More Americans aim to lose weight but average BMI is up

More Americans say they're striving to lose weight, but the average body mass index has gone up.

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine body-weight obesity trends united-states weight-loss

The gun death epidemic is getting worse

"What we can see is a worsening epidemic of firearm mortality that is geographically and demographically broad..."

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine deaths guns trends united-states weapons

Brands can get political, say more marketing leaders

Survey results show that marketing leaders are more open to their brands getting political. Here are some other trends in the field, as well.

Duke University | Sept. 4, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business marketing politics trends

Preventable heart-related deaths have gone up

"Our findings make it clear that we are losing ground in the battle against cardiovascular disease."

Kristin Samuelson-Northwestern | Aug. 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-pressure death heart-disease hearts strokes trends

Most straight couples now meet online

"When it comes to single people looking for romantic partners, the online dating technology is only a good thing, in my view."

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture algorithms internet love mobile-devices relationships trends

Black men in U.S. face 1 in 1,000 chance of being killed by police

Police violence is a leading cause of death of young men in the US. Black men are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white men.

Robin Lally-Rutgers | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture death ethnicity police-officers race trends united-states

10 things that make trendy brands ‘cool’

How do brands build a "cool" image? What makes cool brands fall off? New research identifies the 10 factors that matter most.

Greta Guest-Michigan | July 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business clothing consumers emotions marketing trends

New edition of ‘American Judaism’ reflects recent history

The textbook "American Judaism," first published in 2004, has a new edition featuring updates regarding identity, politics, and a "national religious recession."

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis | July 1, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture history identity israel judaism religion trends united-states

Premature death from heart failure is on the rise

An increase in premature death from heart failure is highest among black men under age 65, research finds.

Marla Paul-Northwestern | May 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine death heart-failure hearts trends

Hashtags are a potential tool for fashion designers

#ParisFashionWeek and other hashtags reveal how people are talking about fashion trends. Designers should listen, say researchers.

Sheena Rice-Missouri | March 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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