Pharmacies could better serve young black women

The pharmacies near young black women tend to lack easy access to condoms, pamphlets on birth control, and other useful features.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Nov. 18, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine birth-control condoms consumers pharmacies race

What does Disney+ mean for the future of streaming?

With the launch of Disney+, how will the battle between streaming services change? An expert digs into the competition and how it affects viewers.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis | Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers internet video

New grocery stores don’t bump up healthy eating

New supermarkets may be the wrong way to go to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables in low-income neighborhoods.

David Hill-Buffalo | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine consumers food

‘Genetic hacking’ is a risk of online genealogy

Your search for long-lost cousins could open you up to "genetic hacking." And unlike credit card information, you can't just cancel your old genome and get a new one.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine consumers genes genomes hackers privacy security

How safe are the products we slather on every day?

"Lots of things on the shelf are essentially untested and by putting these products on our bodies every day, we are unwittingly participating in a human experiment."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Oct. 16, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine consumers cosmetics hair phthalates safety skin

Fake news is no match for big brands

Consumers' skepticism about "fake news" may help them sniff out suspicious online stories about brands, research finds.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Oct. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture branding consumers internet social-media

Get less stuff: ‘Green buying’ is still materialism

If you want to help fight climate change, "green buying" isn't the answer, say researchers. Instead, simply buy less.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Oct. 9, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change consumers money sustainability

Visible climate change action can spur friends to act

Visibly taking action against climate change can spark friends and neighbors to do the same, research finds.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State | Sept. 23, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture climate-change consumers social-lives

Menthol cigarette restrictions could hike cost, cut use

"Targeting the tobacco retail environment is rapidly emerging as the next frontier in tobacco control."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Sept. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cigarettes consumers marketing retail smoking tobacco

How ‘retargeted’ ads get you to buy stuff online

Retargeted ads are why searching for a product inundates you with ads wherever you go online. New research clarifies how this tactic works.

Stanford | Sept. 9, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers internet marketing

Page 1 of 4