The Evolution of 'Lifestyle' The word lifestyle has moved around in our culture since it first appeared more than 35 years ago. Our linguist says the word has gone from being a way to differentiate the '60s counterculture to a marketing tool and now to a political catchphrase.
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The Evolution of 'Lifestyle'

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The Evolution of 'Lifestyle'

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The Evolution of 'Lifestyle'

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The word lifestyle has moved around in our culture since it first appeared more than 35 years ago. Our linguist says the word has gone from being a way to differentiate the '60s counterculture to a marketing tool and now to a political catchphrase.