Working Woman Report News Brief (3/24/14)

AN ENTREPRENEUR OUT OF SAN FRANCISCO HAS COME UP WITH A UNIQUE WAY TO TARGET BUSY WOMEN WHO DON’T HAVE TIME TO SHOP. KATRINA LAKE IS THE BRAINS BEHIND “STITCH FIX” A COMPANY THAT USES STYLISTS TO PICK OUT CLOTHES FOR YOU. IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE STYLES THEY SEND YOU, YOU CAN SEND THEM BACK IN A PRE-PAID ENVELOPE. THE COMPANY HAS BEEN COMPARED TO A CLOTHING VERSION OF PANDORA FOR ITS DATA DRIVEN MODEL: THE MORE YOU USE STITCH FIX THE BETTER THE SERVICE GETS AT PICKING YOUR FAVORITE FASHIONS.

AND SPEAKING OF STITCHING. AN ARTICLE OUT OF THE SEATTLE TIMES REVEALS MORE MEN ARE PICKING UP KNITTING. MANY SAY THEY LOVE THE PUZZLE SOLVING ASPECT OF THE HOBBY AS WELL AS THE CALMING EFFECT. AND APPARENTLY KNITTING DOES HAVE A CALMING EFFECT. A HARVARD MEDICAL STUDY FOUND THAT THE REPETITIVE MOTIONS AND FOCUS OF NEEDLEWORK ELICIT “A RELAXATION RESPONSE AND A CALMING, MEDITATION-LIKE STATE” THAT CAUSES HEART RATE AND BLOOD PRESSURE TO DROP. FOR MORE ON THESE STORIES AND MUCH MORE SIMPLY CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE www.workingwomanreport.com

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