Robot Love

Robot Love

It was a great year for robot love fans. First came news from the U.K. Guardian that the race was on to build the world’s first sex robot. At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, a Las Vegas night club generated buzz with pole dancing robots. Finally, Sony reversed a...
Singles Nation

Singles Nation

They were first spotted during the 1970s in that ahead-of-the-curve state California. No, not yuppies but bumper stickers proclaiming, “Happiness Is Being Single.” Whoever conceived of the slogan was acutely aware of a huge wave reshaping society, as America, and the...
How Coffee Became The World’s Energy Drink

How Coffee Became The World’s Energy Drink

The Starbucks store, pictured above, is located in Aruba. It was the second Starbucks outlet located in the Caribbean. From tropical islands to cruise ships, the urge to “pump up” has turned Starbucks into a $25 billion global brand. When USA Today reported on the...
Grayfields: The Retail Downtrend

Grayfields: The Retail Downtrend

The headline is telling: “ Toys ‘R’ Us Is Prepping to Liquidate Its U.S. Operations.” How could a retailer that first opened its doors in 1948 implode so spectacularly? It’s a manifestation of the “Amazon Factor,” which is turning the retail landscape into a gray...
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