Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Author: zaphfrans

The Week in Business: Let’s Go Shopping

Good morning. The economy is showing more signs of recovery — jobs are coming back, the stock market is up (again) and people are spending money. Here’s the latest in business and tech news for the week ahead. Stay safe out there. — Charlotte Cowles

So, what did you buy with your stimulus check? Retail sales in March blew past expectations, soaring nearly 10 percent as the latest round of federal relief funds trickled into bank accounts. Restaurants and bars saw a 13 percent bump in business, and sales of clothing and accessories rose

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25 affordable clean beauty products all under $20

Maybe you want to be greener – or some of your cabinet staples are past their prime and you’re looking to swap them out with cleaner options – regardless of your reasoning, using clean beauty products does not have to be complicated, or expensive.

Not sure where to start, or how to strategize so you get the biggest benefit for your buck? Read on for a mix of top-rated and expert-approved makeup, skin, body and hair products starting as low as $5, along with a few investment items that are worth the splurge.

But first, it should be noted that

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‘[They] knew what they were doing’

A bride and groom are under fire for taking advantage of their bridal party. 

A wedding guest went on Reddit’s “Wedding Shaming” forum to share what happened to her friend, a groomsman. The wedding went off without a hitch, but soon after the bridal party realized they had footed a lot of the bill. It turned out the bride and groom had asked the bridal party to complete numerous tasks that required purchases and the couple never paid anyone back. 

“Whenever anyone complimented the bride or groom about how beautiful the wedding was and saying that it

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Shopping For Pop Culture’s Fashion Moments, From ‘Gossip Girl’ To ‘Almost Famous’

Pop culture, nostalgia, and fashion go hand in hand — just take a look at the recent fanfare over the 20th anniversary of Josie and the Pussycats or the beloved Y2K aesthetic of Lizzie McGuire. Sometimes, some of us just miss the days of wearing flare pants and platform sandals, and with the help of streaming platforms, plenty of Gen Zers and millennials alike have been turning to the TV shows and films they grew up watching as a source of fashion inspiration.

In a recent YouTube video for Vogue, the sister trio behind the Grammy-nominated band Haim

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How Kate Middleton Used Jewelry to Honor Princess Diana at Prince Philip’s Funeral

Kate Middleton brought along a tribute to her late mother-in-law with her to Prince Philip’s funeral. Along with her fitted Roland Mouret black coat dress and fascinator hat with a veil, she paired a four-strand pearl necklace from Queen Elizabeth’s personal collection that was once loaned to Princess Diana.

britons and the rest of the world mark the death of the duke of edinburgh on the day of his funeral

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Here is the Queen wearing the necklace at a banquet in Bangladesh in 1983. Diana wore the necklace at a state dinner in November 1982, per The Court Jeweller.

queen visits bangladesh

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The necklace, originally a gift from the Japanese government, was made by

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A Black Woman’s Journey to Redefine What Fit Looks Like

We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Here’s our process.

I tried to fit into someone else’s standard of beauty for too long. Now I’m creating my own.

I have an unhealthy obsession with mirrors. It started when I was a teenager taking dance classes at first one, then two, then three different studios. Ballet, tap, jazz, modern, acrobatics — I did it all.

In the beginning, it was fun. I did it for the love of the art form and for the

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