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Scottish Artists for Ukraine demonstrate at the Russian consulate, Edinburgh, against the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. Picture date: Wednesday March 9, 2022. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images

Boycotting Russian products might feel right, but can individual consumers really make a difference?

New Zealand consumers are using boycotts of Russian products as a way to voice their disapproval of the war in Ukraine. But is this the best or only way for individuals to be heard?
Halston with the Halstonettes – a group of models who were part of his entourage – at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 1980. Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Halston: The glittering rise – and spectacular fall – of a fashion icon

The subject of a new Netflix miniseries, Halston once ruled over New York’s fashion world. But the designer with a devil-may-care approach to his business dealings attempted too much, too quickly.
People wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 walk past a window display at a store in downtown Vancouver on Dec. 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Shopping for the holidays? Keep your distance from retail workers

During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing has become more than a safety regulation for those working in retail — it’s a sign of respect and an acknowledgement that they’re people too.

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