Welcome to South Asian Gen Z’s ‘auntie’ era, with hair oiling, cups of tea and mom’s beauty secrets

Before Kaaviya Sambasivam left for elementary school each morning, her mother performed a ritual that generations of South Asian women had done before. In familiar rhythmic motions, she massaged her daughter’s head with coconut oil, combing through the strands of hair and securing them in two tight braids. The slick


Part of south Fort Myers shopping center sells for $13.2M –

The southeast chunk of the Market Square shopping center in south Fort Myers sold for $13.2 million.

The stretch of four mid-sized retail stores combines 65,688 square feet of space, costing about $201 per square foot.

Jim Shiebler, a commercial real estate broker with Marcus & Millichap, spent two years


What it’s like to be a woman in South Korea, where anti-feminism is rampant : NPR

South Korean women take part in a march supporting feminism during a protest to mark International Women’s Day in Seoul on March 8, 2019. Anti-feminism has been on the rise, turbocharged this year by President Yoon Suk Yeol.

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What are the traditional malls like Beachwood Place, South, Great Northern doing to keep customers?

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — With the holiday shopping season underway, the few remaining indoor malls in Cuyahoga County like many across the country are fighting to bring in customers as online shopping grows.

Are the storefronts 87% full or 13% empty? That depends on one’s viewpoint. But as the holiday season


Marshfield Plaza shopping center on Chicago’s South Side sold to New York investor

The deal adds to what has been a busy year for local shopping center sales, even as rising inflation and interest rates and turbulent financial markets have disrupted commercial real estate over the past few months. Shopping centers, especially those with grocery stores or other retailers less vulnerable to e-commerce


‘Muscles look cooler’: South Korean women reshape idea of beauty | South Korea

When Yoo Wonhee was younger, she had a frail body and didn’t think of herself as strong. She says in the past, many Koreans would starve themselves to be skinny. Now, Yoo spends time building her muscles and says her chiselled physique is the envy of her peers.



‘Fashion has no age’: the stylish senior citizens of Seoul | South Korea

Pots and pans, piles of shirts and shoes, jewellery-laden tables, and boxes brimming with bric-a-brac. In the tangle of streets near exit 3 of Seoul’s Dongmyo station, hundreds of vendors sell everything from old Instamatic cameras to books, bags and vinyl records.

Located in the South Korean capital’s historic


Trilogy skin care company completes south Fort Myers expansion

Kristen Flaharty founded her Trilogy brand of skin care and cosmetics product line eight years ago with 2,500 square feet of space and no idea how fast it would grow. By 2020, even with COVID-19 disrupting some of its medical office, spa and hotel-based clients, Trilogy kept getting bigger.  



South St. Louis County shopping center gets new tenants

The plaza will get three big-box stores: one new to the area and two that are moving from other locations.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A South County shopping center hit by the closure of a JCPenney Home Store location is set to undergo a $3 million redevelopment.

As part


Shots fired during jewelry heist at Gallery at South DeKalb

No one inside the shopping mall was injured by the gunfire, which was reported about 1:40 p.m. during peak business hours. Two men entered a jewelry store and fired rounds into a glass case before fleeing with multiple pieces of jewelry and other items, according to DeKalb County police.