Our Favorite Craft Fairs That You Can Shop Virtually This Year

Christel Deskins

Courtesy of Renegade Craft Fair

Just a month ago, the Porter Flea almost didn’t happen. “We knew we had to make a big decision—either cancel the event or pivot and make it virtual,” says interior designer Katie Vance who founded the Flea alongside her husband, Matt Alexander, owner of furniture company HollerDesign. Normally, it’s the premier pop-up event of Nashville’s local artisan scene. But when the city rolled back its reopening phase—from Phase 3 to Phase 2—due to rising coronavirus cases, it dashed all hopes for the expected in-person experience. What followed would be a four-week whirlwind of designing limited edition merchandise, calling and coordinating with vendors, not to mention developing a virtual shopping experience on their website.

“In the end, over 110 vendors stayed to be a part, of we are now calling Porter in Place, which was such a silver lining positive moment in all of this,” says

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who is in the race to buy the Chinese app?

Christel Deskins

TikTok
TikTok

Before there was TikTok, there was Vine. The American-founded, short-form video app was used at the height of its popularity by more than 200 million people, letting them create seven second looping videos featuring music and comedy. A bit like TikTok. 

In January 2017, however, the app met an untimely end after being shut down for good by Twitter, who had bought the company for a reported $30m (£23m) in October 2012.

Three years on from its failed Vine venture, Twitter has found itself in the running to buy TikTok, an app seen by many as a successor to Vine.

TikTok, owned by Chinese technology giant Bytedance, has exploded in popularity with 800m users globally, the vast majority of which are teens flocking to the app for short clips of dance routines and lip-synced comedy sketches.

Twitter’s potential bid comes as TikTok’s future rests on a knife edge. Last

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The difference between video game AI and real AI

Christel Deskins

Welcome to TNW’s beginner’s guide to AI. This multi-part feature should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it can do, and how it works. The guide contains articles on (in order published) neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing, algorithms, and artificial general intelligence.

Among the most common misconceptions surrounding machine learning technology is the idea that video games dating back to the 1970s and 1980s had built-in “artificial intelligence” capable of interacting with a human user.

If you’re curious but in a hurry, video game “AI,” in the traditional sense, is not what people refer to in the modern era when they’re talking about artificial intelligence. The “bots” in an online multiplayer game, the enemies in a first-person-shooter, and the CPU-controlled characters in old-school Nintendo games are not examples of artificial intelligence, they’re just clever programming tricks.

Artificial

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How moms are coping right now, from online therapy to forest bathing

Christel Deskins

Staying at home is a small sacrifice during the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s not without its challenges. How does one ward off loneliness in the absence of community? What can we do to keep anxiety at bay during such an emotionally fraught time? How do we fill the hours stretching out before us, and use this time to make connections, pursue long-neglected hobbies and discover new ones, and inject a little positivity and calm into our everyday lives?

Introducing The Unwind, a new, recurring feature in which Yahoo staffers share the ways we’re finding moments of peace, levity and inspiration during these trying times. From adopting soothing strategies that boost our mental health, to losing ourselves in virtual social calls, newfound passions and other joyous diversions, these are the things getting us through the quarantine. The days may feel uncertain, but beauty and bright spots abound.

As we reach

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How to Become a Lululemon Ambassador, Test Products & More Perks

Christel Deskins

Lululemon customers can take their love of staying fit to the next level by applying to be an ambassador for the brand.

The athletic company is constantly on the lookout for new members to try out their products, whether you’re an influencer, personal trainer or just someone who loves to work out a sweat. There are a few programs perspective ambassadors can apply to, the Lululemon Collective and the Sweat Collective can both be applied to online. Customers interested in becoming a store ambassador or global ambassador should visit the closest Lululemon location to learn more.

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Accepted members of the Lululemon Collective and the Sweat Collective receive perks such as testing out products, discounts and earning a commission. Below, take a closer look at how Lululemon customers can apply online to become a member and get perks.

The Lululemon Collective

The Lululemon Collective is geared towards

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‘Stock take’ of digital world is long overdue, says Molly Russell’s father

Christel Deskins

Molly Russell - PA
Molly Russell – PA

A “stocktake” of the digital world is long overdue, the father of Molly Russell has urged, as he pledges his support for a new consultation into online harms.

The campaigner claims that graphic self-harm images on Instagram played a role in his daughter’s suicide and wants the internet to be a “safer place” for young and vulnerable people.

Ian Russell said: “Today’s current big tech platforms were born at about the same time as my youngest daughter, Molly. The powerful tech corporations live on, sadly Molly ended her own life in 2017, and I am convinced what she found online helped kill her.”

Writing for The Telegraph, the founder of the Molly Rose Foundation backs Labour’s new Our Digital Future consultation.

The review, which launches on Tuesday, will examine children’s safety, hate speech and the spread of disinformation online.

 

“The consultation will help the UK become

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Back to school shopping: Best deals and sales

Christel Deskins

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Whether kids are going back to school in-person or online, they’ll likely need new notebooks, backpacks and clothing before their first day of class. This year, tech accessories are also important, as many schools across the country are establishing remote learning models due to the coronavirus. Computers, headphones and Wi-Fi routers may be essential for attending classes, doing homework and connecting with teachers and peers. Face masks are also at the top of many back-to-school shopping lists, with states across the country mandating face coverings in public spaces. Brands like Disney and Lands’ End make face masks for kids in fun designs that adhere

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The 8 best places to shop for back-to-school supplies online

Christel Deskins

School shopping has never been easier.
School shopping has never been easier.

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Whether classes are virtual or not, back-to-school season is in full swing, meaning it’s time to stock up on all the school supplies students will need to get them through the year. Aside from pencils and paper, that means a backpack that won’t strain their backs, a lunch box that will keep their sandwiches cool, and the latest tech that will make tackling assignments easier.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of us might be avoiding shopping in stores, but you can still order all the necessary goods online at select retailers. Below, you’ll find the eight best places to order school supplies online.

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1. Target

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Strategic Plan For A Sustainable Business School

Christel Deskins

Future uncertainties are becoming everybody’s business. I believe it’s our role as a business school to address this challenge, which is the thrust of our new 20-25 Strategic Plan, ‘Impact Future Generations.’ It’s our roadmap as EDHEC embarks on a project of deep transformation, backed by an ambitious investment plan of nearly €230m.

This is a decisive step for EDHEC whose Global MBA is already ranked by The Economist at #1 in France, #2 in Europe, and #7 worldwide for opening new career opportunities. Our undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education participants will be the first to benefit, whether on our campus in Nice, Lille, Paris, London or Singapore.

We are committed to reinventing the kind of leaders we produce. The big shift will be in their ability to deal with global and complex issues. It’s about knowing how to learn, how to think and how to act, so they can

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The disturbing underbelly of the ‘step’ porn trend

Christel Deskins

The disturbing underbelly of the 'step' porn trend
The disturbing underbelly of the ‘step’ porn trend

August 8 is International Female Orgasm Day, and we’re celebrating with an entire week dedicated to exploring the business and pleasure of porn.

Pop onto Pornhub’s homepage and you’re likely see at least one title akin to Gorgeous Step Daughter Sneaks In and Seduces with Creampie.

Or My stepson pays me a visit.

Or Beautiful Step Sister Loves Porn & Wants to Fuck.

These are all real titles I can see on Pornhub’s main page as I write this. If I refreshed, I’d be inundated with new regurgitations of the same idea.

If you’ve visited any of the many tube porn sites in the past several years, you’ve likely noticed there are more and more titles like this — even if the video itself is fake incest (“fauxcest”).

This isn’t just in our imaginations, either. In a look at

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