Luxury or Necessity?
As Americans navigate increasingly crowded lives, the number of things they say they can’t live without has multiplied in the past decade, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that asks whether a broad array of everyday consumer products are luxuries or necessities.
The Devil’s New Playground: The Shopping Mall
Has the repeal of Sunday blue laws given the Devil a new playground? A pair of economists think so.
“Remedy” Ads May be Hazardous to Your Health
Find out why it might make sense to put health warnings on self-improvement ads. And learn what happens to companies whose CEO’s are narcissists.
As the Price of Gas Goes Up, The Nation’s Odometer Slows Down
About half the public says it is driving less due to sticker shock at the pump.
Americans and Their Cars: Is the Romance on the Skids?
Any nation with more passenger vehicles than licensed drivers has a pretty serious love affair with the automobile. But the romance seems to be cooling off a bit — a casualty of its own intensity.
Gambling: As the Take Rises, So Does Public Concern
A new study from the Pew Research Center finds a modest backlash in attitudes toward legalized gambling, even as the public is spending more money on more forms of legal gambling.
A Barometer of Modern Morals
Cheating on your taxes, cheating on your spouse and other questions of right and wrong
Gauging Family Intimacy
Most dog and cat owners think of their pets as family. Almost all describe their relationship to their pets as “close.” Dear old dad doesn’t fare quite as well.
Who’s Feeling Rushed?
If you want to find out who’s always feeling starved for time, just ask a working mom.