Pandemic propels older shoppers online

NEW YORK (AP) — In November, Paula Mont did something new: The 86-year-old, who hasn’t left her New Jersey senior living community in nearly a year, went shopping — online.

Mont used an iPad, equipped with a stylus to help her shaky hands, to buy a toy grand piano for her great-granddaughter. She picked it out from more than a dozen versions of the instrument on Amazon.

“It is like a wow feeling. I found it!” Mont said.

The internet has become a crucial link to the outside world during the pandemic, one that millions of people still don’t have

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Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ in Style of Rammstein Is Wunderbar

Remember when we showed you what it would sound like if Type O Negative covered Metallica’s “Master of Puppets?” Well, Denis Pauna, the YouTuber behind that masterful creation, is back with another Metallica makeover, having transformed the iconic “Enter Sandman” into a Rammstein-styled song. And it is wunderbar!

We don’t know what’s more surprising about this version — that it sounds like an authentic Rammstein vocals thanks to those spot on vocals or that Pauna, a non-German speaker, managed to sing the entire song in Rammstein’s native tongue. He did confess to using the ever-trusty (not really — it tends

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Let’s Get Lit-erary: Bookish accessories you didn’t know you needed

Are you looking for a gift for someone who is a serious book fan? Or are YOU the book fan, who is seeking some extra items to showcase your love for reading? Read on to learn more about the best book accessories that you did not know you needed. Photo by Wendy van Zyl on

As someone obsessed with reading, it may come as a surprise that books aren’t the only way to my heart. Anything and everything related to reading is fair game, and my room is cluttered with elements from various fandoms. I can’t resist the allure

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High Stakes at Milan Fashion Week | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

When Milan Fashion Week kicks off Wednesday, it will be the city’s third women’s ready-to-wear season to be upended by the pandemic and its second to take place mostly online: one year ago, Northern Italy was hit by the first major coronavirus outbreak outside China smack in the middle of Milan’s runway calendar, causing guests to flee and Giorgio Armani to stream his collection from an empty auditorium.

A groundbreaking gesture at the time, digital presentations have since become the norm and even the biggest labels have struggled to get both industry insiders and end consumers to tune in. It’s

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Young Madonna in Leather and DIY Denim

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Madonna has proved herself a performer with remarkable staying power, and cranked out plenty of memorable ensembles throughout the decades. She’s worn so many iconic looks and popularized so many pieces, from the bullet bra to the mesh glove, that entire books have been written about her style.

For all the over-the-top styles she performed in

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4 women who ran empowerment workshops killed in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Four women who ran empowerment workshops were gunned down Monday in a volatile area of Pakistan that was once a base for the Taliban, local police and the women’s employer said.

The team was hired by Bravo College of Technology in Peshawar to help local women gain vocational skills such as sewing in North Waziristan, said Fayaz Khan, the chief executive of the college.

“Is this the way to give back to someone for the hard work they were doing for the poor?” Khan said by telephone. “Their role was tremendous for the local community.”

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