California’s Thanksgiving Guidelines May Be the Safest Way to Host Family This Year

Photo credit: Carol Yepes
Photo credit: Carol Yepes

From Good Housekeeping

During the pandemic, California health officials have often led the way by creating guidelines that inspire how other states respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus — and this Thanksgiving, new guidance on how Californians should gather at home could serve as a model for all Americans.

Ahead of the holiday season, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health released guidelines designed to reduce

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30 old-fashioned homewares that will fill you with memories

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How are you getting through it?

A woman holds a smartphone in front of her forehead as part of the game and smiles at her colleagues across a round table
Advancement Project staff play a game.
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For voters, those who are getting out and protecting the vote, journalists, and others who work in politics, there’s only one thing to think about right now. And thinking about the same thing for 30 or 48 or 72 hours—on top of thinking about it for four years—is overwhelming. So, for the sake of giving those of us who are so deeply immersed in this

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The 10 Best Cheap Bikes for Every Kind of Ride

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Photo credit: Staff

From Bicycling

Only a few years ago, most low-cost bikes were often too shoddy to recommend for road rides, mountain biking, or even heavy commuting use. Today, however, it’s not unusual to find affordable bikes with good brakes, intuitive shifting, and reliable parts—and that offer real performance and a quality ride experience.

Check out quick reviews below of five cheap bikes that top our list, then scroll deeper for more in-depth reviews

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Countdown to the holidays with these 13 beauty advent calendars

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The countdown to the holidays has officially begun, and what better way is there to prepare for the excitement than with a beauty product-filled advent calendar? Every day unveils

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Women Have Spent Trump’s Time In Office Building Political Power

Three days after Election Day in 2016, I got a message on Twitter from a new friend. She was having a handful of people over, mostly women, to sit and talk and process and — most importantly — make some plans to “try to stop the human rights apocalypse.” Did I want to join?

Soon after, I was packed into her living room with about a dozen other women and a couple of men. (This

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the best laptops for students

It’s back to school, college and university time, and that means many of us are likely to be looking for the best student laptop of 2020. Our guide has been put together to help take the stress and strain out of choosing a great system – this is a definitive list of the best laptops for students, covering just about every need and budget imaginable.

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GALA Hispanic Theatre review: A handsome new production of ‘The Dog in a Manger’

About that temperature check — yes, you read that right: We’re talking about live, indoor performance. GALA is one of a handful of organizations selected for a D.C. pilot project in which live-entertainment venues submit and execute detailed operating plans and undergo monitoring by the city.

Just to name a few of GALA’s safety steps, a maximum of 25 tickets — or 9 percent of house capacity — are sold for each performance, allowing mask-wearing

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Software Firm Coupa to Buy Supply-Chain Tech Provider Llamasoft

Coupa Software Inc.

is buying supply-chain planning company Llamasoft Inc. for roughly $1.5 billion, as the pandemic brings greater attention to technology that helps businesses make operations from raw materials sourcing to distribution more resilient.

The acquisition expands the supply-chain capabilities of San Mateo, Calif.-based Coupa, whose cloud-based enterprise software helps companies manage their business spending. The deal, which Coupa expects to close Monday, will give customers such as BMW Group AG,

Airbus SE


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Interior designers share 12 things they would buy from Target right now

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One interior designer suggested a color-blocked rug from Target. Target
  • Insider asked two interior designers to share what items they would buy from Target in November.  

  • They recommended a heavyweight comforter and sham set and portable fire pit to keep warm during colder months.

  • The experts also suggested a drum coffee table and color-blocked tufted rug, which can make a room look more expensive.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Target has many home accessories

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Six South Florida restaurants closed by state inspection


Must be getting nippy because the rodents seem to be moving inside, judging from the violations on this week’s Sick and Shut Down List of South Florida restaurants.

What follows comes from Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation restaurant inspections. If you see a problem and want a place inspected, don’t email us. Go to the DBPR website and file a complaint. Restaurants that fail inspection are closed until they pass re-inspection.

We don’t

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See Yelp’s ideas for 6 socially-distanced holiday gatherings

Whether it is socially distanced or virtual, the holidays could look a lot different this year because of the pandemic.

INDIANAPOLIS — Now that November is here, it’s time to start thinking about the traditional family holidays.

This year’s holidays could end up looking a lot different because of the pandemic. The state of Indiana recommends family members coming together wear masks (when not eating and drinking) and trying to social distance when possible.


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Can this ‘pocket therapist’ transform my relationship with myself and others?

As anyone who has ever required them will know, mental health services are on their knees. Last month, it emerged that one in four wait three months or more for mental health help and due to the pandemic, more people than ever are seeking treatment. 

It is against this backdrop that Courtney Carlsson designed Paradym – an app that users describe as a “pocket therapist” – which she hopes will fill a gap in the

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The online food shops still taking orders for home deliveries

Save a trip to the supermarket and order from an online food shop instead (Getty )
Save a trip to the supermarket and order from an online food shop instead (Getty )

Supermarkets are under more strain than ever as new measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus kick in.

Delivery slots are scarce and regular trips are discouraged unless it is to buy essentials. We’ve compiled the latest information on the supermarket’s delivery slots here.

This doesn’t mean it’s impossible to do your food shop while staying safe and self-isolated.

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Winter lockdown to bring boom in home improvements as nation prepares to stay indoors

The home improvement boom is expected to make a return during the winter lockdown as stores anticipate a rise in sales of power tools and curtains.

Andrew Goodacre, chief executive of the British Independent Retailers Association, said hardware stores have stocked up on “everything from power tools to Christmas gnomes” over the past two months following the rush to make home improvements during the first lockdown. 

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association said an estimated

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French schools reopen in mourning after beheading of teacher


A woman holds her child by the hand on their way to the school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris, Monday Nov.2, 2020. All schools in France hold a minute of silence at 11h to honor the teacher beheaded in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine for showing his class caricatures of Islam’s prophet for a debate on free expression.


French schools held a nationwide minute of silence Monday in honor of a teacher who was beheaded

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Jacinda Ardern unveils ‘incredibly diverse’ cabinet, including foreign minister with Maori face tattoo

“I think it’s an important point to make – these are individuals who have been promoted for what they bring to the cabinet, they also reflect the New Zealand that elected them.”

Mr Robertson, 49, has long acted as Ms Ardern’s right-hand man – he controlled the government’s purse strings as finance minister during her first term and was chief strategist of her election campaign.

The deputy’s role – which he will hold along with

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Inside a Designer’s Joy-Filled Harlem Apartment

Courtney McLeod smiles, seated atop her custom upholstered orange velvet sofa from Lee Jofa.
Courtney McLeod smiles, seated atop her custom upholstered orange velvet sofa from Lee Jofa.

Take one look at designer Courtney McLeod’s work and you’ll understand why she’s known for her bold, confident use of color. Her one-bedroom apartment in Harlem is saturated in rich tones and filled with pieces that individually make a statement, but when paired together transform into a well-curated collection.

Courtney first moved to Harlem eight years ago, around the time when

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Rachel Riley on why its time to start rethinking retirement

What can we do to make later life as fulfilling as possible for all of us? Join Rachel Riley and experts as they discuss why we need to start rethinking retirement

This week’s Power of Us podcast is hosted by mathematician and presenter Rachel Riley and features a panel of experts comprising Age UK phone volunteer Zoe Adams, Claire Turner, director of evidence at the Centre for Ageing Better, and Eugene Marchese, founder and

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Visualizing Your Interior Design Virtually

Jessica Shaw,
director of interior design for The Turett Collaborative in New York City, took on an entirely virtual design project for a home in the Midwood neighborhood in Brooklyn in 2019, she never suspected she was learning skills that would become vital to her business in 2020.

“I never met my client except on Zoom, and he taught me how to annotate documents and share screens during our consultations,”
Ms. Shaw
said. “His … Read More