eSports Are Here to Stay

An interesting thing has been happening in eSports recently: they’re getting taken seriously. After years—even decades—of high-level tournaments, thousand-dollar prize payouts turning into million dollar ones, and streaming sites such as Twitch giving tournaments like Evo a broadcast platform to … Read More

What is Your Privacy Worth?

This question has been asked many times over the years, as producers of products and technology have both become increasing more interested in things we once kept private. Originally—by which I mean, before social media—our sense of privacy gave us … Read More

The New Village

The old saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” While that phrase may still hold up, the village is changing. New moms have more resources at their fingertips than ever in their friends, family, social networks, online … Read More

Everything’s Coming Up Purple

If we are what we eat, we should all be feeling a bit more like Violet Beauregard in 2018—that is, if Instagram has any sway over us.  Rummaging through seed catalogs is one of my favorite things to do every … Read More

The Changing View of Wellness

We have a new rule at the office. Stay home if you are sick. No longer are there medals handed out for making the effort, for dragging your weak and chilled body out of bed, and certainly not for sneezing … Read More

Airports as Retail Destinations

Riddle: I have two hours to kill and a plethora of name brand stores within walking distance. Where am I? Answer: An airport. Where else, in this day and age, do you have two hours of free time? Sure, you … Read More

Context in Check

Nostalgia is a funny thing. I laughed at Gen Xers when their childhood was repurposed into kitschy gimmicks targeted at young, trendy millennials who were eating nostalgia up on an ongoing basis. But now, as we’re moving further into 90s … Read More

“Humane” Technologies

  When the internet was first introduced, users sat in awe at the innovation that it presented. It was a communications platform and a distribution method for information and data. The world wide web took something that previously traveled through … Read More

Elevated Indulgence

Have you caught onto the trend for self-care? At one time, it may have been considered indulgent to, at least at times, put yourself first. Now? Here’s what we’re seeing. Variables such as budget, demographic, lifestyle, and location can all … Read More

Making Time

There’s a new excuse in town. For years we’ve talked about being too busy or having too many priorities. Well, now we’re talking about too many things coming at us at once. We can’t think; we need to find a … Read More