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  • Goodbye FOMO, say hello to JOMO
  • Goodbye FOMO, say hello to JOMO
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Goodbye FOMO, say hello to JOMO

FOMO is a symptom of the modern world – endless status updates of everything from gigs to family gatherings have left us in a constant state of anxiety over what our loved ones are getting up to without us. But in response to this hyperconnected existence, a growing number of us are embracing JOMO instead.



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    How a bit of peace and quiet became the ultimate luxury

    Over-connected consumers are looking to chill out – and achieve more in the process. Brands are capitalising on our collective exhaustion and building big brownie points as they do so. But how did space and silence – very simplistic commodities – become the ultimate luxury?

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    Why mindfulness went mainstream

    We’re losing focus on the present. We spend 47% of our time thinking about something other than what we’re actually doing. In the UK, US and Australia, fuelled by the desire to slow down and appreciate the moment, mindfulness – which can reduce anxiety by 70% – is now the antidote to busy city lifestyles.

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    Eenmaal: why eating alone is the next big thing

    A lone diner in a public space draws judgmental onlookers, but with a third of people opting to live alone, is it really that weird? Strategic designer Marina van Goor doesn't think so, and she's decided to tackle the taboo by launching pop-up solo dining eatery Eenmaal.

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    The new solitude

    New pressures imposed by the social wave of digital innovation are changing attitudes to solitude, which has been largely neglected as a positive lifestyle choice.