Throwback Thursday: ...

Most companies espouse the virtues of diversity in the workplace and make a concerted effort to recruit people from diverse backgrounds and also showcase their multifaceted workforce. However, just because a company chooses to hire workers of different ethnicities, that doesn’t mean...

Wisdom.Applied Wedne...

Does anyone ever passionately want to be the designated driver (DD) when they go out to bars with their friends? While selecting a DD is the responsible thing to do, even that doesn’t ensure safe rides home: 41 percent of DDs have been drinking and 20 percent can be considered impaired...

Two for Tuesday: Sam...

New smartphone ads are like new Rocky films– the phones have always upped their games and are flexing their new muscles, the winner is never a solid bet and the fights are pretty brutal to watch. Such is the case with Samsung’s latest Apple attack ads. This Two for Tuesday,...

Trending News Monday...

What better time to spend a Summer day basking on the beach than the last weekend in July? While getting outdoors is one of Summer’s greatest advantages, the beach can be a dangerous place to venture from natural disasters to tragic instances. This Trending News Monday, let’s take...

Fun Friday: Lolla is...

It’s officially 1 week away from the best weekend in Chicago: LOLLAPALOOZA. Every year I anxiously wait for the 1st weekend of August to roll around, because it always marks the most wonderful time of the year for Chicago music fans. This year, a lot of people have been complaining about the...

Throwback Thursday: ...

One thing you can say about Americans, we have pride not only in our country, but also in our individual states. Outside of that, there is something of a stereotype that we don’t know our geography very well. A year ago, Nike made the unfortunate mistake of combining those two when it printed...

Wisdom.Applied Wedne...

Tesla Motor Inc. has just done something that hasn’t been done in the automotive industry since the adaptation of the V-type three-point safety belt (the most common seat belt used in modern cars): it is opening up all its patents to anyone and everyone who has an interest in advancing...

Two Brands Killing i...

55 million: That’s how many photos are uploaded on Instagram each day (that includes Louboutins in Monaco, duckface selfies on the red line and bulldogs in berets). Amassing 150 million monthly users in just three years, Instagram is now the fastest growing social media platform. A plethora...

Trending News Monday...

Whether it’s the polar vortex gracing its presence over the great lakes, surging storms wreaking havoc on the coasts, daunting droughts in the Pacific Southwest or twisters leaving a destructive path in the Midwest, the weather has sure provided a lot of fodder for news publications this...

Funny Starbucks Fail...

Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear Starbucks. Happy birthday to you! One of America’s most beloved brands turned 43 this week. Although the Aussies might not be too fond of the brand, America can’t help but love them, even if they have their...

Throwback Thursday: ...

Sixteen years ago, a tale of an eleven-year-old wizard captured the minds of children and young adults across the world. At the time, not many could have predicted just how big of a deal this scrawny boy with untidy black hair and circular glasses would be one day. But alas, Harry Potter,...

Wisdom.Applied Wedne...

“Oh, my gosh, did you see what happened on Orange is the New Black last night?” “No, no, no don’t tell me! I had to catch up on episodes of Graceland before the new episode, so now I have to watch the recording…” Odds are that you have heard a conversation like this recently. TV talk is...

Two Downsizing Trend...

Whether it’s keeping up with the Jones or the Kardashians, American society has an affinity for staying current with the latest and greatest trends from fashion, furnishings and white picket fences to television, travel and hot techno gadgets. Of course, brands and advertisers have no...

Trending News Monday: World Cup in the Record Books Jul14

Trending News Monday...

Yesterday, Germany wrote their way into the history books, defeating Argentina in extra time. While LeBron James announced his decision to return to Cleveland, the Bulls welcomed Pau Gasol and Nike’s Jordan Brand tipped a hat to Derek Jeter, World Cup brand partners were happy to...

Funny Friday: ‘...

It’s Disney’s world, and we’re all just living in it. Seriously, have you ever taken a look into what exactly Disney owns? It comes as no surprise that a company with so much power behind it could produce films that take the world by storm – even months after their release. Frozen, the first...