A Little Something Extra at Interzum Cologne 2017

A Little Something Extra at Interzum Cologne 2017

BY BETH ENGLISH Walking through the various halls at Interzum Cologne 2017 May 16-19 in Cologne, Germany, was a treat for the senses. Everywhere you looked, there was something to admire. As a first-time attendee, I enjoyed so much about this international show. All around us, conversations ebbed and flowed in various languages—some lilting, some […]

Consumer Reports Sheds Light—and Dark—on Mattresses

Consumer Reports Sheds Light—and Dark—on Mattresses

When Consumer Reports talks, people listen. So while we usually don’t write about other magazine stories in this column, we felt the publication’s February cover story, “Secrets to a Great Night’s Sleep,” warrants review. BY MARY BEST & BARBARA T. NELLES The 14-page feature opens with the results of a survey of 62,000 Consumer Reports […]

Picture This: Why ‘Data Visualization’ is Your Ticket to Success

Picture This: Why ‘Data Visualization’ is Your Ticket to Success

BY BARBARA T. NELLES I call this the “show me” age and the biggest winners are able to express ideas visually. The good news is you can stand out in your personal and professional communications—and maybe even make the sale—with fabulous “data visualization” tools that are relatively easy to master. We can thank an entire generation of […]