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What is trending today?

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In today’s fast-moving world, there are always new trends emerging. So much so, that it can be difficult to keep up with all of them.

However, there are some major trends that have been brought about by the pandemic, that have now become part of many modern lives.

While many trends are normally picked up on by the younger generations, due to the unique and unfortunate set of circumstances brought about by COVID-19, there are some trends that have taken off particularly, not among the youth of today by those who are older, and suddenly have some downtime on their hands.

Vaping

Vaping has become massively popular in the last decade, but particularly in the last couple of years. Vaping is quite simple to understand. It is the act of inhaling the vapour from a device called an e-cigarette. The vapour that is inhaled is often flavoured and often contains nicotine. A good example of one of these flavoured juices is nic salt juice. As you might expect with such a popular pastime, a whole industry has grown to support this new trend, and supplies can be bought both online and offline all over the world.

HIIT training

High Intensity Interval Training to use the full term, became a popular way of keeping fit during the various lockdowns and quarantines that have occurred over the last 18 months or so. The popularity is based around the fact that HIIT workouts require very little equipment or space to complete, making them perfect for those stuck indoors. When you also factor in

that they were also quite short (and free if you are watching one of the many videos on YouTube), you have exactly the type of thing that will remain popular when the world returns to normal.

Making videos

Video making is one of the biggest trends among younger generations. However, with the extra time on their hand, and presumably a bit more to say, the older generation has also gotten in on the act. Platforms such as TikTok have become universally embraced, and have become platforms that are enjoyed by people of all ages.

This medium allows people to express themselves and create communities all around the world. Its popularity has only been furthered by the pandemic, as people have sought interaction and found it through making videos. It has also helped encourage people to learn about other cultures and gives people more of an insight into what is going on in the world, especially those who choose not to watch the news due to it being so depressing. It creates an enjoyable and fun atmosphere for people of the older generation to come together, who all feel the same way and want to make a difference.

To wrap things up

For the first time in many years, the older generations have had the opportunity to become part of recent trends – and they haven’t wasted it. It has given them things to do in a time of stress, and these particular trends, such as vaping, exercising and making videos, are ones that the older generations can engage in without, you would hope, embarrassing the youngsters too much.

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Jike Eric has completed his degree program in Chemical Engineering. Jike covers Global Affairs, Technology and Science news on Insider Paper.




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