If you lived and worked in the United States in the 1800s, chances are you worked a good 70 hours per week. The average workweek* has steadily decreased for the general population, but if you’re in senior leadership, you’re probably still burning the midnight oil. In 2006,...

One thing that hasn’t changed in the last 20 years: the desire to lose that stubborn 5—or 10—pounds. Here are popular weight loss programs from then and now. 1999 The Atkins Diet: Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution was one of the most popular diet books of 1999. To...

[caption id="attachment_8187" align="alignleft" width="300"] BE041B[/caption] Oh what a difference 20 years can make, particularly in technology. In 1998, few of us could have imagined we’d be watching videos on a tablet-size screen that fits in a purse or tracking our steps and heart rate with a...

  Most Visited Websites 2008 and 2017 In 2017, American adults spent on average more than 12 hours a day staring at a screen—and more than three hours a day on a mobile device alone. In 2008, there were no mobile devices. Our screen time was largely television....

Back in the mid-’90s, buyers of business books were scrambling to understand how the Internet and the tech-centric culture of Silicon Valley would transform their work lives. Amid all the turbulence and change, they were also ready to laugh at dysfunctional workplaces: not one, but...

Versus When you lead a busy life, you’re likely to eat out more. And when you eat out, the portion that arrives on your plate is often much too big. Sounds familiar, right? Portion sizes began creeping up in the 1970s, ballooned in the 1980s, and have shrunk...

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