Sustainable LEGOs, boomerang kids, biodynamic beauty.
–As moms show interest in marijuana, companies are designing new products that meet the needs of motherhood, writes The Atlantic.
–In a commitment to use more sustainable materials, LEGO has started making pieces from plant-based plastic, explains The Guardian.
–A new study shows a decline in empty nesters’ quality of life when their adult children move back home, reports BBC.
–Well + Good explores how farm-to-face beauty brands are investing in biodynamics.
–Tencent has created digital contracts that let children negotiate game time as a reward for doing housework or getting good grades, discusses Engadget.
–The Economist explores how startups are embedding purification technology in scarves, windows, and jewelry to create cleaner air in cities.
–Millennials prefer eating out and are less willing to cook than previous generations, which provides lots of opportunity for the catering industry, explains Business Insider.
–A fashion campaign without models? Alexander Wang’s new ads take a stand against unrealistic beauty standards by showing only clothes and quotes from the models involved. The Wall Street Journal investigates.
–CaliBurger’s newest employee is a burger-flipping robot, providing a solution to high employee turnover in the fast food industry, reports the Washington Post.
–In a stance against gun violence, Bumble has banned images of firearms and other weapons from its app. Via The New York Times.
–Although Airbnb has traditionally been associated with millennial budget travelers, they recently announced two luxury tiers to attract high-end clients, announced Vogue.