Articles Posted in Thought Starter

Hispanic Youth…Living the Dream?

Imagine a world with no parents. A world where the phrase “in loco parentis” doesn’t exist. A world where Millennials rise on their own, and take control of the world! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, the post post-teen, early twenty years. A time of … Read More…

Everything in Moderation…Including Diet and Exercise?

Ah, the first couple months of the new year – a time to regret every poor eating decision we’ve made for the last three months.  Of course, every day is a good day to start healthy eating and exercise in … Read More…

Bah Humbug and Back to the Man Cave?

It’s remarkable to see how much has changed since man first walked this planet. If there were such a thing as holidays back in caveman days, you can bet your “boo-pee” Captain Cave Man couldn’t wait to put the stress … Read More…

To Wii or Not to Wii, That is the Question, this Holiday Season!

Hamlet’s love for Ophelia is unquestioned, just as Americans love for electronics is equally unquestioned. In this month’s edition of Ipsos’ November Thought Starter, “America Goes Shopping in an Electronics Wonderland”, holiday purchases seem to include a hefty-haul of electronic … Read More…

From Russia with Mixed Feelings?

Who’s ready for the next round of Olympic madness? I can’t wait to dive, oooppss, I mean half-pipe, into the wide world of sleep deprivation for two solid weeks. I dream of being an Olympian every day, and seek to … Read More…

Who doesn’t want to eat healthy and live a long and prosperous life?

This isn’t only something First Officer Spock is on a mission for; it’s something all Americans think about every time they step into a grocery store, food mart, warehouse club, or on the run convenience store. In a recent study … Read More…

I’m a Boomer, you’re a Boomer wouldn’t you like to be a Boomer too?

To be accurate, and not embellish my life expectancy, I am a “Gen-Xer” by two years, and don’t carry the sassy tag “Baby Boomer”. Once American soldiers started to return home from World War II, the United States experienced an … Read More…

In Boston, We Call it a ‘Wicked Smaht-Phone’

IBM’s Simon was a smartphone before the term smartphone was even dreamed of being coined.  50,000 units of Simon’s 1.0 version were sold (estimated annual smartphone market will reach 1 billion by 2016)¹.  It included many personal applications and amenities such as an address book, calendar, appointment scheduler, calculator, world time clock, electronic note pad, handwritten annotations, and predictive stylus input screen keyboards.  She was sexy for her time, but nowhere near as good looking as her great-great-great-great granddaughter Ms. Android-iPhone-Galaxy-Blackberry-palooza!

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A ‘Tail’ of Cats and Dogs

Top Cat… The Indisputable leader of the gang… he’s the boss… he’s a pip… he’s the championship… he’s the most tip top… Top Cat!

In a recent survey by Ipsos Public Affairs, Americans Have a Serious Case of “Puppy Love”, we investigate pet ownership and human behavior towards their canine and feline friends (we do the same for our friends in Canada here – Pet Ownership is the “Cat’s Meow” in Canada).

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“Calgon, take me away!”

Who doesn’t need a break, time-off, or time away from the daily stresses of our busy lives? But why are so many Americans screaming for a vacation?  Maybe it’s today’s work calculus…  Work twice as hard, for half the benefits, and achieve a quarter the results…

A recent study from Ipsos Public Affairs, confirms Americans’ desire to get away annually…

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