The 15 best places to buy curtains online

Emilee Geist

The 15 best places to buy curtains online
The 15 best places to buy curtains online

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Everyone should have curtains. They’re great as decorations and for establishing some semblance of privacy. Yet they aren’t frequently thought of as necessities.

If you Google “why don’t people hang curtains anymore,” the results page is a troubling number of essays bemoaning the lack of curtains in their neighborhoods. Which is fair, I don’t want to look into anyone’s house because they have bare windows and I don’t want anyone looking into mine either.

For anyone who doesn’t have curtains, it’s time to buy some. For anyone who has curtains, it’s time to buy new ones.

And there’s no better places to get them than the 15 best online curtain sellers.

1. Wayfair

Wayfair is your one-stop-shop for pretty much anything home related.
Wayfair is your one-stop-shop for pretty much anything home related.
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The Top Yogi-Approved Mats For Getting Your Flow On

Emilee Geist

We all have our methods of coping with stressful times: confiding in our closest friends and family members, going on a five-mile run, wine. For lots of folks, yoga might also rank high on the list of first-line defenses. As we continue to spend more time at home, taking time to do some yoga is a two-birds-one-stone solution to getting some exercise while also working wonders for calming our mile-a-minute minds.

Not all of us may be able to shell out for a full home gym setup — but, odds are, a yoga mat to go with those free-to-cheap online videos is a worthy investment that we can justify. And, as anyone who’s mindlessly scrolled Amazon’s yoga mats selection, the internet has a seemingly endless selection of options. At first glance, you may think that they’re all more or less exactly the same. However, there are a few that stand

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Trump Campaign’s ‘Support Our Troops’ Ad Features Photo of Russian Fighter Jets

Emilee Geist

An online ad released by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign purports to show support for American troops but actually depicts Russian jets and weapons instead.

The artwork features the silhouettes of servicemembers who are seen walking forward as fighter jets fly overhead.

“That’s definitely a MiG-29,” Pierre Sprey, an expert who helped design types of aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, told Politico. “I’m glad to see it’s supporting our troops.”

The ad also features an AK-74 assault rifle, according to Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in Moscow.

Also Read: ‘The View’ Hosts and Sarah Huckabee Sanders Spar Over Report Trump Disparaged Troops: ‘It Seems Like Something He Would Do’ (Video)

The Trump Make America Great Again Committee, which fundraises with support from Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee, released the ad asking viewers to “support our troops” last week.

A representative

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All the countries UK holidaymakers can visit now without quarantine or Covid certificate

Emilee Geist

Venice at sunrise (istock)
Venice at sunrise (istock)

The list of countries that Britons can travel to without having to quarantine for 14 days on return is sadly diminishing week by week.

The latest to go is the Portuguese mainland. As of 12 September, England and Northern Ireland followed Scotland and Wales in removing the country from the travel corridors list.

Other removals included Hungary, Réunion and French Polynesia.

France, Malta and the Netherlands were removed from the exemption list in the middle of August, alongside Monaco, Switzerland, Turks & Caicos and Aruba.

They joined Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas, as well as Spain, Serbia and Luxembourg.

All of these destinations were previously given the green light for travel, but have been removed after reporting spikes in coronavirus cases.

To confuse things further, holidaymakers have to check two different government lists: the Department for Transport’s travel corridors list (so you don’t have to quarantine

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5 things to know when you’re buying your first electric vehicle

Emilee Geist

Innovations in electric vehicles (EV) are making leaps and bounds, making the cars of the future a reality, today. More and more drivers are making the switch from combustion-engined vehicles to more sustainable transport as an investment into the planet’s, and their own, future.

If you’re a first-time EV buyer, there’s a lot of information to take in, and even more opinions on which is the best vehicle to choose. We’ve narrowed down the five most important things to consider when you’re buying your first EV.

1. You could get thousands of $ in government subsidies

Let’s start with one of the biggest reasons to buy an EV: governments around the world have made them more affordable than ever.

While some individual EV manufacturers offer financing incentives, the US government also gives new buyers a one-time tax credit of up to $7,500. A number of American

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How to Build Your Own Chicken Coop at Home

Emilee Geist

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If you’re lucky enough to raise backyard chickens, you already know how beneficial they are at home. “In addition to providing fresh eggs, with thicker whites and more flavorful yolks, chickens offer wonderful, all-natural bug control for your lawn and garden,” explains Lisa Steele, author of DIY Chicken Keeping, and the founder of Fresh Eggs Daily. “Their manure also makes a great garden fertilizer.”

However, a dependable coop is crucial when raising chickens at home. “The most important detail with any chicken coop is that it must be predator proof,” says Andy Schneider, author of First Time Chicken Keeping and founder of The Chicken Whisperer. “Chicken owners must be willing to spend the time and money necessary to implement a coop that’s safe from predators.” Additionally, Steele says it’s also imperative that a coop provides your chickens with a dry but ventilated place to

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Self-Care Is for Everyone and the Business of Viral Mental-Health Merch

Emilee Geist

The multi-tasking advocacy organization and retailer launched in 2018 with the mission to make healing resources more inclusive for all.

“I know there’s bummer stuff everywhere and it’s hard not to feel helpless sometimes,” Disney Channel alumna Debby Ryan wrote to her 15 million Instagram followers in a caption last March. “But your energy’s more valuable spent on the things you can do something about.”

The accompanying photo, a smiley selfie, was not unlike those that occupy Ryan’s feed. What was notable, though, was the sweatshirt Ryan was wearing in that pixelated rectangle: a dove grey crewneck emblazoned with a rainbow and doodly text that states, “You Are Enough.”

While Ryan didn’t tag the brand behind the pullover, fans (as fans are wont to do) tracked it down immediately. And today, you can get your own version for $39.95 courtesy of Self-Care Is for Everyone, a Philadelphia-based advocacy organization

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You May Have Never Heard of This NYC Brand, But Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa Have

Emilee Geist

Welcome to our newest editorial initiative, Who What Wear Spotlight, where we’ll be using our editorial platform, social following, and ad inventory to turn the spotlight on small businesses that need our support now more than ever. Each week, we’ll be highlighting a new fashion or beauty company. If you own a small brand and would like to be considered for the program, please apply here.

Think back to the end of March: We were just getting started sheltering in place in the U.S., and suddenly, Dua Lipa dropped the music video for her song “Break My Heart.” As she dances around that dimly lit bar in the itty-bitty, bright red collared crop top, we didn’t yet know much we would miss going to bars. Instead, we relished watching Lipa spin around in that mini blazer with her matching red hair clips and tweed miniskirt. Just two years old

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How to land your first job as a web developer

Emilee Geist

So you’re interested in our subbrand Growth Quarters? Then join our online event, TNW2020, where you’ll hear how the most successful founders kickstarted and grew their companies.

Getting started into programming can be very scary, and there are a lot of misconceptions out there that make people think that programming is a skill they could never learn, or that landing a job as a web developer is almost mission impossible. They couldn’t be more wrong.

The software development industry, web development in particular, is full of amazing stories of people with no tech background who switched to development and changed their life for great and they couldn’t be happier with the change.

Programming is a great skill to have, it will teach you to think differently, it will open the doors to a lot of job opportunities even in these times where the job market is so hurt by

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How to make your DevOps dollars go further during a crisis

Emilee Geist

The temptation during any major (or unprecedented) financial crisis is to either massively cut costs or spend money to get you out of the particular hole you’ve found yourself in. A Harvard Business Review study from 2010 found that companies that cut costs quickly in a recession a far more likely to fall behind the competition coming out of it.

The study also found that the companies that were progressive — seeking operational efficiency over immediate cost-cutting — were significantly more successful, with higher revenue growth and lower layoffs than others.

This applies to past, present, and future crises, especially when applied to software development. In a survey my company in May 2020 took of IT professionals across America, over 60% reported that they’d seen layoffs and 36% reported a reduction in spending.

Encouragingly, we found that 34% reported a shift to more agile processes and 28% reported the

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