The New Tourists

Tourists. You either love them or hate them—and, at some point, you probably are one. But what does it even mean to be a tourist these days? Is everyone still running around in a local t-shirt, taking pictures of everything … Read More

CultureWaves Q4: Genetic Control

There are certain things we take for granted over which we have control. What we eat for dinner, what shows we binge watch, with whom we spend time, and even what blogs we read—but how about your DNA? While it … Read More

‘Decluttering’ is The New Mental Health

Our society has been increasingly aware of mental health over the last few years. It’s as though we all (well, some) got our bodies toned and fit, then realized we still didn’t feel in great shape. Enter a new focus … Read More

Generations in the Workplace

How many generations do you have in your workplace? Odds are good there are at least three: Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials. A few businesses have some lingering 70+, and the oldest Gen Zers are now in their 20s, … Read More

Culturewaves Q4: Changing the Conversation

As a consumer of products aimed at preventing signs of, reducing symptoms of, and even offering a reversal of the effects of aging skin, I am starting to notice a shift in marketing. Yes, the aisles are still fully stocked … Read More

Book of Facts

“in the year of data, we have a tsunami of facts about who, when, where and what yet struggling to make sense of all of it….” “census data has been the norm for understanding civic progress; we now are able … Read More

Heat Wave: Spicy Flavors are Permeating the Market

Spicy foods. You either like them or you don’t. However, that might not be the case anymore. Companies are now producing products that just might convert a spicy food hater to a lover of all things spicy. These innovative food … Read More

Having an Epiphany?

We aren’t working for gold watches anymore. We are working for satisfaction. “I was sitting in L.A. traffic, and realized I spent more than three hours a day that way.” “One day I just had enough.” “I broke out of … Read More

The Ghost Restaurant

What acts like a restaurant, but has no parking lot, no seating, no need for reservations, and you can enjoy the menu from the comfort of home? It’s the virtual, or shall we say, “ghost” restaurant. Meal deliveries have become … Read More

A Glance at Biometrics and A.I.

The digital age continues to evolve, even as more advancements in tech aim specifically to make life easier for consumers. The next evolution appears to be around data—and, this time, it’s possible for you to follow your own data, instead … Read More