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Goop CCO Is Eyeing CBD, THC, Psychedelics as Wellness Empire Expands
  • Gwyneth Paltrow's 10-year-old lifestyle brand Goop now counts stores in southern California, New York and London. Soon, a Netflix show will join a book imprint, podcast, and website. 
  • Equal parts wellness-as-a-service and millennial kitsch, it would make sense for Goop to get into CBD offerings. "I wouldn't be surprised," CCO Elise Loehnen told Cheddar, adding that Goop was considering THC products and is researching psychedelics.
  • Consumers want "fewer things that are better," transparency, and the experiential ー and they're willing to pay a premium to get it. Goop curates a collection of products and "experiences" that reflects its own ethos ー and, of course, the ethos of its founder. "Gwyneth is probably our number one consumer," Loehnen said.
TSA Officers Cling to Hope and Pennies During the Shutdown

As the government shutdown approaches its fifth week, one agency in particular has emerged as the hardest hit by the political conflict: the Transportation Security Administration. Cheddar met with several TSA agents from Newark Airport to discuss how they are coping with the shutdown. “I’m for border security... but not at the cost of hundreds of thousands of American workers. Not like this,” Ro Del Valle told Cheddar.

Rapper T.I. Adds Tech Investor to Résumé with New Company
Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris has already built a reputation as a musician, producer, and actor, but now he's looking to add tech investor to his credits with the launch of his new company, TechCypha. TechCypha is a "group of entertainers, entrepreneurs, executives that all want to pool our funds together for the purpose of providing technology to add culture," T.I. told Cheddar in an interview Friday.
William Jackson Harper Didn't Expect to Break Barriers on 'The Good Place'
"The Good Place," NBC's beloved comedy that continually asks its characters to examine their morality while navigating the afterlife, boasts big-name cast members like Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. But it is actor William Jackson Harper, who plays the anxiety-ridden Chidi Anagonye, who has captured fans' hearts. 

As student debt piles up, several universities are testing innovative ways to help students manage debt, the Associated Press reported. University of Pittsburgh is offering $5,000 in student debt forgiveness with a request that students later donate to the school. Purdue is testing an income-share agreement alternative, which could see students paying back much more than they borrowed. Indiana is simply keeping their students educated on their own borrowing to prevent excessive debt.


Snap’s global security chief, Francis Racioppi, has been fired after an internal investigation found he had an undisclosed relationship with a woman from a consulting firm to whom he paid a sizable, six-figure amount of money on behalf of Snap. Snap VP Jason Halpert is also leaving in connection with the investigation. More from Cheddar.

U.S. regulators at the Federal Trade Commission have met to discuss fining Facebook for violating an agreement to keep its users' personal data private. The fine could mark the first major punishment against Facebook since its Cambridge Analytica scandal and could exceed the $22.5 million that the agency fined Google in 2012. More from The Washington Post.
Airbnb held talks to acquire hotel-booking site Hotel Tonight ahead of an eventual IPO. The acquisition would give Airbnb a way to prove growth potential and demonstrate to investors it can branch out beyond its core offering. More from The Wall Street Journal.

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