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How to be a mindful consumer this Black Friday

Black Friday is here, the biggest consumer day of the year. Last year, UK consumers spent an estimated £1.4 billion on Black Friday buying everything from fashion to tech and food, and this year the spend is estimated to be even higher. Shopping fashion makes many of us happy. It increases our sense of belonging to the on-trend fashion tribe and, in that moment, we sense our purchase to be the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle to complete the look and convey our inner self to others, which in turn could lead to landing that dream job, strengthening our relationships with friends and, just maybe, attract the attention of that special someone. It’s all very enticing. And importantly, socially,...

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How to succeed with your New Year's resolutions

Do you have a list of New Year's resolutions? I do. It started 8 years ago as a mood board of things that I would like to achieve in my lifetime, when I realised that if I became crystal clear about my goals, I was much more likely to achieve them. Soon after, I started to break the end-goals (e.g. 'start my own business') down to smaller annual goals. As an example, 'start my own business' was broken down to part goals such as 'schedule sessions with a life coach' and 'complete a Master’s in Business Administration'. Each year at the end of December, I enjoy pulling my list out and marking off the goals that I have achieved in...

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How to shop responsibly on Black Friday

Only 1 day till the biggest consumption feast of the year, Black Friday, kicks off! An American invention, the term Black Friday was originally used to describe the 'congestion' in the stores on the day after Thanksgiving when many people celebrated their day off by going shopping. Today, Black Friday is spreading across the globe and associated with big discounts on especially clothes and electronics – and with consumers spending vast amounts of money. While Black Friday is seen by many in the sustainable community as irresponsible overconsumption, there is also some good in it. It is a way for people on lower income to be able to buy bigger Christmas presents for their loved ones and get more value...

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