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How to Shop More Ethically + Weekly Discoveries

Is expensive wine for suckers?, ethical shopping tips, a comedian’s take on love, and more…

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We are all part of a global community, and in that spirit we take each Friday to spread the love to others who’ve inspired us. In our Great Discoveries series, we feature the most interesting articles, a must-watch video and the most inspirational quote we discovered this week. Please spread the love and enjoy your day!

How to Shop More Ethically + Weekly Discoveries

A guide to ethical shopping.

Five tips for buying clothes more responsibly. [Via the National Post]

How to Shop More Ethically + Weekly Discoveries

Expensive wine is for suckers.

Interesting video and commentary. [Read at Vox]

U2 performing in disguise in the NYC subway:
How to Shop More Ethically + Weekly Discoveries

Aziz Ansari : Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

The comedian’s hilarious take on it all. [Read at Time]

How to Shop More Ethically + Weekly Discoveries

I Thought I Was Done With the Suburbs—Until I Realized They’re Paradise

One woman who chose to live in the suburbs — voluntarily[Read at Time]

‘Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough!’
-Oprah Winfrey

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Reader Discussion: 36 Comments

  1. No matter how many times I try, online dating just doesn’t work for me because I’m “attracting” the wrong people. There’s one thing to lower your standards, which I’m willing to do, and there’s another thing to date someone 20-50 years over the age maximum you set, which is something that confuses me profusely. I’m 28, yet the top amount of men that contact me are mostly 50 and up. No offense, but as a woman who hasn’t really gone on too many dates, I really don’t want to “pick a jam” just because it’s the only jam available for me. Maybe my type of jam is the type found “only in stores” if you get my drift. So congratulations to those who have found their mates online, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s just another headache for people like me, who gets utterly confused about why I don’t get messages from people who are at least under 35.

  2. I understand Jennifer, and why she prefers the suburbia. I grew up in it so I’m biased, but I’ve lived in a major metropolitan area for five years now and I am still not used to a life where people just don’t know each other. Back home everyone knows everyone, everyone cares about everyone, everyone talks to everyone… so different here, walking down the street through a bunch of nameless faces and pretty much having your core group of people and not really many others. Still not used to all the hustle and bustle. Still not used to not being able to see the stars at night and a general lack of nature. Still not used to not being able to walk around outside in the dark and feel anything resembling safe. Nowhere to go to be alone besides your bedroom. Suburban is where I’m probably going to have to settle on for various reasons, but I don’t see myself living urban happily for very long after I’m out of school.

  3. Loving the video soooo soo soooo much!! met Bono once. What a sound guy. ) in a hospital in Dublin. I met him on a stairs, he was going to see his sick father. We chatted for a small while. Very cool guy.

  4. “Within two years, Tinder… claimed responsibility for two billion matches.” Two billion matches would be 4 billion people. That’s more than half of the world’s population.

  5. I also prefer suburbs to the cities. The sociological reasons are as varied as the people making their residency decisions. Crime, noise, personal safety, a quest for serenity, more green spaces, schools, relocation for employment and the quality of the urban environment factor into those decisions. Personally, I enjoy the convenience, proximity to country life-barn, horses and pastures-family, favorite places and friends. Seattle’s urban life, moreover, varies from that found in New York, Detroit and Toronto. Furthermore, one’s marital and parental status factor into the calculus too. Thus, your castle might be my prison and vice versa. As for me, give me blue skies, lush green pastures, equine friends, the serenity of country, nature, trees, wild flowers and birds singing… 🙂

  6. It says a lot about a celeb when they give fans such up close access and take loads of pics with them like that. Bono is a good person; a great guy.

  7. I’ve been told that even though working conditions, etc. may not be ethical in other countries, it’s still many people’s main or only source of income. So interfering is really hurting them more than helping them. What do you say about that? Is that true? Or do you feel that doing what’s ethical, even if more people go hungry or starve or whatever, is still the right thing to do? I don’t know a lot about this issue, so I’m trying to understand. However, it does seem like sometimes Americans act without knowing all the very complicated circumstances and details. But then that may be just the media slant, too. I’d love to hear your thoughts so that I can understand better! ?

  8. I grew up in Spielbergian suburbs of the 80s, lived in Los Angeles, and then moved back to the suburbs of the Midwest later on (where I currently reside). So I’ve had a good taste of both worlds. I have and would choose the suburbs above and beyond.

  9. Romance, love, online dating? Married twice, single for 3 years. I enjoy my own company so much now, I’m not sure I wanna share myself with anyone else again.

  10. If this happened to me, I would say, “Lord, I am ready to die now”. I have LOVED U2 since “Boy”, and have never been to a concert, unbelievable… “Okay, Lord; let’s wait until I have seen a (U2) concert; all will be right in the world”. : )

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