"More and more millennials are making progress in raising their credit scores. But qualifying for affordable borrowing rates is still a tough challenge, reports Consumer Reports."
"More than four out of ten Americans use home water treatment units, and while these units can last for years, today's technology advancements allow systems to better address changes in water quality, provide more efficiency and are more cost effective. Culligan International aims to educate homeowners on how to determine when to upgrade their water treatment system."
"Most American parents in their early to late thirties believe that food insecurity is an important issue to solve, according to a new Ipsos poll. The poll offered respondents the following definition of food insecurity: 'Food insecurity describes a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life.'"
A new study from the market research team at Zion & Zion investigated the reasons why college students withdraw from classes. The study found that class type, student interest and grades are key drivers of course withdrawal.
Homeowners who decide to undergo a home improvement project, whether it be interior or exterior modifications, often find that the task was worth the investment and time, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors, with insights from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
"Are men going to save the day? With sales of women’s beauty products relatively stagnant over the last few years, many industry officials are turning to the men’s grooming industry as a savior of sorts, reports Drug Store News."
"As the experiences of people who don’t identify as a man or a woman have gained attention, a majority of Americans say they have heard at least a little about the use of gender-neutral pronouns. And about one-in-five (18%) say they personally know someone who goes by such pronouns, says Pew Research."
"Beyond the buzz created around the early release of Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, there is something big brewing in the U.S. coffee market. American’s consumption habits are shifting across the beverage industry, and consumers are increasingly seeking their next caffeine fix from chilled, on-the-go coffee options over energy drinks and carbonated soft drinks."
"A recent Ipsos poll reveals that more Americans have tattoos today than in early 2012. Three in ten (30%) of Americans have at least one tattoo, an increase from 21% in 2012."
"Moving your child through the various stages of car seats can be expensive, especially with the average price of a new convertible seat right around $175, says Consumer Reports. The key question for parents, of course, is when to upgrade."
When it comes to booking airfare, common sense says to plan ahead in order to get the best deals. But the sweet spot for flights can vary, with seasonality, travel dates and other factors all influencing price.
"More than half of working caregivers feel they have to compromise within their careers to care for aging parents, according to a new survey by Home Instead. Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network. In addition, 43% of working caregivers feel their career growth has suffered as a result of the sacrifices they've made to provide care and support."