Relatives remember loved ones who died in Beirut explosion

With a mix of grief and rage, Lebanese nationals all over the world have entered a period of mourning following the powerful blast on August 4, which killed at least 171 people, injured thousands and plunged Lebanon into a deeper political crisis.

Adding to the trauma, residents of Beirut have taken on much of the cleanup themselves, bandaging their wounds and retrieving what’s left of their homes.

While bereaved family members are grieving their loved

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A UK-based entrepreneur explains why he’s using his swimsuit brand to help save the elephants

Oliver Tomalin, a cofounder of swimwear line Love Brand.
Oliver Tomalin, a cofounder of swimwear line Love Brand.

Love Brand

  • Oliver Tomalin and his wife Rose are the founders of UK-based swimwear company Love Brand.

  • Love Brand prides itself on being rooted in environmentalism, creating products made with sustainable materials and donating a portion of its proceeds to elephant conservation.

  • In an interview with Business Insider, Tomalin talks about his entrepreneurial journey and his mission to raise awareness about the dwindling population of the

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Leap’s Amish Tolia on the Smart Way to Operate Stores and Physical Retail Right Now

The rate of change has never been greater — or faster — for the footwear industry, with new challenges popping up every day in nearly all corners of the business, from navigating cash crunches and supply chain issues to understanding the latest technological advances. In its “Ask An Expert” series, FN asks industry leaders — all solutions-based providers — to take on some of the most timely topics.

Physical retail has been struggling

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Poquoson breaks with other Peninsula schools in bringing some students back in fall

In the past few weeks, school boards from Middlesex County to Hampton to Virginia Beach have made the call not to bring students back to buildings immediately.

But on Tuesday night, the Poquoson School Board voted to bring some students back to class two days a week on Sept. 8. The city joins just a handful of other Tidewater districts — including Isle of Wight and New Kent.

“We’re in uncharted territory,” said board chair

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Mississippi rejects new flag design featuring giant mosquito

Officials in Mississippi said a proposed design for its new state flag featuring a giant mosquito has been rejected and mistakenly made it past the screening process.

After years of criticism and attempts to change the state flag, Mississippi recently enacted legislation to remove the Confederate flag symbol and include the phrase “in God we trust” in whatever new design is chosen for a new state flag by a nine-person commission.

The Mississippi Department of

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How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting in Only 10 Minutes!

After the time and care it takes you to bake up a homemade cake (like one of these beauties!) or a batch of soft sugar cookies, you may be tempted to pull out the tub of store-bought frosting lurking in the back of your cabinet. The problem with that high-fructose corn syrup-laden frosting is that its artificial flavor and coloring will ruin the deliciously decadent flavor of your freshly made cake. (If you absolutely must

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4 Wallets That Can Help Protect Your Credit Cards From Getting Hacked

Few pieces of personal information are as valuable, literally, as your bank and credit card accounts. You can keep them safe online by using a strong password on your bank’s website, but your physical credit and debit cards are still vulnerable to theft.

Traditionally this has meant someone snatching your wallet, but advancements in wireless technology have opened up the possibility of stealing your info by reading data off your card’s RFID chip.

More from

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The Best Face Masks for Running, Cycling and Working Out

While some cities have started reopening shops and restaurants, the majority of the country is still observing quarantine procedures that were put in place to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. One such measure that’s still in place is the wearing of face masks when out in public, with the CDC recommending cloth face coverings to help prevent the transmission of germs and viruses.

But while cloth face masks can keep you shielded on

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A Week At A University In Detroit, MI, That Costs $30,000 A Year

Welcome to Money Diaries College Edition where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Today: a public health major at a university that costs $30,000 per year who spends some of her money this week on a cupcake.

Major: Public Health with Pre-Med
Age: 21
Location: Detroit, MI
University Size: 25,000

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Facebook faces backlash from startups ready to take on Big Tech

Back in 2014, Andrew Cunningham thought he and some colleagues had a hit with a smartphone app to create short bursts of reversible video.

These days, if Cunningham wants to use his old app, it might be easier to pull up Instagram. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app has an almost identical feature called Boomerang, which people use to create videos of streams running backward or friends doing backflips in reverse.

Cunningham has long suspected that Instagram

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Nicola Sturgeon extends Aberdeen lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon during a Covid-19 social distancing First Minister's Questions - Fraser Bremner/PA
Nicola Sturgeon during a Covid-19 social distancing First Minister’s Questions – Fraser Bremner/PA

Lockdown measures in Aberdeen will be extended by at least one week, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

The Scottish First Minister said that 177 cases had been confirmed which were linked to the outbreak in the city, and that 940 contacts had been identified.

The lockdown was introduced again last week meaning that bars and restaurants were closed, as well as a five-mile

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8 unmissable things to do in sunkissed Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara's sunsets are a sight to behold: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Santa Barbara’s sunsets are a sight to behold: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Santa Barbara is a picture-perfect coastal city within easy reach of Los Angeles.

Temperatures here rarely dip below the mythical Southern Californian “70 degrees” (21 Celsius). The downtown area is small, and easily walkable – which is rare in these parts – and there’s a host of enviable attractions, including surfing, kayaking, wine tasting and whale-watching.

It’s no wonder the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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As universities reopen, no one has more uncertainty than this year’s freshman class

There’s the adventure of going off to college for the first time, that big, nerve-wracking step toward adulthood that some students have been preparing for their entire high school careers. And then there’s going off to college for the first time in 2020.

That is, if this year’s freshman class of students are even going off somewhere at all.

As universities in the Chicago area and around the country scramble to resume classes during the

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What a $1M Home Looks Like Across America

In some places in the U.S., you can buy a lot of home for $1 million. But in others, you don’t get nearly as much square footage, land or amenities for the money. It all depends on the market. To identify what typical million-dollar homes for sale look like in most states, GOBankingRates worked with online real estate resource Trulia.

The homes selected were originally priced at around $1 million when they were placed on

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Trump’s TikTok and WeChat Ban Could Backfire Inside China

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty

HONG KONG—As Donald Trump moves to ban transactions with WeChat and ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, people in China are wondering if they’ll need to ditch their iPhones to keep their favorite app, and noting that the White House’s splinternet rhetoric is straight out of Beijing’s own playbook. 

Trump’s moves against ByteDance and Tencent’s WeChat strike at two tech companies deeply entrenched in China’s social life—and, in

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How to Host a Socially Distanced Garage Sale

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Summer may seem like a great time to host a garage sale at your home, but the coronavirus pandemic has made group gatherings a bit more challenging. “Hosting a garage sale during a pandemic can be a great way to purge all the clutter and keep your mood high,” says Brandi Radulovich, host of Eternal Harvest Décor on Smart. Healthy. Green. Living. “Luckily, it can be done easily with just a

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Madewell Is Having Its First-Ever Virtual Sample Sale, and You Can Save Up to 70%

There’s nothing quite like a good shopping spree to boost your mood. It’s called retail therapy for a reason, right? While you might not be able to enjoy the thrill that comes with braving a sample sale in person anytime soon, online shopping is alive and well. And if you’ve been itching for a good deal, you’re in luck. Madewell just announced its first-ever virtual sample sale .

The brand known for its comfy

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