Saying Yes to Fashion During a Global Pandemic

In a year that knee-capped apparel and designer retail, launching a fashion shopping app might seem like madness. But for The Yes cofounders Julie Bornstein and Amit Aggarwal, the risks were worth it — and not just for them, but for the fashion world at large.

The way Bornstein explained it, when The Yes debuted in May, it was on something of a retail rescue mission.

“Our heads were all spinning from what this coronavirus thing was in late March, which is when our original launch date was going to be,” she told WWD. “But by the time May came around, we were like, ‘Listen, we want to do everything we can to help drive volume for these brands.’

“Because a lot of their traditional channels were not open: their stores weren’t open, their orders were being canceled,” she continued. “We see ourselves as a partner in all senses of

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Mall Owner Rick Caruso on Pandemics, Protests, Getting America Shopping Again

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“You know what, we’re back,” said Los Angeles retail real estate impresario Rick Caruso, surveying the smaller-than-usual but not insignificant crowd on a recent weekday afternoon at The Grove, which reopened June 10. “We’re back,” he repeated for emphasis, eyes gazing out at his kingdom over a businesslike black face mask, while sitting at an outdoor table at a sushi restaurant.

Since 2002, The Grove has been a center for a city without one, drawing more visitors annually than Disneyland, who flock to the open-air shopping area and faux Main Street with dancing fountain and an old-time trolley ride, where fireworks blaze on the Fourth of July and it “snows” in sunny California at Christmastime.

After closing in March because of the coronavirus, The Grove was due to reopen June 1, but the plan was scrapped May 30 when the Black Lives Matter

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These Brands Don’t Want Your Black Friday Business

This Black Friday, as brands slash prices! and trumpet the best deals! and big savings!, one company is taking a very different route. Sneaker brand Allbirds is actually increasing its prices. 

Every product will be $1 more expensive on Friday, with all the extra money raised going to Fridays For Future, the climate movement founded by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg

“Black Friday deals may satiate momentary desire,” Allbirds said in a statement, “but their impact on the planet is a lot more long-lasting.”

The move may seem an act of self-sabotage, but a spokesperson for the company ― which spotlights its environmental credentials ― told HuffPost, “Our hope is that one small price increase can spark a conversation about the larger environmental issues facing the fashion industry and beyond.” 

Black Friday is traditionally one of the year’s biggest shopping days. Online sales last year totaled $7.4 billion

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Ketamine online total information in 2020 (step by step)

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Motor-Activity Markers of Circadian Timekeeping Are Related to Ketamine’s Rapid Antidepressant Properties

Abstract

Background

The rapid clinical antidepressant effects of the glutamatergic modulator ketamine may be due to its ability to restore synaptic plasticity and related effects on sleep-wake and circadian systems. Preclinical studies indicate that ketamine alters expression of circadian clock–associated molecules, and clinical studies of Ketamine online plasticity-related biomarkers further suggest an association with sleep slow waves and sleep homeostasis.

Methods

Wrist-activity monitors were used to examine the pharmacologic and rapid antidepressant effects of ketamine on markers of circadian timekeeping (amplitude and timing) in mood disorders. Circadian amplitude and timing of activity at baseline, postinfusion day 1 (D1), and day 3 (D3) were measured in 51 patients with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder.

Results

Compared with either placebo or baseline, a mood-independent decrease of the central circadian value (mesor) was present on D1 after ketamine treatment. Mood-associated … Read More