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Ulta’s Popular Blowout Sale Is Here & the Deals Are Unreal

If you’ve got the post-Nordstrom-Anniversary-sale blues, Ulta’s swooped in to save the day — and basically the entire month of September so you can still shop ’til you drop without paying full price. ICYMI, the affordable beauty retailer’s most popular twice-a-year sale has officially begun: 21 Days of Beauty is here so you can save 50% off products from luxurious beauty brands like Kiehl’s, Mario Badescu, and MAC. Hello, Christmas in September!

Just in time to kick off your Labor Day weekend shopping, this sale is one you’ll really regret not shopping. Each day through September 19th will have a handful of coveted beauty items — from game-changing skin-cleansing tools to cult-favorite makeup and skin care products— half off. And once the day is over, the deal is gone forever. And you know there’s no worse feeling than sleeping on something and then it’s not there for you to

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  • August 31, 2020
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7 Things You Had No Idea Costco Actually Sells

Most trips to Costco are well-intentioned. You go in for some grocery items with a short list, but end up leaving with a wide assortment of random things you found and couldn’t pass up. With numerous departments and products to choose from, a trip to Costco can have you buying fruit and planning for your own funeral, as the store sells an assortment of coffins and urns for the event. Many of these unusual Costco items fit in with what you would expect to find at the store, but some leave you scratching your head, wondering how they even wound up on the shelves. Here are a few of our favorite unusual Costco items.

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50 pounds of Pecorino Romano

costco pecorino romano
costco pecorino romano

For the serious cheese lovers out there—who also happen to be pretty strong—Costco has the item for you. The warehouse club sells a 50-pound wheel of Pecorino

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  • August 31, 2020
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Canada secures millions of vaccine doses, but it likely won’t be federally mandated, officials say

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 4,800 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 125,000 diagnoses so far) and 9,000 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

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  • August 31, 2020
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Guns, militia inject chilling dimension into protests

As Kyle Rittenhouse secured a legal team Friday after being charged in the fatal shooting of two men at a protest against police brutality, demonstrators and law enforcement grapple with how the deadly gunfire in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has injected a chilling and long-feared dimension into protests. 

“We have been very fortunate that shootings have been rare at demonstrations where emotions are already running high, but (Kenosha) is an example of a lot of people’s worst fears,” said Gil Kerlikowske, a former Seattle police chief who was Customs and Border Patrol commissioner during the Obama administration. “We are living in unbelievably unsettling times.”

During a chaotic night of demonstration sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Rittenhouse told reporters  before the deadly confrontation that he was armed with a rifle to protect a local parking lot. Wisconsin law allows for gun owners to carry their firearms in public, though it

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  • August 31, 2020
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A Zoom Thanksgiving? Summer could give way to a bleaker fall

As the Summer of COVID draws to a close, many experts fear an even bleaker fall and suggest that American families should start planning for Thanksgiving by Zoom.

Because of the many uncertainties, public health scientists say it’s easier to forecast the weather on Thanksgiving Day than to predict how the U.S. coronavirus crisis will play out this autumn. But school reopenings, holiday travel and more indoor activity because of colder weather could all separately increase transmission of the virus and combine in ways that could multiply the threat, they say.

Here’s one way it could go: As more schools open for in-person instruction and more college students return to campuses, small clusters of cases could widen into outbreaks in late September. Public fatigue over mask rules and other restrictions could stymie efforts to slow these infections.

A few weeks later, widening outbreaks could start to strain hospitals. If a

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  • August 31, 2020
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A Week In Salt Lake City, UT, On A $1,600,000 Joint Income

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

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Today: a family lawyer working in Law who makes $1,600,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on pacifiers.

Editor’s Note: This diary is from the Money Diary Archives and was submitted in June.

Occupation: Family Lawyer
Industry: Law
Age: 36
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Joint Salary: $1,600,000 (My husband, K., makes $900,000 annually and I make $700,000)
Net Worth: Around $7,000,000. Along with stocks and investments, we own

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  • August 31, 2020
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5 businesses that pivoted to new business models creatively during the pandemic

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Innovating the business model is a skill that every company needs from time to time, but changing the model near-instantly and perhaps radically is something else. Whether tweaking the model or transforming it, virtually all companies have had to make changes during the pandemic. Here are a few that have done it creatively and well.

Staycation at M.O.” program. In Boston, for example, they’ll get early check-in and late checkout, breakfast included, a bottle of wine, and a $50 credit toward other purchases.” data-reactid=”26″Do you desperately need a break with plenty

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  • August 31, 2020
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Latoya Shauntay Snell Has Some Advice for New Riders: Keep Showing Up

Photo credit: W. Eric Snell Sr.
Photo credit: W. Eric Snell Sr.

From Bicycling

I’ve lived in Brooklyn my whole life, and that’s where I learned how to ride a bike with my best friend when I was 10 years old. We went to the Boys and Girls High School track on Fulton Street. This was before they had cleaned it up, before Bed-Stuy [Bedford–Stuyvesant] and Crown Heights were like they are today. It was more of the do-or-die neighborhood, like what Biggie’s songs reference—that’s what I grew up with.

No one in my neighborhood had a high-end bike; our bikes came from Toys ‘R’ Us. So when I decided to learn how to ride, I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect. I fell off one time, and that was all she wrote, because I didn’t have many people to encourage me to get back on.

That represented my experience with sports. After the

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  • August 31, 2020
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Airlines slash fall flights. Here’s what it means if you have tickets or need to book a trip

Liz White has plane tickets to Phoenix in early October for a cousin’s wedding in Sedona, Arizona.

The California geologist booked the last Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento on the Friday of wedding weekend because she has a licensing exam she can’t reschedule.

Last week, Southwest sent her an email notifying her that her flight had been canceled and she was moved to a flight three hours earlier. She asked about flying to Las Vegas instead and driving from there, but there wasn’t a late enough flight.

White ended up rebooking the next best option: a flight to Phoenix early Saturday.

“It’s not ideal, and I’ll likely be late for the ceremony, but it was the best we could do,” she said, adding that no other airline offered a late enough flight.

Good to know: Here’s why Southwest won’t put you on another airline if your flight is canceled

White’s

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  • August 31, 2020
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‘I wanted to write my real story’

Swiping through dating apps can feel like a mindless activity, but one quick flick of your finger could land you a spouse.

That sounds like the opening to a cheesy Hallmark movie. When your name is Chasten Buttigieg, though, it is reality. The 31-year-old middle-school teacher happened to swipe right on the Hinge profile of Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, several years ago. He would go on to become the first out gay man to run for president from a major party. 

Buddy and Truman, drank iced coffee (“obviously”) and fielded press interviews for his new memoir, “I Have Something to Tell You” (Atria Books, 237 pp.), out Tuesday.” data-reactid=”8″But enough about Pete (or “Peter,” as Chasten calls him). Chasten Buttigieg spoke with USA TODAY from South Bend, where his husband had been doing a ton of work for the Democratic National Convention. Chasten Buttigieg, meanwhile,

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  • August 31, 2020