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Sample articles

  • How did the cult of the amateur kill off experts?

    How did the cult of the amateur kill off experts?

    Where once experts were regarded as symbols of authority and respect, today they are overshadowed by influencers, personal opinions, and instant gratification. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Tom Nichols, to find out the reasons and impacts behind the era of self-proclaimed experts.

  • Starface: acne stickers for the social media savvy

    Starface: acne stickers for the social media savvy

    Beauty guru Julie Schott’s Starface pimple patches are leading the charge in the skin acceptance movement. Designed to cover up and heal spots, yet remain visible, these cute yellow stars are lighting up social media and tapping Gen Z’s desire to resist ‘perfect’ skin ideals.

  • #ad! The science of online influencers

    #ad! The science of online influencers

    Celeb endorsements have lost some of their power in the social media era, but what makes bloggers, vloggers, and self-styled fashionistas so effective as spokespeople? Canvas8 talked to Alexander Schouten, assistant professor at Tilburg University, about how influencers convince people to buy.

  • Henning: fashion fit for plus-size professionals

    Henning: fashion fit for plus-size professionals

    Plus-size fashion may be gaining momentum in the US, but shoppers’ options remain limited when looking for high-end, work-appropriate outfits. Fortified with stretch fabrics, hidden elastics, and strategically placed seams, Henning’s high-quality clothing fills a gap for professional women.

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