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Distracti-Pression and Doll-Core
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TikTok is obsessed with a 26-year-old American rapper from Rochester, Minnesota named Yung Gravy; wellness vapes are all the rage; Hermès is heading to Williamsburg; and meet the vasectomy influencers.
THE AGE OF DISTRACTI-PRESSION, nyt
”For me, everything felt a lot more pointless. It didn’t feel like I was in school — I just felt like I was in a dream. So I didn’t feel like I needed to do my assignments, because I didn’t feel like anything I did at that time actually mattered,” says a 13-year-old rising eighth-grader in Colorado who now takes the antidepressant Paxil and the stimulant Adderall.
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THE RESURGENCE OF AMERICAN GIRL DOLL-CORE, huffpo
Millennials and Gen Z women who have grown out of their doll phase have found community in the meme pages taking over Instagram and Twitter. The dolls have become a rallying cry, both for the nostalgia of our childhoods and as a protest against the series of unfortunate historical events we’ve been living through.
HOW ALLISON BORNSTEIN BECAME TIK TOK'S FAVORITE PERSONAL STYLIST, harpersbazaar
On TikTok, Bornstein’s Three Word Method — her theory that everyone’s style can be synthesized into three adjectives — has gone viral. She takes requests to ID celebrities’ three words like a daytime style DJ: from Zoë Kravitz (sexy, edgy, effortless) to Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy (classic, minimal, elegant) to Kaia Gerber (tailored, classic, sporty).
THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER PAIR MAKING IT BIG ON TIKTOK OOTDS, fashionista
A one-two #FashionTok punch, this 17-year-old Gen Zer and her super-chic Gen Xer mom have gone viral on the app for their incredible style. This interview is a delight.
HOW A PARODY SONG ABOUT PERU’S EX-PRESIDENT TOPPED SPOTIFY CHARTS, guardian
”El Bebito Fiu Fiu” sparked a mixture of curiosity and amusement as it swept through Spanish-language social media. The reggaeton star Bad Bunny sang it live on Instagram, Real Madrid’s official TikTok account played the song on a video introducing new players and Marvel Spain used it to promote its latest Thor movie.
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