15 black models who are taking the fashion world by storm

The fashion world is slowly becoming more diverse, and models like Winnie Harlow, Jourdan Dunn, and Slick Woods are changing the industry for the better. There are also male models changing the industry, like Broderick Hunter and Adonis Bosso. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The 2010s saw the fashion industry embracing diversity more than ever — in fact, 47% of models at the last New York Fashion Week identified as people of color. But with still more to be done, there are black models working every day to change the industry for the better, including Jillian Mercado, Winnie Harlow, and Precious Lee. As New York Fashion Week kicks off,… Read More

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Why Kids Love Little Shopping Carts

When Danielle Eskinazi’s 4-year-old son gets his own small cart to push at the grocery store, he carries himself differently. “His back straightens up a little bit,” she told me. “He looks around like a peacock to make sure everybody’s watching [and can see that] he has a bit of independence in what he chooses to eat.” Or at least the illusion of independence. As he tools around the store, he’ll often add copious amounts of junk food—chocolate, mostly—to his cart that Eskinazi, a casting director living in Santa Clarita, California, will frequently veto before the end of the shopping trip. That doesn’t stop him, and countless other children, from… Read More

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19 unique chocolate gifts for Valentine’s Day that go beyond the traditional box of sweets

Chocolate is one of the most beloved foodstuffs on earth, making it a great choice for Valentine’s Day gifts. If you want to treat the chocolate fan in your life to something sweet this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered. Some of our favorite gifts include handmade nut butter cups, a hot-chocolate scented candle, and decadently fudgy cake bites from Milk Bar. This Valentines Day, think outside the box when shopping for the chocolate fiend in your life with these 19 clever gift ideas. There is a scientific explanation for the human being’s love of chocolate. A rich, complex food that of course tastes great, chocolate contains multiple compounds that… Read More

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‘Being poor in America is a full-time job’: The astronomical cost of banking while poor

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer. Constant says payday loans systematically oppress low-income Americans. He says changes like Colorado’s Proposition 111, which reduced the annual interest rate on payday loans to 36% annually, show that Americans are ready to get rid of payday loans. For more on this topic, listen to the latest episode of “Pitchfork Economics.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Being poor in America is a full-time job. The commutes of poor Americans are often longer than those of middle-class Americans. Buying less expensive,… Read More

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You can get married in a Vegas-style “Chapel of Love” in Fortnum & Mason, one of London’s most upmarket department stores

You can now get married in a Vegas-style “Chapel of Love” in Fortnum & Mason, a luxury department store in Piccadilly, London that’s favored by the Queen. Although Fortnum & Mason has been a licensed wedding venue for a while, the pastel venue-within-a-venue is only in-store until the end of February. The chapel has a working wedding bell and glowing neon sign, but sadly no Elvis impersonator. Visit Insider’s homepage for more details. If you’re all shook up about where to hold your nuptials this year, then one of London’s most prestigious and iconic department stores could be the venue you’re looking for. An Elvis-style “Chapel of Love” has sprung… Read More

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Jenelle Evans: I’m Officially DONE With Teen Mom 2!

Well, folks, it looks like we’ve reached the end of an era. After a decade drama characterized by a seemingly endless parade of arrests, abuse allegations, and savagely murdered pets, Jenelle Evans’ time on Teen Mom 2 has finally come to an end. We know what you’re thinking — hey, didn’t Jenelle get fired from the show way back in May? The answer is yes — but she’s still under contract with MTV. Now, it seems that’s about to change — and Jenelle claims she couldn’y be happier about it. Take a look: 1. On Her Own Jenelle Evans revealed this week that she will never return to the network… Read More

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