We Love These Inexpensive, Fun Bikes for College

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Unless you have a legit reason to bring a car with you to school, chances are good the only vehicle you need at college this year is a bicycle. Many campuses are all-inclusive or close to downtown, meaning everything you need access to is within walking—and riding—distance. After all, having a car means finding parking, paying for gas, and maybe even using it late night when it might not be the best idea. Plus, many colleges don’t allow first-year students to keep a car on campus, anyway. So there’s that. We rounded up 10 affordable and reliable bikes to help you cut travel time between classes, run errands faster, and maybe even meet new friends—all while keeping the dreaded freshman 15 at bay.

Check out quick info below of five of the top performers, then scroll deeper for more in-depth reviews of these and other

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14 Parents on What Scares Them The Most About Kids Going Back to School

School reopening and the many, many, many concerns it raises, has pushed parents off course. We’re all left to wonder about everything from the big picture (Will my kid’s school actually reopen? If so, is it safe to send them back to school? Will remote learning be effective? Will my kids fall behind?) to smaller, but still extremely crucial details (What about the bus ride? What about the tech support virtual learning requires from parents? What about bathroom breaks?). The ambiguity of it all combined with story after story of schools shutting down quickly after reopening, makes everything more scary and unsettling.

Parents are in the unique, unenviable position of having to navigate their children’s education in the face of a global pandemic that has necessitated new rules, regulations, and options for schooling. It’s a scary time. And there are no easy answers. But it is

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24 Ohio Colleges Make Money’s 2020-21 ‘Best’ List

COLUMBUS, OH — More than six months into the new coronavirus pandemic, colleges are struggling to resume in-person classes and, in some cases, reverting back to online courses only days into the new semester.

Such challenges raise a question: Is a college degree today worth the actual cost?

Enter Money magazine. The publication this week released its annual ranking of the best colleges for the money. The list, which includes 24 schools in Ohio, is meant to assuage the financial anxiety associated with the high price of college in the United States.

The following colleges in Ohio were included on this year’s list:

  • The Ohio State University, Columbus

  • Kenyon College, Gambier

  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

  • Denison University, Granville

  • Miami University, Oxford

  • Cedarville University, Cedarville

  • John Carroll University, University Heights

  • Ohio Northern University, Ada

  • University of Dayton, Dayton

  • Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville

  • College of Wooster,

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Websites to Sell Your Stuff for Cash

If you find yourself surrounded by too much stuff, there are plenty of places on the internet to sell your clutter. Some websites specialize in particular items — such as clothing, collectibles, car or electronics — while others may be good places to sell anything and everything you no longer need.

Here are 11 websites to consider when it comes to selling your excess items for cash.

— Sotheby’s Home.

— ComicConnect.

— ThredUp.

— Poshmark.

— CarGurus.

— Peddle.

— Gazelle.

— Decluttr.

— Amazon.

— EBay.

— Facebook Marketplace.

Keeping reading for a closer look at these sites and what items you should consider selling on each one.

[See: Best Buy and Sell Apps for Used Stuff.]

Collectible Items:

Sotheby’s Home

Sotheby’s Home, an online consignment marketplace, is a good choice for those with high-end furniture or luxury home decor. While Sotheby’s Home isn’t the right place

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People find new ways to spend vacation money in today’s ‘homebody economy’

A pool in the backyard? A fresh coat of paint on the deck? For some people flush with funds from canceled vacations due to the coronavirus pandemic, that’s exactly the plan.

A new survey shows nearly one-third of homeowners are using money previously set aside for travel and spending it on home improvements — doing everything from small updates to large renovations.

What are people spending vacation money on?

Half of those homeowners said they’re putting the funds towards structural repairs, such as a basement renovation or a new roof, according to the survey of 1,878 people from Groundworks, a home services company. About 30% said they’re putting the money toward outdoor entertaining, such as a new dining set on the patio. And the rest said they’re spending the money on home additions, creating an at-home gym or even installing a new pool.

For Saleena Sidhu of New York City,

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Venice Film Festival Virtual Reality Section Moved Online Will Travel Globally

Venice Film Festival’s Virtual Reality section is going entirely online this year, but expanding its scope via a platform and also a satellite network that will make it accessible worldwide.” data-reactid=”19″The Venice Film Festival’s Virtual Reality section is going entirely online this year, but expanding its scope via a platform and also a satellite network that will make it accessible worldwide.

Htc Viveport, Facebook’s Oculus, VRChat and VRrOOm that will allow various types of access using a VR headset and a PC.” data-reactid=”20″In normal times the competitive sidebar launched in 2017 by co-curators Michel Reilhac and Liz Rosenthal – who put Venice ahead of the curve in the VR arena – was held on the Lazzaretto, a tiny island a stone’s throw from the Lido that was a leper colony in the 15th century. But due to the coronavirus pandemic this year it’s been rebranded

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10 Mom-Approved Ways to Make Back-to-School Meal Prep a Breeze

It’s that time of year again. Kids are back in school (or schooling from home), and they’re not the only ones with jitters. Parents around the country are trying to figure out how to navigate this unprecedented school year. With kids home more than ever, it can be tough to create a balanced schedule—especially in the kitchen. Thankfully, our own Nicole McLaughlin has some tried-and-true back-to-school meal prep hacks to help ease the transition:

1. Schedule Meals Before the Week Starts

Two words: Plan ahead! When you follow a (flexible) meal schedule, you don’t have to worry about scrambling for ideas at the last minute. Scheduling also saves you money in the long run, as it’ll limit impulse buying at the grocery store. You can create your own simple calendar like Nicole does, or you can purchase a cheap printable template online—this one from Etsy is super organized and it

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Biden campaign ‘flooding the zone’ with celebrity backers

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Poised over the piano, Carole King was set to play “I Feel the Earth Move” during a recent virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden when the Democratic presidential nominee himself beat her to it.

“On my playlist, Carole!” Biden proclaimed, holding up his phone and letting a few seconds of the song blast.

“Oh, well, I’ll just sit back and let you play your playlist,” King said with a laugh.

The four-time Grammy winner isn’t the only Biden playlist mainstay helping his campaign against President Donald Trump. Jimmy Buffett noted that “Come Monday” was among the hits stored on Biden’s phone before singing it at another recent fundraiser. And James Taylor told another group that he learned to play “America the Beautiful” for President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration, when Biden was sworn in for four more years as vice president.

With in-person campaigning largely suspended because of

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7 fresh content marketing strategies you haven’t tried (plus 8 classic ones)

Did you know we have an online event about digital marketing coming up? Join the Re:Brand track at TNW2020 to explore the latest brand marketing tech, trends, and challenges. Alex Antolino, the Creative Director at Typeform, will be sharing powerful branding insights and actionable strategies on how to build meaningful brands that lead to business growth.

So you Googled ‘content marketing examples,’ you thought, “this one looks a bit different,” and now you’re here.

Welcome!

A bit of advice before you proceed:

If you’re new to all this, school yourself on the basic types of content marketing with this quick-fire crash course of old favorites. But if you’re ready for some fresh content creation ideas, skip to the 7 content marketing examples you’ve never heard of below.

Here’s 8 tried and tested content marketing examples:

Blog posts

You might have read an article called something like: “Blogging is dead: why

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California condor sanctuary near Big Sur ‘completely destroyed’ as Dolan Fire spreads

The Dolan Fire had scorched 21,844 acres as of Wednesday morning, spreading more than 1,400 acres further overnight, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Containment remained at 15%, the U.S. Forest Service said in a news release.

According to the release, progress on the fire has been slow due to rough terrain and a lack of available crews — more than 15,000 firefighters battle upwards of two dozen major fires and lightning complexes throughout the state, according to Cal Fire.

The Dolan Fire is about 10 miles south of Big Sur, between Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Limekiln State Park.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, firefighters provided structure protection while low-intensity backing fires burned in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. The Dolan Fire stopped short of McWay Ridge, the U.S. Forest Service said in an update.

The U.S. Forest Service had not released how many structures had been

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