Why washing machines want to tug at your heartstrings

Aug 27, 2019
Laura Bliss of CityLab explains why appliance manufacturers are investing in their alert sounds and jingles.
Appliance makers are trying to build brand loyalty by improving the sounds their machines make, says Laura Bliss of CityLab.
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How the deaths of gay men became a commodity

Oct 15, 2018
A haunting money story from the AIDS epidemic that all started in the pages of gay men's lifestyle magazines.
Magazines require a high grade of coated paper, one that ink will lay well on.
Bennett Purser/Marketplace

How the deaths of gay men became a commodity

Oct 15, 2018
A haunting money story from the AIDS epidemic that all started in the pages of gay men's lifestyle magazines.
Magazines require a high grade of coated paper, one that ink will lay well on.
Bennett Purser/Marketplace

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