Monday Reads – 09/12

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It’s getting close to the Festive Season in many parts of the world, and this week’s articles reflect the varied characteristics of this time of the year.

When Does the New Decade Begin? – I received a promotional email the other day talking about an ‘End of Decade’ Sale and my initial view was, hang on guys, you have got this wrong. The new decade doesn’t begin until January 1, 2021. But then I thought to research this up. And this article might (or might not) clarify it for you!

2020 Trends at the intersection of culture and commerce – Irrespective of whether it’s the end of a decade or not, we are definitely at the end of another year. And this is the time of lists and predictions. Here’s an interesting one I came across recently.

Under the Influence of Impulse – This is also the time of the year for Shopping, for many. I have, over the past couple of years, been consciously trying to reduce my commercialism. I won’t go so far as to say that I have embraced a truly minimalist lifestyle, but the views of minimalism do resonate with me. This is a thought-provoking article on Impulse buying.

If the Moon were only 1 Pixel – Ok, so there is no easy way to connect this article to this week’s theme of End of Year, but I just had to share this fascinating visualisation. I only managed to get as far as Saturn, how far did you reach?



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