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Mark Dolliver
Welcome to the Simple Life?

It's one of the bits of conventional wisdom now accumulating about how the economic downturn will affect people's behavior: After years of frenzied getting and spending, Americans won't be sorry…

April 4, 2011, 11:55 PM EDT

The Other Ways of Being Healthy

To its detractors, "complementary and alternative medicine" (often abbreviated as CAM) is just one cut above witchdoctory. Nonetheless, 38 percent of U.S. adults use some sort of it, according to…

April 4, 2011, 11:53 PM EDT

Monday Miscellany

* Four percent said they already own a 3-D television set, and another 11 percent plan to buy one in the next two years. (Infogroup/ORC)* On any given day, 15…

December 6, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

What Women Like in Online Shopping

What do women like best about online shopping? In a poll by BlogHer and Create With Context among women in 10 big U.S. cities, the top-ranked reason was "I can…

December 6, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

When Pets Go on Vacation

Fido needs a getaway too, from time to time. And he gets one, judging by the results of an AP-Petside.com survey conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications.Among…

December 6, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

Energy Savers: Simple Messages Lack Power

Marketers of energy-efficient goods have already made the easy sales to early adopters, says a new report from the Shelton Group. Now they must get through to the "holdouts," who…

November 30, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

'Save Money' No Longer a Realistic Promise

Marketers of energy-efficient goods have already made the easy sales to early adopters, says a new report from the Shelton Group. Now they must get through to the…

November 30, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

Monday Miscellany

* Motorists who bought a new car are hanging onto it for an average of 63.9 months, up from 54.6 months in first-quarter 2008. (R.L. Polk)* Sixty-six percent said mobile…

November 29, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

Given the Choice, They'd Like Fewer

In theory, it's nice for shoppers to have lots of options. But research last month by Omnicom Media Group's PHD unit adds to the literature identifying "choice fatigue" as a…

November 29, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

Family Still Matters Most

Laments about the decline of the traditional family have become a tradition in their own right as households with married parents and a couple of rosy-cheeked kids have ceased to…

November 29, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

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