Thanksgiving

Twice as Many People Showed Up on Black Friday Than Midterm Elections

Photo by Shutterstock November was a win for American retail. For American democracy? Not so much. Only half the number of people who stormed brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday…

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"Black Friday Death Count" Website is Exactly as Advertised

‘Tis the season to stomp, maul, pepper-spray and otherwise cause egregious harm to your fellow man. Don’t believe us? Check out Black Friday Death Count, a website that has…

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Retailers Are Lying to You About Those Black Friday "Discounts"

Stores across the country will be offering what appear to be massive discounts on Black Friday, but industry insiders know that these sales are just a grand illusion. Most of the deeply…

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"Worn Wear": Patagonia's Short Film About the Clothing We Wear

Bracing yourself for the flagrant display of American consumerism that is Black Friday? Consider Worn Wear a little mental palate cleanser. Presented by Patagonia, the short film is a…

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Threatened Black Friday Strike at Walmart Could be a "Game-Changer"

A walkout by Walmart workers on America’s biggest shopping event of the year could be a “game-changer” on many levels, according to labor experts from Cornell…

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The Story of Stuff: Choose Family Over Frenzy This Black Friday

Chow down on Black Friday. Go on a hike on Black Friday. Knit a sweater on Black Friday. In fact, do whatever you want on Black Friday as long as it’s not waking up before dawn to…

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VIDEO: Do the Green Thing, Buy Nothing

Today, we’re grateful for the little things that remind us why “nothing” is often exactly what we need. (We’re also thankful for seated meditations, ridiculously…

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Happy Thanksgiving From Ecouterre!

As we dive into a cornucopia of Tofurky roasts, candied yams, and pumpkin pie this year, we have plenty to be thankful about: advances in 3D printing, a new water-wise method of…

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8 Eco-Fashion Milestones We're Grateful For in 2009

Photo by Vegan Baking It’s Tryptophan Stupor Day, so what better time to give thanks to the people, innovations, and events that have rocked the eco-fashion world this past year?…

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