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-Bloomberg looks at a spate of gender-neutral clothing lines for kids that are aiming to reframe society’s gender expectations. -The FT explores the rise of comics as a form of artistic freedom in the MENA region. -“Stop capitalizing the word ‘internet,’” declares New Republic, in a reflection on what capitalization says about a word’s place in culture. […]

New insight from financial services firm Cowen predicts Amazon will be the top US clothing retailer within two years. The firm sees Amazon’s market share jumping from 5% to 14% by 2020, “comfortably passing Macy’s” in 2017.

-Business of Fashion explores nutricosmetics—digestible beauty products that are expected to become a $7.4 billion industry by 2020. -In a special report dubbed “Food and the new east,” The Calvert Journal explores the changing palate of Eastern Europe. -As YouTube celebrity proliferates, The Kernel asks, “Can Hollywood turn YouTubers into movie stars?” -A writer for Fusion looks […]

“Humans are tech’s next big thing,” declared Wired in a June 2015 headline. After years of algorithms filtering our digital lives, tech’s big players are taking cues from traditional newsrooms, hiring specialized editors and curators to create online experiences with a human touch.

-“Is velfie the new selfie?” asks StepFeed, spotlighting the video craze sweeping the Middle East. -Maxim looks at developments in the burgeoning field of VR travel. -Artificial intelligence has made huge strides in recent years, but researchers have yet to imbue machines with a sense of humor, reports MIT Technology Review. -The FT looks at […]

“An American born today has a projected average lifespan 20 full years longer than one born in 1925, and we are, as a society, growing old,” declared Time in its February 2015 cover story. Now, a new analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center looks at how this plays out geographically, finding that […]

Although known as a visual platform, Instagram is cementing its status as an essential outlet for music fans and artists. The social media giant recently launched a new channel dedicated to connecting listeners with established and emerging musicians—@music. It features beautiful visuals from musicians who “are using Instagram as a companion to the art that […]

-Business of Fashion charts the “Asian-ification” of beauty as Asian brands become key global players and influencers. -In the midst of California’s drought, consumers are adapting cooking to use less water, reports The New York Times. -BuzzFeed looks at the rocky path of today’s cereal brands and how the industry plans to revive itself. -BBC spotlights […]

A new form of luxury travel is emerging that not only entertains, but also informs and inspires. In 2014, Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks launched a program called Curiosity Retreats—a series of thought leadership lectures and events hosted at his luxe mountain resort in Colorado. The event featured seminars led by luminaries in fields including […]

-With Facebook and Apple News integrating articles seamlessly into their platforms, the Financial Times looks at the future of publishing and whether news organizations can adapt. -“Marriage equality in the US is about to create a $2.6 billion wedding boom,” predicts Quartz. -The New York Times examines how global fashion retailers are capitalizing on the […]


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