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Thanksgiving Wishes From Consumer Eyes

Below is a reprint from yesterday's New York Times Op-Ed. We are sure many of you read it, but just in case you missed it, we wanted to send it along as 'food for thought.'

Op-Ed Contributor: Food Without Fear

November 23, 2004

By DAN BARBER

Eye Types: Pet Pamperers

Consumer Eyes is proud to announce our latest publication, the eye guide, vol.2: eye types! Inside you'll find dozens of compelling, multi-dimensional consumer portraits we call Eye Types.

Eye Types such as Pet Pamperers.

Eye Types: HyperParents

Consumer Eyes is proud to announce our latest publication, the eye guide, vol.2: eye types! Inside you'll find dozens of compelling, multi-dimensional consumer portraits we call Eye Types.

Eye Types such as HyperParents.

Parenting has always been a nervous business. But HyperParents are consumers willing to try or buy absolutely anything they think will keep their child safe, or raise him or her above the common horde. Favorite products and services include:

Eye Types: Clutch Potatoes

Some Americans spend so much of their lives in their cars that they qualify as Clutch Potatoes. They're always seeking new ways to make the most of the time they spend in their 4-wheeled dominion, and thanks to drive-through ATMs, fast food and fully-reclinable seats for easy napping they've got fewer and fewer reasons to leave the driver's seat.

Wrinkle Free

On a recent plane ride, we met a dermatologist from Down Under who is doing some very progressive non-invasive treatments to get rid of wrinkles. We were fascinated by the details, and we think you will be, too.

Meat Market

Today's hottest club scenes are filled not with cosmos and dancers, but with carnivores and T-bones.

The steakhouse is back- and it's not your father's steakhouse. Today's chophouse appeals more to the female population (no big surprise here, since all the skinny girls fear carbs more than they do Mad Cow Disease).

At hot steakhouses like L.A.'s Lincoln Steakhouse Americana and The Lodge, you'll find lighter décor, velvet ropes and club-style music. What you won't find, besides carbs, are pot-bellied men puffing cigars.

The Butt Facial

Just in time for summer - when your tushy will presumably have its day in the sun - it's the Butt Facial!

OK, it might be at the bottom of your list, but hipsters in L.A. and New York are taking their derrieres straight to the spa.

The butt facial at Brooklyn's Spa Secret starts with a scraping of the skin (ouch!), then the cheeks are massaged with a skin-firming gel and wrapped in a mask that goes from hot to cold. At the Roxbury Spa in Beverly Hills, they'll tone, buff, de-blemish and polish your butt, and they claim to also be able to get rid of cellulite.

Retro Fitness

Many of today's exercises are resurrected from the past. The popular Pilates, for example, was first practiced by dancers back in the 1940's. Now, several 'new' exercises borrowed from other times and places are poised to knock Pilates off its pedestal.

Blueberry Season

While the rest of the world is taking advantage of the summer crop by mixing blueberries into muffin batters and cereal, some food scientists have found an alternate source for them... your meat.

The Drink Doctor

We've been hearing a lot about consumers who are coming out of their cocoons. Apparently, going OUT is back IN.

But, for those who fear that long, wild nights will imperil their overscheduled, deadline-filled days, there's a new product to consider.

It's a dietary supplement called Dr, intended to prevent hangovers. Dr comes in the form of drops that a party-goer can add to his or her alcoholic drink. The number of drops needed vary according to the type of drink (beer calls for 6 drops, hard alcohol 5, and wine just 4).

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