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Your Grandmother’s Favorite Beauty Brand Gets A Reboot

It’s not unusual for a company to make some changes at some point in its existence. An update to a catalogue, maybe a new logo or slogan, that sort of thing. Taking action to stay relevant is vital to the survival of any brand. However, it’s not a usual sight to see a company so set in its ways completely uproot itself and make a 180 degree turn into a brand new market. Not only is it bold, but risky, especially if what you had beforehand was something a sizable amount of people still loved. Yet this exact situation just took place, and it’s from a name you’ve likely not thought about for a while.

Crabtree & Evelyn, a name once synonymous with

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Your Favorite Anti-Aging Moisturizer Now Comes With a Free Gift, and It’s Good

We don’t know about you, but when we hear “free gift with purchase,” our minds immediately think: Not another tote bag. Well, thankfully Olay is holding a Friends & Family Sale from October 13 to 14 that is decidedly not that.

Instead, the storied brand is offering two of their top facial scrubs for free when you purchase any one of their bestselling Regenerist moisturizers, only on olay.com. You know the ones: the Micro Sculpting Cream, Ultra Rich Moisturizer and Retinol24 MAX Night Face Moisturizer.

The fun part? Olay is letting you choose which face scrub you want. Exfoliation can help serums and moisturizers work more effectively so it makes sense that they’re being offered as a duo. Find the two deals below and take your pick.

Choose this option if your skin needs the sort of deep cleaning that you’ll see and feel. This scrub increases surface cell turnover

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Ulta Beauty’s 2020 Gorgeous Hair Event Means 50% Off Your Favorite Hair Products

Ulta Beauty is the store that keeps on giving. It seems like every month or so, the beauty chain is offering another massive sale on a slew of cult-favorite skin, makeup, and hair care products — and this October is no different. Running now through Oct. 24, Ulta Beauty’s 2020 Gorgeous Hair Event means you can get your favorite hair tools, styling, and care products for 50% off on Ulta’s website.

You may or may not know how this rodeo goes, but to recap, Ulta Beauty offers different deals every day, so you can fill your calendar with a bunch of steals. Whether you’re looking to try out a new hair color, give your hair some TLC, or just explore some new products, there are a tone of ways to indulge in Ulta Beauty’s Gorgeous Hair Event. After all, it only happens twice a year.

If you don’t feel like

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Designer Charles Almonte’s favorite classic picks from Crate & Barrel

“Crate & Barrel is one of my first go-tos, especially if it’s a budget-friendly project,” Almonte said. “It’s not the cheapest, but it’s not the most expensive. It’s a good middle ground, and a lot of people feel comfortable with the price point and style.”

He also advises people to take stock of their existing pieces and look at editing out things that don’t work in their space. (Looking at you, papasan chair from college.)

“Sometimes you don’t need to overhaul things. Sometimes you just need to move things around and clean up a bit,” he said.

With that in mind, his picks are classic pieces that will work in most spaces or with most design styles. Pair one or two items with what you already have. You’ll be surprised by what a difference a new accent chair or statement lamp can make.

Almonte said he loves “the simple elegance”

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Our Favorite Amazon Prime Day Beauty Deals Under $25

Amazon Prime Day 2020, the two-day money-saving, shopping extravaganza we’ve been patiently waiting for, will finally kick off on October 13 and 14. Like every year, it will include some of the best beauty deals of the season. Keep in mind that if you want to enjoy deep discounts on everything from your favorite shampoos to makeup essentials, you have to be an Amazon Prime member. If you haven’t joined yet, you still have time. An Amazon Prime membership can be yours for $12.99 per month or $119 per year. In addition to giving you access to the shopping holiday, the membership offers so many benefits, including free delivery on all Amazon Prime products, Prime Video, which includes an endless number of movies and television shows you can stream for free, major deals and free delivery in many areas at Whole Foods, and all these other goodies on this year’s

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Volunteers with Harvest of Hope prepare meals for Thanksgiving Day 2019. (Photo: Courtesy of Chase McKenna)

The year of 2020 has been a never ending saga of take, take, take. 

Health, income, graduations, concerts, weddings, holidays, birthdays, funerals. 

In between the losses, however, there have been people that stepped up to the challenge of giving more of themselves and their resources than ever before.

They held our community up with money, meals, masks, art, attention and love.

We saw that as parents rallied to collect graduation gifts for the class of 2020; as artists performed neighborhood pop-up concerts on traveling flatbed trucks; as restaurants served free meals to both first responders and families in need week after week. 

As the region battles the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus and grapples with the economic fallout of statewide

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This All-Women Team Wants To Facilitate Farming Education With One Of The World’s Favorite Pastimes: Gaming

When two gaming experts and one social networking founder came together to solve one of the biggest issues in agriculture technology—the intersection of human health and animal health—the result was exactly what you might think: an app.

But make no mistake: “We’re not just playing games here” says Ariel Yi Chi Chang, 2020 30 Under 30 honoree and founder of GeGe Design.  

During the Forbes Under 30 Agtech+ Hackathon this past weekend, Chang, along with her teammates, Ashley Deese, 2019 30 Under 30 honoree and manager of digital media at Smithsonian and Kemishia Sorzano, For(bes) The Culture member and founder of Social Tea, were one of three teams tasked to come up with solutions for sustainable agricultural and animal health practices. Their proposal was Happy Herd: an app in which users care for a farm the same way a farmer would. Users manage their currency to select animals, monitor their

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