Why Long Tall Sally closing down is especially disastrous for tall women

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Long Tall Sally, the world’s top international tall women’s clothier, announced on Tuesday that it is closing. Long Tall Sally, the world’s top international tall women’s clothier, announced on Tuesday that it is closing, leaving tall women around the world in a lurch. The brand catered to women over a certain height and was also popular among many taller trans women. Some expressed their distress on Twitter today: Read Full Story

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Corporate climate commitments are now common. Next is nature restoration commitments

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The Science Based Targets Initiative first asked companies to make scientifically rigorous emissions reductions. Now it’s asking them to commit to increasing biodiversity. As the climate crisis became more acute, many companies began to set emission reduction targets. But a problem emerged. Many of the targets had nothing to do with climate science , and weren’t strong enough to make a difference to global CO2 levels in time. The Science Based Targets Initiative formed as a corrective, requiring companies to set their targets at levels that were in line with what climate scientists said were required. To date, nearly 1,000 companies have signed on and 450 have had their commitments approved. Now the Science Based Targets Network, a newly formed umbrella organization, is taking on a new challenge: how businesses and cities can protect and restore nature in line with science. Read Full Story

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The U.S. plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030

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The goal is in line with what climate scientists say is necessary to avoid the worst impacts from climate change. The U.S. now aims to cut annual greenhouse gas emissions in half—between 50% and 52% lower than 2005 levels—by the end of the decade. The Biden administration announced the goal today as its new commitment under the Paris climate agreement , nearly doubling the previous commitment made under Obama. Read Full Story

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Influencer Marketing for E-commerce: Tools and Tips to Grow Your Brand

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To have a successful e-commerce platform, you have to pay to play. Some of the top US brands spend billions on advertising to secure their internet advertising space. If you can’t keep up with the big companies that spend billions of dollars on their advertising campaigns, there are still a few ways you can get your brand noticed. One such method is an influencer promotion campaign. It’s a quick and effective way to help with brand recognition. You could also invest in some tools that will make working with influencers simpler. In this guide, we will break down these unconventional forms of marketing. How Using Social Media Influencers Can Grow Your E-commerce Brand Influencer marketing is the practice of working with well-known social media users to grow your brand. For example, if you have a popular skincare line, you might have a well-known lifestyle influencer try your product and tell …

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What coronavirus reveals about the middle class

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Many middle-class Americans were already living paycheck to paycheck before COVID-19. What happens to them now? Big Mama’s Kitchen and Catering, a soul food restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska, had been struggling for a few years. But in January, after making the move to a new location with a fully revamped kitchen, things started picking up. Read Full Story

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Twitter wants your help fighting falsehoods. It’s risky, but it just might work

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With Birdwatch, Twitter taps a new old weapon against misinformation—the crowd. But as any grizzled internet veteran knows, the company faces serious hurdles. Twitter has spent years and millions of dollars fighting falsehoods with a now well-worn arsenal—fact-checks and warning labels and context labels and algorithmic tweaks and bans and bans on the President of the United States—but this week the company unveiled a totally new weapon: us. Read Full Story

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