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Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Risks of Holiday Travel

These are the powerful and entirely valid feelings that public-health guidance will run up against when Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas arrive. Many people will, unlike Segura, act on those feelings, and it could be dangerous when they do so during the same roughly monthlong stretch of time.

How many people will leave home is an important question. In a typical year, about 50 million Americans travel at least 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving, according to AAA. In this atypical year, it’s not yet clear how large that number will be. On one hand, a survey from Morning Consult in early September found that just under half of Americans are scrapping their usual plans for holiday gatherings. And Gary Leff, a blogger who follows the airline industry closely, told me that based on airport foot traffic this year, he expects the number of flyers during Thanksgiving and Christmas to be

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Home Improvement: Steps for hanging holiday lights outdoors – Salisbury Post

Metro Creative

It begins to look a lot like Christmas when twinkling lights brighten up homes inside and out. Few things liven up the season more than holiday decorations, particularly clear and colored lights. Prior to taking out the lights, ladder and thermos of coffee to get you through the job, it’s important to note that there are right and wrong ways to hang holiday lights.

• Sketch out your plan. Start by taking a few photos of your home from various vantage points. Print out the photos on regular paper so that you can draw your lighting arrangement and decoration placement right on the photos to see how things will look.

• Measure the area. Use a measuring tape to roughly measure the width and height of eaves or other areas of the home where you plan to hang light strands. Calculate how much overall footage you will need

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Home Improvement: Holiday gifts to spark home improvement ideas – Salisbury Post

Metro Creative

People have spent more time at home in 2020 than they likely have in years past. This has provided homeowners with plenty of time to ponder potential upgrades to their homes. After taking inventory of their lifestyles, surroundings and furnishings, people have embarked on construction projects or home interior design renovations in record numbers. Holiday gifts that cater to projects around the house are likely to be highly valued this holiday season. Here are some ideas for home improvement-related gifts.

• Home improvement retailer gift card: Home improvement centers are one-stop shopping for do-it-yourselfers. To help offset the cost of supplies, gift-givers can give a gift card to a neighborhood hardware store.

• Magazine subscription: There are plenty of ideas on the internet, but a subscription to a home remodeling or interior design magazine puts inspiration right in homeowners’ hands. Pages can be marked or cut out and

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6 cheap and cheerful holiday ideas for Autumn in the UK

From Cosmopolitan

‘Staycation’ has been the word of the year, thanks to coronavirus restrictions throwing international travel plans into disarray. From UK campsites to brilliant breaches in Wales; many of us have taken the opportunity to explore holiday destinations and travel opportunities a little closer to home.

And yet closer to hope doesn’t always mean more affordable – you only have to look at some of the luxury accommodation in Devon and Cornwall to know staying near home can cost a fortune. Which is where these cheap holidays in the UK come in. Planning starts here!

6 cheap holidays (UK)

Rent a VW Campervan

From £525 for a week from Landcruise.uk, you could be the proud renter of a VW California Ocean, which sleeps four, and has a full kitchen and cooking area. Wicked Campers offers loads of different rental options, while Booking.com also have individual vans up for rent.

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Home Depot Says Black Friday Prices Available Throughout Holiday Season

(RTTNews) – Home improvement retailer Home Depot (HD), is taking a different approach this holiday season as it will offer Black Friday discounts for two months, beginning in early November through December.

Usually, the retailer offers the deep discounts annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving. However, instead of a single day, Home Depot will offer its discounts for two months this year.

The retailer in statement said customers can enjoy stress-free shopping this holiday season, as the company is reinventing Black Friday shopping keeping in mind the safety and wellbeing of customers during the COVID-19 period.

The deals will be available both in its stores and online, however, mobile app users will get exclusive early access to some discounts in November.

Home Depot will keep its stores closed on Thanksgiving day. Other retailers, including Walmart (WMT), have also announced they will not open this year on the holiday.

“Following our

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Home Depot adapts Black Friday, holiday shopping season to pandemic era

An artificial Christmas tree sits on display inside a Home Depot store in New York.

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Home Depot on Wednesday previewed its 2020 holiday shopping season — adapted to pandemic times, when crowds are taboo but customers still want deals.

Among the changes, the home improvement retailer said in a post on its website that Black Friday specials will stretch on for nearly two months, rather than take place on a single day. It will collaborate with Pinterest to inspire a different kind of DIY project: Making meaningful, homemade gifts. And it will nudge customers toward its mobile app by putting promotions there first. 

The company emphasized an option that could gain greater popularity this year, though it was available in years past: Getting a fresh Christmas tree delivered to a customer’s doorstep. 

Home Depot is one of the retailers that has seen sales

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