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College Tricks and Tube Girl
the subway is the stage
Cara Jade Myers — Rodarte’s fresh muse — is Hollywood’s new star to watch; Anna Delvey threw a fashion show on house arrest; meet Laufey, the jazz singer charming TikTok — and now the rest of the world; and I can’t get enough of Tube Girl (my social anxiety could never).
THE GREAT COLLEGE PRICING SHAM, insider
As someone who graduated in 2010, I admittedly have not thought about the fact that college has only gotten more expensive — significantly so, it turns out — in the decade since. At the same time, fewer people see the value in it, with a YouGov survey finding that Americans of every generation agree that going to college today is "not worth the financial cost."
The main reason colleges cost so much is that labor costs in higher education have risen far more quickly than they have in other industries. Compare colleges and universities to, say, Apple and Ford. Both companies employ a lot of people with high salaries, but their prices have risen at much slower rates, or even gone down. David Feldman, an economics professor at William & Mary, explained the crucial difference to me: Ford and Apple, unlike Fordham and Appalachian State, can use technology to make its employees more productive.
M.B.A. STUDENTS VS. CHATGPT: WHO COMES UP WITH MORE INNOVATIVE IDEAS?, wsj
A competition at the Wharton School compared AI to humans in generating innovative ideas; ChatGPT4 outperformed humans in terms of quantity and quality of ideas.
GENERATIVE AI GENERATION GAP: 70% OF GEN Z USE IT WHILE GEN X, BOOMERS DON’T GET IT, forbes
70% of Gen Z uses new generative AI technologies, according to a new 4,000-person survey by Salesforce, and 68% of those who haven’t tried generative AI are Gen X or boomers.
WHY THE "NOPE, DON'T WANT KIDS" SENTIMENT IS GROWING, mediapost
A new global study from McCann finds that more than half of the 55,000 people in 28 markets surveyed are questioning whether to have children. And one in three around the world has already decided not to. It’s much higher in Canada, at 60%, followed by 53% in the U.K., 52% in France, and 51% in the U.S. and Germany.
GEN Z’S LUXURY REVOLUTION: ADAPT NOW OR FADE AWAY, jingdaily
Gen Z already accounts for 20% of luxury sales worldwide and will be the dominant customer group by 2030. Brands not catering to at least 20% Gen Z in Western countries or 35% in China risk extinction. Équité Research estimates that 50% of today's luxury brands will disappear within a decade.
AMID RECORD YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT, CHINESE GEN-Z SPENDING ON LEISURE AND TRAVEL IS UP, time
Gen Z in China is increasing spending on leisure activities like movie tickets, beauty services, and bars despite record-high youth unemployment. About 40% spent more on leisure in August than the previous month, showing a shift towards experience-based spending.
WHEN YOUR FAVORITE INFLUENCER BECOMES YOUR VACATION BUDDY, bustle
Creators are taking their online communities into real life as followers seek connection; TrovaTrip, a marketplace for creators looking to host vacations for their communities, has seen 2000% growth since the pandemic and expects to run 500 trips in 2023.
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