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‘It Girl’ of New York and Mental Health, Innit
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WHY ARE SO MANY YOUNG AMERICANS ADOPTING FAKE BRITISH ACCENTS?, theguardian
“I said, ‘It’s affecting me mental health, innit?’” said Brinton Parker, a 30-year-old who lives in the Bay Area and works in tech marketing. “And my boss was like, ‘Why did you say it like that?’ I think it adds levity to a vulnerable situation. The tougher the conversation, the more Cockney I become.”
THE C-WORD IS EVERYWHERE RIGHT NOW, rollingstone
It’s one of the most divisive words in the English language and — thanks to the LGBTQ community — it is having a moment.
Thanks to LGBTQ people, drag culture, and Stan Twitter, a new generation has been reclaiming “c*nt” online, eliminating its misogynistic meaning and positioning it as something aspirational. “Serving c*nt” now connotes ultimate girlboss status. If you “live, serve c*nt, then die,” that’s a life well lived. To be “mother c*ntress” or “the c*ntiest bitch” means you’ve made it. Think “ballsy” or “baller” but for women.
YOUNG WORKERS VALUE WORK-LIFE BALANCE. THEY’RE JUST BAD AT IT., wsj
According to Deloitte’s annual survey of millennials and Gen Zers, fancy titles and fat salaries are far less impressive than good old-fashioned work-life balance. The youngest people in the office say the peers they most admire carve out personal time and live life on their own terms.
FORBES MAGAZINE’S NEW MAJORITY OWNER IS A 28-YEAR-OLD BILLIONAIRE WHO MADE HIS MONEY IN SELF-DRIVING CAR TECH, fortune
Austin Russell, a 28-year-old automotive technology tycoon, plans to serve as a visionary for the Forbes brand and won’t be involved in day-to-day operations. Sounds like a Succession plotline.
VOGUE'S MET GALA LIVESTREAM NOTCHED 53 MILLION VIEWS IN 24 HOURS, adweek
It’s not often that legacy media has impressive numbers to share, and yet: More than 53 million people tuned in to watch Vogue’s third livestream of the Met Gala and within the first 24 hours, the livestream doubled its reach from the year prior. Over the seven-day period following the event, the publisher generated 1.2 billion video views and 650 million social video views — up 82% and 30% year over year, respectively.
CHLOE SEVIGNY'S 'SALE OF THE CENTURY' CAUSES A FRENZY, wapo
“She’s been the ‘it girl’ of New York since the it girl of New York even started,” said Waverly Bruno, 27, speculating that there might be a number of pieces inside “that were in iconic moments of history.” Among the starry-eyed zoomers were a few genuinely famous faces, including actress Tommy Dorfman, who gave Sevigny a big hug, and the security consultant and whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
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