Bath & Body Works’ Fall Bakery Is Officially Open For Business

Nothing says “fall” quite like the smell of a warm pumpkin doughnut rolled in cinnamon sugar. Even if you’re not ready to trade your sandals for ankle boots or plan your annual late-September trip to the apple orchard, you can pick up a few scented candles that will make your living room smell like you’re already there.

To ease you into the rapidly approaching season, everyone’s favorite candle superstore, Bath & Body Works, just dropped its fall 2020 collection both online and in retail stores across the country — and it’s one of the sweetest-smelling assortments we’ve ever seen.

When you head to the Bath & Body Works website and click on the “3-Wick Candles” dropdown, you’ll be met with a landing page filled with what the retailer calls its Fall Bakery. From Pumpkin Cookie Dough and Dutch Apple Waffle to Blueberry Maple Pancakes and Pumpkin Doughnut Shop, you’ll start

Read More

Fall semester brings no relief to struggling college towns and the businesses that rely on students

Freshman Sarah Anne Cook carries her belongings as she packs to leave campus following a cluster of COVID-19 cases at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. <p class="copyright">AP Photo/Gerry Broome</p>
Freshman Sarah Anne Cook carries her belongings as she packs to leave campus following a cluster of COVID-19 cases at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • Businesses in college towns in the US are still reeling from the mass exodus of students that began in the spring and has now remained into the fall.

  • Many schools have adopted online-only approaches to learning or implemented a hybrid approach that brings only some students back to campus.

  • As their primary clientele — students, their families, and other members of university communities — diminishes, some business owners face a difficult decision: temporarily shut down again or close forever.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

For nearly a decade, Chris Carini has owned Linda’s Bar & Grill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The restaurant has been serving the college town for nearly five times as long.

Read More

30 college towns that could face economic ruin if schools don’t reopen or have to close again this fall

Montana State University
Montana State University

Classes begin for fall semester at Montana State University on August 17, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana.

William Campbell/Getty Images

  • Some college students are returning to campus for their fall semester.

  • Whether universities decide to have in-person classes or a hybrid model, college towns where students usually make up a large share of the town’s population may be greatly affected.

  • Business Insider decided to look at colleges that have a large number of undergraduates to determine which towns may be most economically vulnerable during the upcoming school year.  

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Some college students across the country have already started their fall semesters, whether it be in-person or online. As some students choose to take online courses or are not interested in returning to college, this can affect the economy of towns dependent on college students.  

Many colleges closed and transitioned to remote learning

Read More

Harvard’s campus will not open for fall semester for the 1st time in 384 years

Students pass Harvard's Widener Library in a scene that already feels nostalgic. (William B. Plowman/Getty Images)
Students pass Harvard’s Widener Library in a scene that already feels nostalgic. (William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

For the first time in 384 years, Harvard University’s historic campus will not open for the fall semester, which was set to begin on Sept. 2.

In July university officials announced that all coursework during the fall semester would take place online and that, accounting for students without a suitable home learning environment, 40 percent of undergraduates would be permitted to return to campus. Those undergrads will have their own bedrooms and shared bathrooms and will not be permitted into buildings on campus, while students living off-campus will not be allowed inside any buildings at all, including those for student housing.

This is in stark contrast to the usual 97 percent of the student body that typically lives in campus housing for all four years they attend.

To get a sense of the campus,

Read More

Fall college classes kick off with COVID-19 warnings, miles of Plexiglas

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – After months of planning and preparation for a new semester under the coronavirus pandemic, Molly Coomes was nearly as eager as Purdue University officials to resume in-person classes this week.

Some of the details, though, would still have to be worked out.

As the masked sophomore, coffee in hand, headed to her first class on the West Lafayette, Indiana, campus where masks are mandatory and lecture halls are socially distanced, she realized her mistake.

“I thought, ‘Why did I do that?’” Coomes said of the coffee. “I can’t take a drink, because I feel like taking a mask off is like breaking a law around here.”

Things didn’t get any easier in class, which was interrupted by technical issues that crisscrossed the campus. Then her professor acknowledged that he was in the vulnerable age range for COVID-19, asking his students, Coomes said, “Please don’t kill him.”

Read More

Stanford GSB Will Now Start The Fall Quarter Mostly Online

Stanford GSB decides to start its autumn quarter For MBA students mostly online.

Graduate School of Business today (Aug. 24) announced that it would abandon plans for a hybrid start to the school year and begin the autumn quarter mostly online.” data-reactid=”29″With Santa Clara county still on California’s COVID watch list, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business today (Aug. 24) announced that it would abandon plans for a hybrid start to the school year and begin the autumn quarter mostly online.

With just a couple of exceptions for a few outdoor class sessions, first-year and second-year MBA students will begin their studies completely online. The school will revisit its decision during the week of Sept. 21. If the county gets off the watch list, it’s possible Stanford could return to a hybrid combination of in-person and online classes on Sept. 28.

 ” data-reactid=”31″“At least through the week

Read More

What the Buyers from Our Top E-Comm Sites Are Picking Up for Fall

Photo credit: COURTESY
Photo credit: COURTESY

From Harper’s BAZAAR

Online shopping is not what it was six months ago. We are not immune to the realities retail is facing in the midst of a global pandemic and the economic hardship it has wrought. But truth is, many who can are largely still shopping, and the wheels continue to turn at e-comm sites big and small.

As we begin to see the shape of a new fashion landscape emerge, we turn to those on the ground floor, the buyers, to see what they have in mind for the upcoming season. How are they navigating current business challenges, what are they buying into, and what do they forecast their customers desire now? It’s less a question of the It bag or boot of the season, and more an inquiry into the true essence of what people who love fashion and still want it in their

Read More

More Twin Cities Private, Public Schools Make Decisions For Fall

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL METRO, MN — The start of the 2020 school year is days away for many kids across the Twin Cities metro. Most schools — both public and private — have announced the education model they will use as the nation continues to battle the spread of coronavirus.

For public school districts, the recommended model of education per the Minnesota Department of Health — wether it’s distance learning, hybrid, or in-person — depends on how many coronavirus cases are reported in the county

While the statewide guidelines issue by Gov. Tim Walz earlier this summer don’t apply to private schools in Minnesota, many private school administrators are going through similar decision making processes as their peers in the public districts.

All schools that do open during the school year must follow public health guidelines on masks, social distancing, personal hygiene, screening, and cleaning practices.

Also read: How Coronavirus Affects

Read More

‘Living in my car’? Fall semester online means college students are scrambling for housing, Wi-Fi

When California State University announced May 12 its schools would be online for the fall semester, Graciela Moran thought she might end up homeless.

The San Bernardino student is immunocompromised and had been living in her dorm as a residential assistant. But with the Cal State announcement, her contract ended and her stipend was taken away. Her father, a carpet installer, had to keep working during the city’s increase in coronavirus infections, so she couldn’t move home without putting herself at risk.

“I was really thinking about living in my car,” she said. Her mind raced as she weighed finding a full-time job that would allow her to afford an apartment.

But the college stepped in. A COVID-19 relief fund from the Basic Needs Department provided the fifth-year senior, who is also the school’s student body president, with the payment she needed to stay in her dorm room. When it

Read More

Flu shot will be essential this fall, Federal government extends CERB, offers new COVID-19 benefits

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 4,600 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 121,000 diagnoses so far) and 9,000 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

August 20

Read More