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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 […]



The future of American jobs lies in the tech industry

February 15th, 2017 at 3:31 pm » Comments Off

When Donald Trump won the election, many in Silicon Valley were flummoxed: “How could a bigoted billionaire with no government experience and a twitchy Twitter trigger finger win the U.S. presidential election?” they asked themselves.



Five questions to help you become a better manager

January 5th, 2017 at 12:34 pm » Comments Off

Shay Howe and Darby Frey believe the path to better management starts with a question. Howe, former VP of product at Belly, and Frey, former head of engineering at Belly (both recently left Belly for new, undisclosed jobs starting in 2017) just launched Lead Honestly, a weekly email product that sends managers five questions, and one management […]



8 Tech trends that will shape the future Of fashion in 2017

December 29th, 2016 at 8:28 pm » Comments Off

The fashion industry – from your department store to your luxury boutique – is undergoing significant change at the hands of the digital revolution. That’s not new in concept. Neither, mind you, is talking about things like artificial intelligence, virtual reality or blockchain as emerging technologies.



The most Googled products in every country

December 20th, 2016 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

In popular culture, certain countries are stereotypically associated with certain products — beer in Germany, carpets in Turkey, electronics in Japan. But those things aren’t what people are really searching for.



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