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She Lured A Woman To Her Death With a Fake Domino’s Delivery

Ashley Biggs was working as a Domino’s delivery driver when she stopped at an Ohio business one summer night in 2012. An Army vet and mother of a young daughter, Biggs had no idea this company was closed. Or that the caller who had ordered the large half-mushroom, half-pepperoni pie used an alias.The midnight delivery was just a ruse to lure Biggs, 25, to her death. At the time, Biggs was in the middle of a heated custody battle with Chad Cobb, her ex-boyfriend and the father of her 7-year-old child. When Biggs arrived, Cobb was waiting in the parking lot with a Taser and 4-foot zip-tie, which he used to strangle her.Cobb dumped Biggs’ body in the trunk of her car and abandoned the vehicle in a cornfield in Wayne County near his parents’

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  • November 26, 2020
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Must-Know Tips for Taking Advantage of a Black Friday Unlike Any Before

As malls across the nation are still shut down and small businesses are holding on for dear life, the best way we can make an economic impact is through online shopping and putting our money where it’s most needed.

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Black Friday is upon us once again, and this is sure to be one we’ll remember. According to Brookings, “Retail sales, which primarily tracks sales of consumer goods, declined 8.7 percent from February to March 2020, the largest month-to-month decrease since the Census Bureau started tracking the data.”

That’s why stimulating the economy through Black Friday shopping is so important for those who can afford to do so. And, as Covid-19’s second wave threatens holiday travel, shopping online for presents that can be

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  • November 26, 2020
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Don’t travel for Thanksgiving, health experts say. But if you do, follow these tips

Thanksgiving travel week is upon us, but coronavirus cases have surged across the country and sapped much of that annual excitement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued advice last week that couldn’t have come at a worse time for those hoping for holiday comfort from loved ones: Postpone travel and stay home to best protect yourself and others from getting or spreading the virus.

While some folks will defy that advice for their own reasons, others are compelled to travel because of colleges closing for winter break or as part of their job as essential workers. So here are a few tips to help you stay safe on that journey this week.

— Travel by car if that’s an option. Make as few stops as possible, and when you do, wear your masks and use hand sanitizer. Avoid crowded indoor spaces such as convenience stores and restaurants. Instead,

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  • November 22, 2020
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Don’t travel for Thanksgiving, experts say. But if you do, follow these tips.

Thanksgiving travel week is upon us, but coronavirus cases have surged across the country and sapped much of that annual excitement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued advice last week that couldn’t have come at a worse time for those hoping for holiday comfort from loved ones: Postpone travel and stay home to best protect yourself and others from getting or spreading the virus.

While some folks will defy that advice for their own reasons, others are compelled to travel because of colleges closing for winter break or as part of their job as essential workers. So here are a few tips to help you stay safe on that journey this week.

Travel by car if that’s an option. Make as few stops as possible, and when you do, wear your masks and use hand sanitizer. Avoid crowded indoor spaces such as convenience stores and restaurants. Instead,

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  • November 21, 2020
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Top Tips to Get the Most Value Out of Your Future Travel

Although it may be a while before travelers experience the world as freely as they did pre-Coronavirus (COVID-19), our recent research shows that there is still a big appetite for traveling with 65% of global travelers excited about the possibilities that traveling presents once all restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so.

The same research also reveals that 62% of travelers will be more price conscious when it comes to searching and planning a trip in the future and 55% of travelers are more likely to hunt down promotions and savings.

With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, we are sharing some top tips on how travelers can get the most value out of an upcoming trip, whenever it’s safe to travel again.

Research your inspiration

Even though the world is filled with countless amazing places to visit, with ever-evolving travel

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  • November 19, 2020
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5 tips for hosting a virtual holiday party

With rising case numbers all over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has guaranteed that Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas will look different this year.For most of us — at least those of us who plan to follow government guidelines — that means it may be time to host a holiday celebration that unfolds in the same virtual environment as work and school.Zoom has suspended the usual 40-minute limit for all meetings globally from midnight Eastern time Nov. 26 to 6 a.m. Eastern time Nov. 27. What should you consider as you plan a holiday over this medium? And how can you make this newfangled spin on family traditions memorable? Here are five ways to shine.Make it a productionBy this point in the pandemic — eight months and counting — adults, children and maybe even the family pet have logged hundreds of hours on Zoom. As such, it’s important to think … Read More

  • November 18, 2020
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Holiday shopping 2020: Shipping deadlines, tips for USPS, UPS

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be stressful, and planning ahead can help keep the season joyful.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 2020 holiday season will look unlike any other and with the coronavirus pandemic, more people may opt to ship their gifts this year.

However, holiday shopping – and shipping – doesn’t have to be stressful this year, and planning ahead can help keep the season joyful.

Shop Smart and Start Early

The easiest piece of advice is to order those holiday gifts early. While Black Friday isn’t until Nov. 27 this year, most retailers are offering deals during the entire month of November, so you don’t have to wait to shop.

RELATED: Amazon reveals week-long Black Friday sale

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, more people may choose to shop online rather than visiting stores in-person. This increase could cause shipping delays, particularly around the holiday season, so you

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  • November 18, 2020
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Online party tips: how to host a virtual celebration during the holiday season

Zoom has suspended the usual 40-minute limit for all meetings globally from midnight Eastern time November 26 to 6 a.m. Eastern time November 27. What should you consider as you plan a holiday over this medium? And how can you make this newfangled spin on family traditions memorable? Here are five ways to shine.

By this point in the pandemic — eight months and counting — adults, children and maybe even the family pet have logged hundreds of hours on Zoom. As such, it’s important to think of a virtual holiday as an opportunity to do something out of the ordinary.

Yes, this might mean an impromptu poetry reading. It also could mean a “Blair Witch Project”-style video investigation of the smell coming from behind the garage fridge.

3 ways to improve communication while wearing a mask, from a top speech coach

Paula Rizzo, a media trainer and author in New York City, suggested holiday hosts look at the virtual event as an opportunity

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  • November 18, 2020
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‘I’m a Plant Stylist. Here Are 4 Tips to Make a More Peaceful Home’

When I was growing up, my mother understood the necessity of having a piece of greenery in the home, whether it was faux or real. To her, it was almost like a staple of home decor. But she didn’t really have time to tend to plants, she was tending to me and busy working.

I always had a passion for the outdoors as a kid; playing in the woods or outside in greenery. But it wasn’t until I got older, at around the age of 30, that I found myself in a garden center in a town in Pennsylvania and it truly took my breath away. There was a feeling in that space that was different to anything I had experienced before and I immediately wanted to replicate it in my own home.

At that point I was living in Los Angeles and didn’t have a large enough space with

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  • November 17, 2020
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COVID-19 holiday travel: Motel and hotel safety tips

There’s no place like home. But with care, you can reduce the risks that come with spending a night in a hotel or motel. Half of the battle occurs before arrival, when you choose a location, then choose a room. The other half comes with your decisions and actions on the scene.

  • Whether you’re staying in a fancy hotel or a budget motel, ask for a room with windows that open. A patio or a balcony is a plus too. A door that opens directly to the outdoors means you don’t have to navigate the lobby or use the elevator.
  • On arrival, wipe down surfaces you know you’ll be using, such as light fixtures and doorknobs. The fewer objects you touch, the better. In the halls and staircases, don’t touch handrails unless you feel unsteady. Don’t take an elevator unless you have it to yourself.
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  • November 13, 2020