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  • Compassion in Action
    Going deeper in the Economics of Compassion
    Following a series of sessions designed to awaken public interest in an alternative economic model, different from the current metanarrative which is obviously a failure, the Economics of Compassion Initiative has been launched in Cincinnati and...
  • Food waste in America: 430 billion pounds!
    Food waste in America: 430 billion pounds
    The numbers are staggering. The amount is sinful. The results are terrifying. According to a story being reported today, February 24, 2014, by the Washington Examiner, Americans are wasting $161 billion dollars worth of food, which equates to...
  •  Lauryn Hill performs a cover of The Beatles’ song ‘Something’ on ‘Letterman’
    Lauryn Hill performs a cover of The Beatles’ song ‘Something’ on ‘Letterman’
    Lauryn Hill continued her return to the stage by taking park in “Beatles Week” on the “The Late Show With David Letterman.” According to Vibe Magazine on Feb. 8, the former Fugees star performed the song “Something...
  • Lifestyle Optimisation - Personal Sufficiency
    Skill 2 lifestyle optimization: personal sufficiency
    Despite the accessibility to the abundance of things that can assure a healthy, fulfilled and happy life, growing epidemics of depression, stress and anxiety prevail in the modern developed world and are extending beyond it. Chapter 2 in the...
  • Make the holidays profitable for families not for big business
    Make the holidays profitable for families not for big business
    Now that the holidays are upon us, and certain large retailers want people to spend more time shopping with strangers than at home enjoying time with their friends and family. It is time for everyone to make a decision about what is important to...
  • Lauryn Hill
    Lauryn Hill announces first post-prison show in NYC
    On Thanksgiving Eve, Lauryn Hill will kick off her new tour with her first post-prison performance, to be held at the Bowery Ballroom, Nov. 27. The former Fugees member was released on Oct. 4 after serving three months in federal prison on charges...
  • Toys R Us Gray Thursday
    Consumerism and greed gobble up Thanksgiving
    Stores are facing a 26-day sale cycle for the Christmas Holiday season, which is making retailers nervous. With such a short sale season, many stores have decided to open up on Thanksgiving – family be damned.If you are one of the buyers who...
  • Lauryn Hill @ Coachella 2011
    Lauryn Hill has been released from prison
    Singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill was released from Federal prison on Oct. 4, 2013 after pleading guilty to failure to pay taxes. The former Fugee stopped paying taxes back in 2005 when she quit the music business. Hill's attorney Nathan Hochman...
  • Fashion and Consumerism
    Fast Fashion and Consumerism
    I do believe that this generation has begun to emphasize on buying less, and choosing well. This is the way for our over-consuming generation to pare down what we essentially need. Especially in America, where the mentality seems to be, "More...
  • Lauryn Hill
    Lauryn Hill celebrates being released from prison with new song 'Consumerism'
    On Oct. 4 singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill was released from prison in Danbury, Conn. after serving three months for not paying her taxes. Hill will now begin a one year probation period, and out of that year she will spend the first three months on...
  • Capitalism promotes consumption
    Is the Consumerican way of life worth defending?
    In its quest to make their products more convenient, McDonald's Corporation almost single-handedly pioneered the throw-away lifestyle in the 1950's. You might be asked if you'll be consuming their products on their premises, but...
  • Child Labor
    American Christmas: A holiday made in China
    During this season of goodwill, cheer, toys that will be broken and thrown away within the next year, and ornaments that will gather in your garage, basement or attic, it is nice to reflect a bit on the objects of our short-lived affection; where...
  • Black friday begins
    Thanksgiving and Consumerism
    I celebrated Thanksgiving at my mother’s house this year. It was kept to just immediate family because of the size of the extended family, so the gathering was quite small. However it was enough to keep everyone their occupied. So as I...
  • Black Friday Shoppers
    Back in Black Friday
    It’s back. It’s the time of year you’ve been waiting for.It’s why you’ve been slaving for the machine.Trivial pursuit of happinessThis is not the time for trivial things like family, health, sanity, and being thankful...
  • What happened to the thanks in Thanksgiving? - Editorial
    What happened to the thanks in Thanksgiving? - Editorial
    Before we all indulge in what has become culinary gluttony, we should spend a little time reflecting on what we have in our lives to be thankful for. Four hundred or so years ago, people were just trying to survive, and they sat down with several...