This week we talk to the founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, Blake Mycoskie. TOMS has just launched "The Marketplace," a new retail destination created to make a difference, so we talk to Blake about our culture's excessive consumerism (especially on Black Friday) and how TOMS is using its name to bolster social entrepreneurship. Read More

Plot Your Own Advent Conspiracy

As Black Friday crowds and cash start to flow, here's another way to prepare for Christmas. Read More

This week we talk to Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay, The Hawk In Paris) about his role with Blood:Water Mission, and the campaign they're embarking on this season called Deck The Stalls. Read More

Sarah Jaffe :: Plus, Scott Pilgrim vs. Real Pilgrim, the week's news and entertainment, your Black Friday stories and more ... Read More

Rachel Cruze shares 7 ways to use money wisely and maintain sanity on Black Friday. Read More

The picture to the right shows people camped outside of a Best Buy in Florida. Why are they camping? They want to be first in line for Black Friday sales ... which start on Nov. 25. We get that Black Friday gets people a jump on Christmas shopping and has good deals, but surely there's something better to do for a week than wait to buy a cheap TV ...