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Shrek Makeup and #Sobertok
Plus, the meme-ification of Princess Di
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The kid from Stranger Things launched a Nutella competitor called TBH; esports giant (turned influencer marketing agency) FaZe Clan is planning to IPO; Angelina Jolie’s Gen Z offspring are unsurprisingly rad; beauty gets in on Shrek’s ‘die-hard’ online fan base; Gen Zers have an average total of $16,043 in debt; and job satisfaction among millennial and Gen Z workers just hit a new low point.
HOW TIKTOK IS ENCOURAGING 'SOBER CURIOSITY'
Inside the world of #Sobertok, a diverse community (“ranging from older people, eager to share the wisdom and experiences from decades of sobriety, to ‘sober curious’ young people”) that’s going viral (to the tune of 1.8 billion views). i-D
YOUNG PEOPLE SAY DISCONNECT KEEPS THEM FROM CHURCH
Half of young people ages 13 to 25 say they don’t think that religious institutions care as much as they do about issues that matter deeply to them. (To that I say: Only half???) wsj
WHY ARE GEN Z COLLECTING 20-YEAR-OLD IPODS?
The antiquated device has a global following — one subreddit has nearly 18,000 members who are dedicated to collecting and using iPods — and “many of them aren’t old enough to remember the debut of the first iPod on October 23 2001.” dazed
THE 14-YEAR-OLD WHO FOUNDED GIRLS WHO HACK IS INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF HACKERS
This is just so badass. vice
HOW SPENCER, THE CROWN AND THE INTERNET TURNED PRINCESS DIANA INTO A GEN-Z QUEEN
The meme-ing of Princess Diana — or “Ar Di” to Gen Z fans — is not something I anticipated. independent
This affectionate mockery, very much a form of love, is “a take on how everyone’s mum loves ‘Ar Di’,” thinks 24-year-old Harry Jones. “The national outpouring of grief when she died speaks for itself. People felt like they knew her. And so I think Gen-Z look at that and see it as an extension of taking the piss out of the older generation.”
One last thought: