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From spooky to chic, you'll want to fill your haunted house with these items this Halloween season
From spooky to chic, you’ll want to fill your haunted house with these items this Halloween season

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Halloween is only a month and a half away! It may look a bit different than previous years with continued precautions surrounding COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean you can’t get excited about the spooky season and give your house a seasonal costume.

Retailers, including Amazon, Party City, The Home Depot, Wayfair, are already releasing their newest decorations. Why wait until October to start the hunt for the perfect Halloween decor?

Whether you’re going for the chic or spooky look

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Manhattan’s MoMA, Welcoming Once Again, Seven Days a Week

I visited the Museum of Modern Art on September 9. It was my first stay in the city since March 15. It was already eerie. September 11 was unthinkable and happened fast. The COVID catastrophe keeps unfolding, an oozing amalgam of death, bravery, and science fiction.

I don’t doubt New York’s resilience. We need it back in all its gaudy splendor, though. Seeing the first floor of the Empire State Building empty was a shock. Times Square — on a matinee day, at that — was empty. Rockefeller Plaza was empty. Countless small storefronts are boarded up. The sidewalk restaurants are a nice sign of life but one among few.

Empty first floor at the Empire State Building.
Empty first floor at the Empire State Building.

The vibe is working-class. “No stuck-up people,” I thought, but they’re bound to return, as will the grubby money shufflers and the social climbers. Now, the energy’s coming from the people who

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Halloween and Christmas items sell out as we go all in on decorating

Get ready for a retina blowout: Holiday decorations this year are expected to be bigger than ever. <span class="copyright">(Super Freak for The Times )</span>
Get ready for a retina blowout: Holiday decorations this year are expected to be bigger than ever. (Super Freak for The Times )

Since coronavirus commandeered our world, we’ve been nesting like crazy, nurturing our sourdough starter, claiming corners of our homes for work or school, and planting victory gardens to feed our stomachs and souls.

So now that summer is yielding to fall, what is the next big obsession of our homebound existence?

Holiday decorations, baby.

Get ready for a retina blowout.

If early shopping trends are any indication, 2020 is the year we go bonkers on decorating our yards and homes, because we really can’t do much else. Many traditional holiday events and venues are closed due to coronavirus, long-distance travel is dicey, and a visit to grandma’s Thanksgiving table will likely require a two-week family quarantine to make sure we don’t pass more than the turkey and

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Home Security in the past

If you’re looking for the ideal home security products, then Verisure is the place to go to buy everything that you need to protect your house from break-ins and vandals.

Finland is generally a safe country, but you can never be too careful.

This stuff you’ll find there is the modern version of home security. However, in the past people had a slightly different idea about how to keep their home safe….

Statues

There are several things you don’t want in your house, burglars, mice, evil spirits.

Burglars can be kept out with an alarm. Nice can be kept out with traps. But how do you keep evil spirits out of your house?

In the past, what many people did was put statues by their front door. These statues were usually religious and portrayed biblical figures or symbols. By putting these by your door, you would be repelling the evil … Read More

How AI can give endangered elephants a fighting chance

At present, more African elephants are dying than being born. Over the last century, the world’s elephant population has declined 97% from trophy hunters, ruthless ivory mercenaries, and even terrorist groups. The Wildlife Conservation Society has pointed out that the global ivory trade leads to the death of up to 35,000 elephants a year in Africa. It’s easy to point a finger at China as the biggest market for poached ivory in the world, yet only five years ago more than a ton of confiscated ivory was crushed in New York’s Times Square by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

To make matters worst, in 2017 the Trump administration rolled back the ban on hunting elephants’, allowing elephants remains to be imported into the United States. Last week, PETA released a new undercover investigation that revealed video footage of a California man gunning down a curious young elephant just outside Kruger

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Why Your Space Needs a Sunburst Mirror

Photo credit: Courtesy Betsy Pash
Photo credit: Courtesy Betsy Pash

From House Beautiful

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Elizabeth Pash, designer and owner of Elizabeth Pash Interiors & Antiques, shares one item you should be on the lookout for when shopping for antiques. This week, it’s crystals of all shapes and sizes. We are aware that many are currently practicing social distancing, but we will continue to publish vintage shopping content (and ideas for online sources) in anticipation of the day we are all able to return to our favorite markets!

Sunburst mirrors have been part of design for years, even centuries. They have been re-interpreted on many occasions, fashioned from every possible material, in all sizes and finishes. They are anything but a new design trend. Although we see them everywhere, I still love them for their versatility and heritage. If made well with quality material, sunburst mirrors can be a welcome addition to any

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Why Do Stores Put Out Halloween Decorations So Early?

If you’re like us, you have a running list of Halloween costume ideas that you excitedly add to throughout the year. Some of them, like “trucker princess,” are not exactly what you could find at a retail store. But the more common costumes—like a regular ole’ princess costume—can be found anywhere. Even as early as September. Here’s what Halloween could look like this year.

Insights from a study conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) stated that more than a third of consumers will start buying Halloween products in September or earlier. Almost 9 billion dollars was predicted to have been spent on Halloween in 2019. The NRF study also predicted that 172 million consumers planned to celebrate Halloween in 2019, spending an average of $86.27 per person, purchasing “everything from decorations to candy to costumes (even for beloved pets).”

According to the survey, the majority of shoppers planned to

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How to Bake a Cake: Your Ultimate Guide

Taste of HomeClassic Chocolate CakeCheck out this video for how to make Classic Chocolate Cake!

As Julia Child once said, “A party without a cake is just a meeting.” And how true! Learning how to bake a cake, even a simple one is your gateway to make any gathering—whether it’s a birthday, graduation party or just a weeknight dinner—into a celebration.

You can make these celebratory desserts at home easily. Just check out our essential techniques, homemade cake recipes and must-have gear to get started. Soon, all your gatherings will be celebrations.

Hey, baker! Come on over to Bakeable, our online baking community,
where you’ll find our best tips and top-rated recipes. Then, share your bakes in our Bakeable Facebook group. We’d love to see ’em.

How to Bake a Cake from Scratch

While there are so many cake recipes out there, there’s nothing like mastering a

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See Inside This Classic Spanish Colonial House in Santa Monica

What do an 1885 Victorian in San Francisco, an 1870s Federal townhouse in Manhattan, and an 1840 Greek Revival house in Sag Harbor have in common? They’re all the former pet projects of John de Neufville, a real estate investor whose passion for renovating historic homes stems from a lifelong love of architecture. “My mother grew up in New Orleans and always had an affection for old houses,” he says. The interest in them certainly rubbed off on him.

So when he heard about a historic 1924 Spanish Colonial home while contemplating a move with his family to Santa Monica—his wife, Allison de Neufville, a fashion consultant for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Aerin Lauder, and Edie Parker, grew up on the West Coast—he knew he had landed on his next rehabilitation subject. “Despite its run-down condition, the house had this aura of greatness,” he remembers of their first visit.

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Edited Transcript of TOKMAN.HE earnings conference call or presentation 29-Jul-20 8:30am GMT

Q2 2020 Tokmanni Group Corp Earnings Call

Mantsala Aug 20, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Tokmanni Group Corp earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 8:30:00am GMT

TEXT version of Transcript

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Corporate Participants

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* Markku Pirskanen

Tokmanni Group Oyj – CFO, Deputy CEO & Member of Executive Board

* Mika Rautiainen

Tokmanni Group Oyj – CEO & Member of Executive Board

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Conference Call Participants

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* Nicklas Skogman

Handelsbanken Capital Markets AB, Research Division – Research Analyst

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Presentation

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Mika Rautiainen, Tokmanni Group Oyj – CEO & Member of Executive Board [1]

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Welcome to Tokmanni’s Second Quarter Result Presentation. My name is Mika Rautiainen, and I’m the CEO of Tokmanni Group. And today, with me, I have Tokmanni’s CFO, Mr. Markku Pirskanen. First, I will go through the second quarter highlights, and Markku will then dig deeper with the numbers.

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