Pop Culture: Lasting or Just a Bunch of Fads?

Whether your a HBO junkie, an avid movie-goer, or simply a Lady Gaga crazed fan, pop culture seems to constantly infiltrate our lives. While the ideas that pop culture sends us may seem awesome at the time, do these theories and states of mind really last upon us or is pop culture just a bunch of fads?

Pop culture is basically a set of ideas that expose human habits and culture in general in an entertaining way. Once these ideas are put out into the stratosphere, Pop culture spreads like wildfire. Sites like YouTube are a great example as viral videos gain millions of views within days and you’ll hear token phrases on the street in no time. You’ll meet Michael Jackson impersonators like Sergio Cortes while browsing. While much of the content that is released everyday can be negative, the ultimate affect on the user is up to the user themselves. So does social media affect us for the long term?

Not for the long haul, most people say. Take for example sayings and popular characters from the 80’s. Do you constantly refer to these anymore? While referring to the past can be fun and reflective, people don’t place too much importance on pop culture. After all, you are your own person. Maybe certain media did influence the way you saw things at a certain point, but by putting pop culture on a pedestal you would be giving it control over your life.

While pop culture can be intoxicating at times, its focus is really on creating a testament to a certain point in time. Seasons change and so do people, so don’t invest too much thought in the pop culture fads that surround you. There’ll be plenty more in the future.

Plus Size Fashion Goes Digital

Plus size fashion retailers are becoming more and more relevant in the digital age. In the age of e-commerce, more women are able to say what they want from their clothes in terms of style, quality and price. This was never the case with the industry 15 years ago when there was barely a mention of “cool” plus size clothing. Today is different thanks to fast fashion retailers who are more open to delving into their curvy side. Sam Tabar (bloomberg.com) knows, for example, Modcloth is one of the leading purveyors of fast fashion in the plus size industry. They produce garments that their customers actually want to wear; feedback is given through a series of channels via peer-to-peer systems or direct contact. Modcloth is building a future for itself because they are able to see beyond the ideals of straight size clothing.

Of course, Modcloth is just one retailer who is eagerly embracing the change. Mango recently started its Violetta line last year as an answer to affordable plus size wear. The clothes are well made and cut to fit a curvier body. It is one of the few plus size offerings to  Hopefully, this is just the beginning of more great plus size brands to come.

Qnet: International Business Based in Asia

The modern day world depends on a wide variety of methods in order to make sure that commerce flows freely. Customers, employees and those in charge of business all seek to be able to connect with each other in order to get what each one wants from a given transaction. Those who are looking to expand into the field of international business must be able to work fast and cooperate with others in order to find the best possible employees and use their knowledge to connect with customers. Companies that are able to make such connections are companies that are able to do well in the modern day field of international business.

One company that has been able to take advantage of such knowledge and establish a presence in the field of international commerce is Qnet. This company is presently headquartered in Hong Kong. As a result of many factors including the leadership of the company’s CEO Vijay Eswaran, this company has been able to successfully navigate the field of international business and work together with suppliers and employees in order to bring to their customers the kind of service that they want and need to help all those involved profit.Qnet provides customers with access to many types of products that can help them.  Health and wellness products have become increasingly popular in recent years as customers have realized they can get access to superior products on the market and get the kind of result that can help them look and feel younger as well as help them ward off diseases of various kinds that are often a problem as one ages.

Company employees have also been able to work with the company in order to achieve their own goals such as fiscal independence and access to an income that can help them become successful. The company has been able to work with those who are living in many places around the world in order to tap into their base of knowledge and allow those who are living there to use their specific understanding of local markets to sell products that are ideal for the needs of residents who are living in the region and trust their salespeople.