Tune in to this week's intriguing headlines:
- The New York Times asks: What’s a podcast doing at a film festival? Immersive audio advancements for wellness and entertainment are tuning in to the future of sound.
- 16 youths are taking Montana to court, arguing that the state is robbing their future by not embracing policies to combat climate change, per The New York Times. In Manningtree, Essex, thousands attended a festival to raise awareness of the climate crisis, per the BBC, as young gens continue to turn their climate anxieties into action.
- At 51, Beata Aleksandrowicz spoke with Vogue about finding and embracing bold beauty later in life. Aged celebrations and positivity are reshaping the beauty industry from the inside out.
- From micro-dates to situationships, dating apps are encouraging mindful connections and intimacy with new timelines: Match launched a time-sensitive feature called “72 hours,” giving users three days to connect with each other before the connection disappears, per TechCrunch.
- Joy is the next frontier of precision medicine according to Forbes, as joyful moments of intention and fun-focused workouts become commonplace.
- New York City established the first minimum wage for food delivery workers, per the Gothamist, as employees continue to hold their employers accountable.
- Doctors are using chatbots to improve their bedside manner, per The New York Times, yet another way that AI can help navigate more nuanced social situations.
- Uniqlo is reconsidering the way it produces its clothing to “make sure that products can be passed down to the next generation,” per Dezeen. Material innovation, regenerative fashion, and super-circular design continue to interest eco-conscious consumers.
- Puma expanded its Web3 shopping experience with its second digital world this week, per Glossy, providing another space for digital retail communities to connect and co-create.