While technology has provided convenience, flexibility, and global connectivity in our daily lives, it has also made us long for the warmth of more tactile experiences — things with a human touch. This creative research suggests we’re recognizing the need to slow down and unplug, allowing time for low-tech activities, creative pursuits, and relationships.

Carpe Diem: The Report

After the economic uncertainty of recent years, we're older, wiser, and choosing to live each day to its fullest. Carpe Diem is all about restoring our balance with fulfilling experiences, positive attitudes, and investment in ourselves. See how people are finding responsible ways to maximize fun and fulfillment.

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Trends - Live
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Revel in the here and now, with a focus on activities that are both conscientious and rewarding.

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Trends - Work
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With start-ups and freelancing on the rise, maintaining a healthy work/life balance is the key to thriving on the job.

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Trends - Play
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Even for adults, finding outlets for play is as important as exercise for maintaining mental and physical health.

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Trends - Shop
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With permissible indulgences and sober splurges, we’re treating ourselves in ways that won’t break the bank.

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