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junk_food
Americans spend almost $300 billion on junk food per year, and then an estimated $190 billion to fight obesity.   According to the new survey, half of Americans will be obese within the next 10 years, up...
dumpster_dive
In the 1980s, dumpster diving emerged to the point that it became a bit of an art as a response to rampant consumerism and massive waste. So what happens when you combine this art with...
twitter_shaming
Plenty of people saw the now-disputed Peloton Christmas commercial at least a dozen times and saw nothing wrong with it. But it only takes one person--one Tweet--to recalibrate the masses’ correctness sentiment.  And shave a billion...
luxury_retail
A decade ago, with the majority of stores exiting, Euclid Square Mall in Ohio was temporarily used by religious congregations who held services in abandoned retail stores. Two years ago, Amazon announced plans to build...
black_friday
It’s official: No longer is it necessary to leave the comfort of the couch to take advantage of the best Black Friday deals. No longer is it necessary to forego sleep, push, shove, wait in...
walmart
Walmart stores across the U.S. have been in the spotlight over a recent spate of deadly shootings, but elsewhere in the world, the store is seeking government protection.  Walmart in Chile has requested the government provide...
sad_man
One of the frequent subjects of debate at those thrilling annual anthropological seminars is the origin of chivalry and gender equality. It is said to typically conclude with a joke about holding doors open for women...
dairy
In 2018 alone, the U.S. lost 2,731 licensed dairy farms. That news has gone surprisingly underreported, until Dean Foods, America’s largest dairy company, filed for bankruptcy this week, adding more uncertainty to milk supply sector. In...
elderly-workforce
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting a major increase over the next 10 years in the number of age 75-and-older workers in the workforce. The increase, from last year’s 1.8 million workers who are...
trump-powell
Trump “made” Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, the president claims in his most recent public lashing out at the central bank head. In fact, Trump dislikes Powell so much that he would even be willing...