consumer culture

Facebook has been researching the extent of its power over our behavior, manipulating its own users as guinea pigs. On election
Politeness can work against everyone's best interest. It can make us accepting of substandard, overpriced goods and services to the benefit of mediocre companies.
Enjoying what has been a glorious and global 30-year career, the boyish-at-50 French-born artist Speedy Graphito has the next 30 years in his sites. So he did what a lot of people do when they develop an appetite for reinvention -- they sail to America.
A new study by Yale researchers attempts to create categories of likely future shooting victims in Chicago and thus determine who among us is most in danger. But in the process the study, at least as it was reported in the Chicago Sun-Times, utterly depersonalized the potential victims, along with their communities, reducing them to components in a mathematical formula.
Zipcar and Airbnb demonstrate the power of the sharing economy, which has taken off with the simple promise of liberating people from the hassles and costs of ownership and overpriced commercial services.
HuffPost's Third Metric seeks to redefine success beyond money and power. Today we discuss our endless journey to buy and satisfy.
HuffPost's Third Metric seeks to redefine success beyond money and power. As part of our ongoing series, we want to know why we acquire so many things. Does materialism bring us happiness?
In a poignant, viral Huffington Post blog last month, "If You Shop On Thanksgiving, You're Part Of The Problem," writer Matt
Everywhere I look, someone is trying to influence my decisions. They think that if they can say just the right words, they will succeed in transferring my money into their bank account. To these people I say: "How stupid do you think I am?"
Maybe the LEGO princess is also a firefighter who plays in a rock band when she's not putting out fires and sailing around on her pirate ship.