iBizBook Business & Consumer Blogs

Get involved in the Conversations
Sep 22
2018

Posted by: Jim Lillie

At a Glance: Favorite Brands of Millennials

Jim Lillie
Tagged in: Untagged 

At a Glance: Favorite Brands of Millennials

Moonsylvania, an advertising agency, has for the past six years surveyed 20,000 Millennials -- generally regarded as those from ages 18 to 38 -- as they continue their journeys through adulthood.

In a statement, Norty Cohen, CEO of Moosylvania, said, "It's all about what you do for them, and making them look good is a key."

Business Insider took a closer look at the last, as well as what makes each brand "hot". A few samples, in ascending order of rank:

Read more
Sep 21
2018

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

Luggage Trays at Airport May Make You Sick

Stephanie Faris
Tagged in: Untagged 

Luggage Trays at Airport May Make You Sick

The next time you load your personal belongings into the tray at airport security, you may want to pull out the hand sanitizer. A new study reveals that those trays used at airports harbor more bacteria than the toilet seats you avoid sitting on.

The study involved swabbing a variety of surfaces at Finland’s Helsinki Airport during and immediately following peak times in 2016. Researchers found traces of the virus responsible for the common cold and flu. They tested a variety of surfaces, but the most instances of these two viruses were found in luggage trays – more than half. No signs of either of those viruses were found on the toilet seats they tested.

Read more
Sep 20
2018

Posted by: Jim Lillie

The Mystery of Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers Solved

Jim Lillie
Tagged in: Untagged 

The Mystery of Dorothys Ruby Slippers Solved

Turns out the Wicked Witch of the West wasn't the only one who coveted Dorothy's ruby red slippers from the movie "The Wizard of Oz".

One of three pairs used in the filming of the story was stolen 13 years ago by a burglar who entered the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, MN (Garland's hometown), obliterated a Plexiglass case, and made off with the shoes, leaving behind not so much as a telltale fingerprint. Now, the shoes have finally been recovered.

Read more
Sep 19
2018

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

Tai Chi Could Help with Balance as We Age

Stephanie Faris
Tagged in: Untagged 

Tai Chi Could Help with Balance as We Age

It is an ancient form of training known for both its health and self-defense benefits. But tai chi may be coming soon to a senior living center near you. Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing have discovered that the ancient art of tai chi can reduce falls in elderly citizens nearly one-third better than a program that combines aerobics, strength training, and balance drills.

Read more
Sep 18
2018

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Instagram Implementing Hashtags to Help People Fight Opoid Abuse

Jim Lillie
Tagged in: Untagged 

Instagram Implementing Hashtags to Help People Fight Opoid Abuse

The social media app now features alerts with links to information concerning treatment services and recovery for those experiencing problems with opioid use. Users simply need to search for hashtags that are connected to opioids as well as other drugs.

At present, the feature is available only to users in the United States, but the company notes that it will be available to users in other countries "soon".

Read more
Sep 17
2018

Posted by: Jim Lillie

A Chair that Collapses to the Size of a Water Bottle

Jim Lillie
Tagged in: Untagged 

A Chair that Collapses to the Size of a Water Bottle

The GO CHAIR had already brought in more than 2300 percent of its fundraising goal of $50,000 on Indiegogo -- a total of $1,183,842 -- with less than a half day left in the campaign. So, it's a sure bet to assume that the project will be successfully funded.

The travel chair, which boasts a one-hand immediate set up, supports up to 300 pounds, which happens to be 100 times the chair's actual weight.

Both water- and weather-proof, the chair, as advertised, unpacks from water bottle size to create a comfortable and reliable seating area about 10 inches off the ground. And the chair apparently requires only a one-button touch to compact.

Read more
Sep 16
2018

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

Why Your Vegetarian Lifestyle Is Also Good for the Planet

Stephanie Faris
Tagged in: Untagged 

Why Your Vegetarian Lifestyle Is Also Good for the Planet

Taking care of your body does more than simply ensure you live a longer, healthier life. New research indicates it may also benefit the environment. By making the switch to a vegetable-focused diet, you’ll actually reduce your water footprint by as much as 55 percent. The study, which was conducted in the UK, France, and Germany, found that vegetarians made the biggest impact, but even cutting back on meat consumption can reduce your water footprint by at least 10 percent.

Read more

iBB Me

or

Banner
Get iBizBook toolbar!
Rating for ibizbook.com

iBizBook Daily

Read the iBizBook Daily

Editor's Picks

View our Editor's Business Picks

Sponsored Charities

Join iBizBook.com to support charities