Conversation Piece XXVII

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Enjoy our Sunday series, Conversation Piece, a NUVO-curated digest of things on the Internet we think you’ll want to talk about.

Puff, puff, pass customs. You can subscribe to receive monthly boxes of almost anything these days—now including high-grade marijuana and sleek paraphernalia, like gold-leaf wrapping papers, oils, candles, bath bombs, and beauty products. Geared at the sophisticated consumer unwilling to bother with in-person purchases, these products are what you might call “high-end.” Learn more.

Ah, the tree-lined streets of NYC. In 2015, the New York City Parks organization conducted a census of every tree in New York City, creating a dedicated tree map site from its results. But Brooklyn resident and web developer Jill Hubley has taken things one step further: she’s created this colourful and interactive digital overlay map using the data collected from the census. See it here.

Casanova, baby. This round up of nine of the New York Times’s Modern Love columns offers strategic ways to improve your love life—from learning how to avoid small talk to defining what you want (and how to speak up about it). Learn more, here.

Class warfare. As the Cut reports, a series of studies printed in the American Sociological Review finds that top law firms strongly prefer to interview higher-class men over higher-class women and lower-class applicants of both genders. Authors Lauren Rivera and András Tilcsik took to the Harvard Business Review to explain their methodology and findings. Learn more.

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December 25, 2016
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