The Best Stores To Buy Industrial Furniture And Decor Online

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The industrial style combines modern and raw elements, like exposed lighting, metal and leather materials in dark colors like brown, gray and black. Here's where to find steampunk, urban and rustic inspired furniture at every budget. (Photo: visualspace via Getty Images)
The industrial style combines modern and raw elements, like exposed lighting, metal and leather materials in dark colors like brown, gray and black. Here’s where to find steampunk, urban and rustic inspired furniture at every budget. (Photo: visualspace via Getty Images)

The smell of espresso, ambient lighting and soft music: There’s a lot to like about your favorite coffeehouse, but what you might love most is that it’s a space that makes you feel both relaxed and productive at the same time.

If you’ve been spending way more time at home then anywhere else this year, your living room and bedroom might be looking a little worse for wear, especially if it’s also become your makeshift office. An energizing makeover might be exactly what your home needs. 

But if you’re having

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Hershey’s Holiday Candy Line Features A Massive White Chocolate Elephant Stuffed With Peanut Butter

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Photo credit: Kristin Salaky
Photo credit: Kristin Salaky

From Delish

Happy Holidays everyone!!! Cannot believe it’s already here!! Okay, so calendar-wise we’re definitely not there yet but food-wise, well, just slap a beard on me and call me Santa because it’s basically Christmas. The jolliest people around are apparently all at Hershey’s, and we got a chance to preview all the amazing candy they have coming this winter.

First up, we have a new shape of Reese’s that look like Nutcrackers. Reese’s always taste better as a shape and these are definitely no exception. These ones are actually already listed on Walmart’s website, though you can’t quite buy them yet.

Photo credit: Kristin Salaky
Photo credit: Kristin Salaky

Next up is an offering that we were already tipped off to online: Sugar Cookie Hershey’s Kisses. Hershey officially confirmed that they’ll be on their way to us this holiday and we got a chance to try them early. White

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How to build a personal brand, to help you land your next job role

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Photo credit: Louisa Parry / Jemima Hetherington
Photo credit: Louisa Parry / Jemima Hetherington

From Cosmopolitan

At risk of sounding like your grandma, we’ve never been more searchable online. From Instagram and Twitter to Depop and your 2005 Bebo account, a quick Google of your name will bring up hundreds of results. Which, if you’re waiting for a long-lost summer romance to get in touch, is great! But if you’re hoping to land your next career move, you might find how you come across online is holding you back (hello *those* pictures from #Ibiza2k12.)

A Monster Jobs study revealed 77% of executive recruiters use search engines to find out about their candidates, so having an internet presence that’s in line with where you’re hoping to go professionally is key. “Social media can be a powerful tool for career development when used in the right way,” Charlotte Davies, careers expert at LinkedIn, explains. “But it’s important to be

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Change how you approach social media in the post-COVID-19 world

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No one really wins when a pandemic hits, but 2020 has been huge for social media. Entire populations have been encouraged or required to stay at home, concerned about infection risks, and feeling the need for connection even more than usual due to heightened uncertainty and anxiety. As a result, the shift of living our social lives online instead of IRL has sustained an alarming acceleration period.

And I’m not just talking about the massive growth in engaged usership on TikTok and Instagram. LinkedIn, the B2B social network, has also shown a huge spike in both the amount of published content and the volume of engagement with that content, according to data compiled by Transmission.

This opens up opportunities for marketers to enlarge their share of social attention, but only if you pay attention to the changing ways that consumers are using social media.

You can’t just unpause

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Student deals from Udemy, Cult Beauty and adidas

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Every penny counts when you're a student, so be money-savvy with these handy discounts (The Independent)
Every penny counts when you’re a student, so be money-savvy with these handy discounts (The Independent)

After an extremely long summer at home with the family, we’re all craving our own personal space and independence.

Thankfully, it’s almost time to go back to uni. If it’s your first time, making new friends, learning new subjects and joining sports clubs are just a few of the things everyone is looking forward to at the beginning of the new autumn term. While for existing students, it’s moving into new homes and reuniting with friends.

University is a time for exploring new ideas, freedom, knowledge, independence, making friendships that will last a lifetime as well as having fun! It really is no wonder why many people cite university as being the best years of their life.  

Despite all the excitement, moving away from home for the first time (or again) and starting a

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Trump, DeVos raise school choice in appeal to vexed parents

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As millions of American children start the school year online, the Trump administration is hoping to convert their parents’ frustration and anger into newfound support for school choice policies that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has long championed but struggled to advance nationally.

DeVos and President Donald Trump have repeatedly invoked school choice as the solution to parents’ woes. If public schools fail to open, they say, parents should get a cut of the district’s federal funding to send their children to private schools or for home schooling, learning pods or other options that have arisen during the coronavirus pandemic.

For Trump, it’s seen as a potential lifeline to Black and Hispanic voters, who are more likely to support vouchers and other school choice options, polls have found. Speaking at the White House in July, Trump declared that “there is nothing that the African American community wants more than school choice.”

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Oracle beats out Microsoft for ByteDance’s U.S. operations, report says

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With a Sept. 20 deadline approaching for TikTok’s parent company to shed its United States operations, per an executive order from President Donald Trump, Oracle has apparently won the bidding, according to reports.

The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, said Oracle won the bidding. Microsoft, which was also in the running for the bid, said Sunday its takeover offer was rejected.

TikTok owner ByteDance told Microsoft it wouldn’t be selling to the company, Microsoft announced in a Sunday blog post.

“We are confident our proposal would have been good for TikTok’s users, while protecting national security interests. To do this, we would have made significant changes to ensure the service met the highest standards for security, privacy, online safety, and combatting disinformation, and we made these principles clear in our August statement. We look forward to seeing how the service evolves in these important areas.”

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TikTok

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The premiere of ‘The Third Day’ on HBO

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Naomie Harris in the premiere of "The Third Day" on HBO. <span class="copyright">(Oliver Upton/HBO)</span>
Naomie Harris in the premiere of “The Third Day” on HBO. (Oliver Upton/HBO)

During the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is making some temporary changes to our print sections. The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print but an expanded version is available in your daily Times eNewspaper. You can find a printable PDF online at: latimes.com/whats-on-tv.

SERIES

Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune The venerable game shows return for new seasons. (N) 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ABC

American Ninja Warrior (N) 8 p.m. NBC

Dancing With the Stars The unscripted competition returns for a new season with new host Tyra Banks and celebrities Carole Baskin (“Tiger King”); Justina Machado (“One Day at a Time”); Anne Heche; figure skater Johnny Weir; NFL player Vernon Davis, rapper Nelly and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys. 8 p.m. ABC

Hoarders (N) 8 p.m. A&E

Love Island (N) 9 p.m. CBS

Halloween

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Black scientists highlight racism in the lab and the field

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Overt harassment and subtle intimidation during fieldwork compound the discrimination that Black scientists already feel in academic settings

WASHINGTON (AP) — University of Washington ecologist Christopher Schell is studying how coronavirus shutdowns have affected wildlife in Seattle and other cities. But when planning fieldwork, he also thinks about how he’s perceived in neighborhoods where he installs wildlife cameras.

“I wear the nerdiest glasses I have and often a jacket that has my college logo, so that people don’t mistake me for what they think is a thug or hooligan,” said Schell, who is African American.

The recent episode of a white woman calling the police on a Black birder in New York’s Central Park shocked many people. But for Black environmental scientists, worrying about whether they are likely to be harassed or asked to justify their presence while doing fieldwork is a familiar concern.

Tanisha Williams, a botanist at

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Voting by mail is more secure than the President says. How to make it even safer

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In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread mail-in voting is essential to maintaining voter turnout and preventing the spread of the virus. Our unprecedented dependence on mail-in voting is precisely why it is important to take a serious look at the security of the process. We can only improve the safety of mail-in voting if we understand where there are legitimate concerns to begin with.

Some of the most widely circulated concerns surrounding mail-in voting fraud, however, are not grounded in fact. President Trump has alleged that widespread use of voting by mail would allow foreign countries to send in ballots and that there is “tremendous potential for voter fraud.” The technical reality is that fraud of the sort Trump has claimed is widespread would be easily detected by the ballot-scanning systems and ballot barcodes used by the majority of election jurisdictions. Ballot scanners verify that the ballot is

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