Pearls are fall’s biggest beauty trend; “clown lips” are trending on TikTok; Megan Thee Stallion is launching a hot sauce with Popeyes (Hot Girl Meg, indeed); Chanel gets into resale with a one bag per person policy; and Crockpot is now making NFTs (who greenlit this idea?!).
DATING APPS WERE ‘GETTING OLD.’ WHY NOT TRY SOMETHING OLDER?
The weekly newsletter Hot Singles (which lives — where else? — on Substack) proves a welcome alternative for young people who, in the words of one fan, “just lack the will to live on the apps.” Dating Substacks > Hinge/Tinder/Bumble. nyt
↳ Tinder is releasing a new ‘Plus One’ feature to help users find a wedding date; they’re also partnering with WeddingWire, a wedding planning resource company, to help single guests cover the costs of wedding season through a new Wedding Grant giveaway. techcrunch
WHY EVERYONE FROM NETFLIX TO PEPSI ARE TWEETING RED FLAG EMOJIS
The internet continues to mystify. nypost
↳ TikTok's new beauty trend is using lube as a makeup primer, according to Teen Vogue 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩 (Did I do the meme right?)
FOR MILLENNIALS AND GEN Z, THE AMERICAN DREAM MAY REQUIRE A MOVE
After having a “should we hop in a car and be nomads for a year?” conversation just this morning, this piece really hits home (pun very much not intended). nbcnews
↳ ‘It is devastating’: the millennials who would love to have kids – but can’t afford a family. Yeesh. I suspect this will only get worse with Gen Z. guardian
MEET THE MILLENNIAL AND GEN Z FOUNDERS DRESSING JILL BIDEN, OPENING NFT ART GALLERIES, AND RAISING MILLIONS IN FUNDING
The US saw 4.3 million new business applications in 2020—a 24.3% increase from 2019—and there’s already 3.8 million so far this year. I suspect, like, 75% of them were founded by young people, and Business Insider compiled a list of the coolest ones. insider (paywall but genuinely worth it)
↳ Meet the 26-year-old Instagram influencer who wants to ‘help you get your money sh*t together!’ fortune
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