Day: October 20, 2020

Get fit at home: Oregon PE teacher’s 10 fun tricks to shape up

People have gained weight during the pandemic. The Yale School of Medicine points to increased stress, comfort eating, upended routines and, during the first months of stay-at-home orders, gyms and parks were closed, forcing some to find a different form of exercise. Or they just stopped walking, jogging and working out.

Doctors are hearing from patients who have gained five, 10 and even 30 pounds, according to Yale Medicine. They suggest people step on a

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Madewell’s First-Ever Athleisure Collection Is Here

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If you’ve been looking for sustainable sweatpants, turn to Madewell’s new athleisure collection. 

If you’ve been looking for sustainable sweatpants, turn to Madewell’s new athleisure collection. 

In this unprecedented era of mask-wearing, working from home and online happy hours, athleisure and activewear have become the unofficial uniform of quarantine. Jeans are out for now, while sales for sweatpants are on the rise.

Needless to say, brands have taken

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With the Coronavirus Spiking in Italy, Domestic Consumption Drops

MILAN — With the coronavirus spiking again across the country, consumer consumption is falling once again following the summer holidays.

According to research conducted by Confimprese in collaboration with EY, September sales of fashion, beauty and interior design products, as well as those of restaurants, bars and cultural institutions, dropped 11.9 percent compared to August and 34.8 percent compared to September 2019.

Restaurants and fashion stores were the commercial activities most dramatically hit by the

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Learn How to Make a Professional Shopify Store with These Online Courses

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As you may already know, Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to set up an online store and sell their physical or digital products. Businesses of all sizes use Shopify, no matter if they sell online, through social media, in stores, or out of the trunk of their cars. In other words, Shopify is a popular platform for anyone who wants to build their own eCommerce business.

Although it’s

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Rena Butler illustrates Chicago’s ‘Tale of Two’ cities in Hubbard Street Dance film

As a childhood resident of the Southwest Chicago neighborhood of Beverly, Rena Butler recalls visiting friends and family in Englewood and other nearby areas. She would sometimes hear loud bangs and didn’t know if they were fireworks or gun shots.

“If I’m 12 years old and having that already in my brain,” she said, “it’s super-traumatic for a young kid growing up who should just be concerned with popsicles and running around in the grass

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Work continues at Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank site on Cherry Ave.

Kelly Byer
| The Repository

CANTON  A dark, gray brick and lime green exterior has replaced bare beams at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s construction site.

The new campus at 1365 Cherry Ave. NE doesn’t have all of its interior walls yet, but President and CEO Dan Flowers can point to the community room, marketplace and more. 

“I wish we had the space available now,” he said. 

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank opted to expand with a

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This Giant Inflatable Frosty the Snowman Is Taller Than Your House and Puts on a Dazzling Light Show

Photo credit: Hammacher Schlemmer Reviews
Photo credit: Hammacher Schlemmer Reviews

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Prepare for an decoration so big that there’s a very real chance that you’ll have to set it up outside. Hammacher Schlemmer is selling an 18-foot inflatable Frosty the Snowman that will tower over every other decoration in the neighborhood. It’s even bigger than that insane viral skeleton that people couldn’t stop talking about for Halloween!

This inflatable looks exactly like the beloved Frosty, complete with corncob

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A company turns millions in profits bringing call-center jobs to Black communities

Taylor Pride considered a viable job opportunity in her distressed Dallas neighborhood “too good to be true.”

It did not make sense to her that a company would set up a call center in the nearly desolate former Red Bird Mall (now Southwest Center Mall), and employ 500 residents from the community.

Pride, 26 and a mother of four, said she was skeptical of a company coming to an area that had been written off

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Cooler Screens Shows Tech Can Make Money And Protect Privacy With ‘Identity-Blind’ Digital Advertising

Despite growing concerns about data privacy, most brands still rely on consumer information to make sure their ads get in front of the right people at the right moment in time. But change is coming. Consumers have taken note of the brands that are evolving their business practices and those that are not. The next generation of digital advertising will follow a new business model that delivers streamlined digital experiences without compromising customers’ personal information.

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Democrats push expansion of offshore wind, block offshore drilling with ocean energy bill

A new bill from House Democrats turns to the oceans as a way to fight climate change, proposing to expand offshore wind while barring drilling along America’s coasts.

The more than 300-page legislation is broadly billed as a “blue carbon” bill–a way to harvest clean energy while protecting fisheries and resources like marshes and wetlands that can store carbon and protect eroding shorelines.

The Ocean Based Climate Solutions Act, introduced Tuesday, comes as the ocean

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Three Simple Solutions To Take Your Company Communications To The Next Level

Founder + Creative Director at Gallery Design Studio NYC, award-winning B2B communication design agency.

Take a moment to look at the website you’re reading this article on: Is it easy and simple to navigate and understand? Of course it is. But did you know copywriters, designers and developers spent countless hours making it that way? 

When things run smoothly, we don’t question the clarity of the design or the information provided. It’s when

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Google antitrust case: DOJ sues in showdown with Alphabet Inc.

In its complaint, the Justice Department makes sweeping allegations that Google (GOOG) has stifled competition to maintain its powerful position in the marketplace for online search and search advertising.

Eleven states — Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina and Texas — joined the suit, according to the complaint.

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Why Did Colleges Reopen During the Pandemic?

American colleges botched the pandemic from the very start. Caught off guard in the spring, most of them sent everyone home in a panic, in some cases evicting students who had nowhere else to go. School leaders hemmed and hawed all summer about what to do next and how to do it. In the end, most schools reopened their campuses for the fall, and when students returned, they brought the coronavirus along with them.

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Adobe Rolls Out Illustrator for IPad After Rocky Photoshop Debut

Illustrator for iPad.

Adobe Inc. is bringing its second iconic app to Apple Inc.’s iPad tablet after a challenging rollout for Photoshop, part of the software maker’s effort to hold on to artists and designers shifting to work on mobile devices.

Illustrator, an app that lets users make graphics, logos and other ground-up designs, is now generally available to iPad users, the San Jose, California-based company said Tuesday in a statement. The

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France to create new social media offence following beheading of teacher

Imam of Drancy Hassen Chalghoumi (3rd L) and French Jewish writer Marek Halter (C) attend a gathering of imams outside the Bois d'Aulne secondary school  - AFP
Imam of Drancy Hassen Chalghoumi (3rd L) and French Jewish writer Marek Halter (C) attend a gathering of imams outside the Bois d’Aulne secondary school – AFP

The French government said on Tuesday it planned to create a new offence of endangering people by publishing their personal details on social media, following the beheading of a teacher.

The announcement came as the authorities ordered the closure of a Paris mosque that posted a video criticising

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The Ocotillo team has opened a new Mexican restaurant in Phoenix


Chantico, a restaurant and bar inspired by the modern culinary scene of Mexico City, quietly opened its doors Monday afternoon.

The Phoenix restaurant sits on the southwest corner of 11th Street and Camelback Road and features a menu showcasing the diversity of Mexican cuisine, from tuna ceviche to Sonoran ribeye.

The restaurant is the latest concept from the team that has brought other stylish restaurants and bars to the Valley including Starlite BBQ in

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The Mom’s Guide to Marfa

To get to Marfa, you’ve got to drive. And with a kid (or a few) in tow, approaching this strange, magical mirage of a town from the west on I-90, past the Prada Marfa installation in Valentine, TX, the required road trip is only the beginning of the adventure. Because even if you flew into the closest airport in El Paso, it’s still a three-hour drive from Marfa. So since you have to drive from

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Adobe Launches Illustrator for iPad, Photoshop AI Tools to Fight Deepfakes

Adobe’s annual Max conference is virtual this year due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean fewer product announcements. On the contrary, the company announced a dazzling array of new features for its creative software and an iPad version of its Illustrator design application at the Conan O’Brien–hosted event.

Photoshop sees some jaw-dropping new features, including five new AI tools powered by the company’s Sensei technology, with versatile sky replacement and people aging (and youthing!)

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The Designers Group CEO on how COVID-19 has changed interior design

Blima Ehrentreu is the founder and CEO of The Designers Group, an interior design firm with offices in Toronto, New York, and Miami. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women, a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry.

Doreen Lorenzo: Have you always been interested in design? What led you down this path?

Blima Ehrentreu: I always had a passion to create, improve, and perfect. As a kid, I wanted to

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Apple pulled its speakers off its store, but Logitech isn’t worried

But Logitech, a maker of mice and other peripherals that also used to have its audio products featured on Apple’s site, isn’t concerned.

Logitech (LOGI) shares surged more than 15% Tuesday after the company reported earnings and sales that easily topped Wall Street’s forecasts and issued a rosier outlook for 2021. The stock has now more than doubled this year and is not far from an all-time high.
Apple (AAPL) may
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