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Hoda Kotb on Whether She’ll Adopt a Third Child: ‘You Just Wait and See If It’s Meant to Be’

The Today co-host shares daughters Hope Catherine, 17 months, and Haley Joy, 3½, with fiancé Joel Schiffman

Hoda Kotb can’t wait to tie the knot with fiancé Joel Schiffman — but when she does, it’s going to a look a bit different than she’d originally planned.

The Today show co-host, who got engaged to Schiffman nearly a year go, had hoped to say “I do” in a destination wedding this November. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the lovebirds’ wedding plans changed.

“It was actually supposed to happen in November and Maria Shriver called me. She’s like, ‘It’s still on my calendar. Is it off?’ I go, ‘Yes, it’s off! I thought I called you!’ ” Kotb, 56, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

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What’s in Store for the Holiday Shopping Season in the Era of COVID-19?

UKG survey reveals the evolving retail trends keeping the shopper and employee experience alive amid the pandemic as 91% of retailers are confident stores will be open Black Friday

Examining the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on safety and staffing practices in the retail sector, a survey of retail leaders1 by UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) finds U.S. stores are approaching the holiday shopping season with optimism despite risks posed by perpetual understaffing and a lack of contingency planning that threaten to disrupt business and intensify holiday stress for employees and shoppers.

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“Retailers Rethink Holiday Season Strategy: Store safety, staffing, and shopping trends in the COVID-19 era,” an in-depth study by UKG, examines survey responses from 302 U.S. retailers, more than half of which operate 100+ physical stores (61%) and employ more than 5,000 employees (55%), to reveal

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What’s the Best Way to Share Wedding Photos with Guests?

Erich McVey

Between social media, photo sharing apps, texting, email, and good old-fashioned snail mail, there are a number of different ways to share your wedding photos with guests. But which is right for you? Ultimately, it depends on how you like to communicate and how much access you’d like to give your family members and friends to the snapshots from your big day. Here are a few options and ways to decide what will work best for you and your wedding guests.

Related: To Post or Not to Post? Tips for Sharing Your Wedding on Social or Keeping It Private

How have you communicated with guests throughout your wedding?

Whatever method you’ve used to communicate with guests throughout your wedding is a great way to continue post-wedding. For example, if you have a Facebook group dedicated to your wedding events, you can upload an album straight into this group

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Gift shop bird hooks spark jokes online but can YOU spot what’s wrong with them?

‘Love a cockatoo!’ Gift shop bird hooks spark jokes online but can YOU spot what’s wrong with them?

  • Reddit user posted photo of bird ornaments with interesting hook placements
  • The series of bird hook ornaments look as though they all have a penis
  • A number of other Reddit users were quick to see the humour in the hooks

A series of collectible bird hooks sparked a frenzy of jokes online after the ornaments appeared to be sporting penises. 

The pictures, showing six iconic Australian birds looking particularly excited, was shared to Reddit on Sunday and immediately drew the community’s attention. 

‘Australia. Where we sell birds with erections. 10/10 would buy,’ the poster remarked. 

The collection included white and black cockatoos, a galah, a kookaburra and what appear to be a

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Fashion Week 2020 during COVID-19: What’s different this year

Fashion Week is an exciting time in the cities of New York, Paris and Milan. Locals can expect to see celebrities and style stars traipsing the streets in daring looks, Instagram’s feeds flooded with gorgeous new work from fashion designers and Vogue’s glossy pages and digital platforms showing what’s in and out for the next season. But in light of COVID-19, designers are being forced to reimagine the grand spectacle that is fashion week, and instead are scrambling to find innovative ways to get their product to consumers.

While NYFW is still scheduled for Sept. 13-16, the schedule for PFW has yet to be announced, an unprecedented delay for the FHCM, and MFW has only strung together a tentative schedule. Designers this summer presented digital lookbooks for haute couture, many with the hopes of having an in-person showing for Spring/Summer 2021, but with recent spikes of COVID-19 cases in Paris

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Donatella Versace On What’s Next For Fashion

After months of lockdown, Milan had recently re-opened, with workers flooding back to offices, and Donatella Versace was happy to be back in the office (though she had picked up some Zoom skills in quarantine.) Below, as part of ELLE’s look at the future of fashion, the designer speaks about how this moment is making her push even harder for sustainability; the drawbacks of digital shows, and why she thinks smaller, seasonless collections are the future of fashion. (In July, after this interview took place, she put this into practice by showing Versace Flash, a co-ed capsule collection.)

How do you envision fashion transforming in this difficult time? How can we use this moment to change it for the better?

I’ve had a lot of time to think about this, and my first answer is: Nothing’s ever going to be the same. These past three months I’ve been thinking, thinking,

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See What’s on JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers’ Wedding Registry

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One Bachelor Nation couple is one step closer to saying “I Do.”

Although the coronavirus pandemic forced Jordan Rodgers and JoJo Fletcher to postpone their summer wedding, the famous pair is ready to plan their dream day once again.

This time, however, they are partnering up with The Knot specifically for their wedding registry.

“As soon-to-be newlyweds, we of course want some great products to continue making our house in Dallas a home,” the couple exclusively shared with E! News. “We were able to not only add home and kitchen staples that we found in The Knot Registry Store, but also have our guests contribute cash to experiences

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Clean Beauty: Creating What’s Possible in Uncertain Times

My cousin Jackie was 26 years old when she found out she had Stage 4 lung cancer. As an athlete that never smoked and lived a healthy lifestyle, you can imagine how shocking this news was for her and our family.

When it metastasized to her brain, Jackie needed daily radiation treatments which caused hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) and thick, coarse hair growth all over her face. When this happened, she didn’t want to see anyone and she felt weaker and sicker by the minute. She had always been so vibrant and in good spirits even when she was in pain or not feeling well. When the darkening of her skin happened, her manicurist asked if she could wax her face just to see what would happen. Doing so removed all the dark spots and the thick, coarse hair. Jackie immediately felt better and stronger, her mood and confidence

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