Early Prime Day Deal: Save $100 on Bose Home Speaker 500 with Alexa

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Amazon has let slip another huge sale in advance of Prime Day, which is running October 13 and October 14 this year after being postponed this summer. If you’re looking for wall-to-wall sound with Alexa functionality built right in, this $100-off deal on the Bose Home Speaker 500 is one of the best Prime Day deals out there.

At the sale price of $299, down from $399, the Bose Home Speaker 500 goes beyond any smart speaker out there. It offers built-in Alexa and Google Assistant functionality and lets you control devices just like a regular smart assistant would. Thanks to the array of eight noise-rejecting microphones lined around the exterior of the speaker, it can pick up your voice even when you’re jamming out to the Hamilton soundtrack at maximum volume — again.

You can play Spotify, Audible, and other services directly through the speaker. Thanks to the unique

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Bull of the Day: Lowe’s Companies (LOW)

As the Covid-19 pandemic stretches past its 200th day and Americans remain mostly in their homes as much as possible, there have been many winners and losers in the business world. The losers have been businesses that rely in in-person interactions for a significant portion of their revenues. Travel, leisure and entertainment have all suffered mightily.

Technology and technology services like video conferencing and file sharing companies that allow people to work at home more efficiently have been the obvious winners.

There have also been winners in lower-tech industries that suddenly find their goods and services in increased demand – and customers who’s lack of recent spending on recreational pursuits has left them with additional cash in their budgets.

Have you been to a home improvement store lately? With the exception of physical formats that have been tweaked to promote social distancing, you’ll probably find that it looks pretty

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Biddeford voters to consider bond questions on Election Day

The Biddeford City Hall clock tower is one of the structures that would be eligible for repairs if a bond for upgrades to city buildings is approved Nov. 3. Journal Tribune file photo

BIDDEFORD — City voters will cast ballots on two Biddeford bond questions in the Nov. 3 election that address the condition of some of the city’s residential streets and sidewalks, continues mandated upgrades to the storm and sanitary sewers, and sets aside money to repair some city-owned buildings.

Question 1 asks voters to approve $10 million in bonds, over 20 years, for further work to separate the city’s storm and sanitary sewers and related work.

Question 2 asks voters to approve a $7.5 million bond, also over 20 years, for a myriad of projects. Within the $7.5 million total is $3.75 million for improvements to city streets and roads, sidewalks, and drainage systems, and up to $3.75

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PTO and poll working: Here’s what Election Day looks like for these tech employers

This election year has been unlike any other in American history.

With an ongoing pandemic, and while millions of people still work and attend school from home, options like mail-in voting, early voting and one-stop voting centers have popped up across the region. Election Day will likely be more like Election Week, New York Times’ opinion writer-at-large covering technology Charlie Warzel told us during a keynote at Technical.ly’s Developers Conference last week.

And similarly to how companies have had to figure out how to address these and other “big issues” this year, many have chosen to make voting and Election Day a part of their company’s policy.

Power Home Remodeling, which previously offered two hours of flex time to go vote on Election Day, this year rolled out a companywide campaign called “Power the Vote” in an effort to educate employees and encourage them to vote. The campaign also

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25 The Elf on the Shelf Ideas For Every December Day ‘Til Christmas

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Ah, the The Elf on the Shelf — the bane of so many parents’ holiday seasons. Maybe you have a love-hate relationship (or, OK, a hate-hate relationship) with the wily little guy. But chances are, your kids love him. And hey, the internet loves him. He’s basically the best thing to happen to holiday mischief since Santa himself.

Although it can be fun to come up with your own creative ideas for where to place the beloved/dreaded elf (and we encourage you to do so) it can also be a little… exhausting, to say the least. And nowadays, The Elf on the Shelf has so many accessories — Elfie’s even got his own pets — to keep this yearly activity fresh and exciting. Elfie can almost give Barbie a run for her money. So here are more than two dozen easy The Elf

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Ten top STEM activities to celebrate World School Milk Day

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Our Education team share their ten top STEM activities that you could complete at home or with your class to celebrate this delightful day of dairy on 30 September 2020.

World School Milk Day is held all over the world every year to celebrate the benefits and success of school milk programmes and the important role that milk and dairy products play in children’s diets.

To help you celebrate, here is a selection of super STEM activities involving the wonderful white stuff!

1. Make plastic from milk!

Lots of us are looking for ways that we can look after the planet by reducing our plastic footprint. This activity gives children an opportunity to explore alternatives to traditional plastic by making their own biodegradable toy figures from milk!

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2. Colour-changing milk!

This website shares a classic kitchen chemistry experiment with lots of ideas for how children could extend it to design

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9 best kitchen gadgets under $20 that you’ll use every day

As much as I love my kitchen workhorses — the giant wooden cutting board, measuring cups, microplane and razor-sharp knives — there’s also a special place in my heart for the smaller extras that I don’t strictly need, but that make cooking (and eating!) smooth as butter.

After singing their praises to (aka pushing them on) my family and friends, I thought I’d share info on these cheap, easy-to-clean favorites with you. They’re all products I actually own and use in real life and that are simple to incorporate into your cooking routine. Most of all, they’re versatile tools you can use daily (I do!), which means they’re not just inexpensive, but also high-value. Here are the tools I never want to be without, and how I use them.

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The wide, saucer-shaped bowl, long handle and pleasant weight make these beautiful spoons perfect for almost everything —

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Celebrate National Cooking Day with a Look Inside Vacasa’s Top Vacation Rental Kitchens

North America’s Largest Vacation Rental Company Dishes Up Its Six Picks

Recipe searches have surged and yeast supplies have dwindled as people take up cooking as a new stay-at-home hobby. Since today is National Cooking Day, it seems an especially fitting time to tie on an apron and celebrate at home—or, if you’re lucky, in a vacation rental. At this point in 2020, we could all use a getaway and a little comfort food, right?

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Whidbey Island Modern Farmhouse, Greenbank, WA: A copper hood and wooden beams bring warmth to the farmhouse-style kitchen, with wraparound views of the Puget Sound. (Photo: Business Wire)

Whidbey Island Modern Farmhouse, Greenbank, WA: A copper hood and wooden beams bring warmth to the farmhouse-style kitchen, with wraparound views of the Puget Sound. (Photo: Business Wire)

Whether you’re ready to hit the road, planning ahead for the holidays (when a prime kitchen is essential), or simply looking for design inspiration after an DIY marathon, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite chef’s

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Celebrate National Cooking Day with a Look Inside Vacasa’s Top Vacation Rental Kitchens

North America’s Largest Vacation Rental Company Dishes Up Its Six Picks

Recipe searches have surged and yeast supplies have dwindled as people take up cooking as a new stay-at-home hobby. Since today is National Cooking Day, it seems an especially fitting time to tie on an apron and celebrate at home—or, if you’re lucky, in a vacation rental. At this point in 2020, we could all use a getaway and a little comfort food, right?

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200925005082/en/

Whidbey Island Modern Farmhouse, Greenbank, WA: A copper hood and wooden beams bring warmth to the farmhouse-style kitchen, with wraparound views of the Puget Sound. (Photo: Business Wire)

Whether you’re ready to hit the road, planning ahead for the holidays (when a prime kitchen is essential), or simply looking for design inspiration after an DIY marathon, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite chef’s

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Google will try ‘hybrid’ work-from-home models, as most employees don’t want to come in every day

  • Most Google employees want to return to the office at some point, but not every day, according to a recent Google survey of its employees’ desires for post-pandemic work.
  • The company said it is planning “hybrid” models for future work, including rearranging its offices, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said in an interview with Time magazine on Wednesday.
  • Silicon Valley companies are competing on flexible work options for existing and prospective talent.



Sundar Pichai wearing a suit and tie: Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc., gestures while speaking during a discussion on artificial intelligence at the Bruegel European economic think tank in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Pichai urged the U.S. and European Union to coordinate regulatory approaches on artificial intelligence, calling their alignment critical.


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Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc., gestures while speaking during a discussion on artificial intelligence at the Bruegel European economic think tank in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Pichai urged the U.S. and European Union to coordinate regulatory approaches on artificial intelligence, calling their alignment critical.

Google is rethinking its long-term work options for employees, as most of them say they don’t want to come back to the office full-time.

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