Mannequin Memories

My sister and I were way ahead of the times. If you haven’t seen the latest Internet challenge (think ice buckets) then look here and here. The basics are that people are having fun posting online photos of themselves in … Read More

Brands Are Mad About The Muppets

Who’s excited about the new Muppets Movie!!??  Meeee!  And apparently a BUNCH of brands are too! Brooks Brothers have dressed Kermie in several outfits in the upcoming film. He’s looking very dapper in a custom-made notch lapel “Fitzgerald”-style tuxedo, pleated … Read More

What’s New At NEXT? Childhood!

Mac & cheese, burgers, Autumn “walks in the woods”, lunchboxes, fruit roll ups, beef jerky, Oreos, berry juice boxes, Brussels sprouts, licking batter off a beater, campfires, s’mores, hot chocolate. Ahhhhh… Childhood. The widely respected Chicago restaurant Next, will be … Read More

Ah, The Sweet Smell Of Memories… Or Farts.

Something tells me this might not make it as the new scent at Yankee Candles.  Germans however, must have a greater tolerance for authenticity because when they want to think about life “back on the farm” as they sit at … Read More

“Help me, Death Bear!”

Death Bear can help you. If you live in New York City and are feeling depressed over a breakup and can’t “bear” to get rid of all that memorabilia from your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, just call Death Bear. He’ll arrive at your home in costume, accept all your love trash—like letters, photos, gifts, underwear, or whatever—and he’ll get rid of it. … Read More

An Unforgettable Controlled Substance

What if you could take a pill before your next big meeting and remember everything during the last two months that would help you be the star of that meeting? Or what if you could give your son or daughter a pill that would make taking their next test a snap? … Read More

Old Stories-New Healing

Older people love to reminisce and share old stories. That’s not news, but what is news is how telling old stories in a consistent setting can help people improve their memory and their health. … Read More

Heartwill: An Online Safe Box For Your Memories

So many of us live an “online” life. It’s no wonder that a site has come along that gives us a forum to store our memories and create a legacy that will live on for the generations that come after we are gone. … Read More

CultureWaves Trends

Pacifying vs Checking Out

Here’s the thing: “Scientists believe a common heart medicine may be able to banish fearful memories from the mind. The Dutch investigators believe beta-blocker drugs could help people suffering from the emotional after-effects of traumatic experiences.”  Sounds hunky dory right?  … Read More