I think it's time for me to stake my claim and make my fortune in the world of digital assets. This insight dawned on me the other day while I was reading an article about the metaverse in the Wall Street Journal. Sidebar - do not ask me what the metaverse is. I have no … Continue reading This Blog Post Can Be All Yours for Just $5,700
A Perfect Setting for a Classic Joke
Today, I was at the University of Penn Dental School's wonderful White Coat ceremony for the son of a cousin of a cousin (with an opening line like that, I know I've got you on the edge of your seat). The keynote speaker was the Reverend Chaz Lattimore Howard, the University Chaplain and Vice President … Continue reading A Perfect Setting for a Classic Joke
It's always fun to read men's fashion articles from the Wall Street Journal, since I always find them so over the top. Well, today I saw two headlines, with brief descriptions, that caught my attention: 4 Menswear Trends That Could Be Bigger than Tie-Dye It’s time to move on from ubiquitous, hippie-ish swirls. Experts predict … Continue reading Wait, What?
This Blog Post Will Reduce Your Aches and Pains
from a recent Study Finds: According to researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, feeling nostalgic helps people overcome low levels of pain by reducing brain activity. Their study reveals that yearning for a “simpler time” reduces brain activity and could help people overcome low levels of pain like headaches. “As a predominantly positive emotion, nostalgia serves … Continue reading This Blog Post Will Reduce Your Aches and Pains
From Unemployed Factory Worker to the Face of (Hugo) Boss
Khaby Lame was born in Senegal in 2000 and moved to Italy with his parents when he was a year old. He has spent most of his life in public housing. Two years ago, Khaby lost his job as a factory worker. Today he is one of the faces of a major rebranding by luxury … Continue reading From Unemployed Factory Worker to the Face of (Hugo) Boss
After Reading This Study, I Just Ordered a Lifetime Supply of Blue Medical Masks
Here's a question for you - of the four faces shown above, which one do you find most attractive? In a recent study, 43 women were asked to judge the attractiveness of a group of 40 men's faces across four scenarios: without a mask, while wearing a cloth mask, while wearing a blue medical face … Continue reading After Reading This Study, I Just Ordered a Lifetime Supply of Blue Medical Masks
Grown Men Are Dressing Like This?
It's been a while since I've written about a men's fashion piece from the Wall Street Journal. Back then, I referred to it as the annual comedy issue of the WSJ. Here were some of the photos I had included with those posts: The basic point of each of those posts was questioning whether or … Continue reading Grown Men Are Dressing Like This?
Quick! Draw Ketchup!
It's been a while since I've written about one of my favorite topics- TV commercials. Commercials are like the tweets of the video world, trying to get their message across in less than one minute. Not only is there usually good music and humor, but the commercial also has to try and sell you a … Continue reading Quick! Draw Ketchup!
The Emperor Has No (Physical) Clothes. Only Digital…
OK. Add one more item to my growing list of possible trends that I just don't get. Several fashion companies are creating digital outfits that people can "try on" by uploading images of themselves wearing the digital clothing item. Once they make the purchase of the digital clothing item, they can share the photo online. … Continue reading The Emperor Has No (Physical) Clothes. Only Digital…
So Much for Having a Brand Name
Companies spend millions of dollars to develop their brand names so that they are easily recognized and well thought of (source - just guessing, off the top of my head). But sometimes, a company may need to rebrand itself.to reflect a changing product mix. Some examples include: Dunkin' Donuts changed its name to Dunkin' Burlington … Continue reading So Much for Having a Brand Name