Jennifer Lopez Reveals Her ‘Cure-All’ Skincare Ingredient Ahead of Beauty Line Launch

How does Jennifer Lopez look as enviously glowing as she does? She let Vogue know her secret ingredient while chatting about her upcoming skincare line JLo Beauty.

“My mom used to say that olive oil was the cure-all for everything,” the 2020 Billboard Women in Music Icon Award recipient explained, referring to her JLo Beauty Olive Complex, a blend of squalane, fermented olive oil, extra-virgin olive oil, and olive leaf extract.

The multihyphenate’s eight-piece skincare collection launches on January 1, and includes a cream cleanser, multitasking serum, “wonder cream,” sunscreen, eye cream, masks, complexion booster and a dietary supplement. “Everyone fought me hardest on the supplements,” Lopez explained of her once-daily capsules. “But skin care doesn’t work without boosting what’s going on inside.”

And while her beauty line is dropping in just a few weeks, one thing that Lopez is taking her time with is her sweet relationship with fiancé Alex Rodriguez. The couple had to postpone their wedding twice as the coronavirus continues to spread, but she told Access Hollywood that she’s in “no rush.”

“You know we’ve talked about so many different things cause we had to cancel the wedding last year because of COVID, because of the quarantine, and we actually did it twice, which people don’t know, where we had it in different times – first one canceled and then second one canceled as well – and so I don’t know,” she explained. “We kind of have let it go for a second.”

We’re good. Everything’s cool. It will happen when the time is right,” she added of her relationship with the former New York Yankee. See below.

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Why has wedding of Japan’s Princess Mako still not gone ahead? | Japan

They have been together since university, their emotional bond apparently stronger than ever despite being separated by an ocean and a continent. And they have the blessing of a likely future emperor.

But for Japan’s Princess Mako – the eldest daughter of the first in line to the Chrysanthemum throne – and her boyfriend, Kei Komuro, the sound of wedding bells has grown more distant in the three years since they made their relationship public.

The couple are no closer to exchanging vows after their plans to marry two years ago were derailed by revelations that the would-be groom’s mother was embroiled in a financial dispute. The saga has not only fuelled unusually intrusive media and public interest in the private lives of Japan’s royals; it has also brought the country’s succession crisis into sharp relief.

Japan celebrated when, in May 2017, Mako and Komuro, a contemporary at International Christian University in Tokyo who does not come from a royal background, said they planned to get engaged later in the year and marry in November 2018. But in February 2018, the imperial household agency said the wedding had been put off for two years following reports that Komuro’s mother owed money, including education fees for her son, to an ex-fiance. A date for the wedding has yet to be set.

Princess Mako and her fiance, Kei Komuro, in 2017
Princess Mako and her fiance, Kei Komuro, in 2017. Photograph: POOL/Reuters

This week, Mako’s father, Crown Prince Akishino, gave the marriage his blessing but suggested that the couple, who are both 29, had yet to win over a sceptical Japanese public, who will foot the bill for a lump sum Mako will receive when she marries and leaves the imperial household.

“I approve of them getting married,” he said in comments to journalists ahead of his 55th birthday on Monday. “The constitution says that marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes. I believe I, as a parent, should respect their intentions if marriage is what they truly want.”

But, he added, Komuro’s family needed to make a “visible” response to his mother’s financial troubles, which, according to Japanese media, have not been resolved two years after they were revealed by a weekly magazine.

Akishino, who became crown prince after his elder brother, Naruhito, ascended the throne last year, was quoted by the Kyodo news agency as saying: “From my point of view, I don’t think they are in a situation in which many people are convinced and pleased [about their proposed marriage]” – adding that Mako was aware that the public was not fully behind the union.

When Mako marries, she will immediately lose her royal status and, like the previous emperor’s daughter, Sayako Kuroda, live a comparatively “ordinary” life with her commoner husband beyond the walls of the imperial palace in Tokyo.

The family she leaves behind will shrink again. As the Asahi Shimbun newspaper has pointed out, only seven members of the imperial family are below 40, and all but one of them

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Why has wedding of Japan’s Princess Mako still not gone ahead?

They have been together since university, their emotional bond apparently stronger than ever despite being separated by an ocean and a continent. And they have the blessing of a future emperor.



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But for Japan’s Princess Mako – the eldest daughter of the first in line to the Chrysanthemum throne – and her boyfriend, Kei Komuro, the sound of wedding bells has grown more distant in the three years since they made their relationship public.

The couple are no closer to exchanging vows after their plans to marry two years ago were derailed by revelations that the would-be groom’s mother was embroiled in a financial dispute. The saga has not only fuelled unusually intrusive media and public interest in the private lives of Japan’s royals; it has also brought the country’s succession crisis into sharp relief.

Japan celebrated when, in May 2017, Mako and Komuro, a contemporary at International Christian University in Tokyo who does not come from a royal background, said they planned to get engaged later in the year and marry in November 2018. But in February 2018, the imperial household agency said the wedding had been put off for two years following reports that Komuro’s mother owed money, including education fees for her son, to an ex-fiance. A date for the wedding has yet to be set.



a man wearing a hat: Princess Mako, who is the daughter of Crown Prince Akishino.


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Princess Mako, who is the daughter of Crown Prince Akishino.

This week Mako’s father, Crown Prince Akishino, gave the marriage his blessing but suggested that the couple, who are both 29, had yet to win over a sceptical Japanese public, who will foot the bill for a lump sum Mako will receive when she marries and leaves the imperial household.

“I approve of them getting married,” he said in comments to journalists ahead of his 55th birthday on Monday. “The constitution says that marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes. I believe I, as a parent, should respect their intentions if marriage is what they truly want.”

But, he added, Komuro’s family needed to make a “visible” response to his mother’s financial troubles, which, according to Japanese media, have not been resolved two years after they were revealed by a weekly magazine.

Akishino, who became crown prince after his elder brother, Naruhito, ascended the throne last year, was quoted by the Kyodo news agency as saying: “From my point of view, I don’t think they are in a situation in which many people are convinced and pleased [about their proposed marriage]” – adding that Mako was aware that the public was not fully behind the union.

When Mako marries, she will immediately lose her royal status and, like the previous emperor’s daughter, Sayako Kuroda, live a comparatively “ordinary” life with her commoner husband beyond the walls of the imperial palace in Tokyo.

The family she leaves behind will shrink again. As the Asahi Shimbun newspaper has pointed out, only seven members of the imperial

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Tesla (TSLA) secures tax exemption on new made-in-China Model Y ahead of production start

Tesla (TSLA) has secured tax exemptions for “new energy vehicles’ in China for its upcoming new Model Y made at Gigafactory Shanghai.

It’s one of the last step before the electric SUV can be delivered to customers in the country.

As we previously reported, Tesla has taken a new vehicle introduction strategy for Model Y. Unlike previous vehicle programs, which were launched in different markets with vehicles imported from Tesla’s Fremont factory in California, Tesla is only introducing Model Y in new markets once the vehicle is being produced there.

For the past 10 months, Tesla has been expanding Gigafactory Shanghai to prepare for the production of the electric SUV.

The plant has more than doubled in size.

Last month, Tesla released new pictures of the upcoming Model Y Shanghai factory

Earlier this month, the Chinese Ministry of Industry & Information Technology registered the made-in-China Model Y.

Now the ministry has included the Tesla Model Y in its 12th batch of recommended “new energy vehicles” – making the electric SUV eligible for electric vehicle incentives, including tax exemptions, in the country.

This is amongst the last steps for Tesla to start producing and selling the Model Y in China.

A camouflaged prototype Model Y was even spotted being tested at Gigafactory Shanghai last week as the automaker is gearing up to start production:

Tesla has been guiding a start of production and deliveries of the Model Y in China in “early 2021.”

Production is expected to start any day and ramp to higher volumes in the coming months for deliveries in Q1 2021.

The hype around the Model Y in China is high, and the vehicle is expected to make a big impact in the small SUV/crossover segment, which is hugely popular in China.

Startups like Nio and Xpeng have been quick to address it with their own first electric vehicles.

Last month, an analyst of the auto market in China estimated that Tesla could sell as many as 30,000 Model Y vehicles per month once the cheaper version of the electric SUV is available.

That’s about three times bigger than Tesla’s Model 3 sales, which is already dominating the electric vehicle market in the country.

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Can Fashion Salvage Christmas Sales? | The Week Ahead, BoF Professional

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Can Fashion Save Christmas?

Christmas shopping in Milan, Italy | Source: Getty

Christmas shopping in Milan, Italy | Source: Getty

  • Many European countries are cautiously emerging from lockdowns, allowing retailers to reopen as they head into the crucial Christmas shopping season.

  • Covid-19 cases are surging in the US, raising fresh concerns about the economy and the prospect of new restrictions.

  • E-commerce sales jumped over Black Friday weekend, but traffic at stores — where they were allowed to open — was light.

This Christmas is set to be a shopping season like no other. After a year of slumping sales, festive purchases are even more important, and less certain, than ever. On the plus side, forced store closures across much of Europe are set to ease heading into December. Most retailers will be able to reopen, though unlike in the summer there will be no full relaxation of restrictions.

There are signs consumers are in the mood to shop, too. In the US, the National Retail Federation optimistically forecast sales will grow between 3.6 percent and 5.2 percent in November and December compared to 2019. Online sales on Black Friday are set to hit a record this year, according to Adobe Analytics, though whether that will be sufficient to offset a downturn in in-person spending remains to be seen.

The outlook in the country is darkening as coronavirus cases mount at an alarming pace. Even if shops stay open, it’s unclear if consumers will feel confident going to them. Retailers have been grappling with how to persuade shoppers to spend as much online as they would in store for months, with many kicking off Black Friday sales early in the hopes of extending the traditional festive shopping frenzy. Most are doubling down on e-commerce and offering flexible delivery options like curb-side pickups or rewards for consumers who buy early to avoid the Christmas logistics crunch.

The Bottom Line: The next few weeks are make or break for many retailers. Few can afford to enter January with large amounts of unsold inventory, and a weak Christmas shopping season could mean many don’t make it through 2021.

The Fashion Calendar Rolls On

Nadja Swarovski, Dame Natalie Massenet and Caroline Rush at the 2016 Fashion Awards in London. Courtesy.

Nadja Swarovski, Dame Natalie Massenet and Caroline Rush at the 2016 Fashion Awards in London. Courtesy.

  • Chanel’s Métiers d’Art presentation will go ahead on Dec. 1 at a lavish chateau in the Loire Valley, but the brand’s clients will have to settle for watching when it’s broadcast online.

  • The Fashion Awards will also take place on Dec. 3, with a short film announcing this year’s 20 honourees instead of the usual gala dinner.

  • Balenciaga will present its Fall 2021 collection via a video game slated for release on Dec. 6.

Despite the pandemic, the fashion industry is pressing ahead with its December schedule, at a social distance, of course. Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show, designed to showcase the skill of the brand’s specialist ateliers, has in the past been a large-scale marketing event, with attendees jet-setting to locations like New York and Tokyo. This year, Chanel will

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Holiday shopping looking a little different due to pandemic, but shoppers already turning out ahead of official Black Friday

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Holiday shopping is going to look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but shoppers are already turnout out ahead of official Black Friday.

With the holiday and the pandemic, you might be wondering what’s closed and what’s open this Thanksgiving.

We were at Cabela’s in East Hartford Thursday and GameStop in Hartford to check out the possible lines of shoppers ahead of Black Friday.

At GameStop, about half-a-dozen shoppers are camping out overnight for Black Friday deals.

They have their chairs lined up and they are socially distant. They’re also in their cars. But because it’s Black Friday with COVID, they’re not sure exactly how it’s going to work. They only have a limited supply, and a lot of the stores aren’t doing those big deal busters at the door.

Derek Rivera of Hartford told News 8, “I got here at like 9 o’clock…I’m getting a turkey dinner brought to me right now. Yes strange times you know, we couldn’t secure a PlayStation online, that’s why we’re here, you know.”

While GameStop was not open on Thanksgiving Cabela’s was, and while there were no people waiting in lines or even lines at all, different people were there for different reasons.

Normally, there would be lines around the block at Cabela’s. The malls are always crowded, Best Buy would be directing traffic in the parking lot. But Thursday early evening, we saw most everything shut down.

Cabela’s was opened and they had a steady stream of people, but there were no lines and no waiting for the Black Friday deals!

When we talked to people, some came for the deals, others to support the workers, some for a return to a sense of normalcy in a time of COVID, and some just straight up came to see the Big Guy (Santa)!

Meha Srivastav, a mother with two of her kids from Glastonbury said, “We are going to see Santa…We told our neighbors we were going to see Santa and they were looking at us like ‘isn’t it a little early?’ And we are like ‘there are no lines!’”

Dylan Bassett also of Glastonbury said, “My grandmother took my baby cousins here the other day to go see Santa. It was all appointment, there were no lines, they were in and out in 10 minutes instead of waiting for a full two hours like I had to do when I was a kid.”

Bassett added that he expected to see more people out for the sales: “I expected it to be extremely busy here. It’s the day before Black Friday but I was in and out in 15 minutes and there are shocking a lot of deals. I was able to get the boots I wanted for 30 bucks off.”

Patrick of East Hartford said he came to the outdoor sports store because “I just saw it in the newspaper earlier so that is why I came by. I was like ‘wow we

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Is the Mall Open on Thanksgiving 2020? When Shopping Starts Ahead of Black Friday

Most malls are closed on Thanksgiving Day 2020, which this year falls on November 26. However, all malls resume operations from the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, which sees various retail venues offer discounted prices on a range of products.



a group of people standing in a room: People line up outside a store at the Mall of America on June 10 in Minnesota.


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People line up outside a store at the Mall of America on June 10 in Minnesota.

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But customers can start shopping online ahead of Black Friday, as several major retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and several others, have launched their sales early ahead of November 27.

Here, we look at the hours of operation at some of the country’s largest malls on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

Mall of America

Minnesota’s Mall of America, the country’s largest mall with more than 5.6 million square feet of retail space, is closed on Thanksgiving but will be open on Black Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.

The Mall of America has issued several safety guidelines amid the ongoing pandemic, such as a mask mandate. “Guests are required to wear a face covering throughout their visits. Children under five years old are exempt.

“Beginning Nov. 21, in accordance with state requirements all indoor dining will be unavailable. During this time, many Mall restaurants and food court tenants will continue to offer food for takeout and delivery, but it cannot be consumed on property.

“Additionally, following the latest guidance of state government officials, and to keep everyone safe, all Mall of America attractions, including Nickelodeon Universe, will be closed temporarily,” the company stated.

American Dream

New Jersey’s American Dream mall is closed on Thanksgiving, including its retail and dining facilities as well as the Dreamworks Water Park, Nickelodeon Universe, Out of the World Blacklight Mini Golf, Angrybirds Not So Mini Golf Club and indoor ice skating rink venues.

Retail and dining areas will be reopened from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Black Friday. See the American Dream website for Black Friday opening times for the mall’s other venues.

The American Dream mall reopened its doors on October 1, following a seven-month closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Several precautionary measures are in place, including required face coverings and a 25 percent capacity limit.

Roosevelt Field Mall

The Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York is not open on Thanksgiving but will resume operations from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time on Black Friday.

The mall, owned by the Simon Property Group, reopened in July, after remaining closed for months since late March amid the ongoing outbreak. Customers are required to wear face coverings and maintain a social distance during their visit.

Back in late April, the Simon Property Group noted: “Our employees and security officers will actively remind and encourage shoppers to maintain the proper distance from fellow shoppers and workers, and refrain from shopping in groups. Tenants should do the same within their leased spaces,” in a memo on

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Ben Affleck Stops By A Jewelry Store With Ana de Armas Ahead of Thanksgiving

Ben Affleck wears a camouflage face mask and puffer coat as he runs a few errands around town in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (November 25).

The 48-year-old actor was seen out with girlfriend and Knives Out star, Ana de Armas, who wore a long flowy skirt for their outing, which is just a day ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Together, Ben and Ana were seen leaving the XIV Carats jewelry store along with a good friend of theirs. However, it didn’t look like they picked up anything at this point in time.

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Just over the weekend, Ben and Ana were seen on the set of their new film together, Deep Water, which they are filming in New Orleans.

The movie is said to be about a well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.

Deep Water is slated to debut in 2021.

Ben was also seen wearing a kids sized face mask while heading back to the hotel later on.

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Black Businesses Receive Tech Industry Push Ahead Of Holiday Shopping Bonanza

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt Black-owned businesses a tough hand. Stifled by stay-at-home orders, on-again off-again store closures and stricter limits occupancy limits, many businesses are struggling to outlast the seemingly unending virus outbreak. 

Although they’ve rebounded slightly in recent months, Black-owned stores have experienced the greatest decline this year, plummeting from 1.1 million businesses in February to 640,000 in April—a 41% drop.

But spurred by a national movement to support Black businesses, which kicked off this summer, a new number of corporations are taking small steps to put the Black in Black Friday.

Black Friday online sales pulled in a record $7.4 billion in 2019— the second largest online shopping day ever and a 19.6% increase over the previous year—while the holiday season overall generated more than $72 billion in online sales, according to Adobe Analytics. Online sales for this Black Friday are projected to generate $10.3 billion.

The surge in digital spending over the holiday season and the heightened visibility that’s been awarded to small businesses through corporate sponsorships could have a considerable impact on Black businesses in particular, sustaining them through the a few more months of the pandemic.

Facebook, for one, launched its #BuyBlackFriday initiative and a corresponding toolkit and gift guide in October as part of a broader three-month campaign to buttress small businesses during the holiday season.

The gift guide features products from Black-owned businesses and was curated alongside the U.S. Black Chambers and several corporate partners. 

“Black-owned businesses have been hit especially hard by the pandemic, closing at twice the rate of other small businesses,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote in a blog post announcing the initiative. She added, “But we know that millions of people want to help.”

The campaign runs through Black Friday on November 27, a symbolic starting gun for the holiday shopping season.

More recently, Google partnered with Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean and the U.S. Black Chambers to promote its #BlackOwnedFriday campaign, an effort to make November 27 “Black-owned Friday” and galvanize shoppers to buy Black beyond the Thanksgiving weekend.

The tech giant has also showcased Black-owed businesses on its social platforms since mid-October and now allows users to find nearby stores that identify as Black-owned through its search engine.

“I’ve seen firsthand the strain and struggle that Black-owned businesses face,” Jean said in a statement. “For many of them, this holiday season will be critical to their survival.”

TikTok, the latest viral social media platform, threw its weight behind Black-owned businesses months after facing censorship allegations from Black creatives in June. Earlier this month, the video sharing platform, which has about 200 million monthly active users in the U.S., launched Support Black Businesses, a digital hub to amplify Black entrepreneurs. 

TikTok also announced #ShopBlack, an in-app campaign that allows users to create videos spotlighting their favorite Black-owned businesses or to share their experience as a Black entrepreneur.

As small businesses reel from the pandemic’s economic disruption, many

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Microsoft Edge gets coupon code tool which could save you big ahead of Black Friday

Microsoft Edge keeps on getting updated with helpful new features, and the latest one couldn’t have come at a better time. In the run-up to Black Friday, the Redmond-based tech giant has rolled out a new autofill coupon tool for Microsoft Edge.

This handy little feature will automatically search for coupon codes and will let users know if it finds any vouchers when they reach the checkout.

If you’re in luck, a message will appear in the URL bar which says “this site has coupons”.

Clicking on it will reveal the amount of voucher codes at your disposal, and then you just need to press a button to activate these coupons and get your discount.

It’s a great new tool and has been added just weeks after Microsoft included a new price comparison feature in Edge.

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Unfortunately for Microsoft Edge users in the UK and Europe, both of these handy tools are only available in the US at launch.

Despite this limited rollout to begin with, it appears Microsoft is positioning Edge as a go-to choice for shoppers looking for the best browsing experience online.

Google Chrome offers similar extensions, however, these are third-party offerings found on the Chrome Web Store – not first-party tools already built-in.

Microsoft has been busy bolstering its Microsoft Edge browser in 2020, adding plenty of great new features that could tempt Chrome users across.

This year has already seen handy tools such as Segment Heap, which greatly reduces the amount of RAM Edge uses, rolled out.

And Microsoft isn’t stopping there, with Edge users in 2020 having plenty of other new features to look forward to – such as a full-page screenshot tool as well as a vertical tabs option.

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Microsoft also appears to be doing all they can to push people still using Internet Explorer 11 onto their newer Edge browser.

At the end of this month, the hugely popular Microsoft Teams tool will no longer work with IE11, while Express.co.uk also recently reported on how over a thousand websites will soon stop working in Internet Explorer.

And it looks like all of these attempts to strengthen Edge and encourage users to switch from IE11 are paying off.

Stats from NetMarketShare have shown that in 2020 Microsoft Edge has made up ground on its internet browser rivals.

At the start of the year, Microsoft Edge was the third most popular browser, holding a 7.02 percent market share and behind Firefox and Chrome.

However, stats for October show Edge has grown its market share by over two percent, with it now holding 9.71 percent of the browser market and managing to leapfrog Firefox.

It is still a long way behind Google Chrome though, which has a staggering 69.53 percent slice of the market.

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