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Simplify the Holidays Interview: Co-op Radio Vancouver

December 23, 2013

New Dream joins the Redeye program on Co-op Radio Vancouver to discuss the #simplifyholidays movement and how SoKind is reimagining our celebrations year round.

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Simplify the Holidays Interview: KKFI FM

December 9, 2013

New Dream joins KKFI FM in Kansas City for their annual holiday show to discuss making the holiday season more about family and friends and less about collections of stuff.

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Simplify the Holidays Interview: Money in Your LIfe

December 9, 2013

New Dream joins VoiceAmerica's financial radio station, Money in Your Life, to discuss simplifying the holidays and just what the new American Dream means for us.

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Chicago Tribune: Break the Spell of Spending Mindlessly

September 30, 2013

In the wake of the Great Recession and now five years removed from the financial industry meltdown, have Americans changed their spending habits?

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Podcast: New Dream at the Maryland DIY Innovation Expo

July 5, 2013

Regional Coordinator Mary Murphy introduces people to New Dream's how-to guides and webinars that support collaborative consumption and the local economy.

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PATHWAYS INTERVIEW: Wendy Philleo on "Redefining the American Dream"

March 12, 2013

In a 2013 interview with Pathways magazine, New Dream Executive Director Wendy Philleo describes the organization's work and her vision for America's future.

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Chicago Tribune: Selling the Idea of Buying Less

January 14, 2013

The Center for a New American Dream encourages people to buy less, enjoy life more and join together to create a less materialistic, more sustainable culture. And the message has particular resonance in January.

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Washington Post: This Holiday Season, Give Your Kids the Gift of Gratitude

January 2, 2013

Wendy Philleo, executive director of the Center for a New American Dream, says she limits her two children, ages 8 and 6, to one gift each from Santa and one from Mom and Dad. She suggests asking your children what they love about the holidays that has nothing to with getting things.

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Orlando Sentinel: How to Simplify Your Christmas Season, and Be Happier For It

December 14, 2012

I enjoy a bargain as much as the next fella. But let's not delude ourselves into spinning our annual surrender to holiday commercialism into a Waltons moment.

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Lincoln Journal Star: Some Simple Suggestions to Ease Holiday Stress

November 19, 2012

New Dream suggests that people take time to think about what they want for themselves and their families at the holidays -- like spending time with the kids, building a deeper spiritual connection or even getting some sleep -- and planning the season around them.

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