The 7 most overhyped trends of 2022

 
During the second year of the pandemic, one thing remained clear: Even if people were starting to move off couches and back into the office, they still needed their Netflix (or HBO Max or Disney Plus or Hulu) fix. Indeed, the streaming wars continued to rage in 2021 with bold and surprising moves that gave audiences even more reasons to stay home rather than venture out to a movie theater. For one: HBO Max got a year’s worth of Warner Bros. tentpoles on its platform. This non-stop jostling kept things interesting, giving the mega-platforms like Netflix and Amazon a run for their money. Who came out on top? Who fell deplorably behind? Read on to find out.
—Nicole LaPorte, @NicoleLaPorte1
 
streaming
The definitive ranking of streaming services as we head into 2022

How Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, Apple TV Plus, and Peacock stack up.

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co.design
The 7 most overhyped trends of 2022

We’re looking at you, NFTs.

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work life
Developing this skill can support happiness at work and in life

Many in the scientific community also increasingly believe using creativity and imagination can help us find ‘our identity and our reservoir of healing,’ even during these most difficult of times.

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This new kind of AI is built to help you make better decisions

Peak CEO Richard Potter breaks down Decision Intelligence, AI’s next frontier and one of Gartner’s top technology trends for 2022 and envisions a near future in which more businesses are using it to make the most sustainable choices.

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news
These 7 culture wars dominated 2021 and will haunt the years ahead

In a year of PTA fights and Potato Head panic, here are the most prominent wars people waged this year to reaffirm their cultural identities.

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climate change
These powerful photos show the year in climate change

Climate statistics can be numbing. Images from Getty photographers show the crisis as it unfolds.

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impact
Was 2021 the tipping point for fossil fuel divestment?

Major announcements from large investors skyrocketed the total amount of assets under management by organizations that have committed to not investing in oil, gas, and coal.

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leadership
Leaders: pay attention to these positive changes you need to make in 2022

DEI strategist Amber Cabral outlines what leaders can anticipate in the year to come so they can move toward a more inclusive and successful future.

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work life
7 ways HR will look different in 2022

The only certainty is uncertainty, writes HR expert Lars Schmidt. But one thing is clear: The days of HR being a back-office function are over.

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coronavirus
Asking when COVID will be over is the wrong question. Here’s a better framework to lead through

Ravenyard Group’s director of communications says there are problems with hoping for a “new normal” and offers an explanation for what we can expect to manage through in the future.

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