Vegan Fashion Week Is Coming to L.A.—And It’s About a Lot More Than Eco Leather and Faux Fur

Vegan designers like Stella McCartney (whose Fall 2018 show is pictured here) are exploring mushroom leather, cruelty-free silk, and other high-tech vegan fabrications. In the alphabet soup of Fashion Week abbreviations—NYFW, LFW, MFW, PFW, et al. —Emmanuelle Rienda is adding another: VFW. She’s organizing the first-ever Vegan Fashion Week in Los Angeles on February 1, just a few days before the Fall 2019 shows officially kick off in New York. At first blush, a Fashion Week organized around veganism admittedly sounds a little, well . . . intense. Even Rienda concedes that…

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Altria looks to a future beyond cigarettes but investors aren’t cheering its $15 billion bet

Seth Wenig | AP Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. It’s getting harder to be a cigarette company. Altria knows that. Altria shelled out $14.6 billion to take large stakes in companies outside its traditional hold in cigarettes over the past two weeks — a 45 percent share of cannabis company Cronos and 35 percent stake in e-cigarette maker Juul. The latter, which valued Juul at $38 billion, prohibits Altria from taking a controlling interest for at least six years. Juul…

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Tesla needs over $1 billion in cash over the next 6 months, and Wall Street is going nuts figuring out where it’s going to come from

Between the moment you’re reading this and the end of 2018 Tesla needs to come up with about a billion dollars to give to creditors. And right now it doesn’t look like the company has it. So forget the libel lawsuits and the Twitter wars, the SEC investigations and tearful interviews from CEO Elon Musk. Forget the race to 5,000 Model 3s and the “production hell” turned “delivery hell” and all the hours of rework. Try to forget all the drama with hip-hop star Azealia Banks (if you possibly can). Remember instead that Tesla is –…

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Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are sending a clear signal that Amazon is the future of fashion, and it’s terrible news for department stores

One of the biggest fashion retailers in the US is going all-in on Amazon, and it’s telling of where fashion is headed. According to a recent report from Nomura, Amazon now offers a bigger selection of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger clothing than Macy’s and JCPenney do. These brands, both owned by PVH Corp, have historically had a strong presence in department stores. However, Nomura data shows that they are shifting away from this channel in search of greener pastures. While department stores have struggled in recent years, Amazon has…

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All You Need To Know About Sleep Medication: It’s Use And Abuse

Insomnia or sleep disturbance is the most common of all sleep disorders. Insomnia is the difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person can sleep in. According to a report by the National Institutes of Health, it is estimated that around 30 per cent of the total general population complains about sleep disruption and over 10 per cent have been associated with symptoms of daytime functional impairment consistently, with the diagnosis of insomnia. Treatment of insomnia depends on the severity of symptoms and underlying cause. Sleep medications are not…

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Heart attack causes and symptoms, study says it’s more deadly during winter

Heart attacks are more common during winter than summer months, suggests a new study conducted by cardiologists at UK’s Leeds General Infirmary on a total of 4,056 people. The study subjects received treatment for a heart attack in four separate years. The study found that the most severe heart attacks were more deadly in the coldest months, compared to the warmest. The overall number of heart attacks was roughly the same in the coldest half of the year, compared to the warmer months, with the most serious heart attacks leading to cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock.…

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This L.A. Mansion Doubled Its Size and Tripled Its Price in Five Years

Laurie Cohen and her husband Mark, the founder of Cohen Financial Group, knew they wanted to buy a certain 1930s mansion in Beverly Hills well before it actually came onto the market. The house is on a quiet street in Beverly Hills, overlooking a golf course. Source: William & Williams The house—a longtime residence of actress Ann Rutherford, who died in 2012— sat on a quiet street, directly across from a golf course. “It’s the best street in Beverly Hills,” Laurie Cohen says. “There’s no thoroughfare and, because of the golf course, there’s…

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Why Coconut Oil Might Not Be The Superfood That It’s Thought To Be!

Coconut oil has emerged as a trendy superfood in the recent years, with health freaks from all over the world embracing it with open arms. When it comes to nutritional benefits, the oil has more advocates than detractors. From giving you an ageless beauty to improving your dental and overall health, much has been said in praise of the ‘miraculous’ oil. However, does it deserve the ‘superfood’ status that we have accorded it? Or is coconut oil consumption yet another fad that has no clinical grounding to prove its benefits?…

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Pixel 2 Launch: Everything Google Announced at Its Hardware Event

HIGHLIGHTS The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were launched on Wednesday Google also launched new smart speakers, headphones, and VR headsets Only the phones and Daydream VR headset are confirmed for India right now At its hardware launch event on Wednesday, Google unveiled a number of new products – from smart speakers, to an AI powered camera that can automatically save clips you’ll want to keep, the two new Pixel phones, and more. Although Google unveiled several products, it also laid out a roadmap of how these products will evolve, and get more powerful…

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OnePlus Left Behind a Testing App on Its Devices With Backdoor to Root Access: Report

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus reportedly installs a diagnostic app on its devices The company is looking into it, co-founder Pei said OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 reportedly install the backdoor app OnePlus has landed in soup again just a few days ahead of the launch of its much-anticipated OnePlus 5T smartphone. The Chinese company has been found to leave behind an app on its recent devices that can act as a backdoor capable of providing root access without unlocking. For end users, this essentially means that some OnePlus smartphones can be easily rooted without…

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