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Why we should ban goodie bags from kid's birthday parties

Small children often expect to leave a party with a goody bag.OPINION: It was when my five-year-old son strutted into a friend's birthday party dressed like Spiderman and shouted, "Will there be goody bags?" that I decided to start a campaign against them.Little bags or noodle boxes stuffed with loot — lollies, stickers, novelty erasers, small toys — what's not to like? I used to think goody bags were a bit of harmless fun, and if they fit the theme of the party, then all the better. My boys...

Does Anyone Really Need 15 Pairs of Sunglasses?

FashionDoes Anyone Really Need 15 Pairs of Sunglasses?We’re buying backups for our backups.By:Hannah BaxterBreak out the margaritas, because summertime is *officially* in full swing! Our weekends are about to be jam-packed with road trips with our best friends, lounging on the beach, and flights to exotic locations. Not that we’re complaining! The arrival of our favorite season means we can finally pick up that most essential of accessories—a perfect pair of sunglasses. Whether you like a...

This socially-minded sunglasses brand is a favorite of celebrities — and we really love it, too

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Westward Leaning Westward Leaning is a company that started as a socially-minded brand first and a sunglasses creator second. It was founded in 2012 with the goal of incorporating social issues into business in an authentic way; sunglasses were chosen as the product...