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Unilever Buys Dollar Shave Club

Unilever has agreed to buy Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion, giving the CPG giant a major edge over competitor Procter & Gamble.<p>In recent months, …

Op-Ed: What Will the Mall Look Like 10 Years From Now

Malls are becoming multi-use experiential environments...but will people still shop?

New York City

Amazon Shoppers Want Cheaper, Basic Products

Ecommerce is widely seen as a threat to retailers, but a new study reveals that when it comes to apparel, consumers shop differently on Amazon than …

Probiotics Are Useless, GMOs Are Fine, and Gluten Is Necessary

A roster of nutrition-myth-busting studies were published this week.<p>The biggest nutrition fads of the last few years have all taken huge blows in the last week. But will anyone listen?<p>Over the last seven days, a roster of myth-busting nutrition studies were published showing probiotics are …

Michael Pollan Tells Us Exactly How To Reform America’s Food Culture, And Explains Why It’s So Important

You may not know it, but Michael Pollan has been fighting for your right to eat good food for more than 25 years. The acclaimed author, lecturer, and freshly minted TV star works tirelessly to expose the difference between real food and the processed junk sold by the Don Drapers of the world. His …

Patrick Holden Wants to Shine a Light on the True Cost of American Food

Patrick Holden has been talking about the “true cost” of food for years. And while he has engaged activists, scientists, and academics from all over …

Agriculture

Artist Depicts Black Female Nudes as Ancient Egyptian Goddesses

Joshua Sessoms' drawn symbolism seeks to inspire and heal through legendary history.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>Over the last two years, artist Joshua Sessoms has developed a drawing practice that focuses on blending Ancient Egyptian symbolism with contemporary portraits. Sessoms has turned …

Homeless People In Atlanta Plant Organic Garden, Provide Food For Shelter Residents

The residents have already raised small crops of lettuces, collards, kale, chard and carrots.<p>Planting an organic garden is an activity typically reserved for bougie hipster types who have the time, money and training to get behind the cause.<p>But a homeless shelter in Atlanta is opening up that …

Homelessness

Neighborhoods - A Corner Store Diet | Atlanta Creative Loafing

Kraft very quietly changed its mac & cheese recipe months ago — and nobody noticed

But there was some backlash from consumers who wanted the recipe to be left alone.<p>Because of this, the newly merged Kraft Heinz company decided it would make the changes without making a big deal about it, opting against an ad campaign or promoting the new ingredients on the front of the box. It …

Should Sprouts Come With A Warning Label?

You will never catch prominent food-safety attorney Bill Marler eating sprouts. Not on a heaping deli sandwich. Not on a freshly tossed salad. He puts them in the same category as raw milk — a food item he says is not worth the risk it carries. Unfortunately, 13 people sickened across four states …

Agriculture

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Self-improvement

Hieronymus Bosch fantasies reunited in hometown show - CNN Style

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Artists

Nordstrom has officially become a discount outlet chain

The department store's off-price store, Nordstrom Rack, has been growing rapidly, to the point that there are more Rack stores than there are regular department stores. The company plans to have 300 stores by 2020.<p>And now, Sapna Maheshwari of Buzzfeed reports that the lines between the original …

Columbine Shooter's Mother: I Carry Him 'Everywhere I Go, Always'

On April 20, 1999, when Sue Klebold heard about a shooting incident at Columbine High School, her thoughts immediately turned to her 17-year-old son, Dylan, who was a senior there.<p>"In the very beginning, I didn't know what to think," Sue tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross. "I was aware that there was a …

Mental Health

Affordable Grocery Store Goes Organic And Bans Toxic Chemicals From Their Products

Aldi, the discount grocery store, recently announced that they will soon be supplying mostly organic products and will be banning many pesticides and …

Aldi

Whole Foods CEO predicts an explosive change in how Americans eat

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb said the chain expects an "explosion" in prepared foods targeting non-cooks.<p>"You're going to see an explosion in food service and prepared foods and beverages, an explosion of choices for those who don't want to cook," …

19 essential museums to visit to learn more about black history

The Smithsonian Institution announced The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open its doors in September. Four years since …

Maurice White: The Audacity Of Uplift

All that is solid melts in the presence of funk. Maurice White — the prolific songwriter, singer, producer, arranger, bandleader, organizer and conceptualist at the helm of multi-platinum act Earth, Wind & Fire who transitioned on Thursday at 74 after a 25-year struggle with Parkinson's Disease — …

Richard Nixon

Walmart, Target, and Aldi are addressing a huge weakness — and it's turning into Whole Foods' worst nightmare

Walmart, Target, Kroger, and Aldi have all been investing in more organic, gluten-free, and natural foods.<p>In response to the growing competition, Whole Foods has promised to lower its prices.<p>But it still has a long way to go to make an impact on customers' perception of its brand, according to a …

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

You're in the supermarket gathering ingredients for eggnog and a Christmas Bundt cake, and you're staring at a wall of egg cartons. They're plastered with terms that all sound pretty wonderful: All-Natural, Cage-Free, Free-Range, Farm Fresh, Organic, No Hormones, Omega-3. And so on.<p>And yet the …

Twitter Needs a Product Renaissance to Get Out of Its Current Funk

Twitter's had a rough go of things lately, capped off by a round of executive departures over the weekend. What does the San Francisco company need …

Be Your Own Life Coach: 4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself

<i>“I want to get out of my dead-end job.”<br>“I want to make more money.”<br>“I want to finally open up my heart to love.”<br>“I want to accept myself for who I</i> …

Infographic: Here’s How Many Americans Are Saying Goodbye to Cords and Cable

Millennials aren't the only ones cutting cords—even some boomers and Gen Xers are taking the leap. And advertisers and marketers should take note. …

The surprising truth about the ‘food movement’

Let me ask you a question: When it comes to our food supply, what do you care about?<p>Think about it for a second. Make a mental list.<p>Now, let me ask you another question: Do you care about farmworker exposure to pesticides? I sure do, and I’m betting you do, too. But was it on your list? I’m betting …

Agriculture

Google's grab for the sidewalk has begun with the rollout of LinkNYC free public Wi-Fi

New York is finally getting its promised 5G gigabit Wi-Fi as the city starts upgrading payphone booths with the latest tech thanks to a public-private partnership that Google managed to get a slice of in an acquisition made earlier this year.<p>Starting with a beta test today, up to 10,000 kiosks will …

The latest shift in teen spending is killing brands like Tiffany

This gift might have been bestowed unto them around the holidays or around major birthdays.<p>But it appears that Gen Z isn't as enamored with luxury goods as millennials were.<p>Proof? Tiffany & Co. announced that its comparable sales dipped -5% this past holiday season, a time marked by gifting.<p>It's …

Social Media

The Strange (But Effective) Way to Stick to Hard Goals

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer.<p>Over the past …

Why Eating at Restaurants Is Making You Fat

Calorie-counters beware: A new study reports that more than nine in 10 U.S. restaurants are serving meals that exceed the recommended calorie limit …

Free Art: New York Public Library Digital Collection

Good news. The New York Public Library has just added hi-res versions of tens of thousands of its public domain digital holdings and they invite you …

Framing