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Robert Klara

Campbell's Is Doing Something Pretty Amazing With Leftover Peaches

Possibly the most progressive salsa in America

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, we're about to hit the season (Thanksgiving to Christmas, more or less) where many Americans do the bulk of their giving. That…

The LAPD Hopes Digital Billboards Can Reach Distracted Drivers

Clear Channel Outdoor’s signs will flash safety messages

In addition to being famous for its per capita concentration of movie stars, Los Angeles has a distinction that it's far less eager to boast about. It's among the most…

Why the 165-Year-Old Buffalo Check Is 2015's Hot Holiday Pattern

We assembled an entire outfit from it

Technically speaking, it is style No. 5310-402 in the Woolrich middleweight fabric collection, but everybody knows it by its nickname. The story goes that around 1850, a designer at Woolrich's mill…

This New App Will Prevent Your Little Houdini From Escaping

Did you know that half of kids can wiggle out of car seats?

If you're a parent with small kids, chances are you use a car seat and probably think you know all there is to know about keeping the little ones safely…

How Nutella Spread From Wartime Italy to the Tables of the World

A true Italian romance story

In March 1995, readers of The New Yorker happened across a Talk of the Town piece that, if it hadn't been about food, could easily have been about sex. Writer…

How Barnes and Noble Is Hitting Back Against Amazon—With Coloring Books

Invites shoppers to unwind in stores with an old pastime

These aren't easy times for Barnes & Noble, the book seller that's holding its own amid vicious online competition from Amazon. Even if you don't shop in its stores, it's…

How Bloomingdale’s Plain Paper Shopping Bags Became So Incredibly Iconic

They're big, brown and all over town

The name Marvin S. Traub probably doesn't ring a bell for most people. But it was the far-seeing Traub who, in the postwar era, "transformed Bloomingdale's from a stodgy Upper…

It Turns Out Shopping-Center Santas Actually Do Bring People in the Door

The economics of the man in the red velvet suit

As a career-long photographer who happens to have an ample white beard, Mike Spiegel—sorry, make that Santa Mike Spiegel—can tell you all about the economics of the man in the…

This Lip Balm Maker Takes Holiday Flavors Beyond Even Starbucks Levels

But Crazy Rumors doesn't offer pumpkin spice

'Tis nearly the season when food brands of all stripes participate in the annual ritual of fall: releasing holiday flavors. If it's a product that involves your taste buds, chances…

Why Americans Are Lining Up to Look Like Donald Trump This Halloween

Politics is popular, says new study—but facial features rule

When Americans answer the doorbell this Halloween, there's a very good chance that nestled among the usual ghouls, zombies and vampires will be … Donald Trump. The high-powered New York…

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