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Day: April 11, 2021

Trader Joe’s Eyes Improved Shopping Experience For Those With Special Needs

Trader Joe’s is working with the life-skills app MagnusCards to help those with special needs understand what to expect when shopping in its grocery stores. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Trader Joe’s is looking to make it easier for people with autism and intellectual disabilities to shop in its grocery stores.

The company said that it has partnered with the life-skills app MagnusCards to feature five different “card decks” to guide shoppers through various aspects of a visit to Trader Joe’s.

The card decks include one focused on “checking out your items” and another about “sensory experiences in the store,” among others. Each provides

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How To Protect and Fix Your Skin Barrier

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“Perfect skin is wasted on children. Where are you going looking so dewy, Aidan? The sandbox? Fucking circle time? Gimme it.” Remember this viral skin-care meme from a few years ago? We could all do with some more bouncy collagen and stretchy elastin. But the one attribute of baby skin that grown adults should be after is that optimally functioning skin barrier — one of the prime reasons baby skin is plump, smooth, radiant, and soft to the touch.

The skin barrier, or stratum corneum, is the outermost layer of dead skin cells and the topmost

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She was hired as a bridesmaid 125 times. Finally, she had her own pandemic wedding.

Adam was the first person Jen had dated where it didn’t feel like a game. “In past relationships or dates, I would put on a show,” she says. She had the usual stories she told on first dates and was skilled at hiding the messiness of who she really was. Once Adam got to know her more, she believed, he wouldn’t feel so smitten.

“I do know you,” Adam, now 33, told her. And he wasn’t backing down. As he remembers now, “I truly wanted to stick up for how I felt and why it worked

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Luxury fashion brands poised to join the NFT party

Amber Jae Slooten, co-founder of The Fabricant, a digital fashion house, says the really fun part of NFTs is in going beyond the physical. “I wouldn’t want to encourage brands to simply copy their physical items,” she says. “I would encourage them to go beyond their physical reality. For instance, we designed one shoe that was a flaming shoe. You can create all kinds of digital couture looks that could never exist in real life.”

The Fabricant recently ran a 3D fashion design competition in collaboration with Adidas and Karlie Kloss’s nonprofit, Kode With Klossy. The top 20 submissions were

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Men pose as contractors, steal jewelry from Creve Coeur woman’s home

CREVE COEUR, Mo — Police are asking the public to be on alert after a group of men posing as contractors entered a woman’s home and stole jewelry. The incident happened in Creve Coeur, on a recent weekday afternoon. The men arrived in a white truck and offered to make repairs to the homeowner’s gutters.

The homeowner stepped outside her front door and was engaged in conversation with one of the men, unaware that the group had split up. At various points of the conversation, the suspects had entered the home and stolen jewelry from a bedroom.

A neighbor recognized

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