To get kids to stop whining for toys, they need to understand how consumerism hurts what they love. We need to teach them.
How can we teach our kids the concept of respect in a culture that promotes disrespect?
How would your 10-year-old-self describe the life you now live? How would he view your addiction to ‘busy work’; your gold-star chasing and your constant thirst for more?
At at time of rising hatred and nationalism, Jimmy Carter’s speech — a sermon that cautioned against excess, offers a counterexample.
Is this a culture of consumerism or a culture of manipulation?
Our lifestyle is slowly destroying the planet and the environment we live in. In the future, the planet is going to become inhabitable if we don’t make a change now. Oceans are already overflowing with plastic and killing sea life, while we’re using materials that just aren’t sustainable to create products that we regularly buy.…
A retail scholar explains what drives consumers to behave badly on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
The US is the land of the free, right?
Are you spending the days of your life doing what is important?
We must investigate and analyze media rather than simply absorb it at face value.
My response to ‘Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world,’ by Alden Wicker, for Quartz.
The inventor of the first digital camera talks about the intersection of culture and consumerism.
So what was the question again?
A non-Malayali tells us how Malayali men celebrate Onam, and why the festival is still relevant.
What does music say about our consumerist culture?
Laura Foley recounts the embarrassment of visibility and the joys of risk-taking.