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🔼 US stocks. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones indices both hit record highs »»

🔽 US existing home sales. They hit rock bottom in 2023 »» 

💬 “I’ve been in China for 27 years, and this is probably the lowest confidence I’ve ever seen.” »» More »»

🛫 Attention US readers: British Airways' January sale is on. Snag some round-trip flights to Europe for < US$500 »»

👗 How Timberland owned Paris Fashion Week »» And: Rick Owens showed his FW24 collection at his home »»

💎 Audemars Piguet’s haute-couture inspired Royal Oak is ready for red carpet season »»

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“Post Archive Faction’s boutique in Seoul’s industrial Dasan-ro district. The sought-after label is known for its evolving uniform concept” (Dongkyun Vak / Wallpaper)

A new app called Bonkers bills itself as the world’s simplest ever text-to-image generator »»

And: How generative AI is gobbling up the internet »»

More: 40% of British firms are turning to AI to combat workforce mental health crisis »»

The end of workplace loyalty »»

The 10 best metal Apple Watch bands in 2024 »» The newsletter's writer owns shares of Apple

And: Apple’s Vision Pro headset is officially sold out »» Flashback: last year, I wrote that the thing might end up replacing the laptop. Seriously »»

This scenic town in Croatia is selling houses for just 13 cents—but there’s a catch »»

5 times it’s OK not to tip, according to etiquette experts »»

Vestiarie Collective is crowdfunding ahead of an IPO in 2025 »»

How to win at small talk »»

Or: How to activate auto scroll on TikTok »»

More: TikTok’s laying off staff members around the world »»

A major TikToker gained traction with a theory that Gen Zers are aging faster than millennials »»

The cult of Liquid Death »»

Forget Coachella: Here are the unmissable 2024 European music festivals »»

Seoul won Wallpaper magazine’s "Best City of 2024" »» 

12 Mark Cuban mantras for success »»

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