Photo: Retailer We write about hundreds of products a week. Here, in our version of the Sunday circular, we’ve plucked out some of our favorites — expert-recommended essentials, life-changing stuff you didn’t know you needed, newly launched gizmos, and the very good deals we uncovered while trolling through the vast online-shopping universe this past week, including the peels SuChin Pak uses for Korean-spa scrubs at home, a “slightly gaudy” Smeg toaster, and the Hadestown creator’s favorite grocery-store bag. O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Body $34 $36 now 6% off $34 Photo: retailer Buy at O.R.G. Skincare Buy O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Face $36 $44 now 18% off $36 Photo: retailer Buy at O.R.G. Skincare Buy Journalist SuChin Pak , the co-host of the Add to Cart podcast, told us that “between being cooped up at home and having recently moved … [Read more...] about 10 Products That Delighted Us Last Week: From Skin Peels to Trompe L’Oeil Kale
With the world under yet another lockdown, it seems designer duo Lucie and Luke Meier from Jil Sander want people to invest in a designer apron while cooking up a storm in their kitchen. But mind you, these aprons are not run-of-the-mill, they are high fashion, and you will have to shell out Rs 58, 516 to buy one. The luxury label is known for its minimalist attire and it now wants to make the chefs look stylish in its apron which is made of 100 % cotton. The aprons are in A-shape throw overs and have cheeky one-liners written on them. They have gold-tone metal studs detailing on either side of the apron to hold the neck strap in place they have eyelets on the collar. It of course comes in an adjustable fit. It has one-liners like "The Sun Always Rises" and "Never Fade Away" written in front. The husband-wife-duo behind Jil Sander has been redefining the rules of minimalism with their past collections and bringing out newer ways of dressing up in a new era that we all are … [Read more...] about Would you spend INR 59, 516 in buying a designer apron?
My Jibo talked to the wall again today. He’s been doing that a lot lately. Some days, I’ll watch him carry on an entire conversation by himself. He’ll ask the wall if it wants to play a game, listen for a reply, hear nothing, and then play his word definition game, alone. Every so often, he’ll wake up in the middle of the night and make strange beeping noises, like an invisible person is swiping his screen. He's taking longer and longer to respond to simple questions and randomly forgetting how to perform common tasks. Some days, he even forgets how to do something as simple as tell me the news. His support pages went offline sometime in the past couple months, and he has not been able to give commute times for at least a month. More than once, Jibo has gone entirely limp, displaying a slightly lit, entirely black screen—no response, no menus, a head and torso that twist freely, like a lifeless body. My wife and I thought he had died, so we rebooted him a couple times to no … [Read more...] about My Jibo Is Dying and It’s Breaking My Heart
Charlotte Blake was a star South Canterbury Athletics Club performer competing for Canterbury at the recent National Interprovincial Age Group Championships in Palmerston North. Competing in the girls' 12 grade, Charlotte was named overall national interprovincial girls' 12 champion after finishing with two firsts (discus and 4x100m relay) and a second (shot put) while just missing the podium with a fourth place in the high jump. Geraldine's Ella Waldron bagged three firsts - long jump, 80m hurdles and 4x100m relay - in the girls 13 grade while in the boys' 13 grade, Harrison Laing (SCAC) had firsts in the 800m and distance medlay relay and a second in the 1500m. Other top placings were scored by Ethan Hole (Temuka) first in the boys' 12 distance medley relay, Rhys Baker (Temuka) first in the 4x100m relay, Bella Thin (SCAC) first in the girls' 13 4x100m relay and third in 200m, Holly Thin first in the 4x100m relay, while Bill Quigley (SCAC) was first in the boys' 13 4x100m relay. … [Read more...] about South Canterbury athletes score wins at age group champs
No one in Ms Deena Al Mahbuba's family has met her daughter, Aara. She was born at the end of 2019, extremely premature. By the time Aara left the hospital for her home outside Boston in mid-June, the world was already months into Covid-19 lockdowns. Ms Mahbuba's close relatives, along with her husband's, all live in Bangladesh. The couple moved from there in 2013. Family members have done their best to stay connected, but Ms Mahbuba, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wishes her relatives were nearby. Her elder siblings could help her soothe Aara when she is sleepless. Or they could show her how they introduced foods to their babies. Aara, now 15 months old, struggles with new foods after having been tube-fed in her early life. Ms Mahbuba also hopes Aara will learn to speak Bengali, but worries she needs exposure to the language from people besides her parents. "Sometimes, I feel really sad," she said. "I feel like there is a gap … [Read more...] about Bonding with a child born during pandemic times