Anti-Black Friday 2023

Anti-Black Friday 2023

By Stephanie Seferian

It’s crazy but it’s true: Only in America do we trample each other for sales exactly ONE day after being thankful for what we already have. Corporations want us to believe that happiness lies in stuff, but research consistently suggests otherwise. On today's re-air: A conversation with blogger Barbara Alfeo about making the most of the day after Thanksgiving in ways that have nothing to do with shopping. Here's a preview: [4:00] A Black Friday primer: Its humble origins and its spectacular modern-day popularity [8:15] Why do we over-shop? It's likely to fill the hole that our communities used to fill [12:00] Get out of the stores and get off the internet; have an anti-Black Friday instead. Here's how [20:00] Are you *just* a consumer or are you a helper, a volunteer, a friend? Here's why Black Friday is the perfect day to give back [26:00] How to set clear cut gifting limits so you don't overspend on Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) Facebook community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube @sustainableminimalists Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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