Veblen’s theory of conspicuous consumption made me think of why many people are in debt. With money that they do not have, they tend to splurge on brand names and feel some kind of satisfaction after their purchase. Without thinking that they have gone broke, all society cares about is “fitting in” and how they are looked at. If a wealthy friend of yours posts a picture of themselves wearing Christian Louboutin heels (which are the most uncomfortable shoes) people will praise them and their friends who see the picture might even end up buying the same $600 shoes, although they cannot afford it.
Our three goals today are to:
1. Find at least six (6) excellent sources for your upcoming ten (10) page paper!
2, Stretch our knowlege of library research and reduce our "research anxiety".
3. Learn about databases and search techniques that will help in other classes.
4. Have fun along the way.
A 33-story building slated to be built on Riverside Boulevard in New York's Upper West Side has citizens and city officials in an uproar, according to an article recently published in the New York Times. The building is going to contain 274 units, but 219 will be sold at market rate as condos, and 55 will be apartments for rent to people making 60% or less of area median income. What has people in an uproar is the fact that the condos and the apartments will have separate entrances.
2nd floor (North) - Reference collection, Reference desk, LIBRARIANS, Internet computers, Group Study Rooms
2nd floor (South) - Microfilm Periodicals, Library Instruction classrooms, Quiet Study Area
3rd floor - Circulating collection (check out books & media), Circulation desk, Group Study Rooms
4th floor - Library McAllister Collection & Performance Area, Group Study Rooms, Quiet Study Area, Reserve collection, Reserve desk, Interlibrary Loan, GET CHANGE & PAY FINES $$
5th floor - Library Faculty & Staff Offices, Acquisitions, Discoverying
Should government regulate unhealthy foods?
As the closing credits rolled in a packed theater at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the audience rose to its feet and gave the new movie a standing ovation.
The surprise hit, which received an enthusiastic 85 percent approval rating on the popular viewer-review website Rotten Tomatoes, featured “the greatest villain to appear on movie screens this summer,” said CBS News. But it had no super heroes or giant battling alien monsters.
Instead, the documentary “Fed Up” largely features talking heads, flip charts and four obese teenagers. It portrays the sugar industry and large food companies as the prime culprits behind America's obesity and diabetes epidemics. Sugar is the new tobacco, the movie proclaims.
The film joins other recent food-related documentaries, such as “Food, Inc.,” “Supersize Me,” “Fast Food Nation,” “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” and big-selling books such as Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, Food Politics and The Omnivore's Dilemma. They all reinforce the same message: that America has what food industry critic and Omnivore's Dilemma author Michael Pollan calls a “national eating disorder.”
Some critics — such as Michael Moss, author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us— say much of that eating disorder is orchestrated by the nation's food industry. Companies add high levels of sugar, salt and fat to processed foods in “a conscious effort — taking place in labs and marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles — to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive,” he writes.
Kiener, R. (2014, October 3). Food policy debates. CQ Researcher, 24, 817-840. Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com/
Citizens wear face masks to guard against heavy smog in Harbin, a city of 10 million people in northeastern China, on Nov. 3, 2015. Air pollution is the world's biggest environmental health risk, with some of the worst problems in developing nations such as China and India. (Getty Images/ChinaFotoPress