Month: September 2020

‘American Murder’ director on the Watts family murders, online trolls and Chris Watts

From the beginning, the new Netflix documentary, American Murder: The Family Next Door, was never going to be a typical true crime documentary. In telling the tragic story of Shannan Watts — who was murdered along with her two daughters and unborn child by her husband, Chris Watts, in 2018 — director Jenny Popplewell made the bold creative choice to let Shannan herself guide the narrative by using footage and text messages she posted

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This Is Obsidian, a Concept House by the Black Artists + Designers Guild

Photo credit: Black Artists + Designers Guild
Photo credit: Black Artists + Designers Guild

From ELLE Decor

In January 2021, the classical idea of a designer showhouse will be turned on its ear with the unveiling of the Obsidian Virtual Concept House. The Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG), in cooperation with the magazines of Hearst’s Luxury & Design Collection (ELLE Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda, and Town & Country), will imagine and present online an 11,000-square-foot virtual home in Oakland,

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Governor Cooper opens NC under Phase 3 of COVID-19 restrictions

Bars and other entertainment venues will be able to reopen at limited outdoor capacity as the state moves to Phase 3 of eased pandemic restrictions, Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday.

It will go into effect Friday at 5 p.m. and will remain in place through Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. Phase 2.5, which began Sept. 4, was set to expire Friday.

The change offers some relief to businesses that have said they have been treated

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Newlab Wins Design Company of the Year in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards; Newlab Ventures Applied XL and Spiro Devices Also Honored | News

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Newlab was honored in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards for 2020 in the Design Company of the Year category. Two Newlab ventures, Spiro Devices, and Applied XL, have also been honored in the General Excellence, Social Good, and Health categories.

The awards, which can be found in the October/November 2020 issue of Fast Company, recognize people, teams, and companies solving problems through design. One of

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How first-year IU offensive coordinator Nick Sheridan deal with limited offseason


BLOOMINGTON – Nick Sheridan sat in front of an IU-branded backdrop after practice Wednesday, fielding questions on a Zoom call with reporters who couldn’t be at the Hoosiers’ facility in person due to COVID-19. When the Hoosiers’ offensive coordinator called the build-up this season “unconventional, without a doubt,” he was being kind.

From a competitive standpoint, 2020’s challenges will have affected Sheridan more than most in Indiana’s program.

In his first year running Tom

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Rising from the rubble, Liberty’s Restaurant in Red Wing to reopen Thursday

Liberty’s Restaurant in downtown Red Wing marks its 45th anniversary in October, but the eatery has a more immediate reason to celebrate.

It is reopening Thursday, a month after it was forced to close when an alleged drunken driver fleeing police smashed through its front door and caused part of a historic building where the restaurant is located to collapse.

Once the shock and sadness wore off, civic leaders, residents and friends jumped in to

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Best Small Power Banks 2020: All-Day Charging, Best Capacity, Battery

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If you still leave home without a small power bank or portable charger — you’re packing your everyday carry wrong.

There is no move more cringe-inducing than stretching your whole body across the bar, phone on three-percent battery in hand, and saying to

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University of Colorado Boulder Researchers Study COVID-19 and Musical Instruments

Last March, a person with mild COVID-19 symptoms went to a two-and-a-half-hour long chorale practice in Skagit Valley, Washington. In the weeks that followed, more than fifty people — nearly everyone who attended that rehearsal — contracted the disease and two people died.

Shelly Miller, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, led a recent study of that rehearsal, one of the nation’s first super-spreader events. The study states that singing indoors

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Dutch Design Week 2020 forced to take “unbelievably painful” decision to cancel physical shows

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All physical events at next month’s Dutch Design Week have been cancelled due to a rise in coronavirus cases in the city.

Eindhoven’s mayor John Jorritsma announced the decision today, less than three weeks ahead of the biggest design event in the Dutch calendar.

Mayor “cannot decide otherwise”

“When I see the increasing numbers of infections in our city, with the images of the overflowing healthcare system

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23 gin gifts for the gin lovers in your life this Christmas

From Cosmopolitan

Gin gifts are the perfect way to show how well you know the gin lover in your life this Christmas – and whether it’s quirky ice trays, a print for their kitchen or even the biggest bottle of gin you can find, they’re bound to go down well on the big day.

Or, if you’re the gin lover who wants a gin present wrapped up under the Christmas tree this year? Casually drop

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What our staff bought in September

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Here's what made it into our shopping carts this past month.
Here’s what made it into our shopping carts this past month.

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If you follow Mashable Shopping’s coverage, you know that we live to bring you the best product recommendations we can find based on countless hours

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OU Undergraduate Congress discusses food pantry operations, dispersing funds to student organizations | Coronavirus

The SGA Undergraduate Congress discussed OU Food Pantry operations and saw a bill dispersing funds to different student organizations at its Tuesday evening meeting. 

Congress members welcomed Food Pantry Student Director Ethan Maddy, who provided information about operations. 

The pantry has transitioned to a fully online order system, Maddy said. People can go to the website and fill out a form to have all the items requested in a ready-to-go bag. Despite the pantry’s hours

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Worldwise: Dancer and Choreographer Chloe Arnold’s Favorite Things

Emmy-nominated dancer and choreographer Chloe Arnold.

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Few women tap dancers accomplish all that Emmy-nominated

has. Tap, after all, is an art form dominated by men. Arnold is admired for her percussive, rhythmic sequences, electrifying moves, and intricate footwork, reflecting most every dance style—from jazz to hip-hop to swing to African—as well as her innate ability to improvise with flair.

The international tap star was discovered as a child

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Murphy’s office knew about ex-N.J. official’s hiring of cronies, corruption watchdog says

A former top official in Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration who resigned amid criticism she’d pushed out employees to make room for friends and family had closer contact with the governor’s office than previously disclosed, New Jersey’s top corruption watchdog said in a report Wednesday.

Lizette Delgado-Polanco stepped down in April 2019 as leader of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority, the agency overseeing school construction and renovation in the state’s poorest areas.

“Murphy administration employees

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Outlier’s online college courses can save students thousands of dollar

This summer, as it became apparent that COVID-19 showed no signs of letting up, colleges across the country announced that fall classes would be held remotely. But though students are taking classes from the comfort of their own homes instead of lecture halls, the cost of tuition remains the same.

Enter, founded in 2019, offers online courses, taught by university-affiliated professors, with credit that can be transferred to traditional universities. And while a

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Best Wifi Extender Reviews, Best Wifi Range Extenders 2020

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Best Wifi Range Extender Reviews 2020, Read all that you need to know about the best wifi extenders. The RangeXTD wifi extender and Super Boost Wifi Booster reviews. Get High-speed internet, any time, anywhere. RangeXTD turns your whole house into a Wi-Fi hotspot, so you can move from room to room or even to the backyard and stay connected the entire time.


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5 Warning Signs Your Child Might Be A Victim Of Cyberbullying

Virtual learning has given some victims of bullying a reprieve from the daily harassment they faced at school — in the hallways, the cafeteria, the locker room or at recess. For others, the taunting hasn’t stopped; it’s just moved online.

Cyberbullying may include sending mean-spirited or threatening text messages, posting embarrassing photos or videos of someone online or creating a fake social media account to harass or impersonate the victim, to name a few examples.

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Why You Need To Upgrade To This Customizable Pro Golfer-Approved Bed

Finding the perfect bed that fits all your needs can be a challenge, especially if you’re an athlete or have major health concerns. In place of mass production, Swedish company DUXIANA has developed a way for customers to customize their own high-performance bed.

If you’re constantly up tossing and turning or suffer from relentless back pain, DUXIANA’s world-renowned DUX bed can provide you with a solid

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Polymethyl Methacrylate Market Size, Share to expand at 8.40% CAGR through 2027 – Industry Report

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Sep 30, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware. The report Polymethyl Methacrylate Market Size and Analysis maintains enhanced dynamics and is overshadowed by a top player across the globe. The research report provides Polymethyl Methacrylate Market Growth and information corresponding to market segments such as geographies, product type, application, and end-use industry. Experts use the most recent Polymethyl Methacrylate Market research … Read More

These Classroom Halloween Ideas From Teachers Work For In-Person & Digital Learning

Holidays were so much fun back in elementary school. Do you remember? There were themed activities, fun art, parties, and more. This year, Halloween celebrations may look a bit different for many kids, but there are some things teachers are doing for Halloween this year to make sure kids still have a blast.

“It’s really important to our community to keep the hallmarks of the holistic learning environment going as we work remotely,” Meredith Essalat,

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