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A MAJORITY OF MILLENNIAL AND GEN-Z INVESTORS ARE TAKING PERSONAL LOANS OR BORROWING FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO INVEST IN STOCKS

What could go wrong? insider

NORTON SPECIAL REPORT FINDS YOUNG AMERICANS ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO CYBER STALK

60% of Gen Z and millennials who have been in a romantic relationship admit to stalking an ex online. Stalking, here, is defined as “checking in” on someone online without their knowledge (so, for instance, looking at their IG profile or reading their tweets), which means that 40% of young people are lying. yahoo

HOW TINNED FISH BECAME THE INTERNET'S NEWEST OBSESSION

At this point, it’s not news that tinned fish is a hot “new” (tinned fish has been around since year 1830) thing. But I do think it’s cool how companies like Fishwife are getting teens — famously picky! — to devour sardines. (Also this quote: “Tinned fish is the ultimate hot girl food,” says Goldfarb. “There is no food that will make you hotter than tinned fish.) nylon

WALMART’S MUSAB BALBALE: ‘THE ETHOS OF GEN Z SQUARELY MATCHES WALMART’S ETHOS’

Quite the, uh, bold headline, but I do admire what Walmart is trying to do with partnerships like Uoma by Sharon C, a Gen Z-inspired, Black-owned, sustainable beauty brand from Sharom Chuter. (As an aside, the Gap Home line, which debuted at Walmart today, is giving off serious Parachute vibes.) glossy // Related: Will virtual fitting rooms push Walmart to the fashion forefront? retaildive

STRING TING AND THE MAKING OF A CULT ACCESSORY BRAND

In its first six months, the company — which counts Dua Lipa, Gigi Hadid, and Kaia Gerber among its fans — averaged more than 100% growth month on month, and is now on track to achieve seven-figure revenue in its first year of business. ft

MEET THE 22-YEAR-OLD VINTAGE SELLER ID’ING YOUR FAVORITE SEX AND THE CITY LOOKS ON TIKTOK

She was a baby when SATC debuted. r29 // Plus: Kering invests in luxury handbag rental company Cocoon, as younger consumers look to the sharing economy. thefashionlaw

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