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MIELLE, IN THE SPOTLIGHT AFTER GOING VIRAL ON TIKTOK, JOINS P&G, nbcnews
Last week, Mielle was in the headlines for going mega-viral after being recommended by TikToker Alix Earle and subsequently selling out pretty much everywhere. (Earle, if you’ll recall, is a white influencer, and Mielle is a Black-founded hair care brand formulated for natural hair.) And then yesterday, P&G announced plans to acquire the brand. What timing! Absolutely uncanny.
LAID-OFF WORKERS ARE FLOODED WITH FAKE JOB OFFERS, wsj
A reprehensible, if effective grift: “Once the applicant accepts the offer, the phony company will ask for sensitive information like Social Security and bank account numbers or request the job seeker pay upfront for work-related equipment.”
UNDERSEXED AND OVERWORKED: WHY OXFORD UNIVERSITY’S DATING APP OXSHAG WAS RECENTLY SHUT DOWN, screenshot
The site allowed students and staff members alike to select other students or staff at the university that they wanted to “shag” all while hiding behind a computer screen. Eventual matches were only to be revealed on this year’s Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 14 February 2023 — at least that was the plan, before it was prematurely shut down.
AMERICANS ARE FOCUSING THEIR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS ON HEALTH AND BODY GOALS, ipsos
Half of millennials (50%) report losing weight as one of their New Year’s resolutions, compared to just 27% of Gen Zers. At the same time, younger Americans — millennials, Gen Z, Gen X — are more likely than baby boomers and those who are older to make resolutions around healthier eating and exercise. Says a lot about the body positivity movement and the rebranding of diet culture!
THE ‘BUY NOW, PAY LATER’ BUBBLE IS ABOUT TO BURST, atlantic
While Gen Z views credit cards as bad, they make no moral distinction between BNPL and debit. How?! These companies are despicable.
To a generation of borrowers, zero interest means free money, and the idea of paying down daily indulgences doesn’t faze many young consumers. “One thing about me? Ima Afterpay that shit,” says the creator behind All Things Naisa on TikTok, where she has more than 130,000 followers. “I don’t care if I have $40 million in my account. I don’t care if the cart came up to $6.74. Afterpay that shit!” The video has almost 180,000 likes.
One last thought: