These Face Masks Meet the CDC Requirements For Cloth Face Coverings

Emilee Geist

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, government officials are now encouraging people to keep their faces covered at all times when they’re outside — even if they don’t have access to a face mask.

While hospitals continue to deal with a shortage of face masks, the CDC says many cloth face coverings could still be effective in helping to “slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.”

The CDC says cloth coverings are most effective when they follow these five guidelines:

  1. Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

  2. Be secured with ties or ear loops

  3. Include multiple layers of fabric

  4. Allow for breathing without restriction

  5. Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

Keep in mind these face coverings are not surgical

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Social media influencers drive retail sales in the pandemic

Emilee Geist

Influencers are shaping the way people shop during the pandemic, as more people spend time on their phones and online.

In a year marked by working from home and staying inside, the influencer sphere has adapted to meet followers where they are. Influencers, or content creators who have built a reputation and following for their knowledge or expertise on a niche topic, have tapped into a new type of brand: relatability.

Gone are the days of travelling to luxurious resorts or dining at extravagant five-star restaurants.

Enter the era of dressing up living spaces, trying new home workouts and finding the best skincare products. Instagram photos of designer-label handbags and matcha lattes from the local barista are being replaced with yoga pants and home-cooked meal ideas.

Now that everyone can live like an influencer, platforms

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Amazfit Zepp E Square smartwatch hands-on: Gorgeous design, long battery life, and focus on health

Emilee Geist


We’ve seen watches from Amazfit before and they have always had high-quality design and materials. The Zepp E Square, also available in a Circle form factor, switches the brand naming and offers a compelling activity and health tracking wearable available for $249.99 on Amazon.

The Zepp E Square design is reminiscent of an Apple Watch, but after opening up the retail package it clearly has a higher quality feel to it. It is made of stainless steel with a gorgeous AMOLED display. It doesn’t hold a candle to Apple’s ecosystem or third-party apps, but let’s take a closer look at what it does offer.


  • Display: 1.65 inch 348×442 pixels resolution AMOLED
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
  • Water resistance: 5 ATM
  • Connectivity and sensors: Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, optical HR, acceleration sensor, geomagnetic sensor, ambient light sensor
  • Battery: Up to seven days in typical tracking usage
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This Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign training can make you a graphic design pro

Emilee Geist

This Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign training can make you a graphic design pro

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TLDR: The 2020 Adobe Graphic Design Certification School offers training in all three of Adobe’s industry-leading graphic design apps.

From its lofty perch at the top of the creative food chain, it’s hard to remember a time when the family of apps that make up the Adobe Creative Cloud weren’t the preeminent digital creation tools on the planet. But back in the mid-80s, way before easy audio and video editing and website building, Adobe was built on the back of Illustrator, one of the early vector-based drawing programs.

Graphic design has always been at the core of online creativity — and the training in The 2020 Adobe Graphic Design Certification School ($49, over 90 percent off from TNW Deals) digs deep into the three Adobe CC apps that any graphic design pro swears by.

Over this three-course collection, students get over 40 hours of expert-led training, helping

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MASTERSON ONLINE: Cruising to caravanning

Emilee Geist

In a nation awash in the turbulence of continual change, some things simply reshape themselves rather than changing. For instance, what Little Rock police today call caravanning we knew as cruising back in the 1960s.

Summer and weekend nights 60 years ago for a lot of hormonally charged teens meant several friends piling into a friend’s car and roaming the streets between drive-in eateries with names like Fisher’s Hi-Boy and Vip’s Big Boy.

The object at 16 years old was obvious. We males were out into the night, cars washed and gleaming, reeking of Vitalis, English Leather and Old Spice to see and be seen.

And maybe, if the stars aligned, we’d meet up with a carload of the opposite gender.

Rock ‘n’ roll music played by Dick Biondi at 50,000-watt WLS Radio in Chicago or Wolfman Jack down in Del Rio Texas, only added to the enchantment and anticipation

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Create charming rooms using color and pattern

Emilee Geist

English designer Cath Kidston is known as “The Queen of Print.” With a background in interior design and styling, Kidston founded her brand in 1993 and made it a global name selling home furnishings and fashion products. In 2017, after stepping down from the Cath Kidston Group, she founded a solo venture, Joy of Print, a creative design studio specializing in designing prints for the interiors and fashion world.

Her new book, “A Place Called Home,” highlights her 17th-century farmhouse and garden in Gloucestershire, England, that is decorated with her collected treasures and textiles and floral patterns from around he world. Kidston recently participated in The Washington Post’s Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt:



Q: If you could design a kitchen from scratch, what colors would you use for flooring (wood), countertops, cabinets and backsplash? We’re building a new home and we have to pick all this

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Column: In a digital space, young people learn life-changing skills for the real world

Emilee Geist

Cali Liu is a 17-year-old La Jolla High School senior who uses photography to help her manage the stress of her busy student life. Adrian Prado is a 16-year-old junior at John F. Kennedy Middle College High School in Norco whose love of taking photos and making videos is what gets him out of the house and keeps him in touch with the outside world. Earlier this week, both students came together on Zoom to help shape the digital space that will give each of them room to make the art they want to make for all of the reasons they need to make it.

Cali and Adrian are members of Youth Tellers, a new online program from San Diego’s Outside the Lens, a 19-year-old nonprofit organization that helps young people learn how to use digital media to tell their stories and illuminate the issues they care about.

“In today’s

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Here’s where to buy popular face mask styles for 2020

Emilee Geist

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

By now, you’ve become accustomed to wearing face masks when you go out in public, and you know which masks fit your face comfortably. We’ve selected our favorite masks from several popular fashion brands and reputable stores. The masks are appropriate for kids to wear to school or you to wear to work or when you go outin public. Some even donate to coronavirus-related charities. 

Read on to see the face masks that CNET readers love most (as measured by previous clickthrough data) and the stylish coverings that CNET editors are wearing.

Read more: 8 dangerous COVID-19 face mask myths you need to stop believing

Face mask tips to remember

  • Cotton face mask options may be the most comfortable and easiest to fold up and carry
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Cable & Wiring Harness Design Market by Type, Product, Delivery Mode, End-User – Forecast to 2026

Emilee Geist

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 29, 2020 ( via Comtex) —
Global Cable & Wiring Harness DesignMarket report with details of the competitive marketplace scenario depends on manufacturing quantity, earnings, and sales. Also, the Cable & Wiring Harness Design report covers the supply chain analysis of leading Key players. The Cable & Wiring Harness Design market achievement to a global scale will result in inventive business aims and benefits. Further business landscape views, product specifications, and applications shed light on the global market report. Also, analyze the market contribution of each region and market players. Even the import/export details, consumer volume, manufacturing capacity, and price analysis also provided by the market.

This market report provides a beneficial device to appraise the new market position. The analysis demonstrates that the Cable & Wiring Harness Design research and methodologies chased to focus

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Salem man seeks to retire city’s obscure, “ugly” flag | State

Emilee Geist

SALEM — You probably didn’t know Salem had a flag. Or that its design is so bad by certain standards that someone is hosting a contest to design a new one.

Brian McKinley is on a mission to make Salem’s flag better.

As a member of Salem’s planning commission, he started a subcommittee in January with the intent to change the flag with its white star radiating yellow, blue and green, the word “Salem” and an outline of the Oregon Capitol.

The subcommittee’s efforts were sidelined because of COVID-19, but McKinley is forging ahead with a contest that will run until July 2021. Flag designs can be submitted online to

McKinley said the flag design was created in the 1970s after local banks held a contest to promote tourism. Not many people know of its existence. One flag is on display in the council chambers at city hall.


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