Day: November 6, 2020

The superstitions surrounding black cats | Mid-Missouri News

For millennia, myths and stories have linked black cats to witchcraft and evil. Today, those ideas still influence the way some see the animals.

MU junior Adrianne Bruchner saw that firsthand with her grandmother.

“She would chase the black cats away,” Bruchner said. “She didn’t like them when we would have the outside cats that would come up that we would feed. My grandpa had to make her keep the one black cat that they

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IU football maturing defense looks to dominate vs. Michigan

BLOOMINGTON – A year ago, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson toyed with Indiana’s defense.

Five touchdown passes, the most by a Wolverine in a regulation game.

Nine different receivers were found.

Three plays went for 40-plus yards.

But even amid the struggles — and there were bumps in the road for IU’s young defense in 2018 and ’19 — there was always hope. There was a feeling that better days were ahead, as IU defensive coordinator

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Xbox Series X review: Game Pass is the secret weapon

Editor’s note: At this time, very few native Xbox Series X games are available to test, and online services and features won’t be stress-tested until the console is widely available to the public. For those reasons, we consider this a review in progress, and will update it extensively over the next several weeks, adding a final review score when appropriate. 

The Microsoft Xbox Series X is a console without surprises. Some of that comes from

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Voters decide to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado

Voters in Colorado have narrowly passed a historic ballot measure to reintroduce gray wolves into the state where the animal was hunted to extinction by the mid-1940s

Proposition 114 mandates Colorado Parks and Wildlife develop a plan to reintroduce a sustainable population of gray wolves to areas west of the Continental Divide starting no later than December 2023. 

America is changing faster than ever! Add Changing America to your Facebook or Twitter feed to

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Spro Adds Some New Car Care Tools to Its Existing List of Equipment

Spro has recently added some new car care tools to its existing list of equipment. The company offers top-class automotive, car and motorbike components, manufactured by renowned brands. Its latest car care tools are built durable for extensive uses.

Spro has added some new car care tools to its list of products. The company has always brought forth advanced technological products from top brands. These new car care tools are perfectly fit for personal use

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The best things to do outdoors in Birmingham during lockdown

Though the misery of lockdown is once again upon us, citizens of the UK’s Second City should remember that, as one of Europe’s greenest cities, there’s plenty of room outdoors to escape the tedium. With over 8,000 acres of green space, here’s a few ideas for getting out and about in Birmingham during lockdown.

Five Birmingham adventures

1. Stroll along the canal

While they’re almost a Brummie cliché at this point, strolls down Birmingham’s

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Learn Game Design With HTML5, Python, More for Only $25

While this hasn’t been a banner year for cinemas, not all forms of entertainment have suffered in 2020. You might even say this is the Year of the Gamer. (But then, you could say that about any one of the past 30 years.) With a massive array of new, imaginative titles, and a ton of platforms to play them on, the gaming community is more open than ever to new ideas.

Sure, video games are

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SquadLocker Simplifies Checkout, Shipping as Buying from Multiple Online Apparel Stores Takes Off

WARWICK, R.I., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SquadLocker, a leading provider of online tools and services for teams and organizations to manage custom apparel and equipment purchasing, has added expedited checkout and consolidated shipping to its custom store building platform. The company has seen a steady increase of schools and sports organizations building multiple online apparel stores to support their entire community. The new multi-store checkout feature, along with centralized home page, dashboard organization, and

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UK’s Cornerstone features rentable gaming PCs, food hall

One of the few places in town where you can grab a beer and rent time on a top-of-the-line gaming PC is set to be fully functional by the early spring.

University of Kentucky officials said they hope the Cornerstone building — a Winslow Avenue multi-purpose floor complete with a seven-stall food hall, innovation space and esports arena — will be a boon to campus educators, as well as a bridge from the university to

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Thanksgiving Dinner Safety Tips During Covid

Dr. Fauci, who is 79, said his three adult daughters, who all live in different parts of the country, have decided to skip the family Thanksgiving to avoid putting him and his wife at risk. He said people often wrongly assume they are safe if they just invite family or trusted friends.

“Most people feel when they’re in the house with friends, they almost subconsciously let their guard down,” said Dr. Fauci, director of the

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Can Etsy Keep Up the Growth?

Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) was still feeling growing pains as it established itself in its niche pre-pandemic. COVID-19, which has devastated many companies, was a real test of Etsy’s maturity and ability, and the company passed with flying colors. Now that it’s in the limelight, is there more room to expand?

A differentiated business

Etsy is an online marketplace for handmade and vintage items. If that sounds like too narrow a focus, you should check it out.

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Furnish your home with objects fit for a Countess

Christie’s is putting up for auction 130 lots from the Chelsea townhouse of Countess Alexandra Tolstoy, designed by Daniel Slowik and Emma Burns from the renowned interior-design practice Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler.

The former presenter of BBC Horse People, Countess Tolstoy has led a life that reads like that of a heroine in the novels of her celebrated distant cousins Leo and Alexei Tolstoy. Married first to a penniless horse rider, she found

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9 Best Products for Shifting Outdoor Exercise Indoors This Winter

5 Plank Variations for a Full-Body Workout



Why exercise motivation dwindles in the winter

If you feel like there’s a direct correlation between how cold it is outside and your plummeting exercise motivation, you’re hardly alone. “It is super common to let an exercise routine slip in the winter,” says Bianca Vesco, a Nashville-based certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. If you live somewhere that’s cold, your instinct is

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The PlayStation 5 Doesn’t Quite Give Enough Bang for Your Buck

November 2020 feels like a lot of things, but the start of a new console generation isn’t one of them. And yet it must be, since I’ve been staring at the enormous, unmistakable body of Sony’s PlayStation 5 for over a week now, playing games new and old to see what “Next Gen” means for the future of interactive home entertainment.

This is a great time to release a game. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic

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Here’s What It’s Like When Your Baby Dies During A Pandemic

My son is coding again. 

It’s the second time in 20 minutes, and by now, I know the drill. The doctor directs the team of nurses who surround my baby’s tiny body: They assemble like a regiment of soldiers, as she stands back and issues the orders. “One minute,” the doctor says, her voice sharp. My son’s primary night nurse starts counting off in fours, compressing again and again. 

It’s like every scene on

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How to design your dream bathroom, even in a very small space

Interior designer Daun Curry, a graduate of the Parsons School of Design, freelanced as a stylist before opening her own New York design firm in 2009. Curry joined Washington Post staff writer Jura Koncius for an online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.

Q: What are your tips for designing very small bathrooms?

A: The first factors to consider are your absolute needs for function. Make a list as you go through your daily routine.

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General Motors (GM) Q3 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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General Motors (NYSE:GM)
Q3 2020 Earnings Call
Nov 05, 2020, 10:00 a.m. ET


  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:


Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the General Motors Company third-quarter 2020 earnings conference call. [Operator instructions] As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded, Thursday, November 5, 2020. I would now like to turn the conference over to Rocky Gupta, treasurer and vice president

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How to build a website with Shopify

Shopify is a complete e-commerce platform for building online stores. You can use Shopify to sell via the web, mobile, online marketplaces, and social media. It’s cloud-based, so you don’t have to worry about installation, and you can try it free for 14 days without a credit card.

Shopify also has some of the best website builder tools we’ve tried. You can build a complete, professional e-commerce store without touching a line of code. In

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Management professor on employee training during COVID-19

  • The coronavirus pandemic is changing education for managers and employees.
  • A panel at Business Insider’s Global Trends Festival brought together three leaders to comment on the changes.
  • The speakers predicted that customization and flexibility are going to be key in online education and remote working in the future. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in an era of remote learning that is already affecting education for managers.

Bettina Büchel,

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This Home Decor Subscription Box Is Your Secret Weapon for a Stylish Home

Interior designers make it look so easy to put together beautiful seasonal decor, but I’ve always found it to be tricky. It’s tough to find decor that not only suits your style but also looks cohesive—especially when you’re on a budget. However, that’s where this unique home decor subscription box can help!

What Is Decocrated?

Decocrated is a quarterly subscription box that provides curated seasonal home decor items. Each box contains six to nine full-size

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