Day: October 2, 2020

The 10 best cloth face masks you can buy online

These are the 10 best masks we've ever tested.
These are the 10 best masks we’ve ever tested.

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Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), face masks and coverings have become a new normal for society. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people wear cloth face masks to help slow the spread of the virus, and in many places, doing so is either advised or required.

A number of retailers now sell masks (we compiled a list of 100-plus here), and it seems as though more stores and designers are announcing new cloth face mask offerings each week. It’s easy to default and pick a mask based on a fun pattern or color, but you may end up with a mask that offers minimal protection or does not fit your face comfortably.

After spending hours testing 18 of the most

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From Prada to Jo Malone, the Most Luxurious Discounts Online This Week

Now that there’s a distinct feeling of fall in the air in many parts of the country, your attention may be turning to the new arrivals sections of your favorite luxury retailers. But don’t sleep on the sales: From MyTheresa to East Dane, the web’s leading purveyors of luxury goods have started offering discounts on the kinds of things you’ll need to ease into the season’s cooler temperatures and cozy at-home vibes. From lightweight layers made by Theory and Brunello Cucinelli to a Le Creuset roasting pan to prepare you for a holiday season spent at home, here are the best luxury deals online this week.

Theory Wilmar Slub Poplin Cargo Pants

Theory Wilmar Slub Poplin Cargo Pants
Theory Wilmar Slub Poplin Cargo Pants

It’s taken a few fashion cycles, but these days the term “khaki cargo pants” is as au courant as Tik Tok or zero waste cleaning routines. And that’s because the 2020 version

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2550 E La Serena Drive, Flagstaff, US, AZ – Luxury Real Estate Listings for Sale

Situated on nearly one acre and located on the most desirable street in Pine Canyon, you will find this 7 bedroom, 5 bath luxury home featuring 6,852 square feet of thoughtfully crafted living space. Designed by Aude Stang of ADS and Built by Jim Graves, this residence is a winner of the Coconino County Sustainable Building Award and is Energy Star-Rated. Offering multi-family living, this home can sleep thirty. Designed with three stories, the floor plan was given special consideration to host a large family that loves to entertain.
The Main Level showcases an Entry that draws your eye to stunning reclaimed wood floors and vaulted ceilings above custom hand-hewn beams. Experience luxury details such as custom uplighting that adorns the beam and saddle work to create drama with the tongue & groove ceiling. The built-in shelves and custom cabinetry frame the ascending Telluride stone fireplace that marries the heart

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Chuck’s Restaurant in Des Moines’ Highland Park to get historic remodel


The hardware store that’s been a mainstay of Des Moines’ north side for nearly 90 years is closing its doors.

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One of Des Moines’ oldest restaurants will undergo a historic renovation as the neighborhood around it experiences a renaissance of sorts. 

About $1.4 million will be invested in the 125-year-old building that’s home to Chuck’s Restaurant, 3610 Sixth Ave., to fix a falling roof and exterior wall, upgrade mechanical systems, improve the façade and renovate five upstairs apartments that have been vacant for several years. 

The project is a partnership between the restaurant’s owner, Emily Jones; Neighborhood Development Corp.; and Invest DSM, a nonprofit designed to make investments in four target neighborhoods to improve housing stock, increase amenities and attract new businesses.

The renovation is one of several high-profile changes in the historic Highland Park and Oak Park neighborhoods, where Invest DSM has spent nearly $750,000

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An Agile Scrum product owner is your company’s MVP. This course can get you there

An Agile Scrum product owner is your company’s MVP. This course can get you there

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TLDR: The Complete Agile Scrum Product Owner Masterclass Course teaches what it takes to lead a project from ideation to successful completion.

In the world of project management as outlined by one of the most popular PM methodologies, the Agile Scrum product owner is basically the team’s quarterback. Recruited by an employer to bring a new product to fruition, the product owner starts moving the ball down the field. They spot holes in the game plan. They make sure major weapons are being used correctly. They make sure the ball keeps marching downfield and the chains keep moving toward a touchdown.

And just like a quarterback, there’s a very healthy paycheck on the way for product owners who show they’ve got the stuff to lead a team to victory. If you see yourself standing in those pressure-filled, yet well-compensated shoes, The Complete Agile Scrum Product Owner Masterclass

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Putting on A Show During The Pandemic

I am assistant directing and working with an amazing team as we try to navigate putting on a show during COVID.

BWW Blog: Putting on A Show During The Pandemic

This week is our first and only week of rehearsal as I get ready to help put on the production of Waiting for Lefty for my college SUNY New Paltz. I am assistant directing and working with an amazing team as we try to navigate putting on a show during COVID. This is unlike anything I have done before. It is both exhilarating and terrifying. And I wanted to share a little bit about how we are managing to pull this off.

First off, every design meeting we had has been over WebEx as all of us meeting in person and maintaining social distancing would be difficult. It has been a lot of emailing back and forth, and a couple nights sitting at my computer for hours as we

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A Vegan Chef’s Top Tips For Preparing Vegan Cuisine

At Chef Reid Trapani’s Happy Seed vegan pop up in Atlanta last week it was hard to get a seat—-and most of the guests were not full-time vegans. Says Trapani, who specializes in inventive authentic Latin dishes using plant based ingredients, “so many of our guests tell us they’d eat like this all the time.”

Clearly the demand for vegan cuisine is on the rise. Whether you are a full-time vegan or just interested in eating vegan meals a few times a week, the cuisine can be intimidating to prepare. You can’t lean on dairy to impart a creamy texture and what do you prepare to impart the same satisfying fullness that comes from animal proteins? Trapani notes, “It’s a slow process to see what works for you and your family, but it’s worth the effort.”


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‘The status quo is not going to work.’

The iconic two-story Barnes & Noble stood over Baltimore’s waterfront for more than two decades, a one-of-a-kind spot to browse, gather, work or sip coffee among thousands of book titles and CDs in a former steam-generating plant.

The store’s sudden closure in the Power Plant complex hit hard, followed by the closing of the restaurant Dick’s Last Resort. The blows keep coming for the Inner Harbor, already beset by store and restaurant closures, thinning crowds amid fears of rising city crime, and the financial woes of the owners of Harborplace.

The coronavirus pandemic decimated demand for the harbor’s commercial establishments as most tourism and the city’s convention business ceased and many downtown office workers went to home to work.

“It’s heartbreaking for those of us who put so much time and energy and commitment into building up the Inner Harbor,” said Laurie Schwarz, president of Baltimore’s Waterfront Partnership. “It’s unfortunate,

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US President Donald Trump will ‘remain on the job’ despite getting coronavirus, White House insists

The president is facing questions about the wisdom of holding events with hundreds of supporters, often without social distancing, as on Wednesday night in Minnesota, the day before his positive test.

During Tuesday night’s debate against Mr Biden in Cleveland, Ohio, members of the Trump family were seen removing their face masks while watching in the room despite rules saying only the two candidates and the moderator could do so.

A flood of supportive messages from world leaders came yesterday, including from Boris Johnson, who The Daily Telegraph understands texted Mr Trump a message of goodwill.

The Prime Minister also tweeted: “My best wishes to President Trump and the First Lady. Hope they both have a speedy recovery from coronavirus.”

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish president, were among other leaders to express their support.

Senior Republicans figures moved to

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Maude Vibe is the Minimalist Vibrator for Maximalist Pleasure

One not-awful by-product of living through these pandemic times is that masturbation has become widely understood as a self-care practice. In light of that welcome embrace of reality, you may well have found yourself in a rabbit hole of researching rabbit vibrators (and other types of toys as well). And sure, when it comes to pleasure, more is more, so it’s great that so many toy options abound. But that reality can also make selecting a specific vibrator an overwhelming choice. Perhaps that’s why the simple, effective, and decidedly chic Vibe ($45) by sexual wellness company Maude is so popular. The fan-favorite toy has been selling out multiple times during lockdown: With 17,000 pre-orders submitted over the summer, when the Maude Vibe was restocked in September, it was sold out before even hitting e-shelves. So since the newest batch drops this week, you may want to get ready to add-to-cart

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