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We Might Learn From the Cubans

At 28, 5 years after moving back to LA from my college days in New York City, I’ve bought my first car. He’s all steel, with a curb weight of about 3800 pounds and an engine, I keep hearing, that just won’t quit. 1,747 more words

Sustainability

"We have one eye open and one eye closed": The dirty labor secrets of fast fashion

Four years ago today, 1,134 garment workers died when their factory building collapsed in a suburb outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. “Survivors described a sensation akin to being in an earthquake: hearing a loud and terrifying cracking sound; feeling the concrete factory floor roll beneath their feet; and watching concrete beams and pillars collapse as the eight-story building suddenly seemed to implode,” Jim Yardley… 896 more words

When Feminism Became a Marketing Technique

Post written by Halah Flynn, Content and Outreach Manager, Nursing@USC

Marketing to women has been a tried-and-true tactic used by American marketers for centuries. While the benefits of designing and selling products to women, for women, appear to be plentiful, capitalizing on an entire gender of consumers leads young women and girls down a path that is feminist in name only. 606 more words

Gender Equality

5 brands that are consciously doing good!

Due to marketing and a society in which consumption is a trend, where ever we look we find billboards and stores and advertisements of multi billion dollars corporation, brands and business organisations While these brands only focus on profit maximization, there are other brands out there that are actually making a difference with their objectives. 430 more words

Mindless consumption creates empty shelves. Empty shelves result “sold-outs”. Sold-out generates curiosity and pre-booking. Pre-booking demands supply. More production creates an illusion of need and necessity. 13 more words

Thoughts

Bumblebee

Bumblebee- Humbly I see thee!
In the air and rising high
taking care with a deep sigh
in all your simplicity and all your grace… 128 more words

MiniMe – Leave out all the Rest

Box on box on carton on a box …

Yesterday I started to translate the plan to simplify my life into action. In keeping both myself and my flat clean, simple and easy I try to come a little closer to understanding myself. 420 more words