Episode #7×42: Death to Daylight Savings Time, ‘Wrap It Before You Tap It,’ Why Facebook’s Turning to ‘Meta’

  • Andrew has established himself as the cool neighbor by giving out full-size candy bars on Halloween!
  • Laura commemorates Election Day 2021 with some show and tell.
  • Daylight Savings Time is ending soon, and we’re frustrated about changing our clocks twice a year. Why must we be thrust into darkness every winter??
  • While public health experts are rightly focused on curbing the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another health concern creeping up on us: Syphilis is on the rise in the United States.
  • Despite two prior public health campaigns to eradicate this STI, rates are climbing. How do we think the pandemic may have helped or hurt the cause?
  • We cover the most misunderstood headline in 2021: Facebook and the Metaverse. No, your Facebook app won’t be rebranded to Meta. Yes, Zuckerberg is trying to expand his tech empire, and there is reason to be worried about it.
  • Not everything is black and white: there are some specific cases where Meta’s ‘Horizon Home’ offering can be beneficial… but we have security concerns.
  • Look out Gen Z and younger: Zuckerberg is focusing on marketing to YOU.
  • This week’s recommendations are rooted in beauty! Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience (Laura), Mario Party Superstars (Andrew), and Colourpop’s BFF eyeliner (Pam).
  • This week’s show is sponsored by Public (https://www.public.com/MILLENNIAL) and Felix Gray (https://www.felixgrayglasses.com/MILL). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • It’s a BAE q&a extravaganza!
  • Have we ever run into an old bully in adulthood? Would we forgive them?
  • Does free will truly exist?
  • What are Pam’s plans post-Hypable?
  • How to ask for a raise at work…
  • …and more!

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