Tips for making DIY ornaments from materials you have around the house

Decorating for the holiday season is underway. If you’re looking for something special to do, making homemade ornaments is both a fun thing to do with loved ones and a way to add meaning to your decorations.

“Gather your family or friends around the table, and spend a day making ornaments,” said Morgan Rublee, who runs the Etsy shop Designs by Rublee out of Dover-Foxcroft.

“Every time you put those homemade ornaments on the tree,

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AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper Pro, New Muscle in Workstation CPUs

AMD’s Threadripper Pro processors for workstation desktops are finally here. These chips disrupt a market that Intel has dominated since AMD discontinued its Opteron lineup in 2017. In fact, they have the potential to upend it by offering up to an incredible 64 processing cores on a single CPU die. That’s far more in core count than an Intel Xeon W-class chip, and still more than a match for two Xeon scalable chips, while obviating

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Meet Drew Sidora: Everything to Know About RHOA’s New Star

Her First Impressions on Her RHOA Co-Stars

Drew calls Cynthia Bailey a “goddess,” adding, “Absolutely stunning, beautiful and I just remember thinking like, ‘Man, she is so sweet and genuine and down to earth.’ And I think we just clicked naturally from the first time meeting.”

She added, “Someone who I was kind of nervous about meeting was Marlo [Hampton]. She actually is one of my really good friends. She really is a

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As Debenhams is set to stop trading, here’s what to buy in the department store’s closing down sale

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The pandemic dealt a devastating blow to the department store

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It was recently announced that British department store Debenhams is set to close permanently after 242 years of trading, having been in administration since April.

The struggling retailer has previously cut approximately 6,500 jobs since May as the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent months-long lockdown dealt a devastating blow to the high street.

The business is soon to enter liquidation, meaning 12,000 employees could lose

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8 Police Tips To Stop Porch Pirates In Fairfax County

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA — With demand for online shopping at a high due to the coronavirus pandemic, residents should be aware of package thieves during the holiday season in Fairfax County and across the country.

Fairfax County Police spokesperson Sgt. Tara Gerhard told Patch that the police department’s package theft prevention tips are applicable throughout the year. Residents are urged to report suspicious activity by calling the Fairfax County Police Department’s non-emergency line at 703-691-2131.

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Best Home Warranty in Arkansas (2020)

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If you’re looking for a home warranty in Arkansas, our review team can help. We ranked home warranty companies based on factors like breadth of coverage, years of experience, customer service, and cost. In this article, we discuss three of the best home warranty companies in Arkansas and provide information to get a free quote.

Arkansas Home Warranty Companies:

  • #1 Best Overall: American Home Shield (Visit Site)

  • #2 Best for

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The 18 Hap-Hap-Happiest Secrets About Christmas Vacation

6. Per tradition, two new actors were brought in to play Clark and Ellen’s exasperated children. Juliette Lewis took over the role of Audrey, telling Rolling Stone, “The fact that the Griswolds have a new set of kids each time became the thing. Your agents couldn’t explain why it was acceptable; it just is. Of course, I grew up with the Vacation movie with the legendary Anthony Michael Hall. This was this huge

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Keep Your Eye On These Young Designers From Around the World | W Magazine

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“I never wanted to have my own business because I felt like that would mean working 24-7, having to think of everything,” says Yuhan Wang, 30, who started her namesake fashion label almost against her will. “Especially for a young designer without much money, it just sounded too hard.” After she earned her master’s from London’s Central Saint Martins in 2018, her dream of a career behind the seams appeared to be on

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Gavin Newsom defends response to inmate unemployment fraud

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NEWSOM RESPONDS TO PRISON SCAM SCANDAL

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Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday defended his response to a surge in unemployment insurance fraud among state prison inmates, saying his administration took action when the scheme surfaced.

With the massive prison fraud case becoming his latest political headache, Newsom acknowledged that “bad actors” had exploited the unemployment crisis that erupted

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Meet Drew Sidora: Everything to Know About RHOA’s New Star – E! Online

Her First Impressions on Her RHOA Co-Stars

Drew calls Cynthia Bailey a “goddess,” adding, “Absolutely stunning, beautiful and I just remember thinking like, ‘Man, she is so sweet and genuine and down to earth.’ And I think we just clicked naturally from the first time meeting.”

She added, “Someone who I was kind of nervous about meeting was Marlo [Hampton]. She actually is one of my really good friends. She really is a

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Digital transformation, innovation and growth is accelerated by automation

The company of the future will be a new type of symbiotic organization of autonomous technology and autonomous humans, working effectively together, accelerating the flow of value, as and when needed, to our customers and all other stakeholders in the ecosystem. 

Your next company is designed like a Tesla. The power of automation and autonomy will define the purpose of digital transformation for businesses in the next normal. The benefit of automation will be the

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‘Big Girl, Small Town,’ by Michelle Gallen book review

I read most of Gallen’s mournful comedy aloud to my wife, and even with my mangled Irish brogue, we loved it. (Alas, I discovered too late the book’s online glossary, which would have helped me swear with these earthly characters.) But you don’t need me: Just listen to the audiobook of “Big Girl, Small Town” narrated by Nicola Coughlan, the comic genius who co-stars in the sitcom “Derry Girls.”

The “small town” in question is

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Downtown Greenville penthouse sells for $2.97M; hockey is back; Hartness breaks ground | Greenville Business

The sale of a penthouse condo at Falls Tower Camperdown was completed Nov. 24 for $2,970,000, according to multiple real estate listing websites and the agent representing the buyer.

The more than 5,400 square foot residence is listed with the address 355 S. Main St. Unit 1501 and is one of two top-floor units, according to the development’s website. The seller, IMI Worldwide Properties, was represented by Bruce Fine, senior vice president of residential brokerage

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A baby and a win: Inside Sean Gleeson’s wild weekend for Rutgers football | Politi

It was 8:30 p.m. on Friday night, and offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson had to make the most important play call of the 2020 Rutgers season — and, truth be told, probably his marriage. Run or pass? Not here, in a hospital delivery room. This was different. This was not a game.

Should he stay?

Or should be go?

Despite the best attempts of Gleeson and his wife, Lauren, to plan the birth of their third

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Another EV Maker Is Going Public. This One Is Trucks and Buses.

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Some of the electric vehicle startups that have gone public in 2020 have resembled business plans more than businesses, with years to go before having production models on the road, let alone profits to show for it. Many are great business plans no doubt, and that’s how companies are built. But not all investors are eager to bet on

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4 Simple Tips To Enhance Your Online Charisma

A good speaker vs. a great speaker

When asked what differentiates a good speaker from a great speaker, the answer is often the same: charisma or presence. Indeed, if what you say can make you a good speaker, the way you say it can make you a great speaker. For once, popular intuition and scientific findings point to the same conclusion.

When asked what makes a speaker charismatic, the answers are more contrasting. While many

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Falls Tower Camperdown penthouse sells for $2.97M; hockey is back; Hartness breaks ground | Greenville Business

The sale of a penthouse condo at Falls Tower Camperdown was completed Nov. 24 for $2,970,000, according to multiple real estate listing websites and the agent representing the buyer.

The more than 5,400 square foot residence is listed with the address 355 S. Main St. Unit 1501 and is one of two top-floor units, according to the development’s website. The seller, IMI Worldwide Properties, was represented by Bruce Fine, senior vice president of residential brokerage

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Thousands of doctors’ offices buckle under financial stress of COVID

Cormay Caine misses a full day of work and drives more than 130 miles round trip to take five of her children to their pediatrician. The Sartell, Minnesota, clinic where their doctor used to work closed in August.

Caine is one of several parents who followed Dr. Heather Decker to her new location on the outskirts of Minneapolis, an hour and a half away. Many couldn’t get appointments for months with swamped nearby doctors.

“I

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Rock band Wallace releases ‘Grapefruit’ album as music video film; some of it was filmed in Lancaster County | Food + Living

If you’re a band releasing new music, do you plan a hometown release show, or maybe a two-week tour somewhere? Or do you do something else entirely? 

In January, before the COVID pandemic hit Pennsylvania, members of the rock band Wallace started recording the first tracks of what would become “Grapefruit” – a series of music videos that interconnect with a film. The band, which features two members originally hailing from Lancaster, is now based 

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McConnell in tough position as House eyes earmark return

Plans by House Democrats to bring back earmarks at the start of the next Congress have put Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPressure builds for coronavirus relief with no clear path to deal Top GOP senator warns government funding deal unlikely this week Criminal justice groups offer support for Durbin amid fight for Judiciary spot MORE (R-Ky.) in a tough spot.

McConnell, a longtime member of the Appropriations Committee, isn’t personally opposed

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