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There’s not a whole lot that’s been “normal” about this year, and Amazon Prime Day 2020 has been no exception. The annual mega-savings event, which is regularly held in July, was pushed back to October so that the retailer could prepare to safely operate amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the big day has finally, finally arrived, and we’re here to tell you that it was every bit worth the wait—and then some! 

With thousands of markdowns on everything from the best streaming devices on the market to our favorite headphones of all time, it’s nearly impossible to get through all of these deals in just one day—which is exactly why these savings will be spread out over two, running through October 14. And because there’s no such thing as a … Read More

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump creates federal council on global tree planting initiative | Green group pushes for answers on delayed climate report | Carbon dioxide emissions may not surpass 2019 levels until 2027: analysis

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BRANCHING OUT: President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwo ethics groups call on House to begin impeachment inquiry against Barr Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis McGrath: McConnell ‘can’t get it done’ on COVID-19 relief MORE on Tuesday signed an executive order involving the federal government in a global tree planting initiative that already has private sector participation in the U.S.

The executive order creates a council that’s in charge of “developing, coordinating, and promoting Federal Government interactions with the Initiative with respect to tree growing, restoration, and conservation.”

The council will also create methods to track and measure the

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Mary Cappello’s ‘Lecture’ Sees Distraction as Valuable

Take, for instance, a lecture I recently gave my freshman composition students on the stealthy manifestations of ingrained misogyny on readers’ and critics’ responses to books by women. The lecture was relevant to all 23 of my students, but relevant, I imagine, in 23 different ways. Not every student needed to absorb the whole lesson. For some, it might have been more productive to think about their past responses to certain novels, or wonder how this might apply to their musical taste, or begin imagining how they might approach criticism differently themselves.

Cappello argues that lectures should play to the fact that real learning comes primarily from within: not from a teacher’s neatly presented ideas, but from the connections your own brain forms between them. For a lecture not to leave room for mental wandering and idiosyncratic interpretation, she argues, is

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Tesla’s Elon Musk: Some ‘expert, careful’ drivers get beta Full Self-Driving next week

Tesla will offer a limited number of “expert and careful” drivers a beta of its long-awaited Full Self-Driving capability in Autopilot next Tuesday, according to Tesla chief Elon Musk. 

As usual, Musk teased the Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta release in a tweet. Musk’s announcement indicates that Tesla will make good on his promise at the automaker’s September Battery Day event to deliver the system in a “month or so”.

“Limited FSD beta releasing on Tuesday next week, as promised. This will, at first, be limited to a small number of people who are expert and careful drivers,” wrote Musk.

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FSD doesn’t make a Tesla an autonomous car but rather works with Autopilot to enable particular tasks, such as automatic lane changes on highways, parking assist, the summon feature for parking lots, highway driving assistance, and assisted stops

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Loves Furniture hiring over 100 at former Art Van stores, jobs start at $20 per hour

Loves Furniture, which reopened 18 former Art Van stores, is hiring over 100 salespeople who will start at $20 and have unlimited commission potential.

The newly formed company is looking for 100 new home and sleep specialists for its Metro Detroit stores; there are about 20 openings at its Grand Rapids-area locations. Love’s has already hired 675 people to fill positions at its new Michigan locations.

Art Van began liquidating its 97 company-owned Michigan stores in early March, and then filed for bankruptcy, and Loves is reopening at least 18 of those stores under the new retail flag.

“We are building a totally new customer experience rooted in personalized service. We are looking for great talent to join us on this journey,” said Matt Damiani, CEO of Loves Furniture & Mattresses. “Our team members will have the opportunity to help customers build homes and spaces they love in a collaborative

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Mum-of-22 Sue Radford shows off total revamp of girls’ bedroom with modern grey bunk beds and frog tape wallpaper

BRITAIN’S biggest family have been renovating their 10-bed Morecambe home and recently revealed a brand new pretty pink bedroom which the older girls share.

Sue Radford, 45, and her husband Noel, 48, have been hard at work redecorating the space which now features a unique frog-tape pink and grey wallpaper design and two modern grey bunk beds.

The girls now have two sets of modern grey bunk beds in their room

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The girls now have two sets of modern grey bunk beds in their roomCredit: Theradfordfamily/Youtube
The room previously had four single beds which took up a lot of space, and featured different wallpaper

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The room previously had four single beds which took up a lot of space, and featured different wallpaperCredit: Instagram/theradfordfamily

The room previously had four single beds which took up a lot of space, according to Sue, with the girls – Katie, Aimee, Ellie and Tilly – now enjoying the space-saving solution.

But it was all hands on deck in order to get the room finished, with dad Noel putting together the the new bed

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Five Steps To Creating An Email That Converts

Marketing Director at Sunshine Group, developing and guiding promotion strategies for the company’s brands.

I’ve already shared some thoughts about winning email subject lines, and today it’s time to talk about the message itself — how it can motivate a subscriber to take the action you’re counting on.

A 2019 report on global shopping trends found that 62.9% of consumers prefer to receive news and updates from companies through emails. What’s more, email marketing is reported to trigger more expensive online purchases when compared to other traffic sources such as social media and direct search results.

Needless to say, a well-composed email is an exceptionally powerful instrument to encourage your subscribers to make a move. So, is there anything you can do to help them take a leap of faith?

Here are the five strategies I’ve tested and keep on following when creating action-inspiring newsletters for our brands’

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Silver Lake’s 16-Year Patio Veteran Cliff’s Edge Is the Latest Pandemic Closure

The tough restaurant losses continue around Los Angeles, with news over the weekend that Cliff’s Edge had officially thrown in the towel in Silver Lake. The 16-year-old restaurant, known for helping to make the careers of some prominent chefs like Vartan Abgaryan and for its luxurious hidden patio, formally announced its closure via social media.



a group of people sitting at a table with wine glasses: Inside at the bar at Cliff’s Edge


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Inside at the bar at Cliff’s Edge

“It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that Cliff’s Edge is closed for good,” the post reads, alongside a moody shot of an interior bench near the bar. The Sunset Boulevard restaurant has remained closed since the beginning of the pandemic and indoor dining closures on March 15, but only now has the permanent nature of the shutter been made official.

It’s been a long, tumultuous turn for one of Silver Lake’s most lauded restaurants. While locals loved the privacy

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iPhone 12 launch day: Apple’s big event was quite a whirlwind

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Apple set Oct. 13 as the date for its latest iPhone’s debut, and the day finally arrived. Here’s everything Apple announced today, including four versions of the iPhone 12 and a $99 HomePod Mini. And here’s how to preorder the entire iPhone 12 lineup.

Like Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and the Apple Watch and iPad launch event, the iPhone event took place entirely online, livestreamed on Apple’s website. CNET also hosted a live watch party, which started at 9:30 a.m. PT that you can rewatch above.


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Apple’s fall product launch this year is expected to touch off a wave of upgrade purchases, analysts say, with fans eyeing the iPhone’s new 5G capabilities and boxier look,

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The best deals from Apple, Microsoft and Lego and more

Here’s everything you need to know about the big sale event (iStock/The Independent)
Here’s everything you need to know about the big sale event (iStock/The Independent)

Amazon Prime Day is finally here and as one of the internet’s biggest shopping events, it’s known for offering customers an array of discounts on everything from TVs and tablets to coffee machines.

While the sale usually takes place in July each year, due to coronavirus, the online retailer postponed its Prime Day 2020 event to later now.

Lasting 48 hours, there will be more than one million deals available from big-name brands including Philips, Toshiba, Lego, Nintendo, Samsung, Under Armour, Sony, Le Creuset, to name just a few.

Last year, the retailer said it sold more than 175 million products, dubbing the sale the “largest shopping event in Amazon history.” 

It surpassed results from the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday events combined, and this year is set to be bigger than ever.

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