How We’ve Been Delaying Life

Comparing 1980 and now, we would see that many of us are older when we experience five of life’s key milestones.

Why Monique Is More Than a Chicken

More than money, our increased pet spending signals the changing relationship we have with our dogs and cats and even a chicken.

Why We Moved Back With Mom (and Dad)

Looking at multigenerational households in the U.S. and Europe, we see where and why young adults stay and leave.

How We Use Our Time

We can look at the American Time Use Survey and Microsoft to see how our time use varies by age, gender, and at work.

The Inventions That Really Made a Difference

Lighting history can remind us that a technology timeline reflects countless incremental steps as progress unfolds.

Some Rising Rents Stories

Whether looking at 1990s sitcomes or you and me, we can see the impact that rising rents have had on housing markets.

Why It’s Tough to Make an Office a Home

Solving the problem of empty office space, landlords have considered the challenges of converting vacant units to apartments.

What a “K” Says About Starbucks

After the Great Recession, businesses engaged the premiumization that recognizies the split between high and low income households.

An Update: China’s One, Two, Three Child Policy

About much more than babies, China’s shrinking birth rate reflects a slew of trade offs that created some problematic externalities.

Where Has the Middle Class Gone?

Whether looking at the past 50 years in the United States or at the recent global impact of the pandemic, we see a shrinking middle class.