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10 tricks retailers use to get you to spend more money, and how to look out for them

Have you ever left a store feeling surprised by what you bought? Or maybe you meant to pick up one item and walked out with five (or 10). Sound familiar? At least you’re not alone. David VanAmburg from the American Customer Satisfaction Index said he’s seen an uptick in strategies that help stores compete with the online space. “Retail […]

11 ways your clothing could be killing you

Did you ever suspect that the sweater you’re about to pull over your head could give you a cold, a rash, or worse? Here’s how to avoid becoming the ultimate fashion victim. Man-made fabrics like polyester, nylon, rayon, and acrylic are dripping with dyes and chemicals. “These textiles are made with potentially toxic fibers, particularly […]

What really happens to your donated clothes?

My latest for Reader’s Digest really opened up my eyes to clothing donations, have a read below, or here for the full article. While you may donate your old clothing to charity, truth is, even then, a whopping 84 percent of our clothing ends up in landfills and incinerators, according to the EPA. The Council […]

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