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  • Young people are celebrating Galentine's Day
  • Young people are celebrating Galentine's Day
    Noel Teo (2013) ©

Young people are celebrating Galentine's Day

Not everyone is planning to spend Valentine's Day with a special someone, and research has found that more people are now choosing to celebrate with friends. Dubbed ‘Galentine’s Day’ – taken from TV show Parks and Recreation – February 13th is a new holiday for friendships.



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  • What Facebook attempted to say with Friends Day What Facebook attempted to say with Friends Day

    Valentine's Day and Father's Day have long been condemned as consumer holidays masquerading as celebrations of love. But unapologetically branded holidays are just as common nowadays. Following Amazon's announcement of Prime Day, Facebook has christened February 4th Friends Day.

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  • Article image #squadgoals: when your social group becomes a status symbol

    Raised online, Gens Y and Z expertly craft virtual identities that reflect and enhance their offline lives. And increasingly, friends – or ‘squads’ – are a part of that image. As the hashtag of the moment, what does #squadgoals say about the way digital natives form and maintain friendships?