Jenna Nelson, Scripps College
As generations go on, young people act older and older — a phenomenon known as ‘Kids Getting Older Younger.’ Today, influencers dictate this ongoing process.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
Is it the way for easy, at-home hair coloring, or will you just end up disappointed?
Abby Webb, Rice University
The rising popularity of the gluten-free diet endangers the wellbeing of people actually suffering from gluten intolerance.
Carrie Christensen, Pensacola Christian College
Self-defense has moved past pepper spray into some pretty classy, inconspicuous options.
Abby Wolfe, Colgate University
Add simplicity and bliss by living the hygge life.
Julia Dixon, Texas State University and Guest Contributor
From long locks to slinky scarves, these are the hottest spring trends to watch out for.
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
Get ready for the annual super-specific listening statistics wrap-up by learning about its inception and what makes it so special.
Isabella Savides, University of Pretoria
Although this problem is a big one among trendy online clothing retailers, its severe impact on the environment and our wallets is often overlooked.
Joy Young, Chapman University
In their new album, the band pushes against the boundaries of truth and emotion to craft nostalgic sounds for the modern listener.
Daniela Saffran, Rollins College
Rather than focus on happier themes, popular music today seems to want to embrace the melancholy.
Brunella Tipismana, Smith College
The author’s latest release tackles a serious subject with a careful awareness of the book’s target audience.
Lauren Koop, London School of Economics - Peking University
In an effort to romanticize life’s simplest tasks, this content creator turns at-home coffee making into a culinary art form.
Elizabeth Dewit, University of Pittsburgh
The popular app is fun and addictive, but it may also have some negatives effects on users, especially young people.
Are the book recommendations on the app any good? Or is everything overhyped?
Millennials and Gen Z are reshaping the world of money.
Salma Heram, George Washington University
Shopping for cute clothes that also cover up your body during the hottest season of the year can be tricky. Here’s what you can do to make it less challenging.
Mason Cannon, Columbia University
The popular idea that we are all writing our own stories may seem self-centered, but it can inspire us all to act gracefully.
Lauren Sung, University of Georgia
The British influencer has elicited accusations of cultural appropriation and fetishization following their statement that they now identify as Korean. Here’s why.
Jael Davis, DePaul University
The movie remains much-loved 15 years after its release, but one scene in particular is becoming popular once again because of its continuing relevance.
The retail giant’s most recent fashion collaboration might signal a shift to more high-fashion styles and more diverse designers.
Sydney Smith, University of Pittsburgh
The patronizing criticisms of many female pop stars demonstrate a consistent theme: We really love to loath young women, don’t we?
Don’t let the colorful swimsuits and fruity lotions fool you: Excessive sun or UVA exposure can be a pathway toward racial transgressions.
Briana Byus, Biola University
After first gaining attention last year, the topic continues to ignite heated discussions on why and how individuals should thrift responsibly.
Karen Lu, Yale University
Stitching can be the perfect hobby for anyone who wants to enjoy a moment of tranquility in the midst of daily stresses.
For lovers of creative video editing, fashion runway shows, Vogue editorials, Gucci films, thrifting and DIY and clothes styling, look no further for your next inspiration.
Arianna Taylor, University of Rochester
It’s tempting to run to second-hand stores for trendy summer clothes, especially in the Big Apple, but the affordable shopping craze can be harmful to low-income communities.
The pandemic has facilitated many changes to how we learn. Here are some of the implications.
Julianna Steen, Auburn University
These trendy drinks contain caffeine and healthy vitamins, but the high quantities of some ingredients have many people worried about the side effects.
With internet access and a keen eye for clothes, you can turn your passion for secondhand shopping into a profitable business venture.
This timeless necklace is back in style once again. With chunky and slender options to layer or wear individually, everyone can tailor it to their personal taste.
Beth Jordan, Aquinas College
Greenwashing companies and influencers have made it seem like an environmentally-friendly lifestyle is out of reach for the average person. Here are some easy, everyday solutions.
While hip-hop and rap have become a phenomenon in China, these artists have abandoned both the genre’s Black roots and its emphasis on authenticity.
Alexandra Cortez, Trinity University
The latest trend within Instagram’s literary community has only increased in popularity, but it may risk alienating readers through its promotion of consumerism.
Nnekakwo Adibe, Lesley University
The world of social media is often full of indignity. It offers an oasis of cruelty just as much as it offers an oasis of opportunity and information-seeking. It perpetuates the rise of bullies.
Here are several ways to make your home away from home a place that’s uniquely you.
Tanisha Bhat, Boston University
With 2020 behind us, what music, fashion, lifestyle, and technology trends and fads can we can look forward to in 2021?
Look good while helping out the planet.
Sarah Gudenau, Oakland University
The efficient business model may not be environmentally friendly, but it’s unrealistic to expect everybody to shop slow fashion.
What does it mean for Black content creators and the community they serve when they’re not given the same opportunities as their white counterparts?
Alexa Katherine Will, University of Pittsburgh
Founded by Ian Rosenberger, this company turns plastic into fabric, incorporating groundbreaking humanitarian initiatives into its business plan.
Sammi Looi, Baruch College
What makes this Korean pop supergroup such a success? It may be the multi-generational cast of experienced singers.
Aimi Wen, Duke University
In the new millennium, traveling as a part of everyday life has become a reality that millions are subscribing to. How can you make it your reality?
Danielle Kuzel, Florida State University
The singer’s fashion company has expanded to include plus-size male models in their new lingerie line.
Megan Stager, University of Pittsburgh
While K-pop remains Korea’s most popular musical export, this indie rock band is forging the way for a few other styles of music to emerge from the country.
Imani Benberry, Columbia University
Aesthetic considerations are an important part of decorating your space, and looking past current trends can help you find your own style.
Srishti Tyagi, Cornell University
Paper lovers have turned to the video-sharing app to forge their own peaceful corner on a platform full of chaos.
Hannah Reynoso, University of Iowa
The social media influencer is molding spoons and the occasional fork into beautiful custom jewelry — and they’re selling out rapidly.
Japanese skincare products could be the more simplistic and affordable replacement to the Korean skincare routine we’ve all come to know.
The doll’s aesthetic is taking social media by storm, and serving as a reminder of an alternative femininity that’s more inclusive and empowering.
Anna Barnard, St. Olaf College
It may look difficult, but it’s an easy alternative to other needlework that can help you escape from your pandemic woes.
McKenna Uzelac, Columbia University
As eco-friendly shopping becomes more trendy, NYC secondhand shops are receiving more attention. But some are better than others.
The use of African American Vernacular English has become increasingly popular on social media, but ultimately, it exploits Black expression.
It is certainly possible to enjoy the practical and artistic sides of the style without feeding into ego-driven exclusivity.
Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
Reselling thrifted items for outrages prices is contributing to the gentrification of thrift stores, harming those who rely on cheaper prices.
As school nears and students prepare to move into their dorms and apartments, this beverage is replacing the shelves that once contained Keurig pods and paper filters.
The app has a lot more to offer than Addison Rae’s dance videos. These redecorating hacks will help you achieve your dream space.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
Instead of villainizing technology just because it’s trendy, Cal Newport makes a compelling case for satisfaction that runs deeper than pings and pixels.
Katie Klear, Columbia College Chicago
Searching through the trash is not exactly glamorous, but its many benefits might outweigh the ‘yuck’ factor.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
Traditional religious clothing marks brown people as targets of discrimination. Meanwhile, companies and celebrities rebrand these styles as chic and trendy.
Cathleen Luo, Columbia University
The app allows users to embrace their artistic side and reimagine what we wear, all while making it easy to shop sustainably.
From underwear to makeup to clothing to candles, these five companies offer year-round shopping opportunities that support the queer community.
Katherine McLaughlin, The New School
Clean lines, soft pink and green plants: From interior design to advertising, the style has permeated our culture.
Karunya Bhramasandra, Stanford University
A few jewelry companies allow you to be conscious of the environment and working conditions when purchasing new accessories.
Nayeli G. Pena, Colorado College
Places like The Museum of Ice Cream and the Color Factory provide the perfect backdrop for selfies, but are they really housing art?
It’s important to the future of this planet, but it’s not an investment that everyone can make. How can we change this?
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
Pole dancing is becoming widely accepted for parties and fitness, but stripping remains vilified. So, what’s the difference?
Desiree Jaime, Hofstra University
We have seen countless iterations of the iconic Mattel toy over the years. Is this version just bringing in adult worries into kids’ playtime?
Kate Carter, Middle Tennessee State University
This new label has emerged from Instagram feeds and blogs, providing yet another impossible ideal for women to attain.
The 22-year old EDM artist is making waves by bringing the traditional and the modern together on intoxicating tracks.
Want to try something different for the new year? Try incorporating this color into your wardrobe.
Cameron Rapata, Columbia College Chicago
These trends seem fun and harmless, but they’re actually insulting.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
‘U got a Kik? ;)’ Cue cringe.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
The expectations are far, far away from reality.
A dull, misogynistic waste of time, ‘LP1’ proves the former One Direction singer belongs in the trash.
Which site is better for sustainable, secondhand holiday shopping?
Kayla Carson, Simon Fraser University
Beachwear, crop tops and chokers. Oh my!
We all love a little weirdness.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
From an extravagant card game, to an occult tool, to a mediation technique, tarot is far more interesting than a mere carnival exhibition.
It’s never too late to start a side hustle.
Meredith Day, Davidson College
Sustainability and fair prices — what’s not to love?
Dylan Kazanova, University of Texas at San Antonio
From Nike to Adidas and everything in between here’s a guide to this month’s hottest new drops. There’s even a sneaker perfect for Halloween.
Looking and feeling good on a budget? These YouTubers have got you.
Taylor Sprinkle, University of Texas at Austin
It’s time to retire the ugly (yet iconic) Fila Disruptor II.
With its negative social and environmental implications, the death of fast fashion is long overdue.
From scrunchies, friendship bracelets and everything in between.
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
And why are these questions keeping me up at night?
When you look good, you feel good
Kala Horvat, University of Georgia
Wizards and witches and warlocks, oh my!
Christine Bushart, Georgia State University
There are two sides to casting age-inappropriate actors.
Maddy Ipema, Columbia College Chicago
The raw debut album is a narrative toward self-discovery and meaning.
With Tumblr joining Myspace and Vine in the graveyard of social medias past, VSCO is here to take its place.
It’s time for real-life witches to shine.
Isador Pinto, Ringling College of Art + Design
The Japanese genre evokes the sounds of neon city life, and it’s starting to make a splash in the West.
Luke Hebert, Baruch College
Take it from a few young creatives: dedication, organization, organization and intuition will keep you true to your trade.
They’re sneaking their way into our screens, hearts and kitchens.
Sophie Westergren, Ithaca College
It’s time to update your style.
Listen to the fashion (and life) advice from an effortlessly relatable and honest “picnic b—h.”
Sometimes smaller is better.
Born from Stan Twitter and the ashes of early Britney rises Slayyyter, in all her glittery glory.
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