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What We're Cooking Up
We partnered with Instacart on 2022 Delivered, their second end-of-year data report. This one dives deep into the crossover between FoodTok — the subgenre on TikTok devoted to documenting interesting recipes and food trends — and purchasing behavior on Instacart. You might be surprised by which viral trends drove significant orders on Instacart and which didn’t.
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What Makes a Movie the Greatest of All Time? Culture $ (Possible Paywall)
When you want to determine the best movies of all time, where do you go? For many industry insiders, a poll conducted once per decade by the British film magazine Sight and Sound serves as the gold standard. In this engaging essay, The New York Times digs into data from Sight and Sound to show how our perception of great filmmaking has undergone a major shift.
Britain is the world’s biggest regulated online gambling market, with billions of pounds being poured into online casinos and sports betting each year. And yet, successive UK governments have done little to curb its growth, even as gambling addiction has grown. This piece from Bloomberg digs into the story behind gambling’s explosion in the UK and why the industry is still being propped up.
Millennials experience the largest increases in homeownership between 2019 and 2021, when pandemic relief and record-low mortgage rates helped millions of first-time home buyers. According to a survey from the National Association of Realtors, however, the tides have recently turned. The median age of home buyers in the U.S. skyrocketed to 53, the highest on record.
The collapse of insects Environment
New research suggests that the most diverse organisms on the planet are in trouble. As human activities rapidly transform the planet, the global insect population is declining at an unprecedented 2% per year. Given the crucial role that insects play in the food chain and crop fertilization, losing these insects could be a devastating blow.