Shop These 10 BIPOC-Owned Jewelry Brands for Your Next Statement Piece

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Photo Illustration by Scouted/The Daily Beast/Vendors
Photo Illustration by Scouted/The Daily Beast/Vendors

The COVID-19 pandemic has got us cooped up indoors, joining Zoom meetings with our cameras off, sweatpants on, and a messy bun to top it off. Now, with work from home policies likely staying in effect for many of us until next year, that work-attire wardrobe is going to keep collecting dust. But there’s still one way we can easily make a statement (and make us want to turn those cameras on): jewelry. 

I’ve personally collected jewelry all my life–earrings, especially, being my favorite collector’s item. I buy them as gifts, mementos, or accessories for every new outfit. I often buy vintage pieces or homemade pairs from artisan markets when I travel abroad.

Last year, I had the unfortunate displeasure of having a pouch of my jewelry stolen at the airport on my way home from a glorious summer trip to Cuba and Panama.

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69% of Americans think the way they work has changed forever

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We’re living through a once-in-a-lifetime upheaval, and wherever we end up on the other side won’t be the same place we started from. How we work, where we work, and the skills we need will all change. 

Fortune Analytics got an exclusive look at Salesforce’s proprietary data to learn how the pandemic is impacting workers during—and after—the crisis. 

Since early May, the Salesforce Research Consumer and Workforce Research Series has published biweekly polls of the public. And the company’s Customer & Market Insights group regularly conducts surveys among decision makers (director level or higher). Fortune Analytics got special access to both datasets. 

Here’s what we found.

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The numbers to know 

69%

  • … of U.S. workers say the pandemic will permanently change the nature of work in their own career. 

59%

  • … of U.S. remote workers say they miss going into the office. 63% say they’ve grown closer to
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Coolest Cars For Sale On Motorious To Beat The August Heat

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We check out some of the most interesting cars up for grabs right now!

The classic and collector car market is a fantastically diverse tapestry of vehicles from every breed and era. Delving into the classifieds reveals some real gems waiting to find a new home with both enthusiasts and serious collectors alike. Every week we’ll be highlighting the top cars in need of a new home that caught our eye.

1971 Pontiac GTO Convertible Is Rare Poncho Muscle

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A lot of people are going stir crazy sitting in their homes at the moment. And while take a drive in your car provides an out, cruising around is much better in a big vintage convertible like this 1971 Pontiac GTO. If you’ve never seen one of these before or it’s been a long time there’s good reason:

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Are printers, computers tax-free? 10 states hold sales tax holidays this weekend and some offer a tax break on tech

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Shoppers in 10 states should file this away: This weekend, you can pick up clothes and school supplies tax-free.

Sales tax holidays kick off Friday in nine states – Florida, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia – and Maryland’s tax holiday begins Sunday.

Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee already held their tax holidays. Maryland and Connecticut will offer tax breaks later in August. 

The back-to-school shopping season, the second-biggest period for retailers, behind the holidays, usually kicks off in mid-July and peaks in mid-August. This year, it’s off to a slow start amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts predict the shopping season will peak in late August and spill into most of September.

Need Clorox wipes?: Disinfecting wipes shortage could last into 2021 amid coronavirus pandemic

Drive-in movies at Walmart: Walmart launching drive-in movie theaters at 160 stores amid COVID-19. Here’s how to reserve a parking

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The Fearless Journalist Targeted by a Murderous Dictator

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Frontline/PBS
Frontline/PBS

Ramona Diaz’s latest documentary, A Thousand Cuts, stars former CNN correspondent and Rappler co-founder Maria Ressa, a formidable Filipino reporter who was born in the country yet spent much of her youth, as well as her college years, in the U.S. Ressa became famous herself when she began being targeted by the violent populist government of President Rodrigo Duterte and its online followers. The attacks have intensified to the level of political retaliation, and the government has levied multiple charges, from cyber-libel to tax fraud, against Ressa and Rappler, a news website. On June 15, Ressa was convicted of the first cyber-libel charge against her. 

A Thousand Cuts follows Ressa as well as a handful of her colleagues/employees at Rappler, from police beat reporter Rambo Talabong to investigative reporter Patricia Evangelista, who have spent years on the ground covering the graphic, out-in-the-open government-mandated murders of poor Filipinos who

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Ride the Relentless Nasdaq Rally With These ETFs

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In the wake of rising cases in the United States, the ongoing stimulus talks for coronavirus relief package have been keeping investors on the edge. Meanwhile, major technology companies’ resilience to the coronavirus crisis is supporting the tech-heavy index. The index advanced 1% in yesterday’s trading session, to another all-time high above 11,000 and also its seventh consecutive positive session. The upside in the index was largely backed by top tech stocks like Apple (AAPL), which was up 3.5%, Facebook’s (FB) increase of 6.5% as well as Netflix (NFLX) and Alphabet’s (GOOGL) gains of more than 1% along with Microsoft’s (MSFT) 1.6% rise.

The earnings releases of major tech companies were strong amid the pandemic times. Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Alphabet delivered quarterly results which beat estimates this earnings season.

Will the Rally Stay?

The second half of 2020 is expected to keep facing the brunt of the pandemic as

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We Found Air Mattresses That You’ll Actually Enjoy Sleeping On

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Photo credit: SoundAsleep
Photo credit: SoundAsleep

From Good Housekeeping

The right air mattress is key for a good night’s sleep, even if it’s just for a few days. Whether you’re hosting overnight guests, going on an outdoor camping trip, or are in a temporary living situation where you need to use one every day, a quality air bed that doesn’t break the bank is ideal. For the most comfortable and convenient experience, you’ll want an inflatable mattress that’s easy to set up, compact to carry and store, and won’t leak air overnight while you’re using it.

The Good Housekeeping Institute’s Textiles Lab tested inflatable air mattresses for durability, overnight leakage, puncture resistance, and more. We then had real consumer testers set up the mattresses and lie on them to rate the ease of use and comfort. The picks ahead are from brands that have done well in our tests along with newer models

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