Shrek Raves and Fur Babies
“the hot girl walk is a mind set”
The Beavis & Butthead revival will enter a “whole new Gen Z universe”; minions are over — East Williamsburg hipsters prefer Shrek; literally nobody wants to be in the office on Fridays; and the latest dating deal-breaker is not going to therapy.
ARMPIT HAIR IS BACK, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, wsj
Shouldn’t armpit hair for all genders—embraced by celebrities, espoused by laissez-faire hippies since the 1960s—be a non-issue by now? And yet, it still has the power to raise eyebrows, even as it enters the zeitgeist again.
CAN’T TALK, I’M BUSY BEING HOT, nyt
The democratization — or “un-gatekeeping” — of hotness: “It’s a form of rebellion and a way to reclaim the narrative, especially from the damage done by fashion magazines of the ’90s and ’00s.”
ASTROLOGY ADDICTS CAN NOW SEE ZODIAC CONTENT ON BUMBLE, techcrunch
Bumble launched weekly customized astrology content in-app with astrologer Aliza Kelly. Dubbed “Astrology Tuesdays,” Bumble users in the U.S. can go to the new astrology channel within the conversations screen in Bumble’s Date mode.
ON TIKTOK, TEENS STUCK IN THE SUBURBS GET THE URBANIST PITCH, bloomberg
In the burgeoning niche that is CitiesTok, dunking on the suburbs does well (800,000 of the 176 million views on the #suburbs hashtag are on a video about the “profoundly sad” homogeneity of modern suburban developments).
SINCE ROE WAS OVERTURNED, MORE AMERICANS ARE MOVING TO STATES THAT BETTER MATCH THEIR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL BELIEFS, businessinsider
None of us saw this coming, I’m sure!
THE BEAT ON B-T-S: PARENTS READY TO SPEND, wwd
For kindergarten to 12th grade students, spending should reach $34.4 billion, or $661 a student, up 8% YoY. For college students, parents are expected to spend $28.3 billion, or an average of $1,600 per student, up 10% YoY.
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