Episode #10×07: Lab Grown Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend….?

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real talk!
  • Ethical consumerism: is it truly possible, what are the pros and cons, and do we feel like we’re better than everyone else when we make sustainable choices? :eyes:
  • #Millennialproblems: Turns out lab-grown diamonds aren’t totally conflict free (just like the millennial experience, yolo).
  • We rag on the trend of using sustainability as a status symbol – ethical consumerism often comes with a high price tag, rendering it inaccessible for some.
  • Let’s be real: how often are we actually following up on the ethics of a company of product we like?
  • If a deinfluencer convinces you to buy something you don’t need in the name of minimalism, is that a net positive?
  • In related news, an EU study has found that most influencers fail to disclose advertising, so how many times have we been advertised to without our knowledge?
  • Andrew (aka your internet savvy big bro) has some helpful tips and tricks to spot when advertising is happening, even if it’s not clearly disclosed.
  • This week’s recommendations are for all y’all on the move: Do a sibling road trip with your bro/sis/brother from another mother (Laura), prAna hiking gear (Andrew), and elastic shoelaces (Pam).

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • The friendship series part 4: dealing with picky friends.
  • Who else face palms over friends with no service industry background making a scene at restaurants?
  • Excessive pickiness with little self-awareness can be a red flag for bigger issues.
  • The stunning update to Andrew’s Bumble BFF journey.

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