January 19, 2018

Unlimited Data Plan Users Consume 67% More Cellular Data

According to the latest NPD Group Connected Intelligence Smartphone and Tablet Usage report, cellular data usage among consumers with unlimited plans is 67 percent higher than those with limited plans. Limited plan users instead rely more on Wi-Fi access. Over the last three months, limited plan users consumed eight percent more than their unlimited plan counterparts, with a spike of 18 percent more Wi-Fi usage in October.

January 18, 2018

Baby Boomers Make Waves by Retiring Overseas

Editors at InternationalLiving.com are seeing more Baby Boomers taking advantage of good-value opportunities abroad — for medical care, roving retirement, or simply travel, Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor of International Living, says. “Retirees are actively looking beyond our borders for savings, and they’re embracing their sense of adventure and striking out in greater numbers than ever.”

January 16, 2018

Experts Trim the Fat on 2018’s Best Diets

Each year, U.S. News asks a panel of nutritionists, dietary consultants and doctors who specialize in diabetes, heart health and weight loss to score dozens of diets in nine categories — including ease of adherence, best for heart health and diabetes, and best for fast weight loss. There is also a category for best plant-based diets, according to an NPR article.

January 12, 2018

Travel Trends Cruising into 2018

While travelers can certainly sail to the warm climes of the Caribbean in 2018, there are a host of other sailing vacations in store as well. Experts see trends in sailing rivers, gambling, immerse experiences, short hops and world-class entertainment. Families can travel to child-friendly spaces or book luxury cabins.

January 9, 2018

Fitness Pros Name Top Workout Trends for 2018

The American College of Sports Medicine surveyed more than 4,000 fitness professionals, and the results are in: High Intensity Interval Training is forecast as 2018’s most popular trend in fitness. HIIT training is made up of bursts of all-out exercise followed by short periods of rest for recovery.

January 5, 2018

Smart Watches and New Product Categories Gain Traction

The overall wearables market is expected to grow from 113.2 million shipments in 2017 to 222.3 million in 2021 with a compound annual growth rate of 18.4%, according to the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. The most popular wearables to date have been basic wristbands like the Xiaomi Mi Band or Fitbit Charge.

January 4, 2018

Culinary Trends Have Frequent Diners Chomping at the Bit in 2018

Chifa and Nordic-influenced cuisine, nut-based spreads, visual filters, sour beers and upcycling of ingredients are among the top dining trends of the new year according to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ fourth annual Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast. From dishes like Choereg Bread with Za’atar, to Vadouvan Curried Carrots, the trends of 2018 are sure to spark imaginations from the kitchen to the bar.

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