Written by Galia Myron 19 May 2013
Constant Facebook and Twitter check-ins reflect a growing fear of missing out.
UK researchers have found a way to measure the amount of FoMO—the fear of missing out—that drive social media users to constantly check their Facebook and Twitter accounts. FoMO, researchers say, is characterized by the desire to stay connected to what others are up to and concern that our peers are enjoying more and better experiences than we are.
Written by Galia Myron 07 May 2013
American consumers driven by patriotism, desire to boost economy; willing to pay more for U.S. goods.
Nearly half of Americans make an effort to buy American-made items, says a recent poll examining consumer behavior. Citing a desire to protect American jobs and boost the economy, these shoppers are more likely to consider patriotism before product-specific reasons—including quality, safety, and cost—as a driving force behind their purchasing choices, says Gallup.
Written by Galia Myron 19 April 2013
Health-conscious often make trade-offs to fit healthy habits into their day.
Taking the time to fix a healthy meal or snack may be a good move towards achieving one’s health goals, but keep in mind that food preparation may be cutting into your exercise time, say researchers from Ohio State University. Whether study participants were men, women, married, single, and whether they were parents or had no children, the findings were consistent: a ten-minute increase in food preparation meant a higher likelihood of cutting ten minutes from one’s workout.
Written by Galia Myron 05 April 2013
Parents adopt less conventional roles in busy times, tough economy.
While moms are doing more paid work outside the home than in the past, dads are contributing more to household chores and child care, says a Pew Research study examining how moms and dads juggle the demands of modern-day parenting.
Written by Galia Myron 27 March 2013
Why are more people turning to the Internet than to their doctors?
A shift in demographics and rising health care costs have contributed to an increase in the number of people searching online for medical information before consulting their doctors.
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