San Diego, California - As water sport season draws near, sales of recreation kayaks were up 21 percent, or over $42 million, and 18 percent in unit sales in the 12 months ending February 2016, according to global information company The NPD Group. Looking at the top items that make up this increase, the vast majority of those items are fishing kayaks.

Berkeley, California - Recently a San Francisco-based entrepreneur sparked a flurry of online comments when he wrote about his co-founder’s experiences “fundraising while pregnant,” among venture capitalists, who are overwhelmingly male.

Ann Arbor, Michigan - If you think that not wearing a seat belt affects only yourself, think again, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

New York - Teenage females in the U.S. are changing when it comes to the types of clothing sizes they are purchasing, according to the 2015 Women’s Special Sizes Study from global information company The NPD Group. While there has been a sizeable decline among U.S. teens purchasing in the junior size category – from 81 percent in 2012, to 73 percent in 2015 – the percentage of those purchasing plus-size clothing has grown almost two-fold – now 34 percent, compared to 19 percent in 2012.

San Diego, California - Spring officially arrives this weekend, which means a lot of people will be rolling up their sleeves and starting major cleaning projects in and around their homes.

San Diego, California - We love eating out.

The National Restaurant Association estimates Americans eat one out of every four meals away from home.

San Diego, California - The fall and winter months are more commonly associated with warm coats than camping tents, but with 2015 being the second warmest year on record in the U.S. (behind 2012), annual outerwear sales were flat and camping-related equipment helped to grow the outdoor industry in 2015, according to global information company The NPD Group.