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   

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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   

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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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11% of U.S. adult energy intake is fast food

Menus have gotten bigger at fast food restaurants. Portions, salt content, and calorie counts have grown, too.

Boston University | Feb. 28, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine consumers fast-food food salt trends

Will going gluten-free cause weight loss?

Is going gluten-free the ticket to weight loss? A nutrition expert tackles this trendy idea.

Lori Barrette-Rochester | Feb. 14, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Chronic kidney disease bucks trends in all 50 states

"This is a remarkable move in the wrong direction."

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University | Dec. 7, 2018 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine kidneys trends

The ‘new American farmer’ isn’t who you think

It's easy to stereotype the young farmers at your local market as hipsters in search of authenticity, but new research challenges those assumptions.

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue | Dec. 4, 2018 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture agriculture farmers food jobs trends

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