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Why Americans have stopped eating leftovers

November 12th, 2017 at 6:57 pm » Comments Off

The United States’ massive food waste problem has an easy fix: People could start eating their leftovers.



The immigrant maps of America: Genome study of over 770,000 people reveals the ancestral origins of each part of the country

October 26th, 2017 at 12:39 am » Comments Off

Scientists from AncestryDNA analysed genome-wide genotype data from 774,516 Americans This allowed researchers to identify the genetic ‘clusters’ within, or the genetic communities The study reveals ancestral origins and migration patterns for specific groups across the country



72% of people 15 to 20 willing to pay extra for environmentally and socially responsible products

October 1st, 2017 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

September 23, 2017 – There is a generational shift going on that is not reflected in the dystopian politics we see in the United States these days. The vast majority of young people see green, sustainable, and socially responsible as critical values in their purchasing decisions according to a Nielsen global study done in 2015. […]



A 40-year study finds Generation Z is avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

September 25th, 2017 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

Today’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates.



Texting trouble: Thousands injured by walking into walls

September 6th, 2017 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

We’ve all heard about the dangers of texting and driving. Turns out texting and walking isn’t so safe, either.



People will take 1.2 trillion digital photos this year — thanks to smartphones

September 1st, 2017 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Thanks to smartphones, millions of people around the globe are turning into prolific photographers. According to estimates from InfoTrends, people will take a hundred billion more photos in 2017 than they did in 2016. As highlighted by this chart from Statista — which is based on the InfoTrends’ data — the vast majority of those […]



America, home of the transactional marriage

August 27th, 2017 at 7:23 pm » Comments Off

The country’s exceptionally thin safety net prompts residents—especially those with less-steady employment—to view partnership in more economic terms.



Why people aren’t getting married in China

August 10th, 2017 at 9:41 am » Comments Off

Fewer people in China are tying the knot – a trend alarming families and worrying the government. Gender inequality is at the heart of this phenomenon, writes Xuan Li.



Technology is now forcing us to confront the ethics of bringing people back from the dead

February 22nd, 2017 at 4:24 pm » Comments Off

Imagine you have a close friend you frequently communicate with via text. One day, they suddenly die. You reel, you cry, you attend their funeral. Then you decide to pick up your phone and send them a message, just like old times. “I miss you,” you type. A little response bubble appears at the bottom of […]



How Japan can solve its huge sex problem

February 21st, 2017 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

It’s the kind of stat you might casually tell a friend at a bar: For the last six years, Japan has sold more adult diapers than baby diapers. But Japan’s fertility problems are far more grave than toilet-related trivia. Over the last decade, Japan has seen its elderly population swell, new family-planning stall, and its economy shrink because of persistently low […]



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