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Too much screen time? This eyewear startup may have a $95 solution

Spending so much time in front of screens is hurting our eyes. According to The Vision Council, a full 60.5% of Americans report experiencing the symptoms of digital eye strain, which include dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, and neck and shoulder pain. A direct-to-consumer eyewear startup called Felix Gray wants to solve the problem. Taking … Continue reading “Too much screen time? This eyewear startup may have a $95 solution”

Too much screen time? This eyewear startup may have a $95 solution
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Warby Parker is piloting kids’ glasses to cultivate tomorrow’s hipsters today

After eight years in business, Warby Parker is finally launching glasses for little ones. The glasses are smaller versions of some of Warby’s most popular styles (like the Wilkie, Lyle, Louise, Percey, Chamberlain, and Daisy, for those in the know). This means that you and your mini-me could be wearing the exact same glasses in 2018, which will … Continue reading “Warby Parker is piloting kids’ glasses to cultivate tomorrow’s hipsters today”

Warby Parker is piloting kids’ glasses to cultivate tomorrow’s hipsters today
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Bleisure is real, guys: This startup makes combo outfits for work travel and vacations

There’s a word for mixing business and leisure travel: “bleisure.” And while this is a truly terrible word, the actual concept is pretty awesome. It means tacking on a few days of vacation to your business trip, and bringing your partner. This allows you to see the country or the world for less money, since … Continue reading “Bleisure is real, guys: This startup makes combo outfits for work travel and vacations”

Bleisure is real, guys: This startup makes combo outfits for work travel and vacations
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Read the letter NYC’s tech leaders sent to Jeff Bezos about Amazon’s HQ2

New York City’s tech industry doesn’t seem too concerned about competition from Amazon. In a letter last week, leaders from more than three dozen New York-based companies urged Jeff Bezos to consider building Amazon’s second headquarters in the Big Apple, touting its concentration of Fortune 500 companies, 6,000-plus tech startups, 300,000 tech workers, and “front … Continue reading “Read the letter NYC’s tech leaders sent to Jeff Bezos about Amazon’s HQ2”

Read the letter NYC’s tech leaders sent to Jeff Bezos about Amazon’s HQ2
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Nordstrom’s tiny new stores basically won’t have any stuff in them

If you’ve been watching the fast decline of the retail industry in the U.S., Nordstrom’s new experiment makes sense. The company just announced that it will launch small-format stores in neighborhoods that will not be stocked with merchandise. The first of these stores will open in West Hollywood in early October. The 3,000-square-foot shops, which are … Continue reading “Nordstrom’s tiny new stores basically won’t have any stuff in them”

Nordstrom’s tiny new stores basically won’t have any stuff in them
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