Asians are the highest earning population in the US, FLAPers, how the economy in the UK is transforming eating habits
-The Pew Research Center finds that “Asians are the fastest-growing, most educated and highest-earning population in the U.S.,” reports The Wall Street Journal.
-In the U.K., hard times and high prices have transformed eating habits, reports The Economist.
-Asia now has more more high-net-worth individuals than North America, according to the annual Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management study.
-In a vicious circle, the rising use of air-conditioning in emerging markets is expected to spur global warming, reports The New York Times.
–The Economist examines how goods convey status in China, where knockoffs are rampant.
–Time examines “the life and times” of the American Dream, an “enduring yet embattled idea.”
–The Daily Mail reports on a new cohort of “FLAPers (Financially Liberated and Positively Single)” in the U.K., a manifestation of our trend Marriage Optional.
-In China, women are getting pickier about the men they date, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
-The rise of metrosexuals in China is now a “driving force” behind the market’s beauty business, with international brands benefiting, according to WWD Beauty.
–The Atlantic releases its list of the biggest ideas in 2012 (so far).
-Teens are going beyond Facebook, trying out niche social sites like Tumblr and Foursquare, reports USA Today.
-An Ad Age columnist argues that the battle for consumer attention is shifting to apps and that new mobile behaviors “could upend the entire marketing ecosystem.”
-Online tracking has sharply increased over the last two years, according to a new study.
-A Mashable columnist outlines “5 Digital Trends Shaping the Consumer Experience.”
-A study by Intel finds that more travelers are taking their tech devices with them.
-Slate’s series on the future of food spotlights “the most important cooking tools of tomorrow” and why cookbooks will become extinct. And a New York Times video investigates how new technology is changing kitchens.
-Fearful of the chemicals in plastic and seeking to be more eco-friendly, consumers are embracing reusable glass containers, according to The New York Times.
-In the age of the e-reader, book fairs are thriving, reports The Guardian. In France, government regulation is helping to keep bookstores alive, according to The New York Times. Meanwhile, Time outlines how libraries are reinventing themselves.
–The Wall Street Journal looks at how poor grammar is becoming a growing cause of miscommunication and confusion in the workplace.
-In a bid to improve employee health, companies are finding more ways to get workers moving around the office, according to The Wall Street Journal.
-The Los Angeles Times reports that visiting (or living in) Brazil is an increasingly expensive proposition.
–The Wall Street Journal spotlights the debate over whether too many young people are going to college, given the cost of tuition and the state of the job market.
–The Guardian looks at how new technologies are helping to improve responses to humanitarian crises.