15 cozy fall patio items you can get at a steal for Way Day 2020

Make a crisp fall day even better with these outdoor items from Wayfair.
Make a crisp fall day even better with these outdoor items from Wayfair.

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When you picture the perfect autumn night, what do you see? If it’s a fire pit or a comfy sectional that you can stretch out on to enjoy more time outside, you’re in luck. It’s Way Day 2020 at Wayfair—the retailer’s biggest savings event of the year—which means you can literally shop thousands of markdowns on everything from area rugs to gas grills and more to make your porch feel like a little slice of fall heaven.

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From now through Friday, September 25 at 3 a.m. (EST), you can save up to 80% on home goods with free shipping

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Happy first day of fall, such as it is

Autumnal Equinox marks the first day of fall, wonderful holidays
Autumnal Equinox marks the first day of fall, wonderful holidays

Editor’s Note: This is a preview of USA TODAY’s newsletter Staying Apart, Together, a guide to help us all cope with a world changed by coronavirus. If you would like it in your inbox on Tuesdays and Saturdays, subscribe here

Happy leaf peeping and sweater weather. Today is the autumnal equinox, also known as the first day of fall. We’re officially through lockdown spring and cautiously reopened summer. The fall will likely be defined by how school reopening goes – in person and online – and how we as a country handle the upcoming holidays. 

Back in March, I thought all of this would be over by now, as many of you probably did. My niece or nephew is due in a few weeks, and I anticipated getting on a plane to go see the bundle of joy. I

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40 Super Fun Ways to Decorate Your House This Fall

The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and pumpkin spice everything is back at stores. You know what that means: fall is here at long last. However, it’s not just your wardrobe that deserves a fresh look for the season—your home could use some sprucing up, too. And with the right fall decorations, you can make your home look like a million bucks without veering into serious kitsch. From your front porch to your powder room, we’ve rounded up the very best ways to decorate your house for fall this year.

Best Life’s editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there, and we’re hoping you’ll love them as much as we do. Full disclosure: we may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page, but that doesn’t mean you’ll pay more for them (we’d never do that to you!). Pricing

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10 things to keep you occupied indoors this fall

These new activities will keep you busy for hours.
These new activities will keep you busy for hours.

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At the start of the pandemic, we all tried to keep ourselves occupied with a random assortment of activities from bread making to learning TikTok dances and keeping up with the trends. But as summer rolled around we had the opportunity to spend some time outside and partake in some socially distant activities and outdoor dining. Now that fall is approaching again and the end of the pandemic is nowhere in sight, we’ll probably be spending more time indoors—but this time we’ll be prepared.

There are a ton of products you can buy to keep yourself busy that go beyond the typical board games and puzzles we all resorted to the first go around. From celebrity taught classes to picking up a

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Moving in for college, with the fall semester in doubt

MILWAUKEE — Laurie and Scott Dubin, along with their daughter Lindsay, stood outside a rented RV recently with a heap of luggage.

They were about to start the 2,000-mile drive from the San Francisco Bay Area to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where Lindsay would start her freshman year at her dream school in the middle of a pandemic.

“I hope school isn’t canceled from Saturday until then,” Laurie Dubin had said earlier that week.

Classes are scheduled to start Sept. 2. Her fear was more than a mother’s intuition. Three days into their road trip, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill canceled in-person classes. On the fourth day, Michigan State and Notre Dame also backed off plans.

“We are in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and I’m getting very nervous,” she texted Aug. 18.

Across the country, college students and their families are weighing the risk of contracting the virus 

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30 Awesome Fall Crafts for Kids

When summer starts to fade into fall, it’s hard not to feel a bit wistful—but don’t let the changing seasons get you down. Instead grab your offspring and make some art together: These fall crafts for kids will provide a mood-lifting burst of creative energy that will leave you both excited for the new season.

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A humble pinecone can be used to make all kinds of crafting masterpieces and this pinecone project is particularly manageable for kids and caretakers alike, because there’s a handy template included and all the materials are easy to find at the dollar store—if you don’t already have them in your craft box, that is. Note: Since this craft involves cutting felt, it’s best for kids who are old enough to have honed their scissor skills.

Get the tutorial

These woodland creatures are ridiculously

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Useful Items To Enhance Your WFH Skills This Fall

shift from office desk to home desk is still not the most natural of transitions. Luckily, there’s a ton of virtual support out there to help us get back on streamlined workflow track as hazy summer nears its end and back-to-school-season energy sets in. We harnessed our product-hunting prowess to bring both intrepid newbies and seasoned telecommuters in need of an autumn refresh a collection of work-from-home organization items you can order online and receive ASAP.

We’re taking our top WFH tips and pairing them with multiple product suggestions: starting small with time-management notepads and butt-support cushions, then moving up to bigger fish like standing desks and tech organizational systems. Scroll on to get in tip-top shape for giving this remote-productivity thing a run for its money all fall long.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are

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10 Fall Nail Trends These Pros Are Calling Out

All dressed up and nowhere to go? We know the feeling. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the change in seasons and embrace the latest wave of fall trends. While restocking your wardrobe may not feel feasible or even necessary this year, we’re excited to try out the earthy, muted, and moody tones of autumn with an at-home manicure. That’s right—even if you can’t remember the last time you had a professional tend to your tips and toes, this year’s lineup of fall trends is easy enough to DIY.

To get a jump start on the season, we reached out to a few of our favorite nail experts to hear firsthand what to expect in terms of colors, innovations, and trends this fall. Think of it as an at-home mani consultation that will help guide you through the season ahead. Even better? You’ll know exactly what to ask for

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‘Living in my car’? Fall semester online means college students are scrambling for housing, Wi-Fi

When California State University announced May 12 its schools would be online for the fall semester, Graciela Moran thought she might end up homeless.

The San Bernardino student is immunocompromised and had been living in her dorm as a residential assistant. But with the Cal State announcement, her contract ended and her stipend was taken away. Her father, a carpet installer, had to keep working during the city’s increase in coronavirus infections, so she couldn’t move home without putting herself at risk.

“I was really thinking about living in my car,” she said. Her mind raced as she weighed finding a full-time job that would allow her to afford an apartment.

But the college stepped in. A COVID-19 relief fund from the Basic Needs Department provided the fifth-year senior, who is also the school’s student body president, with the payment she needed to stay in her dorm room. When it

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The Trump-whisperer’s rapid fall from grace

Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon at Roy Moore rally - 11 December 2017
Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon at Roy Moore rally – 11 December 2017

In the end, the master provocateur ended up provoking the wrong person in the wrong way at the wrong time.

Until August 2017, Steve Bannon was arguably the second most powerful man in Washington. The president’s one-time chief strategist was the puller of strings, the Trump-whisperer, revelling in his role as an agent of chaos.

After the 2016 election, he was among “the best talent in politics” – in Trump’s words.

Then he became “Sloppy Steve”, a derogatory nickname used by the US president after Bannon was quoted in a book saying several things that appear to have made his former boss unhappy.

One example that made headlines was that the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr, had committed a “treasonous” act in talking to Russians.

Bannon’s backers cut their ties with him, he left the powerful

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