DNA scissors, millennials stay at home, 3D-printed houses and fashionable robots.
–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.
–Wired takes a deep dive into the DNA editing technique CRISPR and how it could change human life as we know it.
-Despite an improved job market, US millennials are still choosing to live at home with family, reports Pew Research.
-This could be related to rising housing prices: as the US senior population grows and downsizes, millennials are competing with boomers for rentals, reports Bloomberg.
-Nielsen’s newest consumer confidence report finds confidence at a stable level for the past year, with about half the markets surveyed seeing increased confidence this quarter.
–eMarketer looks at Instagram’s mobile ad revenue—projected at nearly $3 billion by 2017.
-“The ‘Made in the Middle East’ label is being courted from Beijing to Miami,” declares Gulf News.
-Sri Lanka has become the first country to get universal internet through Google’s Project Loon, reports TechCrunch.
–The New York Times looks at how millennials are ditching the wedding registry, opting for cash over gifts.
–Fortune takes a look at a startup out to revolutionize home building using 3D printing.
-In the midst of slow economic growth in Southeast Asia, ecommerce is thriving, says The FT.
-As Amazon continues to flex its fashion muscles, it’s just opened a 46,000 square-foot photo studio in London to showcase its inventory, notes TechCrunch.
–The New York Times explores our current cultural fixation on human-like robots, and how the fashion industry has helped shape it.
–The Atlantic explores the gender pay gap and “why women shouldn’t have to act like dudes at work.”
–The Telegraph looks at the oldest gen Zers, who are coming of age and entering the workforce.
–The New York Times looks at the rising cohort of young workers learning to code, quitting their day jobs, and moving on to six-figure salaries in the booming tech world.
-And, taking “Christmas in July” to the next level, Google has already released its 2015 holiday shopping trends.
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