consumerism

Eulogizing SkyMall Is The Whitest White Person Thing Of All Time

As the dust of male dick mania settled over the blogger horizon yesterday, a zillion restless fingers sat poised at their oil-stained Macbook keyboards, wondering what they would mock today…

Beejoli Shah | January 23, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Constructive Ways To Spend Your Money On Black Friday Instead Of Buying Stuff

I hate Black Friday for a lot of reasons: Because it so neatly encapsulates the total delusion of consumer culture; because most of the things you can get deals on…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

What If Black Friday Was A Horror Movie?

Black Friday is fast approaching and bringing with it untold physical and emotional suffering in the name of discounted juicers and Xboxes. Fist fights will break out at Walmart, people…

Claire Hannum | November 24, 2014 - 3:30 pm

True Story: The Nightmare Consumers Who Inspired Me To Pare Down

Every few days, they would come home with hundreds of dollars worth of brand-name groceries and struggle to fit them into their bursting cabinets. They had two freezers and two…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Tying The Not: How To Use Minimalism To Assess Your Wedding Mindset

When I got married in 2011, we spent a cumulative $12,000 and called it a bargain. And it was a bargain — the average American wedding costs $25,200 these days. We…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 11, 2014 - 11:00 am

Materialistic Year In Review: The Best Things I Bought In 2013

I’ve already done quite a bit of serious reflecting on the life lessons I learned this year. Now it’s time to reflect on a much shallower topic: the cool stuff…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 30, 2013 - 11:00 am

What’s Your Slavery Footprint? Take The Test And Find Out!

When we think of slavery, most Americans likely consider the slave history of our own country. We relegate slavery to the past, believing that such a barbaric concept couldn’t ever…

Julie Gerstein | May 21, 2013 - 3:40 pm

7 Colorful Alternatives To Black Friday

Black Friday seems to get crazier and crazier every year, and while I’ve gotta give props to my friends who are willing to brave the angry mobs in the hopes of…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Anna Wintour Says Women Are Unfairly Criticized For Loving Fashion

“When women are in positions of power, and they’re featured in a women’s magazine like Vogue … they tend to be incredibly unfairly criticized. It’s an incredibly old-fashioned approach. Just…

Julie Gerstein | November 8, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Be A Virtual Clothes Whore With The Retail Therapy Game

Know how you kind of want to shop all the time, but there isn’t enough money in the world to support that habit? Well, we kind of thought it…

Lily Q | July 21, 2010 - 6:45 pm