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Where have all the babies gone?

Our recent issue of our Leisure eNewsletter included the article, Where have all the babies gone, that discusses the continuing baby bust, the continuing decline in the birth rate since 2007 that has resulted in the birth of 4.9 million … Continue reading

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Changes to the importance of work and leisure

We dug into the survey data to see if the Great Recession had any impact on how people in the U.S. value work and leisure. Continue reading

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The migration of the meaning of Place

Now the physicality of place is no longer its sole meaning. The definition of place has changed due to the Internet and mobile devices, especially the smartphone. Continue reading

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No need to socialize, as that’s what smartphones are for

It is becoming increasing clear that digital technology is shifting our social interaction with each other from taking place in the real world to taking place in the digital world and consequently . . . Continue reading

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More Evidence of the Digital Disruption of Location-Based Entertainment & Culture

So here’s what is so scary for location-based entertainment, sporting events and cultural venues, the vast majority of which are seeing a long-term trend of declining attendance. The use of mobile devices that can be used anywhere 24/7 continues to grow, and the majority of that growing screen time is being used to engage in entertainment . . . Continue reading

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