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It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

When can we start enjoying nightlife again? 

Scientists don’t want you to be going out right now. But if you must …

What’s the deal with fictional influencers?

One tech company has created a slate of scripted influencers. But how is anyone supposed to tell what’s real and what isn’t?

MLMs might not be able to get away with their shady promises much longer

The past, present, and future of body image in America

The best $160 I ever spent: A session with a Black therapist

A last will and testament can be a huge fight for families

Money Talks: The couple that grew up with very different relationships to spending

Why so many people undercharge for their work

Couch Guy and the nightmare of going viral 

The problem with America’s semi-rich

The thorny truth about socially responsible investing

The appeal and the shortcomings of women-only gyms

Banks don’t want your money right now

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Americans throw away too many clothes. Poorer countries are left with the waste.

The great book shortage of 2021, explained

24 hours offline with the VIPs of NYC TikTok

Should you invest in little bits of paintings, cars, and comedians?

The best $200 I ever spent: A stroller that made me feel welcome in public

Apple picking is a bizarre imitation of hard work

Oh, the performative faux labor of it all.

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How mental health became a social media minefield

Social media is now basically WebMD for mental health.

The problem with corporate “values”

Meg Ryan fall and the unsettling joy of another pandemic autumn

Elder-friendly technology is a growing market

How MLMs took advantage of the pandemic

The sad, predictable limits of America’s “economic recovery”

Officially, the Covid-19 recession lasted just two months. So why are so many still suffering?

What would a healthy social media platform even look like?

How to make your job search suck a little less

Why everybody’s hiring but nobody’s getting hired

Peloton star Cody Rigsby, explained by his biggest fans 

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The best $34.32 I ever spent: My white cane

The D’Amelio kids are not all right

The hype around exercise dresses, explained

How 9/11 convinced Americans to buy, buy, buy

Searching for sustainability in the face of environmental racism

Corporate America still isn’t sure what to say about abortion

Meet the most hilariously weird model on TikTok

How your favorite jeans might be fueling a human rights crisis

Cotton’s connection to forced labor by Uyghurs in Xinjiang ought to have you rethinking fast fashion.

Service workers now have another thankless job: Checking vaccine statuses

You can buy stuff online, but getting it is another story

Wealth inequality exists among influencers, too

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