As the Royal Mint launches a Winnie the Pooh 50p coin, here’s other book-inspired collectables to buy

Emilee Geist

It's the first time the tales of Winne the Pooh and his friends are appearing on a limited edition coin run (iStock/The Royal Mint)
It’s the first time the tales of Winne the Pooh and his friends are appearing on a limited edition coin run (iStock/The Royal Mint)

From 23 September, Winne the Pooh fans will be able to get their hands on a commemorative 50p coin, created by The Royal Mint.

The classic stories written by A.A. Milne, telling the tales of Winne the Pooh and his friends, inspired the designs and are appearing for the first time in a limited edition coin series.

While it won’t be entering circulation, you can buy your own online as a keepsake piece to add to an existing coin collection or to start a new one.

In the run-up to Christmas, a Piglet and a Christopher Robin coin will be released to the public too, which would make the perfect gift for a fan of the books. 

Available as a single 50p piece in silver, gold

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Amazon launches climate-friendly program to help shop for sustainable products

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TipRanks

Goldman Sachs: These 3 Stocks Are Poised to Surge by at Least 50%

Is it time for the bears to break out the champagne glasses? Not so fast, says Goldman Sachs. Volatility has ruled the Street for the last few weeks, leading some to conclude that those with a more pessimistic outlook had been vindicated, but the firm believes stocks can still climb higher.According to Goldman Sachs’ head of U.S. equity strategy, David Kostin, the S&P 500 could still hit 3,600 by the end of the year, and 3,800 by mid-2021, on the back of vaccine-related optimism and progress with the economic reopening. This would reflect gains of 10% and 16%, respectively, should the index ultimately reach these targets.“Despite the sharp sell-off in the past week, we remain optimistic about the path of the U.S. equity market in coming months. The Superforecaster probability of a mass-distributed vaccine by Q1

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What To Know About This Easy, Chic Trend

Emilee Geist

“They are not corny anymore,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said about press-on nails back in 2019. While on a train to Washington, D.C., the congresswoman showed her Instagram followers how she applied the nails in a matter of minutes. And she was right ― the nails are suddenly trendy.

In addition to Ocasio-Cortez, we’ve seen celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Ariana Grande jump on the press-on wagon. 

But why? 

Blake Lively wore <a href="https://www.eonline.com/news/933414/blake-lively-s-chrome-met-gala-nails-took-over-a-month-to-create" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:a set of Kiss press-on nails that took more than a month to customize" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">a set of Kiss press-on nails that took more than a month to customize</a> at the 2018 Met Gala in New York. (Photo: Taylor Hill via Getty Images)
Blake Lively wore a set of Kiss press-on nails that took more than a month to customize at the 2018 Met Gala in New York. (Photo: Taylor Hill via Getty Images)
A closer look at Lively's press-on nails. (Photo: Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images)
A closer look at Lively’s press-on nails. (Photo: Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images)

First, a primer: While acrylics and gels can use tips or forms to extend the length of your nail, press-ons are applied to the entire surface of your natural nail. Many press-on kits cost less than $10, while a

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Redemption, Aera Collaborate on Spring 2021 Footwear Capsule

Emilee Geist

GREEN AT HEART: Redemption and Aera have teamed up on a shoe capsule collection for spring.

The Italian fashion brand, which is implementing sustainable processes and material sourcing with the goal of making its glamorous collections as sustainable as possible, have created a capsule of feminine styles crafted from vegan leather.

“To me sustainability is not a target but it’s an attitude, a vision to walk a path with people who are able to guide you, that is why collaboration is key to not only how we move the conversation forward, but also how to create meaningful action. Redemption is about high-glam whilst still making responsible choices,” said Redemption founder and creative director Bebe Moratti. “This is why we can make shoes that are cool and ‘rock ’n’ roll’ and still be mindful and creative with our partners. Working with Aera on this project feels so in tune with our

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The Ins and Outs of Selling a Fashion or Luxury Business

Emilee Geist

The global pandemic has not only generated what looks like a prolonged economic crisis, but also shifted people’s sentiment toward consumerism. How the fashion industry will be affected in the long term is a difficult question to answer.

Looking at the medium term, there is one topic that can be immediately discussed: In the current context, is it worth thinking about selling the business you built over the last few years or decades?

In short, the answer is “yes” if you believe you’ve reached the stage where the future of your firm is more likely to benefit from being part of a large group than if it were to remain independent. As you know, a large corporation can easily flex its muscle in such areas as advertising and media buying, customer data and analytics, commercial partnerships, online and brick-and-mortar retail, IT and technology, logistics and finance.

Today, large groups tend

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‘The West Wing’ Cast Will Reunite for a Voting Special on HBO Max

Emilee Geist

In today’s TV news roundup, the cast and creator of “The West Wing” will reunite for a voting special, and Syfy greenlit “The Pole,” an animated adult comedy show featuring Bobby Moynihan and Jillian Bell, with Nicole Byer and Colin Jost.

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Somebody Feed Phil,” a show where creator and host Phil Rosenthal travels the world and explores different cuisines, will have its Season 4 premiere Oct. 30 on Netflix. The upcoming season will see Rosenthal travel to Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Singapore, The Mississippi Delta and Hawaii on his food-tasting mission, which also combines comedy into the mix. Rosenthal also serves as an executive producer for “Somebody Feed Phil” alongside Rich Rosenthal, John Bedolis, Christopher Collins and Lydia Tenaglia.

HBO Max revealed a that its upcoming project starring fashion designer Jenna Lyons, “Stylish with Jenna Lyons,” will premiere on

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Vogue Singapore Launches With Three-Cover Debut, Themed ‘Arise’

Emilee Geist

SHANGHAI–The inaugural issue of Vogue Singapore launched today striking an optimistic tone and featuring three cover subjects: Singaporean model Diya Prabhakar, Chinese model Ju Xiaowen, and Japanese actress Nana Komatsu.

The tome is the first Vogue to launch post-pandemic and post-Black Lives Matter which is reflected in its theme ‘Arise’, and its main cover star, Prabhakar, a homegrown model of Indian descent.

While Singapore is known to be one of the most ethnically diverse nations in Asia and that rich melange of cultures is celebrated in its famous food culture, it is much less so in media images.

“There was a conscious effort to make sure we were diverse as you naturally [tend to] see Chinese girls on Singapore glossies,” said Vogue Singapore’s editor-in-chief Norman Tan. Ethnic Chinese are the majority in Singapore, making up three quarters of the population, while Malays form 15 percent and Indians 7 percent.

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The Rise of the Wokefluencer

Emilee Geist

Over the summer, influencer Kris Schatzel went to a protest against police violence in Los Angeles. While there, she figured she’d do a little bit of work, too: in a video taken that day, she can be seen arranging her hair, swinging her dress into position, clutching her Black Lives Matter sign, and darting into the middle of the protest. Standing idly in the middle of a march, she waits for her photograph to be taken. When the scene was posted to the @InfluencersIntheWild Instagram account, comments accused her of using the movement to further her own social media fame. To Schatzel, this was simply part of the job. “I took a few pictures, since I’m a social media influencer/model,” she wrote in an apology, also posted to Instagram. She continued, “My intent was to spread the message the best way I know how.” For influencers like Schatzel, something as

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This New Simulator Lets You Drive Classic Cars on the Virtual Track

Emilee Geist

With the coronavirus having made track days a difficult proposition, auto enthusiasts are increasingly turning to high-tech simulators to get their racing thrills. And while this usually means strapping into the virtual cockpit of a modern-day race car, a new VR system from The Classic Car Trust will let you get behind the wheel of the vintage auto of your dreams.

The Italian organization has just announced that its teaming up with Racing Unleashed on an upcoming classic car simulator called the eClassic. And to add to the experience, the organization has enlisted two of the biggest names in coach building, Pininfarina and Zagato, to help design the machine.

While most simulators are focused on recreating the experience of driving a cutting-edge race car down to the most intricate details, the eClassic tries something different. While details about its full technical capabilities remain scarce, the group has made clear that

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Tory Burch is having a major fall savings event on bags, boots and more

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National Review

Andrew Cuomo’s Horrific Decisions

Observers of New York politics over the past several years understand that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fanatical obsession with humiliating and overruling his fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio towers over every other consideration in the Empire State. Sometimes Cuomo’s habits come across as merely silly, as when he intervened in de Blasio’s decision to euthanize a deer found roaming around in Harlem. Sometimes Cuomo has slowed down de Blasio’s aggressive moves to the left. But when it came to the coronavirus, de Blasio was the first of the two to decide to take it seriously. As always, Cuomo could not allow de Blasio to seem to be ahead of him on any matter, so he reflexively opposed de Blasio’s suggestion to take serious steps to curb the spread of infection. Here at last New York’s petty political turf war led to the deaths of innocent

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