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Articles by Kate MacArthur

The time has come for Americans to embrace mental wellness

by // August 1, 2018

It’s been a week since singer and mental wellness advocate Demi Lovato was hospitalized for a suspected drug overdose. People on Twitter are continuing conversations about her addiction and anxiety struggles. Andy Spade, the widower of late designer Kate Spade, posted an Instagram tribute to her, two months after her suicide. But while many openly… continue »

Equality at work doesn’t exist say most Canadian women

by // June 20, 2018

As American women grapple with gender equality, so do their Canadian sisters. Seventy-six percent of Canadian women believe there is no equality in the workplace, according to new consumer research called The Truth About Canadian Women. McCann Worldgroup Canada is performing a five-part study throughout 2018 on the changing roles of women in Canadian society,… continue »

Beauty consumers are shopping differently. Should beauty retailers rethink?

by // June 8, 2018

The competition for beauty shoppers is getting ugly. Department stores where high-end cosmetics counters have been for decades are closing. Shoppers increasingly are buying online. Skin care is growing faster than makeup and getting more natural, technical and medicine-based. Now, prestige beauty giants that dominate the industry are rethinking their businesses. That means selling more… continue »

Adulting is hard but brands have come to the rescue

by // June 5, 2018

When a New York court upheld the eviction of a family’s 30-year-old son, it represented a drama playing out across American homes: getting lingering adult children to move out. It’s no wonder it seems that “adulting” – slang for doing grown-up tasks – is harder than ever. The prospects for Americans having a better life… continue »