Survey reveals parents’ confusion about when and how often kids should visit the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. As much as 80 percent of learning a child does is visual, with children spending most of the school day reading, looking at a blackboard, and using laptops and tablets.
U.S. podcast advertising revenues are forecasted to skyrocket to more than $220 million in 2017, an uptick of 85 percent over the $119 million recorded in 2016, according to the first-ever IAB Podcast Advertising Revenue Study released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau and conducted by PwC U.S.
Cindy W. Hodnett reports that tried-and-true ingredients for a retail success recipe are front and center in upholstery showrooms at summer market, with manufacturers introducing new variations on consumer favorites.
"Millennials, as it turns out, do want a home of their own—if only so their dogs are more comfortable," the American Kennel Club reports. In spite of reports that Generation Y is avoiding purchasing homes, a report by CNN Money showed millennials (and their pooches) were the largest group of homebuyers in 2016.
"Cycling, running, and obstacle course racing are dominated by white-collar workers," Brad Stulberg says. "And while disposable income makes competing more feasible, researchers are also starting to discover a psychological pull that draws these people to masochistic events."
People 55 and older own 53 percent of U.S. owner-occupied houses, the biggest share since the government started collecting data in 1900, according to real estate website Trulia. That’s up from 43 percent a decade ago. Those ages 18 to 34 possess just 11 percent. When they were that age, baby boomers had homes at almost twice that level.
Houzz study finds landscaping projects are driven by new home purchases; and homeowners use plants to cultivate curb appeal. Homeowners are making significant changes to their front yards, creating landscapes that are distinctly different from neighboring properties, according to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Landscaping Trends Survey.
"Investing is different and more involved today than ever before," Jordan Kasteler writes for Inc.com. "Savvy investors who are planning for retirement should be aware of the evolving landscape. The following are three significant economic trends that will change financial planning for consumers in 2017."
The annual YouGov Affluent Perspective 2017 Global Study says the affluent have an enduring love affair with cars. At present, 97% of affluent households own at least one vehicle, with the average affluent home owning two to three.
"Employees might notice their employers touting so-called telemedicine — in which health care is delivered remotely via phone, video or other technologies — as they gear up for insurance open enrollment," Lisa Schencker wrote in the Chicago Tribune.
It’s no fun living in a cramped apartment, but what if you could make it feel considerably larger with the press of a button? Furniture trends and smart home trends are colliding to accommodate small-space urban living. Here is one you'll start to see influencing consumers, from DigitalTrends.com.
"The popularity of “staycations” has influenced the way homeowners are looking at pools," Lyon Financial reports. "No longer an afterthought, pools are becoming a way to personalize their outdoor living experience and obtain serenity and relaxation right at home for many years to come, rather than a few days of a vacation getaway here or there.