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Day: June 21, 2021

Michael Overall: How did the ‘crown jewel’ of Tulsa shopping centers end up mostly empty? | Local News

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Naj Austin Drops Her Skin-Care Routine

Launching a social and wellness club right before a pandemic and then pivoting it into a thriving digital community during an unprecedented time in history is no easy feat. And yet that’s exactly what entrepreneur Naj Austin has done.

When Ethel’s Club opened in November 2020, it was the first social club established to serve people of color. But when the pandemic hit New York, Austin made the difficult (and incredibly forward-thinking) decision to pivot the club into a digital platform. Members wouldn’t be able to see each other in person, but they could still connect for workshops or yoga

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Free new wedding gowns? Check out this program for the military

Brides-to-be who are connected — or will be — to the military community: Apply now for a free, new wedding gown through a new program launched by the non-profit Operation Deploy Your Dress.

The deadline to apply for the initial wave of dresses is 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, June 18.

The Operation Deploy Your Dress: Bridal launch includes 227 new wedding dresses with tags, valued at prices ranging from $1,200 to $3,000, donated by Revelry. Once a bride-to-be is chosen by a selection committee and her eligibility is validated, the process to choose the dress is all done virtually,

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Stoned Fine Jewelry: The New Way To Do Luxury

Purchasing a new piece of jewelry can be a commitment. High-quality jewelry is an investment – timeless materials like gold and diamonds have been in high demand for centuries, which isn’t changing anytime soon. But when it comes down to picking a piece and knowing that it will be something you’ll love for life, it’s not always as easy or stress-free of a process.

Miami-based entrepreneur Eve Gay recognizes this and with her brand, Stoned Fined Jewelry is changing the way people all around the world shop for fine jewelry. Stoned is a one-stop shop for any and all diamonds,

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Meet the Moroccan women making Argan oil for the global beauty industry

In the arid mountains of southern Morocco, local women harvest argan oil, a natural product they have long used in cooking but which has become highly prized by the global beauty industry as an anti-aging skin treatment and restorative for hair.

Most argan oil is produced by local cooperatives of Amazigh-speaking Berber women around the cities of Agadir, Essaouira and Taroudant where the argan tree, which bears small green fruit resembling an olive, is common.

For centuries the oil, among the most expensive in the world, has been extracted by drying argan fruit in the sun, peeling and mashing the

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