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Situationships and Panda Dunks
"the vigor of a Midwestern high school track coach"
Situationships are trending among Gen Z women; Chlöe Bailey was cast in the big-screen adaptation of Bob Dylan musical Girl From The North Country; and meet Tilly Keeper, the newest star of the Netflix series You, which returns tomorrow.
TIKTOK IS CRUSHING YOUTUBE IN ANNUAL STUDY OF KIDS’ AND TEENS’ APP USAGE, techcrunch
Kids in 2022 saw their average daily use of TikTok climb to 107 minutes — which is 60% longer than the time they spent watching video content on YouTube (67 minutes). TikTok not only topped the average daily usage of other video apps, like Netflix (48 mins.) and Disney+ (40 mins.), it also came out ahead of other social apps, including Snapchat (72 mins.), Instagram (45 mins.), Facebook (20 mins.), Pinterest (16 mins.) and Twitter (10 mins.) among the under-18 crowd.
NIKE’S PANDA DUNKS WERE A COLLECTOR’S DREAM, UNTIL EVERYONE STARTED WEARING THEM, wsj
In early 2021, Panda Dunks were going for $280 — 2½ times the sticker price — on the resale market. “Then Nike did something that sneakerheads didn’t expect. The company, stepping on the thrill, restocked the Panda Dunk several times after the initial release. Suddenly the shoes were everywhere, which can be the kiss of death for collectors and die-hards who are trying to look different.”
WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD™, curbed
A new “project” off the Morgan L stop in Brooklyn combines the “serendipity of a college campus, the co-creation of Burning Man, the agency of Silicon Valley, the vigor of a Midwestern high school track coach, and the culture of New York City.”
HOW GEN Z AND THE GREAT RESIGNATION CREATED A WAVE OF OVERINFLATED JOB TITLES, insider
Since 2019, employers have tripled their use of the word "lead" in early-career tech jobs, upped their use of "principal" by 57%, and cut their use of the word "junior" by half.
GEN Z WOULD RATHER TALK ABOUT THEIR MENTAL HEALTH AND SEX LIFE THAN THE STATE OF THEIR FINANCES, fortune
Interesting new research, given that Gen Z has a reputation for championing salary transparency: 30% of Gen Zers are comfortable discussing mental health, sexual experiences, and politics, but only a quarter are comfortable talking about their salary and savings. And while 48% of the general population said that their friends know more about their sexual experiences than their debt, this jumped to 66% for 18 to 25-year-olds.
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