How Hawa Hassan Built a Cookbook Around East African Grandmothers: Women Who Travel Podcast

LA: No, no, it really does. Sort of going on to food appropriation and recipe appropriation, I mean, you kind of touched on this before, but where do you think that line lies between who gets to cook what?

HH: I think all of it is rooted in respect. I think everyone should eat what they want, they should cook what they want, but how are you sharing that space when you’re in it? Are you occupying it? Are you closing the door behind you when you get into someone else’s culture? Who else is in that position to better tell those stories that is from that place? And then also, what is your reasoning for being in that space? Is it to learn more and to bring the world closer to one another and to make the table longer? Or is it to just, again, occupy it?

It’s like,

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InventHelp Inventor Develops Convenient Beverage Holder for Outdoor Events (CBA-3702)

InventHelp Inventor Develops Convenient Beverage Holder for Outdoor Events (CBA-3702)

InventHelp Inventor Develops Convenient Beverage Holder for Outdoor Events (CBA-3702)

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PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2020

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — “I wanted to create a convenient drink holder for outdoor events and activities,” said an inventor, from Ehrhardt, S.C., “so I invented the BEVERAGE BUDDY.”

The invention provides an effective way to secure a drink outdoors. In doing so, it eliminates the need to place a drink on the ground. As a result, it ensures that a drink is accessible and it could help to prevent spills and waste. The invention features a durable and user-friendly design that is convenient and easy to use so it is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, beach goers, camping and fishing enthusiasts, tailgaters and households. Additionally, it is producible in design variations and a prototype is available.

The inventor described the invention design.

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Titan Home Improvement Announces Acquisition of Paradise Home Improvement, and Climbs to #3 Largest Remodeler in US

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Titan Home Improvement  (“Titan”), based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, today announced the acquisition of Paradise Home Improvement (“Paradise”), a South Carolina-based provider of replacement and remodel windows and doors, bathrooms, roofing and other home improvement products.  Paradise represents Titan’s fourth acquisition since Titan was founded in early 2019 and furthers Titan’s stated mission to aggregate best-in-class home improvement contractors across the US.  Titan started building its portfolio with the acquisition of Florida-based FHIA Remodeling in 2019, followed by the acquisitions of Statewide Remodeling, Mad City Home Improvement, and now Paradise. Paradise was founded in 2012 and currently has services Charlotte NC, Greensboro NC, Apex NC, Hickory NC, Greenville SC, Columbia SC, Charleston SC, and Knoxville TN. 

Titan Home Improvement

“We are thrilled for this new chapter and to be

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Friluftsliv Lounge by Valentine Distilling Co. Embraces Social-Distanced, Outdoor Activities this Winter

FERNDALE, Mich., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Valentine Distilling Co. has focused on keeping its customers and Michiganders safe while enjoying Valentine’s world-class whiskey, gin, and vodka. As Michigan prepares for winter, Valentine Distilling Co. is embracing the cold and launching the Friluftsliv Lounge at the cocktail lounge property located at 161 Vester Street in Ferndale.

Friluftsliv is a Norwegian term, loosely translated to mean “outdoor life.” Valentine’s Friluftsliv Lounge is all about embracing the outdoors in the winter, especially in Michigan.

The Friluftsliv Lounge will open as the season turns colder. The lounge will consist of an outdoor tent, with hot cocktails and drinks served. An outdoor ice bar and ice shot glasses for vodka service are also planned. As the experience created within the Friluftsliv Lounge is weather dependent, customers can find updates on Valentine’s social media channels,

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The Impact of Home Improvement Services Advertising on Purchase Behavior

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TVB (, the not-for-profit trade association helping advertisers make the best use of local ad dollars, today announced the findings of its 2020 Home Improvement Purchase Funnel Study. Of those surveyed, 80% said that COVID-19 inspired long-desired home improvement projects, and 93% of adults 18+ agreed that TV ads influenced their home improvement search selections.

“The fact that more people are staying home and able to supervise projects is the top home improvement COVID-19 motivator among adults 18+. This was followed by discounts, and the decision to reinvest dollars from cancelled vacations and events,” said Hadassa Gerber, Chief Research Officer, TVB. “While motivations differed by geography and ethnicity, local TV is the main driver of consumer purchasing decisions – there is no close second. And as we have seen in other studies, when it comes to trust nothing beats

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Academy Sports + Outdoors Becomes The Official Sporting Goods And Outdoor Retailer Of The SIAC

Academy Sports + Outdoors Becomes The Official Sporting Goods And Outdoor Retailer Of The SIAC

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (“the SIAC) and Academy Sports + Outdoors (“Academy”), a leading sport, outdoor and recreation lifestyle retailer, today announced a new partnership which will make Academy the Official Sporting Goods and Outdoor Retailer of the SIAC.

“We are very pleased to announce this exciting new partnership with Academy Sports + Outdoors,” remarked SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore. “Both Academy and the SIAC share a common vision of encouraging more boys and girls to participate in youth sports – most particularly participation in many underrepresented non-traditional sports. We are confident that working together this partnership will meaningfully advance that important objective.”

The multi-year partnership is an opportunity for the SIAC and Academy to build meaningful community initiatives with a focus on grassroots programming that includes youth outreach

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CBRE highlights 6 markets with rapidly growing life science clusters

  • Life science real estate is hot, with the lab space square footage growing by almost 12% across the US in the last year, according CBRE report detailing growth in the largest biotech clusters. 
  • CBRE’s report highlighted the 13 largest biotech clusters and the top 10 emerging clusters, showing how record amounts of funding from the National Insitutes of Health and venture capital are translating to the real estate markets.
  • Business Insider highlighted 6 clusters that are seeing large amounts of growth, whether they’re established but growing very rapidly, like New York City, or they’re emerging, like Pittsburgh and Houston.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Real estate to house pharmaceutical, biotech, and other medical research professionals is growing at a rapid pace and rents continue to rise, a sign that tenant demand can support the increasing attention on life sciences from institutional investors and developers. 

Lab space has grown

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Montclair Design Week kicks off Friday with socially distanced outdoor events

Montclair Design Week has announced the lineup for its third annual celebration of design and community-building beginning this Friday, Oct. 16, and running through Sunday, Oct. 25. 

A safe place to skate in Montclair



The theme for MDW 2020 is “100% Montclair,” with panels, workshops, walking and biking tours, film screenings and culinary events, bookended by socially distanced outdoor opening and closing parties.

“MDW’s mission is to use the power of curiosity, innovation and engagement to celebrate our community’s creative capacities, and to mobilize them into equitable outcomes,” said local architect Petia Morozov, founder of Design Shed, the design collective that fuels the festival. The nonprofit also sponsors community initiatives such as Pop! Goes the Plaza, pandemic business strategizing with the Business Improvement District and Shield Our Heroes, which made PPE for front-line workers.

a group of people standing in a river: A walk through Toney's Brook is one of dozens of events for Montclair Design Week 2020.

© Courtesy Montclair Design Week
A walk through Toney’s Brook

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How Do Real-Estate Agents Show Homes During Covid? With Face Masks, Gloves and Some Ingenuity

Heather T. Roy & Learka Bosnak

Ms. Bosnak: Heather and I have been working together for 15 years and we are very comfortable doing showings together. Then Covid shut everything down. We did a showing and I came back completely frustrated, because we were wearing masks. I felt muzzled. I was constantly running around saying, “I’m smiling under here!” This business is all about rapport, comfort level.

Ms. Roy: We’re like, “We need new skills. We need people to know what we’re thinking, and we also need to know what they’re thinking.” It was almost like we needed a body language expert. I am single and I had met with a couple of matchmakers in L.A. One had her clients meet with a body language expert—Mark Edgar Stephens.

Ms. Bosnak: Heather’s still single, but we love this guy.

Ms. Roy: So we called Mark and told him what we were

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There’s Now a Waitlist For DC’s Grant to Help Businesses Winterize Outdoor Dining Spaces

Fire pits at the Salt Line. Photograph by Paul Kim.

DC is doling out $4 million to help businesses winterize their outdoor dining spaces in anticipation of the potentially devastating season ahead. Already, however, there’s a waitlist for the $6,000 “Winter Ready” grants, which can be used cover the costs of new tents, heaters, propane, lighting, furniture, and advertising.

The city received enough applications to exhaust the allotted funds within three weeks of the program opening. An additional 20 businesses are now on the waitlist, says Mayor Muriel Bowser’s press secretary Susana Castillo.

Cork Wine Bar and Market was awarded the very first grant today, and an additional 23 establishments will receive funds this week. Conditional award letters have been sent out to 323 businesses so far, and applications will continue to be reviewed through the end of October.

Pending funding availability, DC will open the grant back up, Castillo

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