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Afterpay Sees BNPL Pact As Brick-and-Mortar Booster

For most Americans, buy now, pay later (BNPL) is still mostly an online shopping experience. That is where they first encountered the increasingly popular payment method and because BNPL offers in physical locales are less common. But Afterpay is looking to change that as the brand struck a deal with Westfield shopping centers in the U.S., teaming up to bring malls into the 21st century with joint investment in building customer experiences at Westfield shopping centers across the U.S. Starting of course, with Afterpay’s specialty — BNPL payments are now available at in-store locations like Lush Cosmetics, Aldo, The Children’s

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Carissa Moore Drops Her Skin-Care Routine

Pro surfer Carissa Moore has a lot to prepare for. For the first time, surfing will be a part of the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, and Moore will be competing for Team USA. Now 28, she started surfing when she was only five years old and became the youngest athlete to win the Surfing Wold Championship at 18. Since then she’s won three more times. 

While her training routine is as intense as it gets, when it comes to her skin, she tends to keep things simple. “I’m definitely more on the minimalist side,” she tells Glamour. “I

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Couple’s wedding could be put on hold amid new mask mandate

Laura Thompson and her fiance, John Rhodes, had been to a few weddings this season and were finally starting to get excited for theirs

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — One couple who waited out the COVID-19 pandemic hoping for a more normal wedding had their plans rocked when St. Louis County announced a new mask mandate would go into effect on Monday.

“As soon as we had the opportunity, we wanted to get vaccinated,” bride-to-be Laura Thompson said. “I think that’s the hard part, we followed the rules and now we are the ones who kind of have to pay

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17 Vogue Editors Share What They’re Wearing On Vacation This Summer

As a born and bred New Englander, I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never ventured up to Maine. With a reputation that boasts beautiful coastlines, boundless adventures, and a buzzy food scene, Portland felt like the perfect place to book a last-minute vacation this summer. My Ralph Lauren Americana sweater will save me from chilly nights near the water, and my Staud netted handbag couldn’t be more on-brand for an afternoon spent lobstering with locals. I’ll make sure to pack my favorite Madhappy hat and my go-to Girlfriend collective sports bra that can easily double as a casual daytime top

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Day in the Life of Upcoming Jewelry Designer Charlotte Alden

  • Charlotte Alden is the founder of jewelry company lottie, which she started after losing her job last year.
  • Models and celebrities are already sporting her handmade designs. 
  • To Insider, Alden gives a behind-the-scenes look at running a jewelry brand as the category heats up. 
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Charlotte Alden was working as an art specialist at an auction house when COVID-19 reached the US and shuttered roughly 200,000 businesses. She lost her job and struggled to find another, so she bought a bead kit on Amazon and launched her own jewelry company in October.

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Skin barrier 101: a healthy barrier means beautiful skin

The ‘skin barrier’ doesn’t often get the airtime it deserves. It doesn’t have the gravitas of wrinkles and crow’s feet; it doesn’t seem quite as news-worthy as pigmentation, and it’s certainly not as sexy as the quest for a radiant glow. 

But between the growing popularity of plant-based diets and the appetite for clean beauty products free from harmful chemicals, it seems we are more conscious than ever of what we put into and on to our bodies. We are no longer satisfied by quick-fix tricks like wrinkle fillers and chemical peels (although they still have their place in our

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