A Comfortable Way To Disconnect

Social networking can be so intertwining, especially when you fall in love. But what happens when you break up? That’s when all those connections can be so uncomfortable and messy—even torturous. There is a solution, and you’ll find it in the Pacifiers Wave. It’s called Ex-Blocker, and it promises to completely erase all of your web connections to your ex. … Read More

Soothing the Suicidal

What makes someone jump in front of a speeding train? Instead of trying to answer that complex question, one railway company has decided to take more preventive action against the dramatically rising risk both to people and property in Japan. … Read More

A Comfort Food for Every Age

As 2009 winds down and heads into the wonderfully stressful holidays, what comfort foods are you going to turn to? According to a new trend-mapping report from the Center for Culinary Development (CCD), that depends on your age. … Read More

From Hard to Soothing Sell

What do you do with a crying baby? Popping in a pacifier usually does the trick. How about someone crying over their 401K? Well for that, Madison Avenue seems to have found a pacifier for the times: Nostalgia. … Read More

Send In the Home Cooking – STAT!!!

Did you know Australia is a close US ally and the largest non-Nato contributor in Afghanistan?  Yep. It’s true… And our Troops are not happy at meal times. A hunger is never a good thing.  A hungry soldier is DEFINITELY … Read More

What if everyone loved you like your dog loves you?

It is true that our pets love us unconditionally, but it is also a brilliant observation of the new nature of people’s relationships with their pets. Dogs and cats have long been valued companions. Now, more so than ever, these creatures play an integral part in our emotional lives and in turn their needs are increasingly treated as near equal to our own, sometimes even more so. … Read More

The Family That Wears Snuggies Together…

Described as living in the “strange hinterland between the awesome and the horrific” there will be a Snuggie Pub-Crawl in Chicago on Saturday April 18th. Drunk people stumbling around in Snuggies – my friends…that is my idea of a good … 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

Sugar the New Cocaine?

Here’s what we at CultureWaves® (who didn’t major in neurology, pharmaceuticals, or any health related science) know: We know that we, the general public, LOVES sugar. We’ll consume it in any form we love it so much. We’ll drink it, … Read More

Hello Baby!

Hello Kitty might be nightmarish to us for the same exact reasons Japanese females love the iconic cartoon feline: It’s cute, pink, and seemingly everywhere. In fact, its ubiquitous-ness is exactly what the director of Hau Sheng Hospital in Taiwan … Read More