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The Fetishization of “Animal-Friendly” Animal Products: The Body Shop Example

By Corey Lee Wrenn

This post was originally published on Academic Abolitionist Vegan August 21, 2014.

In the San Francisco airport earlier this week on return from a conference, I stopped in The Body Shop for the first time in search of a birthday present for a friend. 1,217 more words

How to feel in control as food consumers

Emotions and Eating: A Marketer’s Dream?

Both research and popular media tell us that emotions and eating are intrinsically related. How many times have we seen a character in a TV show reaching for the ice-cream tub when feeling particularly down or after a breakup? 108 more words

Behavioral Economics

The Sweet Debate - Part I

They say life is sweet, but has it become too sweet? There’s no real debate when it comes to our love of sugar – StatsCan… 880 more words


Shopping for pleasure...what motivates you?

Have you ever noticed people’s expressions as they shop? More often than not there’s a pronounced lack of pleasure on people’s faces when they’re in a consumer environment. 928 more words


Back to Basics.

Hello Loves!

After ridiculously over-committing myself to different things last week, I’ve been especially enjoying this week’s slower pace, including plenty of the basics: walking, writing reading, cooking, and, of course, talking. 820 more words

The Life.

Goodreads review: Don't Look Now

Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must admit my purchase of this book was dictated by the knowledge that its titular short story was the basis for Nic Roeg’s film Don’t Look Now – a favourite and one of the best weird films of the ’70s. 386 more words


Is it better to choose unconsciously?

When To Think Less About Your Choices

Smart people have a tendency to think hard about the choices they make. Who are you going to marry? 122 more words

Behavioral Economics