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   

Tags: society-and-culture business celebrities clothing fashion social-media trends twitter

Film tells story of Partners In Health and the impact of three people

Documentary Night in Klarman Hall kicked off with a panel discussion on a clip from “Bending the Arc,” a film about Partners In Health, the NGO founded in 1987 by Harvard Medical School students Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim and social justice and health-care advocate Ophelia Dahl.

Shona Simkin | March 4, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: health-medicine bending-the-arc documentary-night-in-klarman-hall harvard-business-school harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health jim-yong-kim michelle-a-williams ophelia-dahl partners-in-health paul-farmer

‘Tags’ let your phone spot counterfeit stuff

A new system uses chemical tags and a phone to check if products, whether clothing or medications, are the real thing.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen | Feb. 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business clothing consumers crimes medications

Sea levels have already cost Annapolis over $86K

High-tide flooding in Annapolis, Maryland shows how rising sea levels already hurt coastal economies. And it's going to get worse.

Devon Ryan-Stanford | Feb. 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured business cities climate-change floods money sea-levels

‘Dynamic pricing’ can train us to shop smarter

"People are not just keeping stuff longer in the shopping cart, but they're becoming bargain hunters."

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL | Feb. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers internet money

‘Openness’ is key to how locals feel about wind turbines

When locals feel the planning process for new wind turbines is open, they're more likely to view turbines positively over time.

Mandira Banerjee-Michigan | Feb. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture beliefs business government renewable-energy sustainability

Symposium brings spheres together to lend insights to action for elderly

A half-day conference at Harvard Business School examined the growing promise of research on aging and the potential of now-experimental interventions to one day ease the burdens of infirmity.

Alvin Powell | Feb. 6, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: health-medicine aging alvin-powell caremore-health george-church harvard-business-school harvard-medical-school harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health national-institute-on-aging office-of-technology-development richard-hodes sachin-jain

A little digital piracy boosts the bottom line

A little bit of piracy can actually help manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, even when the pirated product is a show like Game of Thrones.

George Vlahakis-Indiana | Feb. 5, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers crimes economics manufacturing retail television

Did neoliberalism in Chile erode trust in science?

Chile's neoliberal government offers a look at how the relationship among science, the environment, and the state can affect public trust.

Jim Logan-UC Santa Barbara | Dec. 27, 2018 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture business chile conservation government science

Worry about Christmas commercialism goes way back

Ambivalence about the commercialization of Christmas is nothing new. But, this historian argues, it also taps into something pretty wholesome.

Jim Logan-UC Santa Barbara | Dec. 24, 2018 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture business history holidays marketing

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