9 Things to Do this Black Friday Besides Black Friday

By Mike Maley The most sustainable thing to buy this Black Friday? Nothing. The National Retail Federation reports that 166 million shoppers plan to participate in buying on Black Friday this year, and MarketWatch cites that more than 80% of purchases made on Black Friday ends up in landfills. Ooph.. that’s a tough stat to […]

This Week’s Consumer News: Are Laundry Pods Greenwashing you? Brands Protest World Cup. Ticketmaster Investigation. And what is happening at Twitter?

By Maryclaire Manard It’s been quite the week in the world of news consumers should know. We break down the four biggest stories. Story 1: Are Laundry Pods Polluting our Waterways? This week, Blueland, a brand that makes sustainable cleaning products, launched a marketing campaign alongside a commissioned research report and a petition to the […]

12 Top-Rated Brands You Can Find on Zola

By Maryclaire Manard Following almost two years of postponed nuptials, 2022 has proven to be the largest year for weddings in recent history, with a record 2.6 million weddings occurring, according to wedding website, The Knot. The floodgates are officially back open, made up of a combination from delayed engagements plus regular wedding demand. And […]

Do you know the political impacts of your Halloween candy?

By Cluey Team It’s easy to forget about the political impacts of our consumer spending when we’re focused on the individual races in the heat of a federal election cycle, but consider this: there are currently twelve members of Congress who have been serving in office for over 36 years. Meaning, political contributions from corporations today have impacts that […]


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