The Environmental Work Group (EWG) has released a new report citing that contamination of U.S. drinking water with toxic fluorinated compounds known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is worse than previously estimated. In 2018, the EWG estimated that 110 million Americans' water supply may be contaminated with PFAS, but today feels this estimate could be too low.
"The self-help books category has experienced continued and solid growth in recent years. In fact, it has nearly doubled in size since 2013. Unit sales of self-help books have grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% since 2013, reaching 18.6 million in 2019, according to global information company The NPD Group."
"Sure, an air freshener, "Back Off" mudflaps, or a bumper sticker may be fun, but there are far more practical ways to cater to auto enthusiasts, says Consumer Reports."
Nearly half of all adults age 65 plus suffer from some form of short or long-term memory loss. Memory loss can be caused by a variety of different degenerative conditions, as well as the result of environmental stressors, or simply the effects of aging taking a toll on the brain's cognitive function.
"New research on shopper preferences for payment methods shows how food retailers can drive growth by closing the physical and digital gap, reports Progressive Grocer."
"Millennials, as a group, face some tough economic challenges — everything from paying down student loans to affording healthcare to figuring out how to buy a house, says Consumer Reports."
"It appears that male shoppers are very price-conscious, reports Chain Store Age. Price is the number one consideration for men when it comes to making a purchase, according to a study of men’s shopping habits by daVinci Payments."
"Breakfast means breaking a fast and whether consumed at 6 a.m. or 11 a.m., it’s always been an important meal in the U.S. Last year Americans consumed nearly 102 billion breakfasts, with another 50 billion morning snack occasions rounding out the average morning, reports The NPD Group."
"Leafy greens are among the healthiest foods you could eat, says Consumer Reports. Nutritionists agree that the health benefits are substantial."
U.S. consumers prefer companies that offer messaging as a communication channel, according to a new survey commissioned by Avochato. In fact, almost two-thirds (63%) of respondents would switch to a company that offered text messaging as a communication channel.
Matterport, the market leader for spatial data capture, announced the results of a new study that shows U.S. real estate buyers and sellers are no longer satisfied with static photos and would overwhelmingly opt for a more immersive experience.
"For coziness in a living room, dining room, or den, nothing looks better than a shining hardwood floor graced with an area rug or two, says Consumer Reports. But for practicality in a highly trafficked hallway or kitchen, hardwood takes a beating. It doesn't stand up terribly well to everyday assaults like dropped pots, dragged furniture, cleats, claws, and clonking clogs."