Leaky Boomer Bladders Mean Boom Times for Adult Diapers

May 23, 2018

Leaky Boomer Bladders Mean Boom Times for Adult Diapers

In ten years, sales of diapers for adults could surpass those for babies. While birthrates fall, life spans lengthen, and 1 in 3 adults – 80 percent of them women — have bladder control problems. Babies grow out of diapers, but incontinent adults don’t. Marketers at Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble are doing their best to make adult diapers a mainstream item.

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NYC: In a Hurry? Get On a Bike.

May 22, 2018

NYC: In a Hurry? Get On a Bike.

” … a huge share of taxi and bike-share trips cover comparable distances in New York City. In 2014, nearly 34,000 trips were taken using the Citi Bike system per day, while more than 400,000 trips were made by taxi. About 55 percent of the taxi rides spanned less than two miles; so did the average bike-share trip.”

“On average, the researchers found that taxis hailed within range of a Citi Bike station were a slightly faster option than grabbing the rental bike. But when travel distances were shorter, and at times when roads were more likely to be congested, the difference in travel times dropped. On weekdays, more than half of trips shorter than 3 kilometers (about 1.8 miles) went as fast or faster on Citi Bike than in a cab. Citi Bike’s advantage is stronger as trips cover less distance: between 20 and 36 percent of weekday trips shorter than 2 kilometers (about 1.2 miles) went faster on rented spokes than in a backseat.”

— “In New York City, Bike Share Is Faster Than Cabs When It Matters,” Laura Bliss, CityLab

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Commuting is bad for your health

May 21, 2018

It’s not your imagination: commuting is bad for your health. Kimberly Mas explains.

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“Your Commute is Slowly Killing You,” Eric Jaffe, CityLab

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How Funny Is Another Mans Pain

May 20, 2018

“How Funny Is Another Mans Pain,” by The Meltdown. Written by vocalist Simon Burke and saxophonist Lachlan McLean. Great band out of Melbourne, Australia.

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Cry Baby

May 20, 2018

“Cry Baby,” written by Cee Lo Green and recorded by him in 2011. In the music video, Jaleel White (best known for playing Steve Urkel) performs as Cee Lo Green, and Tanya Chisholm plays his girlfriend.

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Nearly Forgot my Broken Heart

May 20, 2018

“Nearly Forgot my Broken Heart,” written and performed by Chris Cornell, 2015.

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Working on the Building

May 20, 2018

“Working On The Building,” by the Highway QCs, late 1950s.

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All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down

May 19, 2018

“All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” written by Raul Malo and Al Anderson, performed by The Mavericks, with Flaco Jiménez on accordion, 1996. Video directed by Gerry Wenner.

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Just Your Fool

May 19, 2018

“Just Your Fool,” written by Leon Haywood and Maria Tynes, recorded by Mr. Haywood in 1969. His later disco tracks shouldn’t obscure the fact that Leon Haywood was a great soul vocalist.

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Should’ve Been You

May 19, 2018

“Should’ve Been You,” written and performed by Imelda May. RTÉ One TV, 2017.

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