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The Rise Of The Slime Economy
It has become a social media sensation and even led to a run on glue sales. We're talking slime - and not the green liquid Nickelodeon famously dumps on celebrities. And for many young people on YouTube, Instagram and Etsy, it's a moneymaker.

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Slime, a Do-It-Yourself Gooey toy, is taking social media by storm. Instagram has around 5 million posts tagged with #slime, while certain influencers like Karina Garcia (considered the pioneer in ...

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Gooey Money Maker

Slime lovers are also selling their versions of slime online on platforms like Etsy. Viral Instagram videos serve as a marketing tool for small slime businesses. YouTubers doing slime videos make t...

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ASMR

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) refers to a sensation which is like a combination of a tingling sensation, pleasure and relaxation. It is a relaxed trance-like state which has been asso...

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Slime Safety

The extreme popularity also led to a few accidents with kids using the Slime Glue which had the laundry additive borax, which can sometimes be mixed wrongly, leading to chemical burns. This led to ...

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