All the best appliance sales to shop for Labor Day 2020

This Labor Day weekend, shop and save on fridges, stoves, microwaves and more.
This Labor Day weekend, shop and save on fridges, stoves, microwaves and more.

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Labor Day weekend might still be a few days away, but thanks to the incredible appliance deals happening at major retailers, such as Best Buy, The Home Depot and more, you can get a jumpstart on the savings right now. Whether you’re shopping for a big-ticket item, like a better stove, or something small, like a new toaster oven that won’t burn your bagels, these household must-haves are marked down by huge amounts this holiday, so it’s a stellar time to buy and save.

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Feeling nervous about buying your appliances online? Don’t be—it actually makes it easier to compare

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Colleges using COVID dorms, quarantines to keep virus at bay

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — With the coronavirus spreading through colleges at alarming rates, universities are scrambling to find quarantine locations in dormitory buildings and off-campus properties to isolate the thousands of students who have caught COVID-19 or been exposed to it.

Sacred Heart University has converted a 34-room guest house at the former Connecticut headquarters of General Electric to quarantine students. The University of South Carolina ran out of space at a dormitory for quarantined students and began sending them to rooms it rented in hotel-like quarters at a training center for prosecutors. The Air Force Academy sent 400 cadets to hotels to free up space on its Colorado base for quarantines.

The actions again demonstrate how the virus has uprooted traditional campus life amid a pandemic that has killed nearly 200,000 people in the U.S. and proven to be especially problematic for universities since the start of the school

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Inside the Secret Porsche Program That Helps Select Clients Customize Their Dream Car

Jorge Carnicero is a blue man. Many of the numerous cars he owns are blue. His daily uniform is a blue button-up Ralph Lauren shirt, blue jeans and a blue baseball cap. And in June of 2018, as he was sitting in the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, surrounded by color samples, he was about to order yet another blue car.

“Jorge, your friend just ordered a car in that shade,” Yana Perros told him gently. “Let me play devil’s advocate.” The Porsche manager laid a new sample next to the brown interior leather that Carnicero liked. The painted tile, shaped like a 911 Carrera, was a vibrant green.

Carnicero, 68, is a horse breeder who divides his time between Kentucky and Florida, and he cheerily admits that his love of Porsche—the marque and the cars—borders on obsession. He has owned more than he remembers and will happily go on

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How a pro-Trump Black group became unofficial lobbyists for Erdogan

Donald Trump; Darrell Scott; Turkish Flag
Donald Trump; Darrell Scott; Turkish Flag

Donald Trump and Darrell Scott | Turkish Flag Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images

This is the second part of a two-part series.

In the first article in this series, Salon explored how officials with a controversial pro-Trump nonprofit called the Urban Revitalization Coalition (URC) — which recently lost its tax-exempt charity status and made headlines early in 2020 with suspicious cash giveaways to Black voters — facilitated an off-the-books 2018 foreign influence campaign on behalf of powerful interests in Turkey.

The principal figures in this strange tale are Darrell Scott and Kareem Lanier, both prominent Trump surrogates in the Black community, who apparently used URC as a vehicle to, among other things, “solicit donations” from wealthy Turkish nationals. Some of these came by way of former MAGA-world star Rabia Kazan, a Turkish citizen living in the U.S. who was brought on board strictly

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During COVID-19, many doctors and patients are using telehealth to keep connected

Dr. Sarvam TerKonda of the Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care consults with a patient.
Dr. Sarvam TerKonda of the Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care consults with a patient.

In 2019, Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida was ramping up its virtual options for patients, and providers conducted about 100 appointments by video throughout the year. This spring, with people staying home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinic was performing about 600 virtual patient visits per day. 

“I think that’s been a real advantage of the pandemic — it’s really allowed us to utilize telemedicine to benefit both patients and clinicians,” says Dr. Sarvam TerKonda, a plastic surgeon and a medical director for Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care.

And Mayo Clinic patients have embraced the change and are pleased with the process: Surveys are showing that 95 percent to 98 percent of patients rate the video appointments as a  positive experience, TerKonda says.

During the pandemic, doctors in many parts of

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What will China’s central bank digital currency mean for Alipay and WeChat Pay?

China’s e-payments ecosystem is set to step up a level of sophistication as the coronavirus pandemic and deteriorating US-China relations hasten Beijing’s plans for a digital fiat currency; potentially complicating a landscape dominated by Alipay and WeChat Pay.

The central bank’s e-yuan, called Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DC/EP), would let citizens ­pay for goods with e-wallets, replacing banknotes and coins and ­accelerating the dash by the world’s second-largest economy towards a cashless society.

“The timetable has been sped up by the coronavirus and the realpolitik of US-China relations,” said former IBM executive Richard Turrin, who is writing a book on China’s digital currency.

China already boasts more electronic mobile payments than anywhere else, with 711 million monthly active users on Ant Group’s Alipay and about 800 million on Tencent Holdings’ ­WeChat Pay service in a US$49 trillion market, almost 500 times bigger than in the United States. Yi Gang, the … Read More

Affordable prints to decorate your university room with

The Independent
The Independent

Design and style aside, most people can agree that a room isn’t quite complete without a little bit of decoration on the walls – wheter that’s in the form of prints, artwork or photographs.

As you move into your new student halls or shared house, considering what you’re going to bring to brighten up your blank canvas is just as important as the pots and pans you’ll be ladened with.

Over the course of lockdown, the gallery wall trend came out in full – with people adorning their blank walls with a myriad of pieces in a bid to add a bit of brightness. Our expert guide to creating an Instagram-worthy wall is well worth a read if you’re looking for a helping hand. Particularly, because you can create something bold in your student digs, and it needn’t cost a fortune.

The art world has come a long

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Do your bit and donate blood plasma to fight virus, men told

Women are far more willing than men to provide samples - REUTERS
Women are far more willing than men to provide samples – REUTERS
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Men must step up and donate their blood plasma to help defeat coronavirus, the NHS has urged, as it is revealed that women make up almost two thirds of donors.

Female patients are far more willing to provide samples and represent 63 per cent of all volunteers (73,369), compared with 37 per cent of male patients (42,809).

However, women’s plasma is less valuable as men are three times more likely to produce a sample with a high quantity of antibodies, according to NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

The health service is now urging men who have had the virus to come forward to donate ahead of a possible second wave in the autumn.

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Convenience or dystopia? Work-from-home blend is here to stay.

This summer, in preparation for an important Zoom teleconference meeting, Ben Snyder put his toddler down early for a nap, hoping he’d sleep through the event. He didn’t. 

Instead, five minutes into it, his son burst into the room, asking, “Daddy, what are you doing?”

“It was embarrassing,” says the sociology professor at Williams College, who is working from home for the first time. But “everyone at this point is, ‘Oh yeah, we know what it is.’” 

It’s a scene that’s been repeated over and over in the spring and summer of coronavirus. Homes once empty during the workday as two-earner families dropped off their children to school or preschool are suddenly bursting with activity as families juggle multiple responsibilities, from inboxes to remote learning. And any semblance of work-life balance has flown out the window.

On the eve of Labor Day weekend, specialists like Professor Snyder who study the

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Calabasan Of The Week: Tatyana Yukhtman

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Name: Tatyana Yukhtman

Job: CEO, Groza Learning Center

Favorite music/musicians: Depends on the moment. It goes from Sinatra to Bob Marley.

Favorite movies/actors: I am a very big fan of very cliché romance movies with a happy ending. I feel that we have enough drama in the world and in our lives, and my movies have to be happy and exciting. From “What A Girl Wants” to “You’ve Got Mail” – all the fun, goofy, very romantic stuff.

Favorite books/authors: From a business standpoint, I love Howard Schultz’s books, I love Tony Shea books. There’s so many I absolutely love and enjoy. Danielle Steele.

Favorite TV shows: “Lucifer”

Favorite travel destinations: Loved Bora Bora and Tahiti. Loved Italy, loved Hong Kong, I traveled throughout China and fell in love with Hong Kong. Architecturally, I’m blown

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