The rise of 'compassion fatigue'; Daniel Kaluuya is writing a dystopian Netflix drama; Lizzo — the “paragon of body positivity” — is launching shapewear; and Balenciaga is one of the world’s most influential brands, according to Time.
FACEBOOK PAID GOP FIRM TO MALIGN TIKTOK, wapo
I saw this headline making the rounds on Twitter and thought, hoo boy that sounds bad. And then I read it and it’s so much worse. (If you get the paywall, head over here.)
One trend Targeted Victory sought to enhance through its work was the “devious licks'' challenge, which showed students vandalizing school property. Through the “Bad TikTok Clips” document, the firm pushed stories about the “devious licks” challenge in local media across Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C.
FOR GEN Z, THE FUTURE OF WORK MUST BE FLEXIBLE, fastco
Well, obviously. According to Handshake (which is inarguably Gen Z’s preferred job search platform), only 7% percent of all full-time jobs were remote but generated 17% of all applications through our app, and the top keyword search in 2021 was “remote.” Companies that are holding out on not going fully remote (or at least remote optional) after two full years of pandemic-induced remote…what are you thinking?
TIKTOK STAR EMILY ZUGAY REDESIGNS DEUTSCH LA’S LOGO FOR APRIL FOOLS' DAY, adage
Is this the only good April Fools’ Day brand initiative? Quite possibly! The agency tapped @emilyzugay, who is TikTok famous for her brilliantly bad logo redesigns, to redesign their logo.
THE NEW SOBER-ISH, vox
This isn’t explicitly about young people, but it begins with a great anecdote about a microdose-happy Gen Zer that I think probably speaks to larger generational habits:
Jamie, a 24-year-old from Albany, New York, has tried everything to improve her mood. She burned through two and a half years of therapy, reams of self-help literature, and so many tangerine-orange cylinders full of antidepressants. She has made significant lifestyle changes, like signing up for a regimented exercise program and leaving her suffocating hometown. Though Jamie’s anxiety became easier to manage, she still felt like something was missing, somewhere in the pit of her being.
THEY MISSED STUDENT LOAN PAYMENTS. YEARS LATER, THEY’RE STUCK IN CREDIT HELL., vice
After reading this, you’ll want to do more than microdose.
One last thought: