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Jonathan Baker  |  Lubbock Avalanche-Journal The holidays are just around the corner – and that means we’ve all got some shopping to do. Things have been difficult this year, no question, but we’re a resilient city and we know how to get through this – by supporting local. Whether you’re […]

Gavin Newsom, Under Fire for California Thanksgiving Rules, Stirs Fresh Outrage Over Private School Kids

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing new criticism online following his Thanksgiving rules—this time regarding his own children’s in-person education. Critics lashed out at the Democratic governor on Twitter after he revealed on Friday that he was sending his four kids—ages 4 to 11—back to in-person learning under a “phased-in […]

How to decorate your front door for Halloween

It’s time to welcome trick-or-treaters and other guests with these festive door-decorating ideas! Of all the autumn decor available, nothing is as welcoming to ghouls and goblins as Halloween decorations. And, a well-crafted Halloween door decoration embraces the fun and spooky spirit of the season and lets trick-or-treaters know that […]

Trump officials blur lines on campaigning, governing

Multiple Trump administration officials have turned into surrogates for the president’s reelection campaign this week, further muddying the distinction between government work and politicking in a White House that has pushed those boundaries for four years. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has appeared on TV multiple times this week […]

Indiana vs. Rutgers: 3 keys to the game | Stopping Hoosiers’ Stevie Scott is top priority

On Aug. 8, 2017, Stevie Scott made a non-binding commitment to play for Chris Ash’s Rutgers football program. Four months later, Scott reneged following a weekend visit to Piscataway, telling NJ Advance Media’s Todderick Hunt he “wasn’t feeling (his Rutgers commitment) anymore.’’ The 6-foot-2, 231-pound bruising running back out of […]

Face masks and COVID-19 tests at Thanksgiving. Here’s how some families are celebrating.

Usually there are around 30 guests at Melanie Gaffin’s house on Thanksgiving. This year, she’s planning for 10. “Nobody including myself feels safe all being together,” Gaffin explained. For families in New Jersey and across the nation, the coronavirus pandemic is turning Thanksgiving — ordinarily the antithesis of social distancing […]

How to Avoid the 5 Worst Bathroom Design Mistakes

WHAT DO designers fear in the bathroom more than a monster behind the shower curtain? For Allison Babcock, an interiors professional in Sag Harbor, N.Y., it’s seashells that rudely protrude from shower walls. “I cannot stand built-in whimsical accents in bathrooms,” she said. If you want a little idiosyncrasy, she […]

the rise of platonic co-parenting

When Jenica Anderson and Stephan DuVal clicked on one another’s online profile on – tagline “A new way to family” – neither was looking for romance. They were both in their late 30s, and their short bios indicated that they shared similar views on health and education, had solid […]