The 14 Best Giant Bikes You Can Buy Right Now

Photo credit: Trevor Raab
Photo credit: Trevor Raab

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The Giant Manufacturing Company in Taiwan has not, as one might suspect, always produced Giant brand bikes, but it has always manufactured bicycles. King Liu founded his company in 1972 as a frame manufacturing subcontractor for a variety of bicycle brands. It wasn’t until 1981 that the cycling brand Giant, as we know it today, came to exist. It was only then that Giant began engineering, manufacturing, and selling

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How to Do It, What You Need & Where to Stay Along the Way

Whether you had to cancel that European river cruise or you’ve just been daydreaming of getting as far away from your apartment as possible, travel is on our minds. And while you may be holding off on flights for now, hitting the open road seems like a viable option to feed your wanderlust. But navigating a road trip during Covid—like, uh, how do you safely use a gas station bathroom?—can feel overwhelming and scary. We

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Online coding bootcamp Lambda School just raised $74 million, even as it loses the ability to offer its controversial income share agreements in California

Austen Allred, CEO and co-founder of Lambda School 

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Austen Allred, CEO and co-founder of Lambda School
  • The online coding bootcamp Lambda School announced a $74 million Series C round of funding, TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden first reported Friday. 

  • Lambda School has also received approval to operate from the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), over a year after being fined and ordered to shut down by that agency.

  • While Lambda School has been approved to operate,

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Dating in a pandemic is tough. So she made TV’s first COVID-set romance

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Nicolette Robinson and Leslie Odom Jr. in a scene from Freeform’s “Love in the Time of Corona.” (Freeform)

At some point amid the chaos of pausing production on her Freeform series “Good Trouble” and shifting to a virtual writers room because of stay-at-home orders issued to combat the coronavirus, Joanna Johnson had an idea for a pandemic-themed limited series.

It began on a call with her manager, Robyn Meisinger, who mentioned

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How To Set Up A Home School Environment That Works For Your Kid

Millions of U.S. children will be doing some level of remote learning during the fall school session. Here's how to give them a space to optimize their experience. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill via Getty Images)
Millions of U.S. children will be doing some level of remote learning during the fall school session. Here’s how to give them a space to optimize their experience. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill via Getty Images)

Last spring, when 55 million U.S. students were flung into remote learning, everyone just kind of did the best they could. Parents took meetings in their beds; teachers led Zoom calls from their cars, and kids were just kind of plopped

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Apparel Industry Outlook Murky on Coronavirus Woes

The Zacks Textile – Apparel industry includes companies and lifestyle brands, which produce, design, distribute and market basic and fashion apparel, footwear and accessories. The industry also comprises providers of athleticwear and related equipment and fitness accessories. Most of the textile apparel players operate through stores and digital networks in the United States and overseas.

Notably, some of the prominent industry players are V.F. Corporation (VFC), Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL), Under Armour, Inc. (UAA), Columbia

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California’s wine country crippled by disasters

SONOMA, Calif. — Harvest season in wine country should be a time when tourists flock to enjoy the food, wine and hospitality offerings of the San Francisco Bay Area. Instead, disaster on top of disaster is crippling local businesses this year.

Following shelter-in-place orders mandated due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 250 businesses in the Napa and Santa Rosa metro areas have closed permanently as of July 10, according to data gathered by online review

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The 15 coding languages with the highest salaries, and how to learn them online at no cost

Common coding languages many employers look for include JavaScript, Python, and the C languages. 

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Common coding languages many employers look for include JavaScript, Python, and the C languages.
  • If you’re unemployed, or are self-isolating and have extra time on your hands, learning how to code could help your career.

  • According to jobs site Indeed.com, the two most in-demand jobs of 2020 are software architect and full-stack developer, both of which require a proficiency in coding.

  • Tech company HackerRank polled over

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With work shuttered, some have found a new way to make money: Internet odd jobs

Minutes after Kara Jones wakes up, she’s glued to her desktop computer, filling out surveys or being interviewed about website design. After her toddler goes to sleep at night, she pulls out her phone and sends videos to market research companies.

Hardly a minute of Jones’ free time is not spoken for or meticulously analyzed on an elaborate spreadsheet where she tracks dozens of side-hustle websites.

“I’ll apply for a whole bunch of tasks in

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It’s terrifying that the Mets have to deal with COVID-19 — and terrifying that some of their fans show no empathy

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On the first point: We checked out the story from the team that no Mets are known to have broken health

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Back in My Room

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Samantha Cameron puts Preen dress she wore for 2015 election victory up for auction

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Samantha Cameron was lauded for her style throughout the 2015 election and wore an £882 dress by British design duo Preen on the day her husband David Cameron was elected Prime Minister.

The cobalt blue shift dress will now be auctioned alongside the maroon tie that David Cameron wore on the historical day.

The structured dress by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi was a modern and sophisticated choice, with structured sleeves, a calf

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How some are grinding out a living on the internet

Minutes after Kara Jones wakes up, she’s glued to her desktop computer, filling out surveys or being interviewed about website design. After her toddler goes to sleep at night, she pulls out her phone and sends videos to market research companies.

Hardly a minute of Jones’ free time is not spoken for or meticulously analyzed on an elaborate spreadsheet where she tracks dozens of side-hustle websites.

“I’ll apply for a whole bunch of tasks in

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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

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‘It’s a frustrating period.’ Yet LAUSD teachers muster smiles on the first day of school

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It wasn’t problem free and frustrations flared through the day, but as formal instruction began Thursday in Los Angeles public schools, students, parents and teachers attempted to project a positive face on the difficult work of distance-learning amid

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It’s easy to get lost in an airport terminal. Here’s how to avoid it.

The objective seemed simple: Disembark the puddle-jumper from Porto, Portugal, to Madrid and find the designated pick up point for my Uber ride into town. But the 45-minute odyssey left me angry, disoriented and wondering: Why are airports so confusing?

I’m not exaggerating. It took me 45 minutes to find my ride. And it wasn’t the first time I lost my way in an airport. 

It happened when I arrived in Lisbon, too (it took

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Series of killings plunges Iraq activists into familiar fear

In under a week, two activists have been assassinated and three more narrowly survived murder attempts in southern Iraq, where tensions between pro-Iran groups and a Western-leaning government are claiming new victims.

One of them was Riham Yaaqub, a 29-year-old athletics coach who was deeply involved in anti-government protests and who was shot dead in the southern province of Basra on Wednesday.

Five days earlier in Basra, activist Tahsin al-Shahmani died after being shot more

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Feel Like You’re Retired With One of These 30 Laid-Back Jobs

Although most people are likely looking forward to the day when they can retire and take it easy, plenty of others are looking hard for ways to take it easy even before they retire. With the right job, you can effectively start your retirement right now, working the hours you want and earning money without punching a clock at the office.

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A Bruket and Horace Open Stores in Paris’ Marais District

PARIS — With the L:A Bruket and Horace boutiques’ recent openings, the Rue Vieille du Temple — in Paris’ bustling Marais neighborhood — is morphing into an ever larger magnet for beauty shoppers.

The Swedish organic cosmetics brand and French natural direct-to-consumer men’s grooming brand’s doors are a few steps from one other on the Right Bank street that is already home to the likes of Aesop and Rituals.

“It’s one of the most singular

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