This Best-selling Road Trip Accessory Is 60% Off Now Before Amazon Prime Day

So, you’ve already got an Echo Dot device in every room plus Alexa to place your grocery orders at Whole Foods, tell you the weather, and…do pretty much everything else from the comfort of your home. But what about your car?



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Amazon’s Echo Auto, currently 60% off ahead of Prime Day, is a hands-free (increasingly important these days) device that brings

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Why the ‘Home Improvement Effect’ May Be Responsible for an Increased Interest in Plastic Surgery

Encino, CA plastic surgeon George Sanders, MD had never done a virtual consultation until March of this year.

But, once COVID hit, it quickly became commonplace at his practice. 

“At first, there were maybe one or two per week, but then there were many—often several each day,” he recalls. “Not only did patients virtually consult, but they scheduled their surgery in anticipation of the end of the surgery shutdown.”

And

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Back-to-back storms to drop heavy snow, usher in coldest air of season for Canadian Rockies

A one-two punch of storms across the Canadian Rockies is forecast to bring what AccuWeather meteorologists say will be the coldest air since April.

A potent storm crashed onshore in British Columbia on Tuesday, bringing rain to coastal locations and snow farther inland.

Snow is forecast to spread over the rest of the province and into southern Alberta and northwestern parts of the United States into Wednesday.

While snow showers

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Does Your Vacation Rental Property Need a Name?

While the lure of a name can lend a romantic air to vacation home shopping, others take a more practical approach when picking a vacation rental. Roselle H. from Scotch Plains, New Jersey, says, “I look at the furnishings and how clean and uncluttered the home looks.”

Rosemarie B. of Staten Island, New York, has been vacationing with her family on the Delaware seashore for the past 15 years and

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Southwest Airlines Collaborating with Stanford University School of Medicine for Guidance Regarding the Southwest Promise

As part of the collaboration, Southwest will have access to an advisory council comprised of Stanford Medicine’s physician-scientists with knowledge and expertise in infectious diseases, prevention and testing protocols, and the latest medical research about COVID-19. This advisory council will provide insights to support Southwest’s commitment to keeping Safety as an uncompromising priority.

“We look forward to working with Stanford Medicine as we continue utilizing a science-based approach to develop

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Police boss urges ban on people from hotspots travelling into Wales

Arfon Jones, North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

But he says if Wales does bring in its own ban, he won’t be lining the English/North Welsh border with patrol cars.

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones spoke out after Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford threatened a travel ban if Mr Johnson does not impose his own.

The UK government announced yesterday it will advise against non-essential travel from

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Perfect springboard for an adventure-packed holiday



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As many parts of the world tentatively emerge from travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been a better time to explore our own country — and the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast is a perfect starting point.

The Eastern Cape, having earned a solid reputation as South Africa’s “Adventure Province”, offers a

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Cheap flights abound due to COVID-19

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Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines have all joined United Airlines in ditching change fees for flights within the U.S.

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Anyone who has checked the prices of flights online lately may be shocked at what they are seeing. 

Here are some sample Halloween weekend getaways from Google Flights, as seen on the site Monday, for flights leaving Thursday, Oct. 28, and returning Sunday, Nov. 1.

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37th Mill Valley Film Festival Reviews

37th Mill Valley Film Festival opener Ariel Winograd’s “The Heist Of The Century” inventively entertains and brings out a viewer’s vicarious miscreant.  It recreates the planning and execution of the 2006 Banco Rio bank robbery, a Buenos Aires caper that netted its participants a possible $25 million payday.  Set to a slickly jazzy soundtrack and displaying humorous ingenuity, the film will make the viewer respect and cheer on the men

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Full Funding Is Available for Students in Art & Design Graduate Programs at the University of Illinois

Beyond Alternatives was a two-day symposium at the University of Illinois that focused on artist-led organizing taking place outside of large metropolitan areas. Paddy Johnson, the editor of “Art F City,” presented the keynote lecture.

The School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois is a thriving community of artists, designers, educators, and historians, committed to excellence and innovation in the practice, study, and teaching of the visual

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Chicago quarantine COVID-19 travel order: Indiana added to list of states required to quarantine

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago’s COVID-19 emergency travel order was updated Tuesday, adding Indiana to the list.

Twenty-five total states and Puerto Rico are now on the Chicago travel quarantine order. The four new states added Tuesday were Indiana, North Carolina, Rhode Island and New Mexico.

The threshold for inclusion on the quarantine order list is an average of at least more than 15 new cases per 100,000.

Wisconsin also remains

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Kyambogo hostel owners oppose university accommodation fees guidelines

Kabojja Hostel which is found in Banda, a Kampala Suburb.(PHOTO BY RONARD SHABOMWE)

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Hostel Owners around Kyambogo University have opposed the University demand of carrying forward hostel fees of Semester two to cater for the remaining period on re-opening this week.

According to Elli Katunguka the Vice Chancellor Kyambogo University, the management negotiated with some hostel owners and agreed that the hostel fees which

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60% of Americans Won’t Travel to Visit Family for the Holidays This Year, New Survey Finds

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The majority of Americans say their holiday plans won’t be business as usual in 2020.

The ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is complicating plans for family gatherings and travel in the U.S. this winter. Sixty percent of respondents to Travelocity’s 2020 Holiday Outlook survey claim they won’t be traveling to see family and friends on Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays.

Of that group, 1 in 3 say they won’t

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CDC says teen gave COVID-19 to 11 relatives across 4 states during a family vacation. Experts see a cautionary tale for holidays

A COVID-19 outbreak that infected 11 people across four states began with a 13-year-old girl who transmitted the virus during a three-week family vacation over the summer, according to a Centers for Disease Control report.



Cecile McLorin Salvant standing in front of a pool: Shelley Gavin, 55, gets a free COVID-19 test provided by Community Organized Relief Effort at I Grow Chicago in West Englewood on Aug. 31, 2020.


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Shelley Gavin, 55, gets a free COVID-19 test provided by Community Organized Relief Effort at I Grow Chicago in West Englewood on Aug. 31, 2020.

In Illinois — one of the

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Delta warns investors: ‘It may be two years or more’ for air travel recovery

Yet again, Delta Air Lines posted massive quarterly losses — and the company is warning investors “it may be two years or more” for air travel demand to return to normal.

The airline posted a $2.1 billion operating loss in the third quarter, excluding special items like charges for buyout packages for employees who voluntarily left the company and early retirement of aircraft. Including those items, its net loss topped

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what stops people voting around the world and how to fix it

As the US election campaign nears its end point, one thing about the result is certain: a lot of people won’t vote. Turnout at the 2016 US presidential election was only 60.1% – even without a pandemic. In 2020 there is a risk that COVID-19 will further undermine turnout.

The US is not alone and not the worst. Turnout at the 2016 Haiti presidential election, held only weeks after Hurricane

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Returning to New York from an international destination? You’ll likely have to quarantine



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Amidst the myriad headlines that have peppered media sources this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has added a couple of his own.

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In addition to updating the weekly restrictions list for

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Three Reasons Vacation-Rental Owners Need To Factor Wellness Into Their Investment Decisions

Clark Twiddy is the President of Twiddy & Company, a hospitality and asset management firm along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

There is a popular adage that reminds us, “If you don’t make time for wellness, you’ll be forced to make time for illness.” Even in this new age of seemingly limitless uncertainty, one Covid-19 lesson we can virtually all agree on is the importance of making time in

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Southwest Airlines to expand in Houston and Chicago in 2021

Southwest Airlines said Monday it will expand in Houston and Chicago by starting flights to those cities’ largest airports, stepping up its head-to-head competition against bigger airlines.

Southwest already serves smaller airports in both cities — Hobby in Houston and Midway in Chicago. The airline said it expects to return to Houston George Bush Intercontinental, where United is the dominant carrier, and launch service at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, where

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LTC scheme clarification: LTC scheme an option to avail the benefit without travelling: FinMin clarifies

The Finance Ministry on Tuesday clarified reports (including one in ETMarkets.com) that raised doubts over the usefulness of its LTC voucher scheme, saying it actually offers government employees an option to “spend on something other than travel” the money that one may fail to claim for being unable to travel.

The ministry said analysts raising doubts over the scheme were basing their arguments on the erroneous assumption that leave travel

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