Shop These 10 BIPOC-Owned Jewelry Brands for Your Next Statement Piece

Emilee Geist

Photo Illustration by Scouted/The Daily Beast/Vendors
Photo Illustration by Scouted/The Daily Beast/Vendors

The COVID-19 pandemic has got us cooped up indoors, joining Zoom meetings with our cameras off, sweatpants on, and a messy bun to top it off. Now, with work from home policies likely staying in effect for many of us until next year, that work-attire wardrobe is going to keep collecting dust. But there’s still one way we can easily make a statement (and make us want to turn those cameras on): jewelry. 

I’ve personally collected jewelry all my life–earrings, especially, being my favorite collector’s item. I buy them as gifts, mementos, or accessories for every new outfit. I often buy vintage pieces or homemade pairs from artisan markets when I travel abroad.

Last year, I had the unfortunate displeasure of having a pouch of my jewelry stolen at the airport on my way home from a glorious summer trip to Cuba and Panama.

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Inside Design Providers

Emilee Geist

home designInterior design platform Havenly is raising $32 million in new funding to create its first personal label model as the startup goals to integrate its personal merchandise into its design advice engine. A courtyard structure can provide ample scope to connect multiple rooms to the backyard and flood the space with gentle. With single-storey homes in particular, this dwelling design concept avoids the need for deep floorplans, which can usually undergo from a lack of pure mild.

A pool home kitchen designed by Sarah Wittenbraker options toile wallpaper, shiny blue cabinetry, and cement tile. He gives that a classy pendant also can create a designer look. The brilliance of glass in this house creates a transparent-trying space, but racy look. Small Rest room: Space is at a premium with this small New York toilet rework. Whereas fitted bathroom models are a terrific selection in case your priority is maximising storage, … Read More

Coolest Cars For Sale On Motorious To Beat The August Heat

Emilee Geist

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We check out some of the most interesting cars up for grabs right now!

The classic and collector car market is a fantastically diverse tapestry of vehicles from every breed and era. Delving into the classifieds reveals some real gems waiting to find a new home with both enthusiasts and serious collectors alike. Every week we’ll be highlighting the top cars in need of a new home that caught our eye.

1971 Pontiac GTO Convertible Is Rare Poncho Muscle

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A lot of people are going stir crazy sitting in their homes at the moment. And while take a drive in your car provides an out, cruising around is much better in a big vintage convertible like this 1971 Pontiac GTO. If you’ve never seen one of these before or it’s been a long time there’s good reason:

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8 gadgets to help make distance learning easier for students and teachers

Emilee Geist

8 gadgets to help make distance learning easier for students and teachers
8 gadgets to help make distance learning easier for students and teachers

When you hear the words “back to school,” you most likely picture things like textbooks, classrooms, and school buses. But due to a global pandemic, the upcoming school year is going to take a new shape for many.

With some schools remaining closed for the remainder of the year, most classes will take place over video calls and assignments will be completed via apps, tablets, and laptops. All of which is to say: Your school supply list is going to look different as compared to previous years.

In addition to notebooks, pencils, and folders, you’re going to need to upgrade your gadgets, too. Yes, it’s super overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to even begin. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re a teacher getting your virtual classroom ready or a parent preparing your child

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Trump admin’s decision to cut census short could have dire consequences

Emilee Geist

In 2017, a government watchdog agency placed the 2020 census on its “high-risk” list — sounding the alarm to the public and lawmakers that the consequential decennial faced near-insurmountable odds.

The initial company printing the forms went bankrupt. There were cybersecurity weaknesses as the census moved online for the first time, hiring shortfalls, cutbacks to crucial operational testing, and the Trump administration’s failed attempt to add a citizenship question disrupted the all-too-important head count.

Now, as a global coronavirus pandemic upends the American economy and daily life, the census faces a logistical nightmare to avoid what experts say could become a 10-year mistake that skews the balance of power in the U.S. for years to come.

On Monday, the Census Bureau announced it would end its count one month early, on Sept 30. The move created consternation among researchers, demographers, civil rights organizations, local community leaders, and immigrant rights groups.

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All the essentials you need for your pet

Emilee Geist

If you've adopted a cat during lockdown, ensure you have everything you need to keep them happy, healthy and entertained: iStock/The Independent
If you’ve adopted a cat during lockdown, ensure you have everything you need to keep them happy, healthy and entertained: iStock/The Independent

The 8 August marks International Cat Day, an annual event that has been celebrated since 2002.

It was originally created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare which works to raise awareness for felines, from big cats to domestic pets, and educate people on how to look after and protect them.

As of 2020, Wiltshire based charity, International Cat Care, are now custodians of the event and it’s a day to unite cat lovers and learn more about the varied species.

If you’ve long been a cat-owner, you’ll have all the essentials you need to keep them happy at home.

However, if spending more time at home during the pandemic has inspired you to adopt or buy a new furry friend, then you’ll need to get kitted out

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Bentley Bacalar Is All About Exclusivity

Emilee Geist

From Car and Driver

Exclusivity was never an issue in the early years of the automobile. Those who were wealthy enough to afford cars before the era of mass manufacturing would normally commission their favored style of bodywork from the same coachbuilders who had previously made horse-drawn carriages. It was a largely separate—and more dignified—trade to the grubby business of making frames, engines, and axles.

Coachbuilding survived for an impressively long time after the arrival of production line-built cars, but it became increasingly harder and more expensive as vehicles got more and more complex. But Bentley is now bringing back something very similar. Previewed by the Bacalar, Bentley’s in-house Mulliner division is offering a radically different, limited-edition car built on the same underpinnings as the existing Continental GT convertible.

This approach is not entirely new—Lamborghini seems to launch two or three unobtanium-grade special models a year—but it’s less common in

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Steph Curry and 25 Athletes With Major Business Empires Outside of Sports

Emilee Geist

Being a professional athlete can easily make you a millionaire, but these sports stars have expanded their wealth by turning those team paychecks into veritable empires. See how these players have been making bank outside of the sports world.

Last updated: Aug. 7, 2020

1. Shaquille O’Neal

Former NBA pro Shaquille O’Neal has invested his money in companies he believes in — and it’s ended up paying off for him. O’Neal formerly owned 10% of Five Guys’ entire franchise portfolio and eventually sold it, telling CNBC that the burger business was “very good” to him. He was also an early investor in Google and invested in Ring before it was acquired by Amazon for $1 billion.

2. Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson

  • Magic Johnson Enterprises

NBA great Earvin “Magic” Johnson is the chairman and chief executive officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate valued at an estimated $1 billion, according to

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This Laptop Weighs As Much As a Pineapple

Emilee Geist

While there’s always a mad dash around this time of year to stock up on back-to-school electronics, 2020 has its own set of unique circumstances thanks to COVID-19. With many schools moving all or most of their classes entirely online, it’s now almost essential to invest in a solid laptop for remote learning.

The best laptops for kids are compatible with applications they’ll be most frequently using, like Zoom, have long battery life so they don’t die mid-math class, and are lightweight enough that kids can tote them around from room to room. And because kids drop things and generally beat them up, you don’t want to spring for anything too high-end. 

As for the specs, you don’t need to stress too much. “Everything today that is consumer-grade is good, with good resolution,” says remote learning expert Michael Flynn, the director of the Mathematics Leadership Programs at Mount Holyoke

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