May 8, 2021

Millennial Money: Bust gender bias and balance work at home

No matter how modern opposite-sex couples can be in their views on equality, old habits die hard. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this abundantly clear to parents who already struggled to find balance.

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, mothers and fathers both left the workforce earlier in the pandemic in April 2020, but nearly all fathers eventually returned to work, while many mothers stayed home . And a paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that recessions typically lead to a gender wage gap growth of 2 percentage points, but a recession caused by a

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A New Watch Brand Tells a Story

Furlan Marri is a new watch brand whose marketing tagline is “Highly Attractive Wristwatches.” The founders say there is a world of Swiss horological history in those three words, and yet their prices top out at $500.

“The main idea of the brand is to tell stories,” said Andrea Furlan, the brand’s designer and co-founder, based in Geneva. “The first story of our brand is a mechanical quartz story.”

Rather than using a mechanical movement, which Mr. Furlan and his business partner, the artist and watch collector Hamad Al Marri, had intended to do, they have chosen a hybrid meca-quartz

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TikTok fashion trend inspired by ‘Bridgerton’ brings historical subcultures to mainstream

Netflix’s hit series “Bridgerton” has inspired TikTok fashionistas.

The fictional period drama produced by award-winning screenwriter Shonda Rhymes and her new production company Shondaland, has been a top-streaming show since its Christmas Day debut. And now the series has given life to a fashion subculture known as “regencycore.”

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Named after the Regency era the “Bridgerton” show and novels are based on, regencycore takes inspiration from the historical fashion that was popular in Great Britain and Ireland in the early 1800s. The time period was heavily influenced by classical Greco-Roman

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California teen allegedly stole $40,000 in jewelry on home tour

A well-dressed teenager driving an expensive car was allowed to wander unaccompanied in a Southern California mansion for sale — and he allegedly took $40,000 of jewelry during his self-guided tour, police say.

The theft from the Thousand Oaks home was reported two days after the March 13 open house, said the police report. Last week, a 16-year-old from Camarillo was arrested.

The agent said the suspect seemed young and “out of place,” but he claimed to be 23 years old and had a financial document that was required for an appointment to tour the house, which is on the

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Irina Shayk sizzles in sheer bodysuit as she shares photos from fashion week fittings

Irina Shayk isn’t shy on social media.

The 35-year-old supermodel shared a series of NSFW photos from her fitting for Mugler’s Spring/Summer 2021 virtual show.

Shayk donned a sheer black thong bodysuit that featured fabric placed in very strategic places. “Fittingzzz @muglerofficial 🖤,” she captioned the pics.

The runway show was presented as a short film since the pandemic is still limiting travel and social gatherings. 

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Also featured on the catwalk were fellow model Bella Hadid, “Euphoria” star Hunter Schafer, and “Pose” star Dominique Jackson.

Shayk’s famous friends commented

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‘A huge violation of boundaries’

A man secretly moved in a roommate while his wife was away for a weekend.

He feels his behavior is justified and asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum if he was right. His wife lost her job and has been unemployed for a year. To cover the cost of their apartment they decided to get a roommate. The wife specifically requested they have only a female roommate. But when they couldn’t find one, the Reddit poster moved a male roommate in while she was gone.

“My wife and I have an apartment together,” the Reddit poster

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Fawaz Gruosi Returns to High Jewelry

Once upon a time, Fawaz Gruosi had an uncontested monopoly on the hottest invitation at Cannes. His parties were legendary, attended by every member of the A+ list, all of whom would come dripping in his most extravagant jewels. For that, the charismatic founder of de Grisogono earned his reputation as a master marketer, shrewdly leveraging high profile events to build his brand’s international reputation and amass a clientele that ranged from Middle Eastern royalty to Manhattan high society.

It wasn’t just the parties that dazzled. Gruosi was, first and foremost, a creator. He could mold exceptional stones into sensuous

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Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow, opens Givenchy runway show at Paris Fashion Week

Meadow Walker has made her runway debut during Paris Fashion Week for Givenchy.

The 22-year-old daughter of the late Paul Walker — who starred in The Fast and the Furious franchise — opened the Fall/ Winter 2021 show for the French fashion house.

She wore an oversized black blazer and sheer black skirt over black tights with the ends of her short black hair dyed blonde.

“Thank you to everyone involved. Endless gratitude and love for you all,” she captioned a video of herself shared on Instagram.

Bella Hadid and Jourdan Dunn were among the other big names walking in

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Unique jewelry designer works to expand local business

ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke business owner is working to take her unique brand of hand-crafted jewelry to a national audience. A local business competition could help her win the money needed to expand.

Tamara Dennis is the owner Priss E. Nerd. She is the designer and creator of her tiny works of art that have grown quite popular across the Roanoke Valley. The majority of her pieces are cute, quirky earrings she designs to catch the attention of our inner nerd and everything we fan-girl about.

“We firmly believe that everyone has a little bit of nerd inside of

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