Fast Five

SWC’s Fast Five

Last week’s Fast Five reported how fewer men were going to college and this week, same-same about working. Please be amazed at just a few of the innovations we enjoy thanks to our Hispanic friends, that Millennials have flipped the script, that paying deposits on some product – and getting it back when we return the packaging – is about to be a thing again, and America, you’re bunchers v folders when it comes to toilet paper and that is not cool for the environment.

So, here’s this week’s Fast Five:

1 Seven ways men live in America without working

The wealthier our nation has become over the decades the less men are working. Fact is there is just a ton of money sloshing around in our country. And men seem to be able to get their hands on it, whether obtained legally, borrowed, leeched off of or stolen.

2 Hispanic heritage month: For color TVs, mending the ozone layer – gracias!

These and other contributions helped modernize how we could see the world; improve women’s health and expand women’s roles beyond the home; and identify dangerous emissions and how to reduce them.

3 The things we don’t know about our toilet paper

Soft? Quilted? Strong? The familiar adjectives from the supermarket aisle play no role in the Natural Resources Defense Council’s annual toilet paper scorecard. Consumers who pick products based on their green credibility will be troubled to learn big-name brands get poor marks compared to startups that typically cost more.

4 Loop hopes to go mainstream with reusable packaging

Reusable packaging – from stainless steel to glass jars – is about to become more common at grocery stores and restaurants worldwide. Loop, a company that collects and sanitizes reusable containers, will begin selling products worldwide in reusable packages by the first quarter of 2022.

5 Millennials emerge from their parents’ basement as the most confident generation in the U.S.

May be time to give the media tendency to treat this entire generation of 72 million people as deeply troubled and annoying – downwardly mobileself-centered and (gasp!) too fond of fancy coffee drinks – a rest. Millennials today stand out as the most confident U.S. generation, according to LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence survey.