Consumerism

psychology

The Psychology of Our Love for Marie Kondo and 'Organization Porn'

The tidying expert’s new Netflix show has drawn breathless attention.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.4.19
Consumerism

A Thermostat, a Meditation On Humanity

I'm getting emotional about HVAC over here.
Carl Franzen
7.19.17
Dystopia Now

How Amazon's Tech Could Change Whole Foods

How long before drones are delivering us emergency organic cat food?
Carl Franzen
6.16.17
Reddit

This Beauty Subreddit Is Extremely Satisfying

r/panporn celebrates the opposite of endless consumption.
Louise Matsakis
6.13.17
Science

The Stuff You Buy Is Destroying Animals Around the World

Maps show where in the world the stuff purchased in the US may be threatening local animals and plants. The rationale is that if you know where in the supply chain you’re doing the most damage, you can take steps to alleviate it.
Grennan Milliken
1.6.17
Google

A List of Free Terrible Google Pixel Headlines

Pixel your favorite.
Carl Franzen
10.5.16
Apple

This Candle Smells Like a Brand New Mac Because We're Out of Control

It's already sold out.
Madison Margolin
10.4.16
tech

How Companies Will Use VR and Read Your Brainwaves to Sell You More Stuff

Shopping will be optimized through AR, VR, and biometrics.
David Silverberg
8.17.16
short circuit

How a Bot Convinced Me to Stop Buying Junk on Amazon

Facebook Messenger bot MyKai hooks into your bank account to help you better understanding your spend habits.
Nicholas Deleon
6.28.16
Motherboard Blog

Amazon’s Button for Auto-Ordering Condoms Is the Future We Deserve

Their utility may depend on whether or not you have kids or pets.
Nicholas Deleon
3.31.16
Opinion

Best Buy Turned the $10 Toy Into a $120 Wifi-Enabled Piece of Crap

We as a society already have the things we want, but Best Buy survives because Americans can’t give up wrapping paper.
Jason Koebler
12.24.15
video

Use Math to Make Your Gifts Look Less Like Trash

Counteract your holiday drinking with geometry.
Jordan Pearson
12.24.15
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