Day: October 9, 2020

No Trick-or-Treating? Throw the Ultimate Spooky Sleepover This Halloween

What a year for Halloween to fall on a Saturday. You could really make the weekend out of it, but—given that we’re in the midst of a pandemic and the CDC has recommended avoiding traditional trick-or-treating—how, exactly, do you make the most of the holiday? A spooky sleepover, my friends. It can be just your family or letting your kids invite a friend from their pod; no matter the guest list, borrow these ideas and

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4 Tips for Taking Your Brick-and-Mortar Store to the Online Realm

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This year has been rough for brick and mortar retailers. Data from Yelp shows that 60 percent of temporary business closures related to COVID-19 have now become permanent. Many big-name brands have filed for bankruptcy as they’ve seen retail sales dry up.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, ecommerce is thriving like never before. Statista reports that ecommerce site traffic

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American Malls That Have Fallen Into Ruin

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Chesmar Homes to break ground on Benefit home in Lago Mar

Chesmar Homes will be breaking ground on Nov. 5 in the Texas City community of Lago Mar as it begins construction of its seventh Greater Houston Builders Association Benefit Home. Land Tejas donated the homesite, which is their 18th lot donation to the Benefit Homes Project, a 40-year-old charity fundraiser of the GHBA.

Their team of vendors and suppliers have already begun committing donations of materials and services to construct the home. These donations will … Read More

Arts Council Of Princeton Executive Director Adam Welch Will Be In Conversation With Timothy M. Andrews

The conversation will take place Tuesday, October 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Arts Council Of Princeton Executive Director Adam Welch Will Be In Conversation With Timothy M. Andrews

The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP)Executive Director and nationally-acclaimed ceramic artist Adam Welch will be In Conversation with Timothy M. Andrews, art collector and major supporter of the Arts Council’s Artist-in-Residence program on Tuesday, October 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This curated series of discussions is designed to celebrate and connect those who make art and those who love art. Breaking

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Notre Dame football, Brian Kelly twisting some aspects of COVID to their advantage


SOUTH BEND – It’s not that Brian Kelly didn’t have enough potential headaches to address this week, even from a 1-2 Florida State team that was reportedly uninspired enough in practice Wednesday to send its head coach into a tizzy.

A sampling:

• What to do with Florida State’s 6-5, 305-pound senior defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, arguably the best interior defensive lineman the Irish will face this season and a special teams menace with

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Gloria Estefan on Why Latinos Are Not a Monolithic Community – E! Online

E!: Were you nervous jumping into these tough, emotional conversations?

GE: You know what? I’ve never been nervous, I was excited about the conversation. Because that’s what we want to do. There’s no subject matter at this point in my life that can make me nervous. Honestly, I feel very secure in my skin. And I have very clear opinions and thoughts that have been shaped by a lifetime of experiences. Now, are some things

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Will Apple announce a new HomePod on Oct. 13? Here’s what we’ve heard


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Apple’s HomePod debuted in 2018. It had a $349 price tag, great sound and the risk of putting white rings on your tabletop. Since then, despite some nice iterations on the HomePod’s features via periodic software updates, Apple hasn’t made much progress in the smart home, even as Amazon and Google continue to expand their audiences for Alexa and Google Assistant products across the board.

But according to a Bloomberg report earlier

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Yowie & Fred Segal Launch Limited-Edition Collection

Yowie founder Shannon Maldonado has been known to make us swoon over pretty much everything she touches. See her lifestyle shop and design studio, her Philadelphia home, and the interior design of Brooklyn-based co-working space Ethel’s Club for reference of said swooning. Her latest collaboration—a 19-piece collection with iconic L.A. retailer Fred Segal—sports groovy graphics, creative ceramics, and a colorful twist. 

<div class="caption"> A message for the moment: “We are inside to grow outside.” </div> <cite class="credit">Image courtesy of Fred Segal</cite>

A message for the moment: “We are inside to grow outside.”

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Maid Of The Mist Welcomes All-Electric, Zero-Emission Boats During 2020 Season

A longtime Niagara Falls attraction has launched two new all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels that will cruise along the majestic falls.

During an Oct. 6 press conference, representatives from the Maid of the Mist joined others from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York Power Authority and

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Catholic Charities to host meetings on relocation of Syracuse homeless shelter

Syracuse, N.Y. — Catholic Charities will host a series of community meetings to hear concerns about the proposed location of a new facility for homeless men on the city’s west side.

Catholic Charities plans to move a 100-bed homeless shelter from 1074 S. Clinton St. to 501 W. Genesee St. in order to make way for JMA Wireless’s new 5G facility.

The proposed location prompted immediate backlash from residents in the Park Avenue neighborhood, who

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N.J. agency accused of cronyism hit with another lawsuit by former employee

The New Jersey agency in charge of school construction in the state’s poorest areas has been hit with another lawsuit, less than a week after a state investigation accused the office of “questionable administrative actions, suspect hires and outright managerial malfeasance.”

Shilpi Kumar, a former human resources employee, said Schools Development Authority leaders created a “discriminatory, hostile, and bigoted environment,” according to the complaint, which was filed Monday. She asked for $75,000, back pay and

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‘We Must Keep On’ : NPR

Models walk the runway during the Chanel Womenswear Spring/Summer 2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 06, 2020.

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Models walk the runway during the Chanel Womenswear Spring/Summer 2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 06, 2020.

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New York, London, Milan and Paris have all hosted fashion weeks this fall — even if much

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Electric carmaker Polestar prepares to leave Volvo behind

With its first two cars now on the market and more dealerships opening up, Polestar is carving out a clear identity as a Swedish luxury car brand that is not just making electric Volvos. (Volvo, meanwhile, is making its own electric cars.) One thing Polestar will not be, CEO Thomas Ingenlath makes clear, is a “Tesla killer.” Polestar, he says, will keep its focus.

Polestar is one brand in the stable of Polestar’s other parent … Read More

4 things young innovators should keep in mind before filing for a patent

a close up of a necklace: 4 things young innovators should keep in mind before filing for a patent

4 things young innovators should keep in mind before filing for a patent

Our day-to-day life is dependent on products, applications and services that make our life easier and better. And with the new technologies dominating every sphere our lives, the role of designers has changed manifolds in today’s world. There is no doubt in the fact that designers are directly responsible for defining societies, cultures and their outlook in a progressive world.

While Gen-Z

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Davina McCall to present Changing Rooms reboot

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Davina McCall and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will be on the reboot of the show

Davina McCall has been named as the host of Channel 4’s upcoming reboot of the BBC show, Changing Rooms.

The presenter will join interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, who was on the original home improvement show which broadcast on the BBC from 1997 to 2004.

The show sees two sets of homeowners work against the clock to

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Freshmen From Chicago Wonder If College Is Worth The Cost

This story is part of the series “2020 Lessons.” This fall, WBEZ education reporters are following students and teachers from the Chicago area as they make their way through an education world turned upside down by the coronavirus.

For the past seven weeks, University of Southern California freshman Karen Rodriguez has spent most days in her windowless bedroom in Chicago’s Archer Heights neighborhood, staring at a computer screen for Zoom classes.

Occasionally, she’ll join Zoom

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Work-life balance in age of coronavirus a struggle for some, survey finds

Achieving work-life balance in the age of coronavirus is proving difficult for college students and graduates just starting out in the professional world, one survey found, with many citing mental health services as an important benefit they would like to see offered by future employers. 

Even though students and recent graduates have adequately adjusted to remote work, the major concerns with making this shift are feelings of isolation and a lack of work-life balance, according

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Eagles’ Malik Jackson explains why he went from standing to sitting for the national anthem

As the national anthem played over the speakers of Lincoln Financial Field in before the Cincinnati Bengals game in late September, Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson held a fist in the air, wanting to bring light to social injustices occurring across the country.

However, after a grand jury in Louisville, Ky. announced it would not indict several officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor during the serving of a warrant, Jackson lowered his fist

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Keep your bike safe with our pick of the best locks

Although your bike might not be the most expensive item you own, there is an inarguable emotional attachment to it, which makes bike theft an agonising experience, so choosing the best bike lock is a must for any cyclist.

If you commute to work, pop down to the store for groceries, or leave your bike latched to your car bike rack outside a venue, without the security of quality bike lock, there is always the … Read More