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-Bloomberg spotlights a wave of Saudi women harnessing Instagram to pursue entrepreneurship despite societal restrictions. -Uber is taking cues from public transit, planning route systems that streamline urban transport, says Fortune. -As economic downturn continues in Brazil, Business of Fashion looks at the country’s shrinking luxury market. -In the midst of economic recovery, US Goodwill […]

-Our worldwide director Lucie Greene weighs in on fashion’s changing gender landscape in The New York Times. -Business Insider looks at how former retail king Gap is revamping its approach for the next generation. -“Is disability fashion’s forgotten diversity frontier?” asks Dazed. -Facebook is now a higher source of traffic to news sites than Google, […]

Half of young people in the UK don’t identify as 100% heterosexual, according to new research from British firm YouGov. Among 18- to 24-year-olds, 46% said they were fully heterosexual, 6% said fully homosexual, and 43% placed themselves somewhere in the middle of the spectrum.

-Vanity Fair takes an intimate look at the “dating apocalypse” of today’s app-enabled romance. -The Independent explores the decline of the UK nightclub scene as millennials opt for more Instagram-worthy experiences. -After facing social media backlash, Target is now doing away with gender distinctions in its toy and home goods aisles, reports Fast Company. -Facebook’s […]

-Ventures Africa explores how Airbnb is set to take the African hospitality industry by storm. -The Washington Post looks at how the “right to be forgotten” movement is spreading from Europe to the US. -The New York Times explores our cultural fascination with Resting Bitch Face and why evaluating women based on likeability is a problem. […]

A new analysis of Census data from Pew Research finds that even in an improved job market, millennials are living at home with their families at a stable (or even slightly higher) rate.

-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.


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