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Pokemon GO -A Marketer's Mecca

Pokemon GO is a glowing example of the hidden marketing potential inside an App.

Here are some statistics about the game since it’s release in the US so far: 590 more words


First World Marinara Burp

Today, I experienced a genuine moment wondering ‘Huh, why we haven’t already gotten rid of all animals that can potentially hurt us humans?’

Sharks lurking in the water? 159 more words


Don't let gifts be a burden

I’ve cleared a lot of unused items from my home over the years since becoming a minimalist. Many I’ve donated, and many I’ve given to friends. 168 more words


Marx (1867) "On the Fetishism of the Commodity"

Link to Video  |  Summary  | Karl Marx’s Fetishisms  |   On Cultural Marxism

Marx proposes a theory of value – How do goods get their value/how do objects become commodities? 195 more words

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What to do when your kids want everything...

My kids think: to be popular, they need the latest hair, clothing, bags, accessories, smartphones, laptops, tablets…the list goes on.

I think: If they want anything beyond the basics, they can buy it themselves! 302 more words


Shopping at Home

The community of home shoppers is not one of shared space and face-to-face contact but a  community without proximity mediated by electronic technologies of communication.  What is key here is that two interrelated boundaries are breached by the intrusion of televised show windows into the home.   194 more words

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Chilean Food vs. Food in Chile

Note: This blog post was originally published on the Institute for Study Abroad student website.

Food: It’s the reason we wake up every morning.

In lieu of exhausting my thesaurus in search of sixteen synonyms for “yummy,” I’ll take a more sociological approach to analyzing the Chilean foodscape. 1,340 more words