If you think $15 is too much, this parody of McD’s advertising might make you finally understand.

With the Fight for 15 rallies happening nationwide on April 15, the Center for Story-Based Strategy released a new video parodying a typical McDonald’s commercial to show what work days are really like for McDonald’s employees around the country. Here are the first few panels Read More …

This kid came up to ask how much the food cost. I told him it was free.

On the Greek island of Lesbos, thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other war-torn countries are coming to shore each week. When I was there in mid-August, Lesbos was getting 2,000 refugees every single day. After walking up to 30 miles to the Read More …

For less than $8K, France’s new electric car could revolutionize clean transportation.

Cars are an expensive but often necessary part of life. And electric cars? Forget it. That tends to be a problem with a lot of sustainable products: the overhead is just too high, even if it does ultimately pay for itself in the long run. Read More …

Americans just scored a big win against CEOs who don’t like sharing their salary info.

Corporations, in general, don’t enjoy sharing how much their CEOs make. Probably because the numbers are borderline embarrassing, to be honest. As Upworthy reported, a study from the Economic Policy Institute found American CEOs have benefitted from staggering pay raises over the past few decades. Read More …

So you’d like your beef to come from safer pastures? Check out this new tracking system.

South Korea is doing this traceability thing with their farm-to-table movement. Note: I’m going to set aside the debate about whether people should eat meat (it’s a whole ‘nother article, let’s be real) and talk about best practices in bringing safe cuts of meat to Read More …

If you’re homeless and in college, what do you do when the dorms close? She faced it.

This is an original piece by Jessica Sutherland, first featured on Bright and reprinted here with permission. To read more pieces like this, go to Bright and hit the follow button. The Secret Lives of Homeless Students After years of homelessness, I graduated college and Read More …

Shoppers bombarded the doors of a Walmart on Black Friday, and it killed this employee.

Thanksgiving is traditionally a day that we take to be with our families and reflect on all the good in our lives. It’s also become a starting line for a race that retailers hope we’ll opt into the race to get the best deals and Read More …

See why a group of corporate giants want your empty cans and bottles.

In case you haven’t noticed, recyclables are kinda badass. From our curbsides, theyre launched into an odyssey of tumbles and churns along miles of conveyor belt. Photo by U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons. In the end, they emerge anew, transformed from crushed empty vessel to resilient post-consumer Read More …

What’s the biggest difference between ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ products?

The grocery run. An errand as old as, well, food. But most would agree that it’s not what it used to be. Remember when grocery shopping was like being in a sexy music video? GIF via Huffington Post. What was once a simple matter of Read More …

7 secrets to getting more money back on your tax returns.

There are plenty of ways the average American can claim major tax benefits. As we trudge forward into tax season, here are seven secrets to pulling in more money in tax deductions each year secrets taken straight from the knowledge bank of those who know Read More …