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The empty promise of instant delivery

The lesson America refuses to learn about Covid-19 and the economy

American workers are forced to white-knuckle it once again.

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After the Beanie Baby bubble burst

What happens when the frenzy ends and the world doesn’t value your valuables?

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QR Codes Are Here to Stay... but They Kinda Suck

The misery of the Hype House

America doesn’t have enough teachers to keep schools open

The exhausting concept of the “2022 rebrand”

In praise of the humble tote bag

Money has never felt more fake

How 7 people spent their money when they didn’t have to pay student loans

The best $15,490.53 I ever spent: Getting evicted

The quest to find a sustainable prayer rug

How omicron is affecting holiday travel

The year of garbage internet trends

The “humanewashing” of America’s meat and dairy, explained

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Pokémon will outlive us all

Pokémon had all the hallmarks of a flash in the pan. Two decades later, it’s a $100 billion empire.

The world as we know it is ending. Why are we still at work?

The history of the metal box that’s wrecking the supply chain

Is a new kind of religion forming on the internet?

How to deal with (even more) Covid uncertainty

The best $210 I ever spent: My sobriety

My year of smells

It’s beginning to look a lot more expensive for Christmas

A TikTok food star on why gas stoves are overrated

The hyperspecific gift guides of TikTok

Long hours make bad neighbors

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The escalating costs of being single in America

Why is life in this country so hostile to single people?

Virgil Abloh forever changed the relationship between fashion and language

Amazon’s strategy to squeeze marketplace sellers and maximize its own profits is evolving

“Indie Sleaze” and “Internet Awesomesauce”: Meet the woman schooling TikTok on niche aesthetics

Americans are busy shopping all year round. Where did that leave Black Friday?

One Good Thing: How fashion became a part of The Nanny’s legacy

The best $78.51 I ever spent: A knife just like my grandfather’s

The supply chain crisis, explained by Adele

Office holiday parties are back and smaller than ever

It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

Americans are mad about the economy, but still ready to shop

Thanksgiving air travel will suck this year

Apple will finally let you fix your own devices — sort of

One Good Thing: The 1970s children’s book that envisions an America overrun by trash

Anatomy of a TikTok hunk

The best $15.79 I ever spent: My last terrible diet book

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