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The best polarized sunglasses

The best polarized sunglasses for you are going to vary based on the shape of your face and the activities you plan to engage in. Our favorite all-around unisex pick for those who plan to do a bit of everything is Ray-Ban's Clubmasters with an aluminum frame.You can also check out our guides to the best men's sunglasses.While sunscreen and skincare have been a popular topic in light of a recent FDA ruling on ingredient listing requirements, many of us neglect to give our eyes the protection they...
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Here's how to use your FSA dollars before you lose them at the end of the year — and get a discount on supplies you'd need to buy anyway

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.   FSAStore.com The pre-tax money you contribute to your FSA must be used on eligible healthcare products and services, which can be as mundane as Advil and as unexpected as Felix Gray or Warby Parker glasses or an at-home Zeel massage.FSA dollars work on a use-it-or-lose-it provision. If you don't use your FSA money by December 31 of each year (or March 15 of the new year for many), you lose it.  ...
Tags: Reviews, Fsa, Life, Savings, Trends, Health and Wellness, Healthcare, Warby Parker, HSA, Life Hack, Felix Gray, Deals (Reviews, Insider Picks 2019, Mara Leighton Sarah Saril, FSA Money, FSA Store


7 places to buy prescription glasses and sunglasses online using insurance, HSA, or FSA money

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Zenni/Instagram Instead of haggling with a store clerk for a pair of generic eyeglasses, take your prescription eyewear shopping online. EyeBuyDirect, Zenni, Warby Parker, Felix Gray, GlassesUSA.com, and Eyeconic are making it easy and affordable to find a pair of stylish prescription glasses and sunglasses. Some accept insurance, while all accept FSA and HSA dollars to help bring down the cost of ...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Glasses, Fsa, Trends, Startup, Personal Care, Warby Parker, HSA, Warby, Pd, VSP Vision Care, Felix Gray, Connie Chen, Women's Accessories, Optometry


Daily Crunch: TikTok’s CEO resigns

Turmoil continues at TikTok, Salesforce lays off 1,000 people and Warby Parker is now valued at $3 billion. This is your Daily Crunch for August 27, 2020. The big story: TikTok’s CEO resigns Kevin Mayer, the former Disney executive who joined TikTok as CEO just over 100 days ago, announced yesterday that he’s resigning. While Mayer was likely brought on to reassure U.S. legislators about the app’s Chinese owners, it seems he wasn’t expecting this level of conflict, with President Donald Trump...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, New York, Microsoft, Disney, Tech, Walmart, Policy, Donald Trump, Instacart, Warby Parker, Audience Network, Kevin


Warby Parker, valued at $3 billion, raises $245 million in funding

Warby Parker, the optical ecommerce giant, has today announced the close of a $245 million funding round from D1 Capital Partners, Durable Capital Partners, T. Rowe Price, and Baillie Gifford. A source familiar with the company’s finances confirmed to TechCrunch that this brings Warby Parker’s valuation to $3 billion. The fresh $245 million comes as a combination of a Series F round ($125 million led by Durable Capital Partners in Q2 of this year) and a Series G round ($120 million led by ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, New York, Funding, Warby Parker, Baillie Gifford, T.rowe Price, Warby, Recent Funding, D1 Capital Partners, COVID, Durable Capital Partners, Canada Warby


What I said as I surveyed the damage to the places on Capitol Square here in Madison this morning.

As we drove around the square, I made a recording of myself so I'd have a list: "Home Savings Bank, 2 broken windows, broken door. The toy store has 2 broken windows. Fromagination [the cheese store] has 2 broken windows and a broken door. Park Hotel... The Post, the restaurant there, has 2 broken windows.... Starbucks looks completely intact, it's open, it looks completely inviting, looks nice. Credit Union House is unbroken. Walgreen's windows are unbroken, but I see a guy sweeping up at the d...
Tags: Photography, Crime, Law, Post Office, Walgreens, Merrill Lynch, Starbucks, Madison, Warby Parker, Walgreen, Kenosha, Arch, State Farm Insurance, Wisconsin State Journal, US Bank Plaza, Park Bank


Founders of Warby Parker and Business for America: Give your employees paid time off to vote

We must take swift, decisive action to ensure that we all have the opportunity to participate in a safe, secure and credible election.
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Hoornstra: The 2030 baseball season – download it today!

Greetings from Publicly Funded Ballpark in Portland! I’m J.P. Hoornstra, and welcome to Opening Day of the 2030 season. The Portland Protesters are hosting the Los Angeles Angels of Orange County. So sit back, relax, and enjoy seven innings of baseball. Today’s Spotify broadcast is presented by Amazon Autonomous Vehicles. Amazon AV: let us drive responsibly when you don’t want to! The Protesters will have five rookies in their lineup today, more than any of the 32 teams taking the field on Openi...
Tags: Angels, Sports, America, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Mlb, Orange County, Major League Baseball, Warby Parker, Los Angeles Dodgers, Beckham, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, Yasiel Puig, Jimmy


Are your deposits quietly funding fossil fuels? Not with this new type of account.

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with banks. Okay, it’s actually probably more like a tolerate-hate relationship. We understand their role in holding and securing our money so we don’t have to stuff it in a mattress somewhere. But we don’t trust the bank not to gouge us on fees whenever they can. And we certainly don’t trust MegaCorp X to be a responsible steward of our funds to make the world a better place. For example, the four biggest global backers of fossil fuels are all U.S ban...
Tags: Post, News, Aspiration, Shop, Warby Parker, FDIC, Megacorp, Allpoint, Aspiration Save Account


Netflix is betting on the co-CEO model. Here's why it's worked for some companies like Warby Parker, but not for others like Deutsche Bank.

Netflix recently named its content chief, Ted Sarandos, co-CEO along with Reed Hastings. The co-CEO system is nothing new — Chipotle, Whole Foods, Deutsche Bank, and Samsung have had more than one CEO at the same time.  Having more than one chief executive can help a company accomplish more, but the system is certainly not for every company. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix recently named its content chief, Ted Sarandos, co-CEO along with Reed Hastings.  "To be tota...
Tags: North Korea, Germany, US, Samsung, Trends, Bower, Netflix, Larry Ellison, Deutsche Bank, Chipotle, Ted Sarandos, Oracle, Warby Parker, Sap, Reed Hastings, Hastings


The big winner of Uber's $2.65 billion Postmates acquisition is Spark Capital, a small VC firm that's enjoying a streak of hits in a gloomy 2020.

Spark Capital was one of the big winners when Uber announced its acquisition of restaurant service Postmates for $2.6 billion on Monday. The venture capital firm has invested in other major hitters in the startup world, including Slack, Plaid, and Mirror, the fitness tech startup that was sold to Lululemon for $500 million. It's unclear how big Spark's return on Postmates will be. The fund raised $1.35 billion earlier this year in order to fund other early and growth-stage startups. Visit Busi...
Tags: Uber, New York, Boston, Trends, Airbnb, Devops, Warby Parker, Postmates, Spark Capital, Hyatt, Lululemon, Sonder, SignalFire, Todd Dagres, Twitter Tumblr, Nylas


From Affirm to Klarna, buy now pay later startups are booming. But experts warn juggling explosive growth with responsible lending is a tricky balance.

Buy now, pay later, also known as point-of-sale financing, has been surging as consumers shift their spending online. Fintechs like Affirm, Afterpay, and Klarna have amassed several million customers. They're now looking to expand beyond their installment-lending roots. Affirm is exploring more financial products with the launch of a high-yield savings account, and Klarna just rolled out a loyalty program for its users. With growth comes new challenges, like managing consumer credit at scale. ...
Tags: Australia, China, US, Trends, Walmart, New York Times, Tencent, Square, American Express, Andreessen Horowitz, Jack Dorsey, Max Levchin, Fintech, Kitchenaid, Warby Parker, Snoop Dogg


These 7 personal finance start-ups are enticing Gen-Z with virtual piggy banks and video game-style savings — and raised $240 million from investors like Will Smith and JP Morgan.

Generation Z, those born between 1996 and 2010, is coming of age. There are 68 million Gen Zers in the US, and in the coming years they'll replace Millennials as the newest generation of workers and consumers. From childhood allowances to college finances, fintechs are looking for ways to tap into this group of consumers who are starting to enter the workforce. Here are seven startups focused on personal finance targeting Generation Z. Click here to sign up for Wall Street Insider. Generation...
Tags: UK, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Palo Alto, Chicago, Jp Morgan, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Will Smith, GoHenry, Max Levchin, Pluto, Warby Parker


Silicon Valley is betting $240 million that consumer loyalty starts early. These 7 personal finance start-ups are tapping Gen Z through virtual piggy banks and video game-style savings

Generation Z, those born between 1996 and 2010, is coming of age. There are 68 million Gen Zers in the US, and in the coming years they'll replace Millennials as the newest generation of workers and consumers. From childhood allowances to college finances, fintechs are looking for ways to tap into this group of consumers who are starting to enter the workforce. Here are seven startups focused on personal finance targeting Generation Z. Click here to sign up for Wall Street Insider. Generation...
Tags: UK, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Palo Alto, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Will Smith, GoHenry, Max Levchin, Pluto, Warby Parker, Kleiner Perkins


From virtual piggy banks to gamified savings, meet 7 fintechs trying to tap the $143 billion Gen Z market

Generation Z, those born between 1996 and 2010, is coming of age. There are 68 million Gen Zers in the US, and in the coming years they'll replace Millennials as the newest generation of workers and consumers. From childhood allowances to college finances, fintechs are looking for ways to tap into this group of consumers who are starting to enter the workforce. Here are seven startups focused on personal finance targeting Generation Z. Click here to sign up for Wall Street Insider. Generation...
Tags: UK, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Palo Alto, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Will Smith, GoHenry, Max Levchin, Pluto, Warby Parker, Kleiner Perkins


From virtual piggy banks to gamified savings, meet 7 fintechs trying to tap the $143 billion Gen Z market as they come of age

Generation Z, those born between 1996 and 2010, is coming of age. There are 68 million Gen Zers in the US, and in the coming years they'll replace Millennials as the newest generation of workers and consumers. From childhood allowances to college finances, fintechs are looking for ways to tap into this group of consumers who are starting to enter the workforce. Here are seven startups focused on personal finance targeting Generation Z. Click here to sign up for Wall Street Insider. Generation...
Tags: UK, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Palo Alto, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Will Smith, GoHenry, Max Levchin, Pluto, Warby Parker, Kleiner Perkins


The Builder of Brands Including Harry’s, Shake Shack and Warby Parker Isn’t Finished Yet

With their marketing agency Gin Lane, Emmett Shine and his team helped create the branding for some of the buzziest direct-to-consumer products of the last decade, including Warby Parker, Hims and Hers, Sweetgreen and Recess. But not long ago, Shine shuttered Gin Lane, named for a street where he grew up in Southampton, N.Y., and...
Tags: Advertising, Southampton, Warby Parker, Gin Lane, I'm With the Brand, Builder of Brands Including Harry, Gin Lane Emmett Shine, Warby Parker Hims


Snoop Dogg-backed fintech Klarna is taking a page out of Amex's playbook and launching a loyalty program to edge out its buy-now-pay-later rivals

Klarna is the first buy now, pay later startup to launch a loyalty program. Every time a shopper uses Klarna, either via its app or with partner merchants, they earn a "vibe" point that can be collected and redeemed for rewards like gift cards for Starbucks and Uber. Klarna has seen demand for its product surge amid the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 8 million users in the US alone. This launch is the latest move in Klarna's larger strategy to become shoppers go-to app, David Sykes, Klarna'...
Tags: Europe, Australia, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Alibaba, American Express, Starbucks, Andreessen Horowitz, Fintech, Young, Sykes, Warby Parker, Stockholm


Brands Without Meaning Are No Longer Essential

Retailer J. Crew announced a bankruptcy filing last month that will potentially close its nearly 200 stores and those of sister company Madewell. Problems for the company have been racking up for years: unsustainable debt, fit and quality issues, a misguided push toward higher income consumers (which alienated its core customer base) and extreme discounting. But J. Crew’s real problem is that the company doesn’t mean anything to anyone. It has no thematic reason for being. The challenge of cr...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York Times, J Crew, Warby Parker, Branding, Mickey Drexler, Rhiannon, Gwyneth, Patrick Hanlon, Brand Meaning, Madewell Problems, Ralph Lauren Calvin Klein Liz Claiborne, Donna Karan J Crew, Dolce Gabbana Zadig Voltaire, Dimissianos Miller


A smart home startup just raised $60 million from Amazon, Fifth Wall, and Bain days after launching an app that lets residents give remote access for deliveries, guests, and self-guided tours

SmartRent, an access control company for rentals, announced Thursday that it has raised $60 million in a round led by Spark Capital, with participation from Fifth Wall, the Amazon Alexa Fund, Bain Capital Ventures, and RET Ventures. The company has now raised more than $102 million in funding since launching in 2017. On Friday, the company debuted a new product that allows owners and residents to remotely and automatically give delivery drivers, mailpeople, and guests access to a building. The...
Tags: Los Angeles, Trends, Warby Parker, Bain, Haldeman, Invitation Homes, Lucas Haldeman, RET Ventures, Coldwell Banker JLL Cushman Wakefield, Bain Capital Ventures Amazon, Alexa Fund RET Ventures, Starwood Waypoint Homes The, Amazon Fifth Wall, Amazon Alexa Fund Bain Capital Ventures, Energy Impact Partners and Fifth Wall SmartRent


Aspiration, the LA-based fintech focused on conscious consumerism, raises $135 million

When former Bill Clinton speechwriter and political wunderkind Andrei Cherny launched Aspiration four years ago, the upstart fintech startup was one of Los Angeles’ early entrants into a  financial services market dominated by players from Europe and the financial capital of the U.S. in New York City. Fast forward four years and the big New York fintechs are still around, but Cherny’s Aspiration remains undimmed and has today disclosed a $153 million funding round to get even bigger. Andrei...
Tags: TC, Europe, New York, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Banking, Economy, United States, Bill Clinton, Aspiration, Jeff Skoll, Andrei Cherny, Ubs, Bank


Tencent just snapped up a $250 million stake in Afterpay. Now, the two are gearing up to bring buy now, pay later to China's massive e-commerce market.

Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent bought a 5% stake in Australian buy now, pay later company Afterpay. The shareholding will lead to partnership between Tencent and Afterpay, Nick Molnar, co-founder and CEO of Afterpay told Business Insider. Tencent's portfolio of investments, which includes popular Chinese payment app WeChat Pay, could help Afterpay expand to the Chinese market. First launched in Australia, Afterpay is growing fast in markets like the US and UK. Click here for more BI Prime s...
Tags: Australia, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, Paypal, Alibaba, Tencent, Brazil, Andreessen Horowitz, Max Levchin, Warby Parker, Anthropologie, Nubank, Snoop Dogg


Tencent just snapped up a $250 million stake in Afterpay. Now the 2 are gearing up to bring buy-now-pay-later options to China's massive e-commerce market.

The Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent bought a 5% stake in the Australian buy-now-pay-later company Afterpay. The shareholding will lead to partnership between Tencent and Afterpay, Nick Molnar, the cofounder and CEO of Afterpay told Business Insider. Tencent's portfolio of investments, which includes the popular Chinese payment app WeChat Pay, could help Afterpay expand to the Chinese market. Afterpay is growing fast in markets like the US and UK. Click here for more BI Prime stories. The Ch...
Tags: Australia, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, Paypal, Alibaba, Tencent, Brazil, Andreessen Horowitz, Max Levchin, Warby Parker, Anthropologie, Nubank, Snoop Dogg


With a new investment from Tencent, the CEO of Afterpay is looking to team up with players like WeChat Pay to bring buy now, pay later to the Chinese market

Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent bought a 5% stake in Australian buy now, pay later company Afterpay. The shareholding will lead to partnership between Tencent and Afterpay, Nick Molnar, co-founder and CEO of Afterpay told Business Insider. Tencent's portfolio of investments, which includes popular Chinese payment app WeChat Pay, could help Afterpay expand to the Chinese market. First launched in Australia, Afterpay is growing fast in markets like the US and UK. Click here for more BI Prime s...
Tags: Australia, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, Paypal, Alibaba, Tencent, Brazil, Andreessen Horowitz, Max Levchin, Warby Parker, Anthropologie, Nubank, Snoop Dogg


E-commerce giant Shopify just launched a way for retailers to transform stores into fulfillment centers by quickly adding curbside pickups

Commerce-enabling giant Shopify is launching a new point-of-sale (PoS) system catered to retailers' newfound needs to connect online and in-store commerce. Shopify powers online and in-store brands like Allbirds, Bombas, and Rebecca Minkoff. Even as stay-at-home orders lift and non-essential businesses reopen, consumers will still look for ways to buy online, pick up in-store. Shopify's new PoS is designed to link multiple sales channels as retailers look to drive sales at their physical locat...
Tags: UK, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Heinz, Max Levchin, Rebecca Minkoff, Warby Parker, Black, Shopify, Business Insider, Joe, Ian Black, Stripe Square, Max Levin, Allbirds Bombas


Venture capitalists reveal the startups that changed everything in the past decade (UBER, SFIX, AMZN, TEAM)

The past decade was an eventful one for the startup world. The rise of smartphones, online marketplaces, the sharing economy, and cheap access to the cloud have enabled entirely new business models — some more successful than others. Business Insider spoke with five venture capitalists about the startups that had the biggest impact on the tech world throughout the 2010s.  They noted that companies like Theranos and WeWork demonstrated the pitfalls of "founder worship" and the pursuit of growth...
Tags: Google, Startups, Uber, Australia, Washington, Wikipedia, Israel, US, Trends, Walmart, Sydney, Square, Silicon Valley, Waze, Kalanick, Robinhood


Buy now, paying later startups are surging. But Affirm CEO Max Levin says the industry will see a shakeout as the pandemic hits borrowers.

Buy now, pay later startups like Affirm are seeing growing interest from merchants and consumers. Affirm offers 3, 6, and 12-month loans with rates ranging from 0% to 30% at merchants like Casper, Peloton, and Walmart. While many in the startup ecosystem are hunkering down, expecting a funding drought, Affirm's CEO Max Levchin says that the startup is eyeing opportunities for expansion. Levchin also noted that the coming months will be a test in risk management, especially for loans issued ove...
Tags: US, Trends, CMO, Adidas, Walmart, Paypal, Andreessen Horowitz, Dyson, Max Levchin, Kitchenaid, Warby Parker, Snoop Dogg, Klarna, Valley, Levchin, Peloton


Buy now, pay later startups are surging. But here's why Affirm CEO Max Levin thinks the coming months will be a test in risk management for the sector.

Buy now, pay later startups like Affirm are seeing growing interest from merchants and consumers. Affirm offers 3, 6, and 12-month loans with rates ranging from 0% to 30% at merchants like Casper, Peloton, and Walmart. While many in the startup ecosystem are hunkering down, expecting a funding drought, Affirm's CEO Max Levchin says that the startup is eyeing opportunities for expansion. Levchin also noted that the coming months will be a test in risk management, especially for loans issued ove...
Tags: US, Trends, CMO, Adidas, Walmart, Paypal, Andreessen Horowitz, Dyson, Max Levchin, Kitchenaid, Warby Parker, Snoop Dogg, Klarna, Valley, Levchin, Peloton


Goldman Sachs is teaming up with JetBlue to help you book vacation now, and pay later. Here's a look at why it's a growing trend for travelers.

Goldman Sachs' Marcus has partnered with JetBlue to offer installment loans on vacations.  JetBlue is the first partner of MarcusPay, Goldman's new point-of-sale finance product. Using MarcusPay, consumers can finance purchases above $750 in monthly fixed-rate installments over 12 or 18 months, with no additional fees. To be sure, the coronavirus pandemic has halted global travel and left record numbers of Americans jobless. But the uncertain economic environment could also fuel demand for buy...
Tags: US, Trends, Paypal, Earnest, Delta, Goldman Sachs, Andreessen Horowitz, Amex, Max Levchin, Goldman, US Airways, Jetblue, Warby Parker, Cnbc, Expedia, Snoop Dogg


Goldman partnered with JetBlue to offer installment loans on travel joining fintechs, banks, and airlines that are pitching new ways to finance future vacations

Goldman Sachs' Marcus has partnered with JetBlue to offer installment loans on vacations.  JetBlue is the first partner of MarcusPay, Goldman's new point-of-sale finance product. Using MarcusPay, consumers can finance purchases above $750 in monthly fixed-rate installments over 12 or 18 months, with no additional fees. To be sure, the coronavirus pandemic has halted global travel and left record numbers of Americans jobless. But the uncertain economic environment could also fuel demand for buy...
Tags: US, Trends, Paypal, Earnest, Delta, Goldman Sachs, Andreessen Horowitz, Amex, Max Levchin, Goldman, US Airways, Jetblue, Warby Parker, Cnbc, Expedia, Snoop Dogg