Winter Fashion 2017: Colors and Materials

Several fashion houses, plus The Pantone Color Institute, have released their takes on hot colors for winter. Here we bring you a look at top fashion takes and who is spending what. Tip: “Rescue is the new buzzword replacing recycling. As part of that, handcrafted, raw materials are seeing a... more

Cars & Cataracts

According to Prevent Blindness, one in 49 Americans is affected by a cataract that interferes with vision. And 400,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. In fact, The National Eye Institute reports that the number of Americans with cataracts will more than double by 2050—from 24.4 million to 50 million.... more

Create Valuable Video

According to recently released analytics about Facebook, video is what it’s all about, especially if you want people to share. Here’s some of what you need to know to create valuable videos with both “formal” video creation as well as streaming-from-your-cell video. Tip: Post, don’t link. Native videos receive 30% more views... more

Why it Pays to Go Green

Going green pays off. Literally. According to Nielsen, “42% of consumers are willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to positive…environmental impact..” Tip: “Use environmentally friendly cleaning products, and, if you employ a service, make sure they do, too.” [stat align="right"]75% LED bulbs use... more

Disabilities & Store Design

Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population has some sort of disability that requires accommodations in retail locations. Add to that the fact that more than 70 million Americans will be over age 65 by 2030, and you have two very good reasons to follow the guidelines of the Americans... more