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December 20, 2018

From razors to cars, subscription services are expanding

Marketing prof says subscriptions help consumers ‘cut through the clutter’ and simplify their lives

December 14, 2018

Webcams and wearable tech are going to the dogs, literally

Pet lovers can give their furry friends treats remotely, but an expert warns it could increase anxiety in pets

December 06, 2018

Retailers want to speed up the shopping experience, but it'll take time to change customers' habits

Only 11 per cent of Canadians use grocery self-checkouts all the time, according to a recent study

November 29, 2018

The future of cash in Canada

Canada is the top country in the world embracing cashless technology, but it’s not without risk

November 22, 2018

From therapy pets to colouring books, Canadian airports aim to ease travel anxiety

Montreal's pilot project with 30 therapy dogs is just one way airports try to calm passengers

November 15, 2018

Men affected by body image issues are finally speaking out

Expert says one-third of eating disorders occur in males and 28–30% of men experience negative body image

November 08, 2018

New coworking spaces let you take your kid to work, every day

The Workaround is one of several coworking spaces that offers child care to customers

November 01, 2018

Fitness snacking is the latest trend to help you get active

Sorry, it doesn't mean you get to snack while working out

October 25, 2018

Consumers are pushing back against gendered products

From lady friendly chips to man-sized tissues, the backlash grows against gendered products

October 18, 2018

Deceased singers on tour is just the start for holographic technology

Holograms are fun to watch in concert, but they could also prove to be very useful for doctors

October 11, 2018

Ghosting isn't just for dating anymore and it could be more harmful than we think

Ghosting is causing distrust and a lack of critical communication skills, says a relationship therapist

October 04, 2018

Your DNA can make you a valuable target for companies

From personalized playlists to custom cruises, DNA testing opening doors to new money-making ventures

September 27, 2018

Social media platforms cashing in on social e-commerce

Social media giants like Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest have evolved to offer users more shopping options

September 20, 2018

Grocery retailers try new bag of tricks to slow sales decline

Though supermarket sales were down year over year, specialty food stores saw a 10 per cent increase in sales

September 13, 2018

Head injuries happen in all sports and we're finally talking about it

Former athlete who suffered brain injury says ‘there’s a lot more awareness’ around head injuries in sport

September 07, 2018

The government is mining your social media data, but with good reason

The federal government wants a pilot project for surveillance of suicide-related behaviours on social media

August 30, 2018

Tipping 100% is the latest social media craze

#TipTheBillChallenge shines a spotlight on broader labour and wage issues, says Canadian Labour Congress rep

August 23, 2018

Risky selfies: Public safety campaigns may be needed to discourage dangerous behaviour at tourist hot spots.

Turkish study found 137 deaths around the world related to risky selfie-taking between 2013 and 2017

August 16, 2018

Eating alone is the new norm and it could be harmful to your health

Eating alone impacts our nutritional well-being and our risk of developing chronic diseases

August 02, 2018

'A huge, huge impact on other women': From Doctor Who to NBA Live, pop culture gender trends are shifting

Gender equity consultant says new female-led series and movies are especially important for young women, girls

July 26, 2018

Social media users are happier and more relaxed when they embrace JOMO

The joy of missing out (JOMO) is the much-needed antidote to the anxiety-provoking fear of missing out (FOMO)

July 19, 2018

Is napping the new normal?

New retail options are selling sleep to tired consumers

July 12, 2018

Cold food, dirty laundry and other non-emergency 911 calls

Peel Regional Police say less than 60 per cent of calls they receive are actual emergencies

July 05, 2018

Will home delivery popcorn save the movie industry?

As movie attendance drops, the industry is banking on new services and ‘gimmicks’ to attract audiences

June 14, 2018

Tech companies encourage us to be smart about phones

Monitored screen time—it isn’t just for parents and kids anymore

June 07, 2018

More municipalities blowing off noisy landscaping tools

But company owners are not happy about it

May 31, 2018

The untapped power and potential of payphones

You may never use payphones anymore, but there could be other ways to make them serve a greater public service

May 24, 2018

'Trademark squatting' hurts artists and small businesses and it's coming to Canada

Changes are coming to Canada’s Trade-marks Act next year that could see more people trademarking simple words

May 11, 2018

Dating apps are a 'total crapshoot,' but new offerings give hope for meaningful dating

Vyve, Huggle and Facebook dating just some of the new options aiming to create meaningful, real relationships

May 03, 2018

Canadians at risk of fare fatigue with new travel options

From lie-flat seating and BMW valet service to no frills ticket options, passengers have many new choices

April 27, 2018

Flip phones and other "dumbphones" new tech trend

Several celebrities recently spotted using flip phones, including Rihanna and Kim Kardashian

October 06, 2016

From reusable bags to 'zero waste,' grocery stores try to go green

'Bring your own container' initiatives a growing trend in trying to cut back on packaging waste

June 15, 2016

Sorry, Adele: Taking photos at concerts enhances experience, study says

Taking time to snap concert, vacation photos helps us engage with experiences, according to research

April 20, 2016

Drones for Canada Post mail delivery worth exploring, expert says

Australia has already started trials on using drones to deliver packages

April 13, 2016

Obituaries with a touch of humour going viral

Not all notices are deadly serious, as funny stories and gallows humour become more common in obits

April 06, 2016

Men get in on baby showers with 'dadchelor party' trend

Expert argues 'dadchelor' term doesn't fit, calls for more maturity in approach to fatherhood

April 01, 2016

Playgrounds begin to focus on riskier play

Some play spaces return to riskier structures to encourage activity

March 16, 2016

Despite crackdowns, distracted driving remains a problem across Canada

Distracted driving laws exist in nearly every jurisdiction, but behaviours are hard to change, says expert

March 09, 2016

Coffee pod sales slip as environmental concerns rise

Ban on pods in Hamburg government buildings, sales slump suggest cooling on K-Cups

January 28, 2016

From American Eagle to Pirelli, advertisers turn to 'real' models

But labels like 'real women' or 'plus-size' may still be problematic, says body image expert

January 21, 2016

American media references to Canada can rile tempers

'We can also be our own worst critics,' says author Roy MacGregor

January 13, 2016

New HBC program lets customers exchange unwanted gift cards

Hudson's Bay joins apps, websites in helping consumers trade in gift cards

January 06, 2016

'Healthy-ish' eating is good enough, experts say

Pursuit of dietary 'perfection' can be counterproductive

December 16, 2015

Smartphone sales slow down amid better phones, contract rules

Apple responds with $32 US per month plan to help users upgrade yearly.

December 02, 2015

Sugary cereal health claims target of new lawsuit

American group argues healthful marketing claims are misleading.

November 25, 2015

Sidney Crosby's injury marked turning point on concussions, expert says

New research, movie suggest we're starting to take concussions more seriously

October 28, 2015

Parents praise moves to include kids with disabilities in media

Target and Sesame Street applauded for depicting children with disabilities

October 21, 2015

Fairphone wants the world to choose ethical smartphones

Smartphone aims to use conflict-free minerals, improve conditions for workers.

October 14, 2015

Pandora's move into ticketing won't end high fees, expert says

Ticketfly purchase may help connect users with concerts, but won't make them cheaper.

September 30, 2015

Social media history could provide alternative to credit checks

Some people could benefit, but potential exists for discrimination

August 05, 2015

More golf courses in Canada going to the dogs

Dogs join owners for a walk, round of golf

July 22, 2015

Is student debt keeping you single?

Every $10K of student loan debt decreases odds of marriage 3-4%, U.S. researcher found

July 08, 2015

Cold offices are bad for productivity and the environment

Overly air conditioned workplaces being called out by environmental researchers and Pope Francis

June 24, 2015

Should you apply sunscreen? There's an app for that.

Wearable gadgets and free sunscreen dispensers encourage everyone to protect their skin

June 17, 2015

Millennials not as selfish as some people think

New study says they prioritize wealth, jobs and family differently than previous generations

May 20, 2015

Canadians still spending, but not using cash

Cash no longer king thanks to new options like smartphone apps and gold accounts

April 29, 2015

How social media is driving television's 1990s revivals

X-Files, Full House, Coach among shows making a return

April 22, 2015

Tech moves from data collection to behaviour modification

Apps and software aim to not just track, but change our habits

April 08, 2015

Hashtagging eating disorders: help or hindrance in recovery?

Recovery strategies being shared on social media sites

March 25, 2015

Are charity stunts the best way to raise money and awareness?

Growing mustaches, dumping ice buckets and eating candy all ways to raise cash

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