What will convince people to get COVID-19 vaccines?

The best way to convince people to get COVID-19 vaccines may be communication rooted in consumer behavior, researchers say.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~6 min

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These two kinds of seafood are most often mislabeled

New research looks mislabeled seafood and finds the most likely culprits to be shrimp and Atlantic farmed salmon.

U. Washington • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~7 min

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First reviews can set products up for success or failure

The first review a product gets online can sway how many reviews it gets for the next few years as well as the tone of those reviews, researchers report.

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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The ‘pink tax’ on gendered stuff extends to tariffs too

The "pink tax" means charging more for products aimed at women. Import tariffs are another form of this discrimination, research finds.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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During COVID, older adults should avoid the grocery store

Older adults should avoid making trips to the grocery store during the pandemic and instead use curbside pick-up or food delivery, new data shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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How online stores trick you into impulse buying

New research digs into how online retailers try to make you buy on impulse--and how shoppers have learned to avoid impulse buying traps.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 27, 2020 ~7 min

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How stores are adapting to 2020 holiday shopping

Here's what to expect from Black Friday through the rest of the 2020 holiday shopping season, according to marketing professor Ayalla Ruvio.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~8 min

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More income inequality means fewer items in grocery stores

As income inequality increases, the variety of foods on grocery store shelves declines, researchers report.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Pandemic gun buyers face higher suicide risk

About 70% of those who bought a firearm during the COVID-19 pandemic reported having suicidal thoughts throughout their lives, research finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Secondhand clothing sales are booming – and may help solve the sustainability crisis in the fashion industry

Fast fashion is far from green. But the rapid expansion of online clothing resale platforms could help shrink the garment industry's negative impact on the environment.

Cosette Marie Joyner Armstrong, Associate Professor of Fashion Merchandising, Oklahoma State University • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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