Archives for Consumerism

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Going to the movies

Everyone in my family enjoys going to the movies. There is nothing like spending $30 just to get in the door, another $40 on tasteless treats and sugary sodas and then the opportunity to sit next to people who are either going to yell at the screen, text non-stop (you know who you are twitterphiles), ...
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The mystery of make-up

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” — Yves Saint Laurent Women wear makeup for other women. It’s true and it’s not a secret. I’ve said it before, here in this blog. Men, it may come as a surprise for you and a small blow to your ego, ...
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Ibiza Rhapsody: Best new gadget EVER for today

This week, after months of being on backorder, my Ibiza Rhapsody finally came in. And all I can say is WOOOOOOOOOOOO. This thing is AWESOME. It is 30GB of pure cool. It’s got wifi. It’s intuitive. It’s easy to use. It makes my sansa clip look like a teething toy for babies. I can look at ...
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Coca Cola just rocked my world

My life just got INFINITELY BETTER. And so did yours. However, what will happen to those people that have trouble choosing just ONE option out of six when they have the knowledge that they can now choose from over 100 hundred options? I see waiting lines at the drink station. It’s worth it to have Grape ...
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Zicam causes loss of smell? What now?

Way back in June, consumerist.com had an article out on how Zicam didn’t release complaint reports that over 800 people had experienced anosmia (loss of smell) due to the use of its products. In July, the law suits began. I have some pretty big issues with this story. Mainly because I use Zicam and, let’s face it, we’re ...
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Amazon has some great deals and I’m a bargain shopper

For someone that has expensive taste, it can be a real bummer to also have a cheapskate personality. It’s true. I have a lot of cognitive dissonance where the two conflict. For those who are not psych junkies like me, that means that I have a lot of internal warring; I want to buy nice ...
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Being eco-friendly when you are eco-stupid

For my part, I’m good at admitting when I’m wrong or ill-informed and I’ll be the first to say that I am not a greenie. I’m not. I recycle when I remember, I turn down plastic and paper bags when they aren’t necessary. I have my steel bottles for water, when my water doesn’t taste ...
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Bells and Whistles? Who needs them? Look at the TechCrunch Tablet!

Frequently, I take online surveys for teeny little rewards. They aren’t anything special and they are really not anything I have to buy. Mainly magazine subscriptions and a percentage off of the flowers I send to my husband’s secretary for making his everyday life a little bit easier. Often, when filling out these pains in ...
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