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THE SURPRISING SURGE OF FAITH AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE, wsj
In Friday’s episode of How Long Gone, the guys were talking about how religion is suddenly “cool” again while discussing Jerry Lorenzo’s celeb-studded multimillion-dollar Fear of God fashion show, which now feels oddly prescient, given this WSJ headline. The reasoning certainly tracks: “Young adults, theologians and church leaders attribute the increase in part to the need for people to believe in something beyond themselves after three years of loss.”
MEET THE PEOPLE WORKING 3 JOBS TO AFFORD EREWHON, thecut
Some Gen Zers live with their parents to afford luxury handbags; others live with their parents to afford Erewhon. The grocery store has become a “fixture on social media, earning a regular place on DeuxMoi’s Sunday Spotted”; it’s also become an IYKYK status symbol, a meet-cute for singles, and the reason some young people in LA are living paycheck to paycheck.
GEN-X BANKERS WARN GEN-Z CONTENT CREATORS: DON'T GIVE UP THE DAY JOB, ft
Within the past few weeks, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup have published “rivalrous, chunky primers on the present and future of the global creator economy,” both of which “are sublime examples of what happens when Generation X bankers try to quantify the financial opportunities for Generation Z of the offspring of Generation Y approaching teenagehood as members of Generation Alpha.”
WELCOME TO THE AGE OF AUTOMATED DATING, wapo
AI-powered tools like Rizz, Keys, and Your Move — the latter of which uses GPT3 to help users flirt — are making dating apps less monotonous and more enjoyable.
TIKTOK’S HOTTEST GEN Z POET ACCUSED OF BLATANT PLAGIARISM, dailybeast
Aliza Grace is a 19-year-old poet with over 600,000 followers on TikTok and 16 (!) poetry books on Amazon — but, according to an ongoing 65-tweet-long viral thread, “most of her poetry is blatantly copied from writers big and small, singers, canonical poets or…Instagram memes.”
MORE GEN ZERS OWN HOMES THAN GEN XERS AND MILLENNIALS DID AT THEIR AGE, morningbrew
And Gen Z’s favorite place to buy a house is…Virginia Beach, VA, where they accounted for 9% of all home purchases last year. The median house sale price for a Gen Z buyer in the area was $255,000 in 2022…$199,525 less than the average median sale price in the US last year.
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