Generation Z

The rise of Friendsgiving

Data: Evite and Google; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

More than half a million people have been invited to a Friendsgiving party this year, and searches for Friendsgiving ideas have tripled since 2015, according to Evite and Google Trends data.

Why it matters: The traditional Thanksgiving celebration is changing. That reflects broader transformations across America: booming cities and social media, a growing foreign-born population, delayed marriage and family building, and young adults relying on "urban tribes" of friends instead of kin.

Self-harm is rising among adolescents

Self-injury among teenagers is on the rise, especially among adolescent girls, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: Habitual self harm is an indication of higher suicide risk for some people — and because it's considered a symptom rather than a standalone diagnosis, experts are struggling to respond.