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25

Jan

Google will call you a taxi when you’re ready to shopGoogle has a library of quirky, futuristic patents and that means that this could just be a pipe dream of one of their engineers.

Google will call you a taxi when you’re ready to shop
Google has a library of quirky, futuristic patents and that means that this could just be a pipe dream of one of their engineers.

06

Dec

The holidays are here and everyone is shopping, but consider these 13 questions before you continue through that check-out line.

The holidays are here and everyone is shopping, but consider these 13 questions before you continue through that check-out line.

03

Dec

The Astounding Sustainability-Man: What to look for when shopping greenKnowing if a product is sustainable can be tricky. Use these tips from Sustainability-Man to help you make the best choices your family and the planet.
Read the full comic.

The Astounding Sustainability-Man: What to look for when shopping green
Knowing if a product is sustainable can be tricky. Use these tips from Sustainability-Man to help you make the best choices your family and the planet.

Read the full comic.

16

Oct

Beware: Your chocolate chip cookie is spying on youThe cookie and cracker aisle in the grocery store will soon be able to scan you and build a profile. Is there anything consumers can do to stop it?

Beware: Your chocolate chip cookie is spying on you
The cookie and cracker aisle in the grocery store will soon be able to scan you and build a profile. Is there anything consumers can do to stop it?

10

Aug

Get on board the non-consumption trainAsk yourself these 13 questions before you continue through that check-out line.

Get on board the non-consumption train
Ask yourself these 13 questions before you continue through that check-out line.

07

May

Food shopping while hungry? Not a good idea
On average, hungry people purchased 5.7 high-calorie products, while the group that ate before shopping bought 3.9 high-calorie products.

Food shopping while hungry? Not a good idea

On average, hungry people purchased 5.7 high-calorie products, while the group that ate before shopping bought 3.9 high-calorie products.

26

Mar

Thrifting 101: How to find the best clothes
With a little time, patience and practice, you can uncover the best togs from the miles of unused stuff at the thrift store.

Thrifting 101: How to find the best clothes

With a little time, patience and practice, you can uncover the best togs from the miles of unused stuff at the thrift store.

15

Feb


 Who buys generic more often, Democrats or Republicans? 



Research suggests that conservative ideology may be associated with reliance on established national brands over generic brands or new products.
Research suggests that conservative ideology may be associated with reliance on established national brands over generic brands or new products.

23

Nov

10 freaky facts about Black FridayAs you head out into the madness, may the odds be ever in your favor. (And these bits of trivia may come in handy as you stand in line.)

10 freaky facts about Black Friday
As you head out into the madness, may the odds be ever in your favor. (And these bits of trivia may come in handy as you stand in line.)

10

Nov

Is free shipping really free?Are ‘free shipping’ promotions a great way to save money, or just a ploy? We investigated what online retailers are really offering.

Is free shipping really free?
Are ‘free shipping’ promotions a great way to save money, or just a ploy? We investigated what online retailers are really offering.