Adam Sandler Is Gen Z’s Favorite Celebrity; Oh! And Clothing Is # 1 Priority
A new survey of 10,000 teenagers across 44 states found that Adam Sandler is Gen Z’s favorite celebrity. Piper Sandler's 42nd semi-annual Generation Z survey was conducted between August 17 and September 16. Fall 2021 KEY FINDINGS 38% of teens hold a part-time job – up from 33% in both Spring 2021 and Fall 2020 91% of teens this Fall went back to school in-person, 5% in a hybrid format & 4% remain virtual 75% of teens or their households have been vaccinated Teen “self-reported” spending improved to $2,274 – up 5% sequentially & 6% Y/Y; parent contribution was 61% Clothing (22% of wallet share) is the No. 1 priority for the first time since Fall 2014—surpassing Food at No. 2 (21% share) +MSD growth Y/Y in apparel & footwear spend (led by females); female spending on accessories +10% Y/Y Spending within beauty is evolving, with sequential build for haircare (+8%) and fragrance (+14%) while skin and cosmetics lag Teens allocate 8% of their shopping time to secondhand; 51% of teens have purchased & 62% have sold secondhand Chick-Fil-A is No. 1 restaurant for all teens; Starbucks remained No. 2 (+100 bps of share Y/Y); Chipotle No. 3 (5% share) 14% of teens consume plant-based meat with Impossible Foods as No. 1 (40% share) & Beyond Meat No. 2 (31%) Video games are 8% of teen wallet share vs. 10% Last Year; 52% expect to purchase a NextGen console Teens spend 32% of their daily video consumption on Netflix followed by YouTube (30%); Hulu & Other streaming gain Cash is (still) king for teens as top payment method followed by Apple Pay PYPL’s Venmo again ranked #1 with teens for payment apps, and its “Pay in 4” is teens’ top buy now pay later offering 9% of teens claim to have traded cryptocurrency; 78% of these teens are male 52% of teens cite Amazon as their No. 1 favorite e-com site (down 200 bps Y/Y); SHEIN took No. 2 spot (9% share; +400 bps Y/Y) Nike is the No. 1 apparel brand for teens & LULU gains 200 bps Y/Y; Nike is the No. 1 footwear brand—up 500 bps Y/Y Crocs, PacSun, Hey Dude, Zara, SHEIN, Gymshark are all fashion brands gaining share, Under Armour & Vans had mixed results Ulta gained 400 bps share Y/Y as No. 1 beauty destination with 46% share; Sephora No. 2 at 21% share Handbag spending improved to $96—up 10% Y/Y and up 3% sequentially, Michael Kors back in No. 1 spot 87% of teens own an iPhone and 88% expect an iPhone to be their next phone; Apple is No. 1 watch brand for first time Snapchat is the favorite social media platform (35% share) followed by TikTok (30%) & Instagram (22%, -300 bps Y/Y) Significant movement in top social & political issues led by Environment, Racial Equality & Afghanistan Teens’ favorite celebrity is Adam Sandler and favorite influencer is Emma Chamberlain (unseating David Dobrik)
4 in 10 Parents Would Ditch Their Kids in Coach if They Could Move up to First Class
A new survey finds 4 in 10 parents would leave their kids alone in coach if the airline offered them a free individual upgrade to first class. More than 55% flat out say they dread the very thought of stepping onto an airplane with their kids. 9% say they would leave their kid, regardless of age, in coach for a free chance at first class. Another 10% would only leave a kid older than 5 and an additional 9% would leave their 10-year-old kid alone in coach. 12% would leave their teenager alone in coach and move up for first class. Researchers say the average age that parents consider acceptable to leave a kid alone on a flight is 13.
People Share Things That Get Harder as You Get Older
A person on Reddit recently asked, “What have you found get harder as you age?” Here are some of the responses: 1. "Making friends.” 2. "Watching my mom and dad get older." 3. "Staying in touch with people. A few weeks or a month can fly by compared to when you're a teen.” 4. "Feeling and sustaining 'cozy Christmas feelings' and other similar feelings that were easy to have as a child." 5. "Getting up after you’ve kneeled down.” 6. "Forcing myself to go out and have some fun." 7. "The older you get, the more invisible you become in public.” 8. "Jumping at those trampoline parks without getting an injury." 9. "Fitting my hand in the Pringles can. This is an unspeakable struggle, I can tell you." 10. "Tolerance for BS." 11. “All-nighters."
Women Share Things They Avoid Doing Around Men to Not Lead Them On
A Reddit user recently asked women to share which “innocent behaviors” they’ve changed around men to avoid being perceived as “leading them on.” Here are some responses: 1. "General affection. Even with hugs and compliments, I'm pretty reserved unless our relationship is clearly drawn out and we both know that nothing is being implied.” 2. "Trying to politely decline their advances. Sometimes, I have to be rude just for them to get the point.” 3. "Asking a question or giving them a compliment.” 4. "If I have to pick something off the ground, I bend my legs and squat down to do it so it doesn't look like I'm showing off my ass, even though it'd be a lot easier to just bend down.” 5. "Let's just say I don't eat bananas in public anymore.” 6. "I used to always greet everyone with a smile and happy eyes, either a nod, or a quick 'hello'. But I got hit on way too often while doing that, to the point where they kept following me." 7. "I stopped accepting any favors from men. No rides, No coffees. Just avoid, avoid, avoid. It sucks.” 8. "Showing any kind of concern for a man. Like, if you have a guy friend who looks sad, and you try to be a good friend and comfort him, that's seen as flirting somehow.” 9. "I don't ask random men for directions anymore. One time, I was taking the Greyhound bus for the first time by myself. I asked a random guy where the line for where I wanted to go was. He didn't know, but he was also looking for the same line. We agreed to look together — why not — and ended up sitting next to each other and chatting.” 10. "In terms of social media, I've found that if a guy messages me and I send back so much as a polite 'hello,' that guy will never leave me alone. Every couple of months, he'll pop up trying to start a conversation, usually being rude or lewd, long after I've stopped messaging him. What on earth makes men think this behavior is ever going to get them anywhere?" 11. "Being in shape. Many men think that women get in shape solely to impress them, so fitness is like an open invitation for unsolicited attention.” 12.”Smiling. I'm a naturally smiley person and smile when I talk to people just to be friendly, but I have to be careful about it if I notice a guy taking it the wrong way. I had a coworker who took it way, way too far and I ended up having to show him a picture of my ex-boyfriend and I together and buy a cheap ring to wear to get him to back off. All because I smiled when I talked to him."
Cars Abandoned in Airport Parking Lots are Going Up for Auction
Would you ever completely abandon your car in an airport parking lot? Ten people in Pennsylvania have. There are 10 cars sitting in the lost property pile at Pittsburgh International Airport, and have been there for at least two years. Now, the airport is having an auction to get rid of the cars, most of which don’t have keys for obvious reasons. And these aren’t necessarily crappy cars that someone would just forget about:
2015 Mini Cooper Countryman S
2002 BMW 530i
1999 Nissan Maxima
2005 Chevy Trailblazer
2009 GMC Acadia
2009 Nissan Titan
2013 GMC Terrain
2005 Toyota Sienna minivan
2007 Pontiac G6
2007 Chevy Impala
Social Media Trend Of 'Dry Scooping' Energy Drinks May Be Dangerous
Teens may be at risk for serious health problems due to a new workout fad trending on social media which involves eating powdered energy supplements without diluting them in water. Researchers looked at 100 videos posted on the social media platform TikTok with the hashtag "preworkout" and found that 30 of them featured "dry scooping," or eating the powdered mixes without diluting them in water. They say although the drinks themselves are generally safe, consuming the powder without diluting it can cause health problems for users of all ages... especially teens.
‘SNL’: Kim Kardashian Skewers Her Family, Kisses Pete Davidson, Drops and OJ Joke
Kim Kardashian West roasted everyone from her mom's boyfriend to her famous sex tape and estranged husband Kanye during her hosting gig on ‘Saturday Night Live’. She said, ”I know, I'm surprised to see me here, too. I mean, I haven't had a movie premiere in a really long time. I’m more than just a pretty face, and good hair, and great makeup and amazing boobs and a perfect butt.” Kim offered up a joke about OJ Simpson while talking about her dad (Robert Kardashian, who helped represent OJ Simpson): "It's because of him I met my first Black person. Wanna take a stab in the dark on who it was.” Kris Jenner and sister Khloe Kardashian popped up in a couple of sketches. In a spinoff of ‘The People’s Court’, Kim parodied sister Kourtney by playing a bored judge. She doled out gold tokens to actors Jesse Williams, Chris Rock, John Cena and more in a parody of ‘The Bachelorette’. Kim played Jasmine to Pete Davidson's Aladdin, who was nervous about hooking up with the princess. He ended up kissing her in the sketch.
Netflix Orders 'That '70s Show' Spin-Off 'That '90s Show'
A spinoff of “That ’70s Show” is headed to Netflix. The new sitcom will be called “That ’90s Show” and will feature original castmembers Kurtwood Smith (Red Forman) and Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Forman). The show revolves around Leia Forman, who is the daughter of Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon), as she visits her grandparents (Smith and Rupp) for the summer. “That ’70s Show” debuted in 1998 and ran for eight seasons on Fox.
Man Orders 100 Tacos On First Date, Asks Woman To Pay For Them
A woman took to TikTok to reveal she had a horrible first date which included her date asking her to pay for 100 tacos. She said the man started by asking her out to dinner. When she arrived, her date said he'd lost his keys and asked her to drive. He gave her directions and they ended up at a Taco Bell in the drive-thru lane. He then ordered 100 hard-shell tacos. He then told her he couldn't find his wallet and she had to pay for the tacos. She ended the date quickly afterwards and took the tacos that were left home.
Calif. Gavin Newsom Signs Law Forcing Stories to Have ‘Gender Neutral’ Sections
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law forcing stores to have “gender neutral” sections where traditional blue and pink toys and toothbrushes are banned. This means large department stores must now display products like toys and toothbrushes in gender-neutral ways. The new law does not completely outlaw traditional boys and girls sections at department stores. Instead it says large stores must also have a gender neutral section to display “a reasonable selection” of items “regardless of whether they have been traditionally marketed for either girls or for boys.” The law only applies to toys and “childcare items,” which include hygiene and teething products. The law also only applies to stores with at least 500 employees, meaning small businesses are exempt. While California is the first state to require this, some large department stores have already changed how they display their products.
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Adele Answers Fan Questions On Instagram
Adele delighted her 40.6 million Instagram followers when she took part in a surprise live stream on Saturday, answering questions about her new music release. Some of her followers were shocked after a fan asked the mother-of-one what her 'body count' is, a slang term used to describe how many people a person has slept with.Here is Adele answering questions from fans.