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Buying reusable coffee cups won’t solve our environmental problems

For most middle-class Australians, resuable coffee cups and biodegrabale products are an easy way to be 'green'. But what does it achieve?

Brian the dog was far more than a dog on a cartoon sitcom. He was the voice of a pre-fall America, a bit Lost Generation, in pursuit of the authentic. He will be missed.

RIP Brian, a dog who spoke for an America long gone

Brian the dog was far more than a dog on a cartoon sitcom. He was the voice of a pre-fall America, a bit Lost Generation, in pursuit of the authentic. He will be missed.

Buying environmentally friendly products and recycling may be better than doing nothing, but "lazy environmentalism" isn't going to save Earth, says <b>Sharon Begley</b>: we can't consume our way out of climate change.

Green bags and composting won’t save the planet

Buying environmentally friendly products and recycling may be better than doing nothing, but "lazy environmentalism" isn't going to save Earth, says Sharon Begley: we can't consume our way out of climate change.

Developing countries are developing their own middle classes -- but they're not "liberal, democratic, market-friendly bastions not only of Western-style consumerism but also of political liberty" "we" might like them to be, says <em>Newsweek</em>.

The new global middle class: they’re not like “us”

Developing countries are developing their own middle classes -- but they're not "liberal, democratic, market-friendly bastions not only of Western-style consumerism but also of political liberty" "we" might like them to be, says Newsweek.

While Christmas is always criticised for its consumerism, Halloween is really far more wasteful and consumer-oriented, says <em>HuffPo</em>. Check out their spine-chilling round-up of American Halloween excess.

Halloween: the most wasteful holiday ever?

While Christmas is always criticised for its consumerism, Halloween is really far more wasteful and consumer-oriented, says HuffPo. Check out their spine-chilling round-up of American Halloween excess.

You can now buy a breast feeding doll for your child. That's no biggie, breast is best. The weird bit is the bra with fake flower nipples that comes with it, slightly defeating the au natural vibe.

Why would you buy something you were born with?

You can now buy a breast feeding doll for your child. That's no biggie, breast is best. The weird bit is the bra with fake flower nipples that comes with it, slightly defeating the au natural vibe.

What do murder, pedophilia, suicide and a baby tiger have in common? They've all starred in these amazingly disturbing vintage ads!

Very disturbing vintage ads: into the minds of mad men

What do murder, pedophilia, suicide and a baby tiger have in common? They've all starred in these amazingly disturbing vintage ads!

It might hurt, but some experts are saying that the Global Financial Crisis is giving Planet Earth a bit of room to breathe.

Will the GFC help the environment?

It might hurt, but some experts are saying that the Global Financial Crisis is giving Planet Earth a bit of room to breathe.

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