Juliet Bennett Rylah
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ChatGPT isn’t always right, but it’s fun

You’ve probably been hearing a lot of buzz about ChatGPT, and for good reason. OpenAI’s ChatGPT is an AI chatbot that uses natural language processing,...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 5, 2022

Mental health apps are changing strategies

Sometimes looking for a therapist is so frustrating, you need a therapist just to talk about that. In the US, patients face financial barriers, confusing...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 2, 2022
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Yahoo is betting on a clickbait powerhouse

Yahoo and its yodel ruled the late ‘90s internet — but in the years since, it’s seen ups, downs, and a whole lot of...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 1, 2022

Singles want partners who vote

There’s apparently no hotter accessory than an “I voted” sticker. Tinder dropped its “Year in Swipe” this week, revealing an interest in political engagement among...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 30, 2022

Let’s talk about dabloons

Doubloons were Spanish gold coins coveted by pirates. Dabloons are something else — an elaborate, entirely user-generated TikTok game surrounding a fake currency. It started...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 29, 2022
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Black Friday boomed online

For a shopping holiday known for overnight campouts and irrational customer behavior, in-person retail was kinda mild. Although in-person visits increased 2.9% from last year,...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 28, 2022

What happened to Beyond Meat?

Beyond Meat was soaring when it went public in 2019. Its faux-meats popped up in myriad restaurant and grocery chains, and at one point it...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 23, 2022

Why even QVC has a holiday rom-com

QVC, best known as a home shopping channel, is producing a holiday movie, Holly & the Hot Chocolate. And yes, it’s a romance between a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 22, 2022

The problem with rental applications

Moving sucks. Making matters worse, a report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found tenant screening reports are often inaccurate. How it works In the US,...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 18, 2022

Everyone loves Cheez-It

The humble Cheez-It: salty, flaky, flavored with real cheddar cheese, perfect in its simplicity. The crackers generate $1B in annual sales, and have become a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 16, 2022

One fake Tweet may have cost Twitter a lot

Twitter owner Elon Musk recently announced anyone could get a verified blue check for $8/mo. Chaos ensued. Last Thursday, Eli Lilly and Co. appeared to...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 15, 2022

Young people want EVs… but their wallets don’t

Gen Z apparently thinks EVs are “cool,” per a survey from auto insurance platform Jerry. They and millennials are the generations most interested in purchasing...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 14, 2022

Hangover-free beer is in

Nonalcoholic alternatives were often shunned because, well, they didn’t taste great. That’s what inspired Athletic Brewing co-founders John Walker and Bill Shufelt to brew …
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 10, 2022

TikTok vs. record labels

In the beginning, TikTok paid labels a flat fee to license music for use in users’ videos. Today, TikTok is massive: It earned $4B in revenue...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 9, 2022

Airbnb guests don’t want to pay to do chores

Airbnb once offered affordable travel that made you feel like a local. Now, prices — and cleaning fees — often exceed those of hotels, while...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 8, 2022

The top posthumous earners

They say you can’t take it with you, but you can apparently keep earning big bucks after you’ve died. Forbes revealed the year’s 13 top-earning...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 7, 2022

How Massachusetts’ election could change dental insurance

Dental insurance is confusing, and not just because you need entirely separate insurance just for your mouth bones. There’s also very little transparency into how...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 4, 2022

Pay transparency is coming

If you’re considering a new job, you want to know how much it pays, right? But how often do you find bullshit non-info like...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 3, 2022

The future of Miss Universe

It’s unclear what the winner of the Miss Universe pageant receives, but it’s rumored to include a six-figure salary, a free apartment and travel,...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 2, 2022

Pantone colors are disappearing from Adobe

Things are about to get less colorful for Adobe software users. Pantone is paywalling 15k colors in products including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign this month,...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 1, 2022

Sorry, night owls — restaurants are closing early

Late-night bites are out. Dinner at 6pm is in. A new report from restaurant data platform Datassential found that US restaurants’ weekly operating hours are...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 31, 2022

The strange business history of the Ouija board

On a recent weekend in Salem, Massachusetts, I wandered into the Salem Witch Board Museum. The site of America’s infamous witch trials in 1692, Salem is...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 28, 2022

Salty and sweet = Big bucks

Hershey’s been crushing it lately, and not just because it’s Halloween. According to The Wall Street Journal, it’s thanks to two strategies adopted by Michele...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 28, 2022

What’s up with Microsoft and the metaverse?

Given the name change and Zuck’s numerous uncanny valley demos, everyone knows Meta is all about the metaverse. But what about Microsoft? Well, recently, former HoloLens...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 27, 2022

Zoomtowns are drying up, literally

Many remote workers moved from pricey cities to cheaper areas where they could afford a home. This not only drives up housing costs, but transplants...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 25, 2022

More apps, more problems

Apple’s “there’s an app for that” was a fun ad slogan. But now, there may be too many apps for too many things. Okta, a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 20, 2022

Some workers say their job billed them for… quitting?

It’s called Training Repayment Agreement Provisions (TRAPs), a practice that’s under scrutiny from federal and state agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection …
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 19, 2022

Dunkin’ drama, explained

In 2021, Dunkin’ announced it had topped Brand Keys’ Customer Loyalty Engagement Index for out-of-home coffee for the 15th year in a row, pointing...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 18, 2022

AI can’t get enough of this fantasy artist

Polish illustrator Greg Rutkowski’s work has appeared in games like “Horizon Forbidden West” and “Dungeons & Dragons.” He’s also a popular prompt for AI image...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 13, 2022

Second-chance hiring, explained

Second-chance hiring is when companies hire people who were formerly incarcerated. It’s picking up across several industries, per The Wall Street Journal, due in part...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 12, 2022

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