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Sample articles

  • What makes online shoppers become ‘serial returners’?

    What makes online shoppers become ‘serial returners’?

    While most people consider the ability to return any purchase a consumer right, the rise of ‘serial returning’ is becoming a problem for many retailers. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Jason Sit, a marketing lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, to understand the drivers behind this phenomenon.

  • Starface: acne stickers for the social media savvy

    Starface: acne stickers for the social media savvy

    Beauty guru Julie Schott’s Starface pimple patches are leading the charge in the skin acceptance movement. Designed to cover up and heal spots, yet remain visible, these cute yellow stars are lighting up social media and tapping Gen Z’s desire to resist ‘perfect’ skin ideals.

  • Can mindfulness help build a better society?

    Can mindfulness help build a better society?

    Mindfulness courses promise to help people alleviate stress, improve sleep, and declutter thoughts – but how effective are they and who do they ultimately aid? Canvas8 spoke to Ronald Purser, the author of McMindfulness, about how the practice can better serve individuals and society.

  • Calm: mindfulness for meditation novices

    Calm: mindfulness for meditation novices

    Having trouble sleeping? Worked up and worried about something? Need to calm down after a stressful situation? There’s an app for that. With varied offerings, and content voiced by Matthew McConaughey and Stephen Fry, Calm is helping its users to chill out and sleep better.

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