AOL Instant Messenger RIP

After 20 years on the market, AOL will discontinue AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) as of December 15, 2017. To that, we  say, AOL Instant Messenger RIP. Rest in Peace. Why is AIM being eliminated? One big reason is the growth of chat and other messaging services. As a result, AIM is obsolete. Today, many companies […]

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What Is the State of Global Fashion?

Around the world, the fashion industry — at all levels and for all segments — is a key driver of the global economy. It generates trillions (that’s trillions 🙂 ) of dollars of revenue and employs millions of workers. Recently, McKinsey & Company released a detailed report on the global fashion industry. Here are some […]

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Americans Don’t Trust Mass Media

Yes, the mass media have been criticized in many quarters for their coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. But the issue of trust goes far beyond political coverage. It deals more directly with the competition from nontraditional media that has led to (1) more “got you” stories, (2) the quest to be first with a […]

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How Much of a Snacker Are You?

Do you get the snacking munchies? How often? When? What do you chow down? According to recent research by Technomic: “Snack consumption is on the rise, as half of today’s consumers (51 percent) say that they eat snacks at least twice a day, an increase from the 48 percent who said the same in 2012. […]

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Jobs of the Future

In preparing for a career, it is important to consider what job opportunities are expected to grow in the future. This should be part of one’s self assessment (See this infographic.). Click the image to take a look at a nice slide show from sparks & honey: “This presentation will show you a snapshot of […]

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