• How Cyber Monday Became a Thing

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    How Cyber Monday Became a Thing
    While nowadays online shopping is everywhere, it wasn't too long ago that hearing "Amazon" made you think of the river, and that hearing your home phone (when you still had one) ring meant your internet was going down.  How times have changed. In recent years, one of the trends that has emerged along with the rise of the internet and the explosion of sales...
  • 4 Possible Reasons Why Thanksgiving is not as Commercialized

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    4 Possible Reasons Why Thanksgiving is not as Commercialized
    With the ridiculously priced costumes of Halloween, the way too early Christmas promotions, and even the overabundance of pink candy and roses in February, it seems that these days holidays only exist to make companies money. But what about Thanksgiving? While some would point to Black Friday as evidence that Thanksgiving, too, has been commercialized, Black Friday technically is not Thanksgiving (despite the attempts of...
  • The Origins of Black Friday - Stories of Schemes, Chaos, and Holiday Deals

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    The Origins of Black Friday - Stories of Schemes, Chaos, and Holiday Deals
    Black Friday. The day is very popular and well known as the day for retail discounts among the public now, but there used to be a time when those words meant something different.  This is not really surprising, as using black to describe a day is not exactly a unique thing.  Indeed, there have been many "Black Fridays" in the past, and while they...
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