3 big businesses making life better for us all this weekThe List Trending
Big box stores and businesses can get a bad rap for not caring about the people that keep them in business. But this week, Big Business has been changing peoples' lives for the better. From spreading happiness through relief efforts to making it easier to relax after a long day, Jared Cotter and Kristina Guerrero are showing you how companies you know and love have been stepping up this week in a big way.
1. Big Business Relief
Recently, big chains like Kohl's and Home Depot have pledged millions of dollars in cash and products to be given as part of relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Even big names in beer like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors are donating to those in need, by giving hundreds of thousands of cans filled with drinking water to the storm-affected areas.
2. Paying it Forward
If you use cleaning companies like Merry Maids to keep your place clean or like to have your go-to landscaping crew make your garden look like new, you're cashing in on more than just a spruced up place. A new study has found that people who spend money paying others to do things they don't like having to do, so they can spend that time doing things they do like, are 10% happier than people who just buy things they want.
So the next time you think it might be cheaper to do all those chores yourself, don't forget to think about your happiness – we want you to be happy, so find some neighborhood kids to do those chores for you instead.
3. Big Box Wine
If you like being able to shop for living room decorations and wine, then Target will soon become your one-stop shop. After selling other peoples' wine for the longest time, the company wised up and decided to sell wine of its own. Soon, you'll be able to find 5 styles of wine, for just 5 bucks each. Pick from a Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Cab, and red blend – whichever matches best with the throw pillows and boxes of cereal you just bought.
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