When you use plastic to make a purchase, the credit card company bills the vendor a surcharge between 1.5 and three percent.
Thanks to the great recession more folks are living paycheck to paycheck than they were in rosier economic times.
The games of the XXX Olympiad begin Friday in London. NBC, which is broadcasting an unprecedented 5,535 hours of the Summer Olympics on TV and online, is hoping Americans will be glued to their screens over the next couple weeks.
But will they?
Weddings are a big business. And it’s not just the ten of thousands of dollars the happy couple and their parents will shell out on the ceremony and reception.
As our cell phones evolve to perform more and more functions, we become more and more tethered to the devices.
In fact, our phones have become so much a part of us that the majority of people report feeling ‘phantom’ phone vibrations during times in which nobody is actually trying to contact them.
For a kid, there may be nothing more depressing than the first advertisements for back-to-school sales, which remind them that their summer vacation won’t last forever.
The only thing more depressing for parents may be the cost of sending their little ones back to a new classroom.
When scanning the Facebook pages of your friends, you are getting a best case scenario look at their life.
Alcohol is known to be a social lubricant. But many people also use booze to help them recover from too much action and interaction.
Thanks to technology, a good chunk of the population can do their jobs at home if need be.
Likewise, when most workers go on vacation they are just a smartphone away from being back at the office — and thus not really on vacation.