Gwyneth Paltrow Surprised by Various Goop Products on Kimmel

Gwyneth Paltrow famously doesn’t know stuff she should probably know. She doesn’t seem to know who her Marvel co-stars are, despite having worked with them for over a decade; she didn’t know she was in Spider-Man: Homecoming (she has yet to see the film); she definitely doesn’t know what the Cut is; and, apparently, she’s a little rusty on the products sold by her wellness empire, Goop. In an interview last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Paltrow was asked about a handful of Goop products, most of which she had almost definitely never seen in her life. Aside from Martini-scented bath salts (“so heaven”), she offered only tentative talking points on Goop’s various dildo offerings but seemed completely unfamiliar with the Bart Simpson–shaped vibrator Kimmel brought out. Likewise, she was unable to explain why the company sold a water bottle containing a massive amethyst, or bottles of camel milk. “There’s a lot of alternative milk on the market,” she told Kimmel, referencing a Goop article about “#altmilk.” “Apparently it’s really from camel …” she said, squinting at the jug. “They purport to have more vitamins.” All of the products have been featured on Goop’s website and in its va...

Zacks.com featured highlights include: NVR, MEDIFAST, BMC Stock, Universal Forest Products and EMCOR

Chicago, IL – September 20, 2019 – Stocks in this week’s article are NVR Inc. NVR, MEDIFAST Inc. MED, BMC Stock Holdings Inc. BMCH, Universal Forest Products Inc. UFPI and EMCOR Group Inc. EME. Return on equity (ROE) can be considered one of the most reliable metrics for investors. That said, we would like to note that the basic ROE calculation doesn’t always tell the complete story and an investor might get misled by picking stocks based on this number. Thus, taking a step beyond the basic ROE and analyzing it at an advanced level or applying the DuPont technique seems to be an intriguing idea. The DuPont analysis allows investors to evaluate the elements that drive any change in ROE. It helps investors distinguish companies with higher margins from those having a high turnover. In fact, it also focuses on the company’s leverage status. A lofty ROE could be due to the overuse of debt. If this is the case, the strength of a company is in question if it has a high debt load. This is where DuPont analysis wins while picking the better stock. Investors can simply do this analysis by taking a look at the company’s financials. However, looking at the financial statements of eac...

Essential Golf Gear for Beginners: Everything You Need to Hit the Green

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Assuming you already have a set of clubs, what else do you need to be prepared for the first tee? Here are some of the must-have items that will make your next (or first) golf round a lot more comfortable. Obviously you need golf balls. But which ones? You can’t go wrong with models from the major brands. But you really want to pick the model that best fits your game and your goals. Read the packaging and see what each ball strives to do, with respect to performance. For instance, Callaway’s Chrome Soft Truvis is for golfers seeking the softest feel, best forgiveness and straight ball flight. Its spherical sister, the Chrome Soft X Truvis, is for those wanting soft feel, high forgiveness and workable ball flight. My suggestion: Buy a sleeve of each and see which works best for your game. Both of these models sport a Graphene-infused dual core for lower compression, high launch, lot...

Chef demos, weekly themes featured at this year’s Elgin Farmers Market

  People peruse the tents as Elgin Farmers Market opened for 2019 on Friday afternoon along South Grove Avenue. Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer This year’s expanded Farmers Market in downtown Elgin will feature chef demos and weekly themes centered around dogs, arts and crafts, biking, yoga, books and more. The market organized by the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin started Friday and will offer a variety of products throughout the season, including fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, fish, meat, honey handmade crafts, pet products and body care items. It will take place 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, rain or shine, through Oct. 4 along South Grove Avenue, between DuPage Court and Fulton Street, and along DuPage Court. About 50 vendors have signed up so far, market manager Christina Gonzales said. About 30 came Friday and more will show up as produce grows, she said. “I was amazed by the variety of vendors. There were lots and lots of people there,” resident Danise Habun said. “It was just a nice, relaxing, beautiful afternoon.” There are several new vendors this year, including Surpassing Suburbia, a local farmer offering mushrooms and ready-to-gr...