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Bitcoin Cult and Family Dinner
all the cute boys wearing baggy clothes
Billie Eilish and Nike team up for sustainable Air Force 1 collab; Rachel Sennott and Emma Seligman’s sex comedy has quite the cast, from Kaia Gerber to Marshawn Lynch; and why are people with no social media so damn hot?
GOODBYE, MINIMALISM: HOW GEN Z IS RESHAPING RETAIL PRODUCT DESIGN, morningbrew
How to package products for Gen Z, according to design firms, typeface companies, and brands. Whereas millennials prefer a less-is-more aesthetic (see: The Wing), more is more is more for today’s young consumers.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT JACK HARLOW?, harpersbazaar
Harlow has a way of appealing directly to Black women — and whether it's born out of a true emotional affinity or simply a clever marketing move, it's definitely working.
‘WE’RE A CULT’: INSIDE BITCOIN’S SHAMELESS HYPEFEST, dailybeast
“Once you get into bitcoin, there is no way back,” the man, whose name was Pablo, said over piles of women’s underwear emblazoned with the cryptocurrency’s logo. A sign behind him read: “Panties for Bitcoin.”
WHY AMERICAN TEENS ARE SO SAD, atlantic
Yeesh, what a heavy read. Apparently, the four forces propelling the rates of depressing among young people are: 1. Social media use; 2. Sociality is down; 3. The world is stressful—and there is more news about the world’s stressors; and 4. Modern parenting strategies. Which brings us to…
GEN Z IS THE LONELIEST GENERATION — AND IT'S THEIR PARENTS FAULT, insider
Too many excurriculars, not enough family dinners.
Before we blame social media, or other aspects of American culture, it's important to recognize that a lot of this pressure comes from parents. A large-scale study of middle- and high-school students found that "teenagers value achievement more than caring, in large part because they think their parents do."
One last thought: