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How Do I Shop Ethically?
If we buy non-essential items, are we further endangering the people who make and box and deliver those things? Or does shopping provide much-needed support to crippled businesses?

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Feeling Guilty For Shopping

Feeling Guilty For Shopping

As shopping for non-essentials becomes a luxury, our old habits of ordering whatever we want, whenever we feel like ordering, is now making many of us feel guilty.
Brands are eager to restart th...

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Before We Click Buy

There are now many things to consider before ordering something:

  • Should we add to the burden of the ‘essential workers’ already toiling hard?
  • Shouldn’t we save the money fo...

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Shop Small

This seems to be the new mantra among the responsible people who are worried about themselves and their families. Large supply chains have a greater chance of transmitting diseases. Small shops als...

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Everyone Needs A Paycheck

People working in bad and dangerous conditions deserve their paychecks, with this unique crisis hurting many families in untold ways. There is a need for all to recognize the work of labor, and sup...

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Shop Or Not?

One piece of advice is to spend the money, enjoy the thrill of a new thing, support your local business, save jobs, keep people employed, though it may mean potentially risking the lives of others....

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