Paper Greeting Cards Have Made A Big Comeback In The Last 5 Years—And It's All Thanks To Millennials
Earlier this month, Grammy winning singer and songwriter Taylor Swift took to Instagram to endorse Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee. While the post earned backlash from conservatives who once considered Swift an icon, voter registrations leapt in the immediate aftermath of her Instagram post.
Now Swift is back on Instagram to address voting for the 2018 midterms with her fans and followers. Specifically, Swift hopes to get the word out about early voting.
Some Automakers Are Offering Subscription Services for Customers Who Don't Want to Buy, and Yep, Netflix for Cars Is Now a Thing
Car buying may soon be a thing of the past, especially among millennials. This may be welcome news to anyone who’s had to pay for major auto repairs!
Though more than 90 percent of households still own one vehicle, millennials (loosely defined as those born in the early 1980s through the late 1990s), many of whom prefer living in city environments, are increasingly eschewing the hassles of parking, maintenance and depreciation in favor of Lyft and Uber, or car-sharing programs like ReachNow or Car2Go.
Although retailers enjoyed a record $5 billion in sales on Black Friday 2017, there’s one thing people weren’t buying: Diamonds. Black Friday 2018 was the worst day for mall sales of diamonds in 25 years. Sigmet, the parent company that owns Zales, Kay and Jared stores, announced that its 2017 sales have been light and it will shed 125 stores in 2018.
Jewelers, from mom-and-pop stores to the malls, are reporting dismal sales and closures. In the third quarter of 2017 alone, 165 jewelry stores (from a total of 6,752 stores closings) closed, and more will close in 2018. At the low end, Charming Charlie, a mall-based store, has filed for bankruptcy. The teen jeweler Claire’s is heavily leveraged, with $2 billion in debt that will come due in 2019. But it’s not just costume jewelry that’s hurting. Diamonds are facing their own reckoning too.
57 percent of young adults, including three-quarters of black respondents and large majorities of Latinos and Asians, see Donald Trump's presidency as illegitimate, according to a GenForward poll of 1,833 adults age 18 to 30. The poll was conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research between February 16 and March 6.
A breakdown of these results showed that a slim majority of young whites consider Trump a legitimate president, but a large number still view his job performance negatively.