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Want better products? Try a little kindness.

2:57 pm Jun. 16, 2015

This is a guest post from Dr. Kelli Moore, creator of  Innovations in Kindness.

Recently, at a local international market I encountered a table of watermelons marked “no refund, no exchange.” I had been looking that day specifically for a watermelon, so I was motivated to buy one anyway. I asked the lady sampling fruit if there was anything wrong with the melons. “Nothing wrong,” she said tersely.

I exited

8 last minute gifts for Dad

8:45 am Jun. 16, 2015

One in four shoppers plans to buy a gift for dad this Father’s Day, according to a survey from

A leather-bound pouch with five vials of spices and recipe cards helps hunter-types spice up their

IKEA Midsummer Feast

12:27 pm Jun. 10, 2015

Celebrate the start of summer with IKEA during the annual Midsummer Smörgåsbord event.

Friday, June 12 is the longest day of the year and in Sweden, it is celebrated with food, music, dancing and more.

You can

Madewell, LottaFrutta and more opening at Avalon

5:04 pm Jun. 9, 2015

Madewell is the latest tenant to take a space at Avalon, the newish mixed-use development in Alpharetta. Madewell is an off-shoot of J. Crew specializing in denim and casual wear. This location will be the

JessicaShops: Barnsley Resort, 25% off summer camp and pearls

8:13 am Jun. 3, 2015

Barnsley Resort: Surprise your girlfriends with a weekend getaway like no other. Travel 75 miles north of Atlanta to Barnsley Resort for the “Shooting and Spa” package, a combination of adventure and relaxation. Receive a shooting lesson at the clays course at SpringBank Sporting Club with rental of a Syren shotgun, which is specifically designed for women. After the lesson, relax with a $100 spa credit per person. Package

Retailers tightening up on return policies

1:21 pm Jun. 2, 2015

If you have been shopping at Banana Republic stores recently, you may have received an extra-long receipt.

A printed message at the bottom describes an upcoming change to the store’s return policy:

“Starting July 1, 2015 Banana

What to buy in June

6:17 am Jun. 2, 2015

June is all about dads, grads and newlyweds, and many of the deals this month reflect these gift-buying moments.

Father’s Day gifts and certain home goods and appliances top the list of hot buys in June,