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    9 of the 10 happiest countries in the world are in Europe

    Despite Covid-19, these countries' overall scores in the annual World Happiness Report stayed consistent.

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    How much would you pay for a virtual sofa?

    How much would you pay for a virtual sofa backed by a non-fungible token?

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    Outdoor sports equipment sales are booming thanks to Covid-19

    Retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods are reaping the benefits of a pandemic-driven shopping spree for new...

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    What cool means today

    In 2020, “cool” is as influential as ever.

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    Podcasting is becoming a data business

    The podcast industry is drawing comparisons to the early internet, which also began as a freewheeling,...

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    Cheap Chinese exercise bikes are beating US tariffs

    Even though the US imports a greater volume of bikes from China, more money is actually...

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    Why the US can’t stock dumbbells fast enough

    A production bottleneck in China coincides with a spike in demand from the US, sending many...

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    The Covid-19 tie-dye boom is real

    Companies like Ralph Lauren, Nike, Alex Mill, Etsy, and Rit are all fueling the obsession for...

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    The luxury face mask has arrived

    A high-end segment of the mask market has emerged in the form of designer masks and...

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    Gap shouldn’t expect to replicate Kanye’s Adidas success

    West's success in marketing limited-edition sneakers doesn't have much relation to Gap's current needs as a...

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    The US military’s conflicting attitudes about CBD and hemp are best expressed in these shoes

    US policies surrounding hemp and cannabis are a confusing, complicated, and often contradictory tangle. Not unlike...

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    Covid-19 is making way for a tabletop game renaissance

    Frosthaven's massive Kickstarter success shows that creative, immersive pastimes are in high demand.

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    How Japan’s global image morphed from military empire to eccentric pop-culture superpower

    From Godzilla to Pokémon, the changing image of Japan has been shaped by its cultural exports...

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    Covid-19 is a nightmare for independent fashion designers

    The pandemic is hitting fashion hard, but it's the smaller, independent designers who may be hurting...

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    Covid-19 may finally reset the fashion industry’s crazy seasonal calendar

    In an open letter, a group of fashion heavyweights argued the present calendar is wasteful, bad...

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    Finding moments of joy is the key to staying resilient

    Small, joyful moments act like a reset button for the body's stress response.

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    Peloton can’t make bikes as fast as people are buying them

    The company reports over 44 million workouts completed in the last quarter.

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    Crocs are the “it” shoe of the coronavirus pandemic

    While footwear sales suffer overall, consumers surrender to the comfort and convenience of Crocs.

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    The future of fitness is at home

    Some players are particularly well-positioned for the industry’s mass exodus from the gym to the screen....

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    Despite Covid-19, rare handbags and sneakers are in as much demand as ever

    At resale sites and auction houses, a brisk trade continues for items with low supply and...

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    Covid-19 is going to make fashion’s discounting problem much worse

    The 2008 recession got shoppers addicted to discounts. Now the Covid-19 crisis is set to repeat...

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    How Covid-19 could change fashion and retail, according to experts

    From reconfiguring supply chains to a greater emphasis on comfort, the pandemic is bound to reshape...

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    Quartz’s guide to keeping your remote team connected in times of crisis

    Working from home has its challenges—especially during a pandemic—but there are ways to stay productive, healthy,...

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    Ram-don, the noodle dish popularized by "Parasite," is the perfect quarantine meal

    Seldom does a dish speak to both a global health crisis and a nation's rising soft...

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    What to expect in a cash-free future

    For the first time since paper money was invented 1,000 years ago, a future where cash...

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    How businesses are building an industry using your DNA

    From mail-order DNA testing to gene-editing startups—here's how the science of DNA became an industry.

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    A newcomer and a classic by Nike were the US’s top-selling sneakers for 2019

    Nike's ageless Air Force 1 joined a newer style among the top sneakers sold at US...

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    The future of sleep

    How did startups manage to monetize a basic function of life? And why are consumers buying...

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    Louis Vuitton teams up with the NBA to influence luxury buyers

    For Louis Vuitton, it's an opportunity to leverage the NBA's cultural clout.

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    Meat alternatives are the future of food

    Lab-grown chicken nuggets are the new Beyond Meat burger. Quartz takes you inside the meat alternatives...

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    The future of the global video streaming war

    On-demand video streaming is a $24 billion-dollar industry. Here's how the industry is changing in 2020.

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    The year’s top-trending fashion styles in the US only existed online

    According to Google's 2019 year in search, it was a breakout year for egirls and eboys.

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    The stars, teams, and investors turning esports into big business

    Global esports revenue is expected to reach $1.1 billion for 2019. How did a pastime become...

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    Women love bikes—so why don’t they cycle to work?

    "When I think about cycling to work, I feel fear, not freedom."

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    The battle between minimalist and maximalist fashion has reached a new equilibrium

    It's more significant than just signaling a swing in fashion's pendulum. It suggests shoppers aren't conforming...

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    H&M wants a piece of the booming clothing rental market

    A successful rental business could help H&M address some big challenges, but it's unclear whether it...