Some people are pulling back — in socializing, spending, eating — not to avoid Covid, but to bolster their mental health.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/18/style/holiday-preset-self-care.html Alyson Krueger
On TikTok, 2024 starts … now.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/15/style/new-year-resolutions-tiktok.html Madison Malone Kircher
Hordes of young adults in North America are embracing joy and childhood nostalgia with Miffy, a poker-faced, fictional, Dutch bunny.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/16/style/miffy-dutch-american.html Sanam Yar
The holiday has an important lesson for everyone.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/13/opinion/rosh-hashana-death.html David DeSteno
Prime Video’s adaptation of Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue is as fluffy and sweet as the original novel, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some major differences between the book and the film.Directed by Matthew López, the movie still focuses on the relationship between Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez), First Son of the United States, and Prince Henry of Wales (Nicholas Galitzine). What begins as a contentious rivalry soon develops into an international romance, with both Alex and Henry struggling to maintain their public personas while keeping their love a secret.
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As with any adaptation, Red, White & Royal Blue makes a few tweaks here and there. For example, instead of first meeting each other at the 2016 Olympics in Rio as they do in the book, the film versions of Alex and Henry first met at a climate conference in Melbourne. Both characters have also been aged up, as Henry is now fully in law school instead of undergrad.However, these are relatively small changes. What’s most interesting here are Red, White & Royal Blue’s biggest deviations from the book, like removing or adding entire characters. How do these shifts alter character dynamics and plot arcs? And, most importantly, do they work in the context of the film? Let’s dive in, and take a look at the five biggest changes between McQuiston’s novel and López’s film.Has anyone seen June Claremont-Diaz?Mashable https://mashable.com/article/red-white-and-royal-blue-book-vs-movie
Since its inception, TikTok has become an arbiter of culture, memes, and even political organizing, all while curating eerily specific For Your Pages for its users full of dancing videos, funny filters, and viral songs. But one of its most promising uses is connecting more people to fun, educational accounts, spanning the range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). STEM creators have gathered tons of engagement on their informational videos in various fields of science, math, and even public health, as physicians took to the platform to dispel misconceptions about the COVID-19 pandemic. Educational accounts like these combine the easily digestible format of the short-form video app with hard science, making often over-the-head STEM topics easily digestible for millions of viewers.
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The STEM side of TikTok offers something for just about everyone — no science interest is too niche. Scroll on for a short list of STEM accounts sharing content across a wide range of expertise, and give a few of them a follow to add some fun, educational videos to your FYP. @Geodesaurus Geo Rutherford is a printmaker, fiber and book artist, and resident teacher of lake science for more than one million TikTok users. Rutherford’s account is a neat combination of beautiful, environment-inspired art and science posts about hydrology, geology, and underwater exploration. She’s known for her “spooky lake month” series, in which she spends all of October sharing eerie or unusual facts about bodies of waterMashable https://mashable.com/article/science-stem-accounts-to-follow
The end of pandemic-era restrictions has unleashed a luxury spending rebound in China. Which Western brands are coming out on top?NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/02/business/china-luxury-spending.html Elizabeth Paton and Keith Bradsher
Songkran, a traditional Thai festival, often involves splashing and squirting. But the continuing crackdowns on all forms of dissent in Hong Kong made things different this year.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/13/world/asia/hong-kong-songkran-water-arrests.html Tiffany May
The outlook for the world’s second largest economy is brighter as consumer spending picked up after “zero Covid” was lifted. But scars remain from the harsh pandemic restrictions.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/05/business/china-economy-lunar-new-year.html Keith Bradsher
China left its vulnerable people to fend for themselves in a deadly Covid outbreak.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/01/opinion/china-covid-holiday-new-year.html Lucy Meng