The timeline and back story on our now 11 federal holidays is fascinating and why is it exactly that we can’t buy even one of the 15 million surplus Girl Scout cookies? Well, at least that is one choice – buy or not buy – you can eliminate from the other 35,000 decisions taking up your brain space while you contemplate the good, or bad, one you made to own, or not, the Peloton that is now spying on you. Another decision being made a lot – workers choosing quality of life as a record number quit their jobs.
Coming soon to a subdivision near you – houses built-to-rent. Workers flip the power equation, getting the upper hand with employers for the first time in generations as Boomers add seven years to their career, planning to retire later than those who stopped working before them. New fonts to spice up your next presentation is just what Google Docs has ordered. What Fast Five is not going to order are chocolate-covered cicadas – gag.
Hated more than airline change fees, overdraft fees are eliminated entirely by one bank, which gives you a little more money to spend on ordering up new services for delivery in an hour, which frees you up to learn how to finally beat those spam, scam and robocalls. Don’t like billboards? Maybe this one will change your mind as you wrap your head around this season’s warm and fuzzy names bringing the 2021 storm season drama.
Bosses love WFH – job postings skyrocket! Bosses don’t love WFH – you need a plan to cling to your beloved flexibility! Fashion gets flashy for teens up through women of a certain age while likes and dislikes are managed to help with our fragile self-esteem, and they get a big overhaul when we’re talking a favorite bad boy – Nero.
Companies make more benefits available, but you pay for them. AI tech lets you sit out Zooms while the bot takes notes for you. You like brands that take a stand even when you don’t like the stand. Natural gas is over (sorta). And your hotel may shorten your stay.
Monday is the new Saturday for saying “I do’s” this summer. And as TikTok does job search, your co-workers say adios to 9 – 5. Meanwhile, Mattel wants you to send back your old Barbie. But at 98, the Jewish Oprah, is still zooming!
Going over the pond may put you in hot water, retailers are trying to move impulse buying from the checkout line to online, Millennials think talking salary is casual conversation, Twitter asks users to be kinder/gentler and landlords say enough already.
It used to be the only thing flying were planes and birds, now Girl Scout cookies are flying too. Meanwhile, targeted internet ads may no longer be a distraction and you can wait even longer to get your REAL ID. As collectables skyrocket in value, owning a piece of the 1776 Declaration of Independence is the next hot thing. And they say 150 is the new 100.
Who knew that skirts and quitting your job would both be in fashion? That a 51st state could really become reality and that social cues, post-vaccination, can and will be very confusing. All while the unemployed still worry about getting sick, needing to be at home and facing possible career changes.