Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:
If you’re not traveling with this $29 item, you’re doing it wrong
The best travel backpack for every budget, according to the frequent travelers who use them.
Fly-larvae sausages and locust ice cream could become the next kale
Some consumers may find these new alternatives to dairy, chicken and beef hard to swallow.
America’s biggest meat producer wants to take a bite out of the vegetarian market
As scientists caution about the health of meat products, more food companies are moving into alternative meat products.
Helicopter parenting gone wild! Family paid $6.5M to get daughter into Stanford
The college admissions scandal reveals unpleasant cultural forces and status anxiety that fuel such risky gambles.
American Express relaunches Blue Cash Preferred credit card — with cashback for Netflix, Amazon, Lyft and Uber
Card holders will earn cash back on new categories, including streaming services.
Marvel superheroes would be obese in real life, study says
A new study shows the real deal with fantasy physiques.
Meet the women bringing ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ to life on Audible
Elle Fanning joins several voice actors narrating Scholastic’s “The Baby-Sitters Club” — which is also coming to Netflix.
More proof that millennials are beer snobs
Americans spend $60 a month on craft beer, according to a new survey — more than the average
‘I’ve totaled a brand new Lamborghini’ — status-conscious millennials ‘flex’ their wealth on Bumble and Tinder
Posing on private on dating sites and name-dropping famous people is unlikely to get you a date, singles tell MarketWatch.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch:
Drugmakers’ lobbying spending at 10-year high as Washington targets soaring prices
The spending by the industry’s main trade group and seven key drugmakers has climbed to a level not seen in a decade.
Americans’ living standards are at an all-time high. Here’s proof
Income stagnation is a myth, and income inequality comes with prosperity, writes economist Ed Yardeni.
The jobs report might be incredibly strong for an unusual reason
The April jobs report could be unusually strong, in a way that doesn’t say much about the underlying health of the U.S. economy.
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