was considered too feminine to smell like a flower, or a fruit, or a vegetable?

Avoid New Stuff

Leo Babauta has a list of 7 things you should consider before buying a new item.

Consumerism vs. Minimalism

Why are we working so hard in order to buy so much, to have so much, to be burdened and cluttered by so much?

I Think, Maybe, I Just Got Profiled… As a Dad?

Cort Ruddy just wanted to buy some paper plates, but instead had his first experience with being profiled as a stereotypical “dad”

50 Tips for Grocery Shopping

Lifestyle guru Leo Babauta shares how he grocery shops for his family

I Bag My Own Groceries

Uzi Peretz shares an experience of ego, pride, and (ultimately) humility.

A Few of Our Favorite Things: The Dads & Families Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas is next week, and you have shopping to do. I’ve got some suggestions.

Buycott Phone App Helps You Make Ethical Purchases

Voting with your feet just got a whole lot easier.

Black Friday Brings Out the Worst in Human Beings

Nathan Graziano was just coming around to believe in the altruistic and kind nature of humanity during the holiday season. Then Black Friday came along.