The REAL Most Wanted Scores From The Biggest Home Sale Of The Year

We’ll spare you the extra-extra-read-all-about-it introductions and skip right to the shopping point: Way Day, Wayfair’s biggest annual home sale, is back. In addition to our impassioned coverage of the up-to-80%-off (plus free shipping!) event’s best overall steals and WFH-office essentials (desks, chairs, the whole lot), we’re also serving you the real most wanted deals.

After studying anonymous shopping data about Refinery29 readers’ top-shopped Wayfair buys alongside the site’s top-rated bestsellers, we pulled out the shiniest home gems that are currently on super-sale for the next 48 hours (tick, tick). And, to add to that aforementioned realness, each of the popular goods ahead features an IRL picture that accompanies its brimming pool of rave customer reviews. Scroll on to shop our guide to Way Day’s most strategic savings on the buys that savvy online shoppers really love — including everything from very expensive looking area rugs to sleek MCM-style

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Lego Makes a Hundred Billion Bricks a Year. CEO Niels Christiansen on Why They’re Now More Important Than Ever

A portrait of LEGO CEO Niels Christiansen
A portrait of LEGO CEO Niels Christiansen

LEGO CEO Niels Christiansen Credit – LEGO

(Miss this week’s The Leadership Brief? This interview below was delivered to the inbox of Leadership Brief subscribers on Sunday morning, Sept. 20; to receive weekly emails of conversations with the world’s top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.)

“Washington Man Designs Lego Basilica Replica.” This is not an Onion headline. The global lockdown has driven many to distraction. For parents with young children, the restrictions and closures have made this a particularly bonkers time. In March, after Lego employees realized that nearly 90% of the world’s school-age kids were outside of their normal learning environments, they posted a number of play ideas and building suggestions online. The company says the digital content has reached more than 80 million users around the world, helping provide inspiration that has made the world’s living rooms awash with castles,

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5 Precautions to Take When Traveling Over the Holidays This Year

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Holiday travel is bound to look a little different this year. Some people have avoided travel completely since the COVID-19 pandemic reached full-force in the U.S., while others have braved trips by car or by plane for vacations, business, emergencies, and more. Whichever category you fall into, there’s a good chance you’re considering your plan for the holiday season, especially if you typically travel to see family for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or Christmas. Experts already predict holiday travel trends will be different this year, but if you’re determined to travel this November or December, take note of these considerations to ensure the safest trip possible.

RELATED: Safe-cations Are This Year’s Hottest Travel Trend—Here’s How to Plan Yours

Do your homework

Carefully research the destination you’re planning to visit regularly leading up to your scheduled trip, as different states and cities will have different regulations and be in varying stages

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13 products you’ll love for the school year

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Back to school shopping? Sorted.
Back to school shopping? Sorted.

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Going back to school this year looks very different for a lot of students but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t allowed to get excited to purchase school supplies.

According to survey results from RetailMeNot.ca, 22 per cent of Canadian parents are considering homeschooling as an option for their children this year, which means that their shopping habits are changing too.

ALSO SEE: The best back to school tech at any age, according to an expert

The survey also reports that 65 per cent of parents are prioritizing school supplies such

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Despite hundreds of deaths a year, US trucks still aren’t required to have automatic emergency braking

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about self-driving technologies, what they are, and how they should be regulated.

In many cases, Level 2 systems, which are just partially automated advanced driver aid systems (ADAS), can appear as if they are capable of driving a vehicle, and are often subject to abuse and misuse as a result. Using ADAS tech drivers must maintain control and awareness at all times but when used appropriately, these systems can dramatically improve vehicle and road safety.

Automated emergency braking, or AEB for short, is one such technology and is found on a host of vehicles at the moment. It forms part of Tesla’s Autopilot, Polestar‘s Pilot Assist, and is also present on vehicles from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Toyota, and even Kia. Seriously, this tech is kind of everywhere now, except on trucks.

[Read: Skoda launches its all-new Enyaq EV

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6 Holiday Decor Trends That Will Be Huge This Year, According to Pros at Etsy, Pinterest, and More

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No matter if you started listening to Christmas music back in March or you prefer to put off decorating until post-Thanksgiving, it seems that the holiday season is beginning extra early this year. According to data from the coupon and deals website RetailMeNot, 31 percent of consumers plan to shop early this year in order to avoid inventory issues and shipping delays. “In-store foot traffic is down due to the pandemic, so we will continue to see shoppers shifting to shopping online throughout the holidays,” says Sara Skirboll, the shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot. Plus, with many of us spending more time at home this year, we predict that holiday home decorating—both inside and out—will happen earlier than ever.

Eager to welcome some holiday cheer into your home? We asked the trend experts at Etsy, Pinterest, Home Depot, and Bloomingdale’s for their predictions for the top

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‘I chose to start the school year with the students’

Whether it’s distance learning or classrooms now outfitted with distanced desks and PPE (personal protection equipment), the school year looks a lot different during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s especially true for elementary school teacher and expectant mother Janet Udomratsak, who has transformed her hospital room into a makeshift classroom from which she remotely instructs first-graders via a laptop perched on her meal tray.

Now in her 11th year of teaching, the pregnant Lancaster, Calif. educator has been a patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills since July 4. Concerned that Udomratsak, then just 24 weeks into her pregnancy, might go into pre-term labor, doctors have decided to keep her admitted until she gives birth. Nearly two months later, she’s now 33 weeks along and hopes to make it to 37.

Teacher Janet Udomratsak transformed her hospital room into a makeshift distance learning workspace. (Photo: Janet Udomratsak)
Teacher Janet Udomratsak transformed her hospital room into a makeshift distance learning workspace. (Photo: Janet Udomratsak)

“With

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The Labor Day Sales to Put on Your Radar This Year

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Photo credit: Tyler Joe

From Marie Claire

Nothing about 2020 has felt normal or made sense, including the fact that we’re already approaching Labor Day weekend. (FYI, Labor Day is Monday, September 7 this year.) If you’re hoping to take your mind off the current state of the world and do some guilt-free shopping, brands are continuing to host major sales ahead of the long weekend. To make it easy for you, we rounded up the best fashion, beauty, and home Labor Day Sales to shop this year, below.

Fashion & Accessories

J.Crew

Date: September 1-3; September 4-6; September 7-8

Discount: 40 percent off full price (including new arrivals) + extra 60 percent off sale; 40 percent off full-price items + extra 70 percent off sale; 40 percent off full-price items + extra 70 percent off sale items + an extra 10 percent off full purchase

Bloomingdales

Date: September 2-7

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The Best and the Worst Time of the Year to Buy a New Car

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Whatever your reason for buying a new car — it’s your first set of wheels, your family size has changed or your old vehicle has become a liability — timing is everything. Although a major part of your search for a new car will likely revolve around the make, model and style of vehicle that appeals to you, consider the financial picture as well.

When looking for new car deals, timing can have a big impact on the overall price you’ll pay. In fact, waiting just a few months before making that purchase can save you money, according to car-buying experts. When your need for new transportation isn’t urgent, exercise a bit of patience, and you’ll likely score a much better car deal.

make a vehicle purchase.” data-reactid=”30″Here’s a look at the best — and worst — times of the year to make a vehicle purchase.

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Here’s What Your Husband *Really* Wants for the Holidays This Year

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

From Prevention

When shopping for a gift for your husband this holiday season, we recommend two strategies. The first: elevated basics—a fancy (yet manly!) pair of sweatpants to wear around the house, or a new set of organic cotton bed sheets that—oops—you can enjoy too. And the second? Quirky stuff, like a Bob’s Burgers-themed game of Clue, or slippers in the shape of floppy fish. Hey, you know his personality best. If anyone can pull off an oddball gift fit for Dad’s sense of humor, it’s you.

Below, you’ll find a smattering of both routes to choose from in 2020 with gifts from both you and the kids. They’re all creative, unique, and thoughtful—just like him.

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Photo credit: Amazon

Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Headphones

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Wires are so last year. Help him cut the cord with these earbuds that allow for complete

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