Social Trends

Facebook, Instagram users fueled by ‘likes’ are similar to ‘lab rats seeking food’

NEW YORK — For some, social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are avenues for connecting more closely with relatives and friends. For others, they’re ego-boosters fueled by the showering of praise via “likes” and comments from one’s followers. According to a new international study,...

Laws Still Restrict Women’s Economic Opportunities Despite Progress

Countries are inching toward greater gender equality, but women around the world continue to face laws and regulations that restrict their economic opportunity, with the COVID-19 pandemic creating new challenges to their health, safety, and economic security, a new World Bank report says.    Reforms to...

Why curbside pickup is here to stay

With contact-free delivery more popular than ever, it’s never been easier to get what you want. This past year and ongoing pandemic has seen more Americans shop online than ever before. Long after things return to the way they were, the popularity of mobile ordering and...

Man’s reaction to seeing color for the first time (Video)

Tyrone, who friends describe as a “genuinely awesome guy,” is an Australian photographer. Tyrone also happens to be color-blind. Despite his impairment, Ty has managed to be highly successful in a medium that relies heavily on the visual. One day, Ty’s friends decided that they wanted to give him...

LGBT identification rises to 5.6% in latest U.S. estimate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Gallup's latest update on lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender identification finds 5.6% of U.S. adults identifying as LGBT. The current estimate is up from 4.5% in Gallup's previous update based on 2017 data. Currently, 86.7% of Americans say they are heterosexual or straight, and 7.6%...

Most googled pizza chains / restaurants in all 50 states (2020)

Every state, every city has its favorite local pizza shop. If you're fortunate, maybe your locale even has its own beloved style of pizza. That's probably not going to be represented by your local Pizza Hut or Little Caesars. Nonetheless, Google says that not every state has the same big pizza chain,...

The world’s most googled homes in 2020

he world has long been fascinated by the luxurious lives of the rich and famous. And now, their homes even more so as we spend significant time indoors, seeking inspiration to redecorate our personal spaces in some cases or plain old curiosity in others. Wondering what the world’s most...

Terror trend? Right-wing extremists responsible for majority of deadly terrorist attacks in 2020

The U.S. government is acknowledging for the first time that right-wing extremists were responsible for the majority of fatal domestic terrorist attacks last year, according to an internal report circulated by the Department of Homeland Security last week and obtained by Yahoo News. A review of...

Is it possible for humans to evade a bullet?

We’ve heard of the popular idiom ‘dodge a bullet.’ It’s a figure of speech and not meant to be taken literally. But can someone dodge a bullet, literally?The answers (plural) may surprise you. Yes and no. It’s all a matter of physics and circumstance. Wonder Woman...

Exotic fine dining trends: Restaurant attractions of the future

It’s breathtaking, romantic, unforgettable and maybe a little scary. ... And we think it represents the future of exotic fine dining due to its unique and extraordinary ambience.It’s Vertigo Restaurant and Moon Bar in Bangkok, Thailand, and If you are afraid of heights, this isn’t the...