Ships known for keeping slaves have been linked to pet food companies. Big ones.

Not all pet food is evil. But some of it might be. The pet food supply chain is like a game of telephone, only the first player in that game is a sea full of migrants in shackles, often being forced to labor on ships 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 …

It Happened To Me: I Found The Drowned Corpse Of Renowned Chess Player Bobby Fischer Sealed Inside My Waterbed

When I bought my waterbed last month, I thought I did everything right. I checked out all the reviews online, I tried one out in the store, and I made sure I was getting the best bed for the best price. On the day my Read More …

Lobbyist Defends A Bank That Went After A Family After Their Mom Died, Gets A Time-Out From Senator

When you file for bankruptcy, you can often get debt forgiven or restructured. But if you have student loans, some nice lobbyists have made sure they are not part of that deal. A mom with $100k in student loan debt died, and her children went Read More …

Belgian Children’s Choir Starts ‘Bullying’ in a Mall (Video)

A children’s choir shocked visitors at a shopping mall in Ghent, Belgium, by singing altered lyrics of popular Christmas carols. It was bad enough that some mothers covered the ears of their children. Don’t worry, it was a stunt pulled by advertising agency Duval Guillaume Modem Read More …

Over 100 Years Ago, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country.

I have a hard time watching this and not getting terribly angry. Those 123 young women and 23 men who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25, 1911, deserve to be remembered. But we’re watching it happen all over again in developing Read More …

I Guess These Models Don't Sell Products Quite As Well

Check out this satirical advertising campaign. The items are not for sale; the purpose of the image is to show the difference between how first-world consumers look at products and what they might mean to other parts of the world.

Watch The Video That Coca-Cola And McDonald's Hope You Never See

Anna Lappé is an author and activist. Her TEDx talk will open your eyes about what the food industry gets away with. Some highlights: 1:14 How her daughter’s obsession with one particular person made her realize what was happening. 2:20 Can you guess how much Read More …

Has Advertising Gotten Less Racist Or Just More Subtle?

It seems like advertisements try to sell products by any means necessary. Many advertisements think about their target consumers as actual people, but this is what happens when an ad tries to target a stereotype.

See Why We Have A Completely Dumb Standard Of Beauty In Just 7 Images

The images of “pretty” we see in the world are maddening, especially when you see how they are created. Living in a world where we have to question everything we see doesn’t sound super fun, ya know? It’s kinda small, but the GIF above reads, Read More …