Posts Tagged ‘Consumption’

Food Co-ops in America: Communities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy

Stars, Fans, and Consumption in the 1950s: Reading Photoplay

Stars, Fans, and Consumption in the 1950s: Reading Photoplay The fan magazine Photoplay pioneered the construction of both female stars as social types and fans as aspiring consumers in the first mass consumption society. In the 1950s, stars embodied a leisured California lifestyle based on goods. Addressing working- and lower middle-class readers, Photoplay published beauty […]

Regular Coffee Consumption Could Keep Alzheimer’s At Bay, Report Says

There’s good news and bad news, coffee drinkers. A new report says the liquid gold an estimated three in five Americans drinks every day could be helpful in curbing the risk for Alzheimer’s disease — but only on a short-term basis. The analysis of coffee-related Alzheimer’s research was presented by the Institute for Scientific Information […]

The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just as we have grown morbidly obese on sugar, fat, and flour—so, […]