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I'm fed up with Swagbucks, Ibotta, and other "cash back" apps

I have a, um, limited income. Comes with being a writer and working in the non-profit world. I have enough, but I’m always looking for ways to save money here and there. 863 more words

Wanderings

Literary Essay--Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman

I first picked up Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman at an airport in Toronto (December 1986). Then I laughed my head off while I was on the plane heading to Vancouver. 922 more words

Literary

The new cults

Christianity is one defining feature of ancient Europe. Until recent times its impact was such that it profoundly shaped numerous cultural aspects of our societies. Architecture was in former centuries a manifestation of Christian worship, the Gothic style expressed in majestic churches and cathedrals being the most powerful example. 286 more words

Neighbourhood

Pokemon GO - Reversing From Trend To Fad?

Soon after the release of Pokemon GO in the US, where I was currently based for a while before returning to the UK (much to the annoyance of my friends), I got that familiar feeling that veterans of the gaming world have come to recognise all too well. 783 more words

Brands

Who is it You're Talking to?

Customers come in different flavors.

And each customer type has their own specific culture. Think of your favorite hardware store. Imagine a few customers who come in the door one afternoon.  375 more words

Communication

Bubblegum Cyber Punk

We are very excited to announce a new project from fellow editor and creative mind, Phil Brown!

Bubblegum Cyber Punk is a one-shot publication exploring consumer culture in technology and what fuels it. 47 more words

Adler & Gibb, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

I was gutted when I found out Janet Adler and Margaret Gibb aren’t real. The portrait Tim Crouch paints of this fictional couple and their anti-capitalist approach to their art, in striking contrast to a deranged Method actor and her coach making a film about Adler’s life, is so well-formed that they feel that that they can’t not be real. 554 more words

Fringe Theatre