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Greenwashing: The Challenge for Conscious Consumers

As people take to the streets (and screens!) to demand change, it finally seems as though brands are taking note - but do they really care or is it all just the work of clever marketing teams?

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Unconscious Consuming: How We’re Influenced To Impulse Buy And Buy Things We Don’t Need

We're constantly inundated with a world that encourages us to buy things without even thinking. This is called unconscious consumerism.

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Giving moments, not things, this festive season

Are you dreaming of a no-waste Christmas?

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Hysterical Sale Syndrome, This Is What Black Friday Looks Like

With the prospect of a bargain, sales feed our appetite for consumption. One day does this better than any other, Black Friday.

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Does living a planet-strong life actually make you happier?

We take a look at links between doing good and feeling good

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Do I really need this? How to be happy with less

Is it possible to kick the shopping habit AND be content?

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Lessons Learnt From The Longest Study On Happiness

What makes a good life? Robert Waldinger and his team at the Harvard Study of Adult Life have been asking this question for the past 75 years.

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What an afternoon with a monk can teach you about happiness

Life lessons learned from the enlightened

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What three months of travelling taught me about minimalist living

Learning to fit your life into a backpack is a lesson in sustainable living