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[Inspiration] The positive effects of waiting for corporate managers
Advertising october 7, 2014

LiAnne Yu: Consumption in China – How New Consumer Ideology is Shaping the Nation (Excerpt)

The San Francisco/Hawaii-based author reflects, among other things, on her watershed early 90's days in China

Cities august 26, 2014

Floppy Disc Portraits Symbolic of Outdated Technology

Materials taken from a technological graveyard inspire Nick Gentry's urban art

Advertising august 11, 2014

How Entrepreneurs Are Helping American Consumers to Accept ‘Bug Food’

Entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, shows just how much emotion outweighs rationality in consumer culture

Advertising october 4, 2013

Shopping Cart Merry-Go-Round Comments On Never-Ending Consumerism

A witty architectural installation aims to help reflect on the existential dynamics of shopping.

Advertising november 12, 2012

DIY Stickering Campaign Identifies Genetically Modified Foods

A decentralized tactical effort in California aims to protect consumer rights.

Culture february 27, 2012

Photographs Document Millenials With All Their Possessions

This intriguing photography project makes a thought-provoking statement about our throwaway culture.

Retail february 8, 2012

Are Consumers Hard Wired For Deals? [Headlines]

New science suggests that shoppers have innate tendency to fall for bargains.

Advertising february 1, 2012

Is Digital Bookmarking Curbing Real-World Consumption? [Headlines]

Pintrest and Svpply, two web organizing sites, are helping some users reduce waste.

december 9, 2011

Infographic Of How Americans Spend During The Holidays [Headlines]

'Tis the season to spend on gifts for loved ones. How have Americans parted with their cash in the past?

Culture november 22, 2011

Apple Blamed For ‘Ego-Centric Culture’ [Headlines]

Chief Rabbi in the UK meant no criticism, but warns of the dangers of consumerism, which he says divide and make people unhappy.

november 21, 2011

How Stores Trick You Into Buying More [Headlines]

Architectural tricks induce shoppers into buying up to 60% more than intended.

november 14, 2011

Retail Sales In China Up 17.2% [Headlines]

According to NBS, Chinese consumer spending was up to $262.6 billion as of October.

Culture november 11, 2011

Detailed Study Reveals That Consumers Are Dissatisfied [Headlines]

44% feel worse off in 2011 than they did in 2010, and many are changing food and beverage habits to make ends meet, among other conclusions.

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