How To Budget For Holiday Shopping When The Season Is Now Twice As Long

After more than half a year living in pandemic mode, it’s obvious that this holiday season is going to look a little different. 

The pandemic has forced big retailers to make big changes to their holiday sales cycle, which will change how we shop this year. Amazon delayed its summer shopping holiday, Prime Day, due to the pandemic, then announced it for October 13 and 14. Large retailers like Walmart and Target followed, announcing similar sales to take place around the same time. 

Some stores have announced they will offer deals at the level of Black Friday savings throughout November and December to reduce crowding and make sure customers get their shipped orders in time.

That stretches the holiday shopping season to 10 weeks, compared to a “normal” year when holiday sales ramp up around mid-November. This extra time may be helpful if you like to plan ahead

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2020 Tesla Model Y Dual Motor Long Range Tested: It’s the “Slow” One

Several months ago, you read our first driving impressions of the new 2020 Tesla Model Y, along with some bootleg performance numbers. We say “bootleg” because all our usual testing facilities were shut down by, well, you know what. We’ve been working to get you the full and complete test data you deserve since then. So here it is.

There is one teeny little catch, however: Because Model Ys are so popular, Tesla wasn’t able to provide one. Enter Richard Hak of Precision One Design in Torrance, California, who agreed to rent us his low-mileage 2020 Tesla Model Y Dual Motor Long Range for this test. We like to evaluate brand-new cars provided by automakers so we know they’re in pristine condition, haven’t been modified or crashed, and have no outstanding mechanical or software issues or open recalls. Sometimes, though, you have take what you can get. We bought Richard

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Celebrity Wedding Officiant Speaks On The Business Of Marriages & Making Them Long Lasting

With ceremonies on hit shows like Netflix’s “Love Is Blind”, VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop”, and more, Rev. Roxanne Birchfield is no stranger to officiating weddings. And after having conducted more than 200 weddings, serving as a Chaplain in the United States Army Reserves for the last 8 years, and becoming the founder of Married By Rev. Roxy, a NYC-based officiating and premarital counseling service, the most astonishing and unexpected wedding Birchfield describes was her own. 

After three weeks of knowing each other and training as chaplains in the Army in Fort Jackson, SC on a platoon together, Birchfield and her husband were married on her lunch break. Although they were married relatively quickly, Birchfield expresses the importance of not recommending this advice to anyone. For her this experience is her story, but not

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Black Fashion Fair Creates Space for Long Overlooked Black Designers

Photo credit: Ahmad Barber + Donté Maurice of ABDM Studio
Photo credit: Ahmad Barber + Donté Maurice of ABDM Studio

From Harper’s BAZAAR

Antoine Gregory has never been afraid to call out the fashion industry.

The stylist’s unfiltered but sharp Twitter commentary about the industry’s ongoings—whether it’s fashion presentations, designer collaborations, or the shifting landscape of the media world—is what helped propel his elusive Twitter persona @bibbygregory as one of the social media’s sites leading voices in the industry—especially when it came to the matters of diversity, or lack thereof, within the fashion world.

After years of being one of the only Black people in a room or on a set, Gregory was inspired to create and produce Black Fashion Fair—an immersive online platform where Black fashion designers are championed, celebrated, and centered. Its website serves as an online database where Black designers are listed A-Z, and a virtual marketplace with a stellar curation of fashion’s most exciting

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Tesla Slashes China-Made Standard, Long Range Model 3 Prices



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Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) has cut prices of its domestically-made Model 3 vehicles in China.

What Happened: The Elon Musk-led electric vehicle maker’s Chinese website shows that the starting price of its Shanghai-made standard range Model 3 sedan has been reduced 8% to RMB 249,900 ($36,800) on a post-subsidy basis. The earlier price for Model 3 was RMB 271,550 ($39,990) after subsidies.

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The price for local longer-range Model 3 electric car has also been slashed 11% from RMB 344,050 ($50,667) to RMB 309,900 ($45,638).

The standard range Model 3 sedans would now come with cheaper lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries rather than the nickel-cobalt-manganese (NMC) ones, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, which first reported the news.

Why It Matters: This is the third time the Palo Alto-based company has cut the price of its Model 3 range this year in China. Prices

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