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Most Black Friday items damaged by the time people get home

Over 90% of the discounted Black Friday items bought today will be broken by the time people get home research has found. With people tussling over the items as they try and take them off the shelves, using them as battering rams so they can get to the tills and then engaging in a lengthy fight with a woman outside the shop who ‘saw it first’, most items are irreparably damaged by the time shoppers get home. 54 more words

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The reusable stamp

Imagine if all we had to depend was a piece of paper and a pen.

Paint with the locks of a humans fine hair and the rocks that we crushed with water .

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Walk The Path

Happy Buy Nothing Day!

Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against consumerism celebrated annually just after Thanksgiving.

Skip Black Friday and celebrate Buy Nothing Day with us all… 16 more words

Black Friday - Fill Up Your Empty Spaces

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In recent years, most major retailers have opened very early and offered promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in many Commonwealth nations. 277 more words

Videos & Documentaries

Black Friday: The Seasonal Beautification of Blackness

If I was a stranger in America over the past 4 weeks, I would have thought that this country really loves black people given the barrage of the Black Friday advertisements on television. 444 more words

Thanksgiving

I would like to take this time to wish every one a very happy Thanksgiving. While I am aware, and I hope all of you are as well, that the pilgrims never sat down to a nice meal with the Native Americans, it is a good idea to take time out of our busy schedules, and consumerist lives to give thanks for everything that we have. 481 more words

Consumerism

Your money, or your life?

My latest article at Mercatornet.com looks at the distinction between artificial wealth and natural wealth, and how our increasing dependence on money may be distorting our enjoyment of life. 129 more words

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