Cosmetics company deletes Facebook, Tiktok & Snapchat accounts over teen mental-health concerns

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A Retailer Quits Social Media

With over 10.6 million followers across its social media channels, U.K. cosmetics retailer Lush shut down all its social media accounts on Friday, citing its concerns over the impact of social media on teen mental health. Lush had also deactivated its social media accounts in the past, but this time it's committed. Lush CEO, Mark Constantine, said, "I'm happy to lose £10 million by quitting Facebook" in a statement to The Guardian.

Germany Plans To Raise Minimum Wage

Germany's new government is planning to give its 10 million workers some good news: a pay rise. As part of a three-party coalition deal, Germany will raise its minimum wage to $13.46 from the current $10.70, an increase of almost $3, or 25%, as per CNN. However, Olaf Scholz has not specifically said when this will come into force. As per statistics, there are 1.4 million German workers on basic pay.

Author Offers Her Book For Free To Children

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Courtesy of Samantha Baines

In other positive news, an author is offering a free children's book this Christmas to struggling families. Author Samantha Baines asked people on Twitter to send her their addresses so that she could mail one of her wrapped books to children to open this Christmas. She has 25 requests already, asking for one of her books for free, reported The Evening Standard.

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