Why companies shouldn’t label clothes ‘adaptive’

"Calling an item of clothing adaptive can alienate and exclude people living with disabilities."

Sheena Rice-Missouri | Feb. 6, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine clothing consumers disabilities language marketing

Expert: Taxes beat bans for promoting reusable bags

More places are restricting or banning plastic bags at the store. A professor of economics and public policy says taxes better push people to reusable.

Robert Polner-NYU | Jan. 31, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture consumers laws plastics pollution taxes

The average American household wastes $1,866 of food per year

US households waste about a third of the food they acquire, report economists. That means land, labor, and other resources are going to waste, as well.

Chuck Gill-Penn State | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment consumers economics food money sustainability united-states

22 sustainable gifts for everyone on your list

Holiday gift-giving generates so much waste and pollution. Sustainability experts offer some greener, often less-tangible options for sustainable gifts.

Dulcy Isreal-NYU | Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured consumers holidays sustainability

‘Dark patterns’ trick you into spending more online

Researchers have created a website to call out the "dark patterns" internet-based retailers are using to get people shopping online to spend more.

Robert Mitchum-Chicago | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture business consumers internet money

New stores in ‘food deserts’ don’t change what people eat

Putting a new grocery store in a food desert doesn't really change how people eat or what they buy at the store, an expert explains.

James Devitt-NYU | Dec. 10, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine consumers food neighborhoods

How Thanksgiving kickstarted the meat alternatives boom

Watch this video to find out how the meat alternatives craze got its start with Thanksgiving, and how much the technology is improving.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins | Nov. 25, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology society-and-culture consumers food holidays meat sustainability thanksgiving

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

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