More Americans than ever are dealing with the health consequences of obesity as rates of the disease in the United States and other parts of the world reach an all-time high. But along with the diabetes and heart disease that often accompany obesity, more than one-third are also dealing with the issue of "fat shaming" or weight bias either personally or through someone they know, according to a new national survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and sponsored by Ethicon.
The drive to work may be driving some professionals to quit, suggests new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. More than one in five employees (23%) have left a job because of a bad commute.
Across the country, people are largely happy with their current homes, and would rather stay in them and make updates than move. The latest Zillow Housing Aspirations Report finds that 76% of Americans would rather use a set amount of money to upgrade their home to meet their needs instead of as a down payment on a new home.
The Winter Driving Safety Alliance, an organization committed to promoting safe winter driving, urges all drivers and workplaces to shift into winter by preparing their vehicles and adjusting driving behavior to reduce the risk of a crash in challenging winter conditions.
A new national survey conducted on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) reveals nearly three quarters (74%) of U.S. parents do not take their child to the dentist by their first birthday, the age recommended by AAPD. Of the quarter of parents (26%) who do take their child to the dentist by their first birthday, millennial parents (29%) are more likely to take their child to the dentist by age 1 than any other generation.
The fall season is a time for friends and families to reconnect with one another, usually around a holiday meal where discussions and even friendly debates are part of the occasion. According to a recent survey from Undeniably Dairy, a campaign by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, three-quarters of Americans would be more open to someone's point of view after sharing a meal, reinforcing the idea that most Americans believe in the connecting powers of food.
Ollie, a healthy pet food brand that delivers freshly cooked, human-grade food tailored to each dog, released the results of the Ollie 2018 State of Dogs in America Report. The comprehensive report analyzed data from more than 400,000 dogs to uncover what a dog in America's household looks like, identifying health, nutrition, and overall activity trends.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of consumers around the world will buy or boycott a brand solely because of its position on a social or political issue, according to the 2018 Edelman Earned Brand study. Belief-driven buyers are now the majority across markets, including the U.S. (59%), Japan (60%), the UK (57%) and Germany (54%); age groups, 18-34 (69%), 35-54 (67%) and 55+ (56%); and income levels, low (62%), middle (62%) and high (69%).
Fullscreen, a global leader in social-first entertainment experiences serving creators, brands, and consumers, today unveiled a new study highlighting the changing demographics of gamers over the past decade. The most comprehensive study of its kind that looked at gamers' viewing, playing, and spending habits, the "Modern Gamer Study," found that nearly half of all power gamers -- those who play 10+ hours a week on PC or console -- are parents (42%), while women now make up 33 percent.
Results from a new national employee survey show that by offering access to virtual health care services as a health benefit, companies can improve the health and wellness of their employees and save on absenteeism costs.
Cox Communications announced the overwhelmingly positive results of a survey of Connect2Compete program participants, a program designed for low-income families in need of internet access at home. The vast majority of parents agree low-cost internet service at home gives children a leg up for high school graduation (91%) and helps students get higher grades (89%).