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.
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 Newsweek.
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.