The best back to school tech at any age, according to an expert

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While this back to school season may not look like any other, there’s still a new year ahead and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow from wherever students will be hitting the books.

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“It’s just such a different back to school than the one we had last year. One that we did not anticipate and certainly one that we do not want, but you have to pivot and adjust,” admitted

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Paul Mescal’s New Normal

Photo credit: Design by Ingrid Frahm
Photo credit: Design by Ingrid Frahm

From Harper’s BAZAAR

Paul Mescal was in London’s Natural History Museum when he became an Emmy nominee. He was in the middle of rehearsal for a concert with Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy. He didn’t think he’d be able to watch the nominations be announced live, but he happened to get a half-hour break while the broadcast was still on.

“I just saw the messages coming into my phone,” he tells over Zoom. “Then [I was] trying to frantically call family and friends, being overly emotional. It was super cathartic. It was an amazing 25 minutes.”

It’s really been an amazing few months for 24-year-old Mescal, who went from TV newbie to Emmy contender for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, competing against greats like Jeremy Irons, Hugh Jackman, and Mark Ruffalo. The nomination is for his performance in Normal People

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25 Awesome E-Bikes You Can Buy Right Now

Photo credit: Staff
Photo credit: Staff

From Bicycling

It’s official. Electric bikes are here to stay, and their popularity is through the roof. Liberated from some of the normal constraints of standard bike design like weight and gearing, e-bike design has exploded; if you can imagine it, someone has built it. From cargo bikes to city and commuter bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, folding bikes, and even beach cruisers, there is something for everyone. The beauty of e-bikes is that they make the joy of cycling accessible to so many people in so many ways. See at-a-glance reviews below of five of our top-rated e-bikes, or scroll deeper for full reviews of these and other high-ranking options, plus more buying info.

The Three Classes of E-Bikes

After you decide which style of e-bike you want, consider which class you prefer. In the U.S., there are three classes defined by the type of assist

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Best Labor Day Sales of 2020

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Labor Day, falling on Sept. 7 this year, is the unofficial end of the summer season. It’s also one of the many minor holidays throughout the year when retailers offer big savings on virtually everything you could want or need, with a few standout categories.

Labor Day sales are typically similar to what you’ll find for Memorial Day and July Fourth: Large appliances, mattresses, TVs, and other tech devices are seeing big discounts right now. And Consumer Reports has been tracking all the best holiday weekend sales on top-tested products to make your search easier.

If you decide to shop in a store, consider wearing a mask, and employ basic

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‘Watchmen’ director is among women making an Emmy splash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An awkward youth is coaxed into a carnival’s house of mirrors for what looks to be an innocent flirtation, but the “Watchmen” scene quickly turns emotionally grueling and, ultimately, destructive.

How that was achieved highlights the collaborative effort needed to make TV a cinematic experience that rivals the big-screen — a comparison that director Steph Green is in a position to make.

An Emmy nominee for the “Little Fear of Lightning” episode from HBO’s acclaimed limited series, Green’s movie credits include the 2009 Oscar-nominated short film “New Boy” and 2013’s “Run & Jump,” with Will Forte.

But the scale of the graphic novel-based “Watchmen,” she said, exceeded the film and TV projects she’s worked on, including episodes of “The Americans,” “The Deuce” and “The L Word: Generation Q.” While TV typically sticks to a time- and cost-conscious schedule, HBO allowed the leeway needed to devise the

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what happened when millennials and boomers tried to house share

Claudiine and ted with lodger Nicole
Claudiine and ted with lodger Nicole

There’s a problem with housing in Britain. More than two thirds of over-65s have at least two spare bedrooms in their homes. Meanwhile, many millennials struggle to get on the property ladder, with the average house costing about eight times average earnings. Millions can’t even afford the rent to move out of their family homes.

In a new Channel 4 reality show called Lodgers for Codgers, over-60s with room to spare take on cash-strapped under-30s as lodgers. In a five-day experiment (carried out before coronavirus hit the UK) young and old try living beneath the same roof.

Here, Claudine Eccleston, 66, and Nicole Moukatas, 27, reveal what they learned about how the other half live when Nicole moved in as a lodger.

Claudine Eccleston, 66

“My husband Ted and I are not extravagant people. We are lucky enough to own a four-bedroom art

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This unlikely retailer has the best patterned and printed face masks for adults and kids

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After a few months of wearing a mask whenever we leave the house, many of us have developed our own preference for what makes “the perfect mask.”

Like any article of clothing, comfort, above all else, is key — especially if you’re wearing a face covering for upwards of 8 hours a day. We want something lightweight, but effective, adjustable but snug, easy to clean or toss in the garbage. Searching for the right mask can veer into Goldilocks territory quickly, but the long and short of this is simple: just wear one!


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Rack Room Commemorates MLK’s March on Washington With $24K Donation + More

Aug. 28, 2020: To mark the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, Rack Room Shoes has donated $25,000 to the National Urban League, to support the organization’s mission to improve lives in underserved communities and fight for economic empowerment, equality and social justice. In June, following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black individuals, the retailer took a stand against racial inequality, announcing it was committing $1 million over the course of five years, toward a diversity plan that includes scholarships, internships, mentoring programs and other donations for education and economic development in the Black community.

Aug. 20, 2020: Kohl’s has announced a $1 million donation to five charitable organizations that serve diverse communities. It has pledged $150,000 to The Milwaukee Urban League, $250,000 to Employ Milwaukee and more than $250,000 to Acts Housing — all of which are new nonprofit

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how to stay connected and socially distant

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Companies around the world are debating how and when to return to the office. Health and safety has taken on a whole new significance in the era of coronavirus. To bring people back safely, the options for office redesign are bewildering. How should desks be arranged to enable social distancing alongside the benefits of being in the same room? And do people need to return for five days a week?

Many companies are looking to have some employees work from home, some of the time. But unless careful thinking goes into this, companies run the risk of getting stuck in the middle, achieving neither the benefits of the traditional office nor the safety conferred by the home.

Consider, for instance, the 6 Feet Office. This concept, developed by a commercial real estate multinational, Cushman and Wakefield, aims to ensure

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School Kids, Staff Are Canaries In A Coal Mine

Editor’s note: The following is Patch Field Editor Russ Crespolini’s, hopefully, weekly column. It is reflective of his opinion alone.

It is an archaic expression borne of a practice in a time we’ve mostly forgotten. Sending a canary into a coal mine to see if the air was safe to breathe. It was a common practice in the 20th century to use these animals as an early-warning signal for toxic gases. If the canary died, it wasn’t safe to go in.

That is the imagery that came aborning, unbidden and unwelcome, to me late last night when I was thinking about schools across the Garden State opening in the middle of a global pandemic.

One of those schools will house my nine-year-old daughter come Wednesday.

We’ve been writing a lot about schools opening up for fall instruction and how that would look. The guidance from the state has been confusing,

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