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How to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in East Tennessee

How to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in East Tennessee

Virtual guests speakers are able to share their stories, dances and recipes during Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.

TENNESSEE, USA — Local non-profits are working to make sure students are learning about Hispanic culture and traditions for Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Thrive Lonsdale works with the youth in the Lonsdale community to do just this. 

Communications Director of Thrive Lonsdale Jalynn Baker said the students they serve are very diverse from many backgrounds, including several Latin American countries. 

Normally, the non-profit partners with Lonsdale Elementary School to host a large Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. 

However, due to the pandemic, they were not able to do that this year. 

Instead, Thrive Lonsdale included more learning materials and resources for students to read. 

“We spent some extra time building a little curriculum that really celebrates their cultures and makes space for them to feel proud of where they come from,” Baker said. 

Additionally, Hola Lakeway serves Hamblen, Jefferson and Grainger Counties. 

For Hispanic Heritage Month, Hola Lakeway is using social media to connect with students in East Tennessee. 

The non-profit used Facebook Live to highlight Hispanic and Latino cultures around the globe. 

Virtual guest speakers are able to share their stories, dances and recipes from their culture.

“It’s good for the younger generations because they did not grow up this way,” said Executive Director Betsy Hurst of Hola Lakeway. “This way they can hear our stories… our traditions.” 

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Consumer Prices Climbed Last Month, Driven by Used-Car Demand

Consumer Prices Climbed Last Month, Driven by Used-Car Demand

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Consumer prices climbed last month, driven by continued strong demand for cars and trucks as the economy rebounds from the depths of the coronavirus recession.

The consumer-price index rose 0.2% in September on a seasonally adjusted basis, slowing from a 0.4% increase in August, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The reading was in line with the 0.2% economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had expected.

Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices rose 0.2%.

Over the past 12 months, the index rose 1.4% on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. Core prices rose 1.7% over the past year.

Prices for used vehicles were up 6.7% last month, the largest monthly increase since February 1969. The gains in this category accounted for most of the monthly overall increase.

“The jump in used car and truck prices over the past three months likely reflects the increased demand from city-dwellers who no longer are comfortable taking mass transit and others who have left the city altogether,” said Kathy Bostjancic, chief U.S. financial economist at Oxford Economics. “We suspect that these rapid increases will not continue for an extended period since the short-term increase in demand should soon become satiated.”

Another sign consumers are moving beyond the pandemic: The index for food away from home continued to rise, gaining 0.6% in September, while grocery prices fell.

U.S. stocks were heading toward a mixed open after the report.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

futures were off 0.6% at 28618,

S&P 500

futures were down 0.4% at 3518, and


futures were up 0.2% at 12125.

The indexes for shelter, new vehicles, and recreation also increased in September, the Labor Department said. The indexes for airline fares and apparel

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Why I’m happy to pay $70 a month for term life insurance

Why I’m happy to pay $70 a month for term life insurance

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  • He recommended $1.4 million in coverage for me, which felt high. But after accounting for our standard of living and future financial goals, I went for it.
  • Now, I feel good about paying $70 a month for that peace of mind.
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“Protect, optimize, grow.”

Tom, our CFP, introduced this financial approach on our first call — a simple, three-step perspective that would guide our work together. The idea is that before you can build wealth, you need to protect your assets (through life and disability insurance) and optimize cash flow (in our case, setting up a separate account for my business and hiring an experienced CPA to help with taxes).

We started by getting out of debt

When my husband, Tim, and I first started working with Tom in 2019, we came up with a plan specific to our financial situation. We decided together that we would work as hard as we could to pay off as much debt as possible, then start protecting and optimizing our money. The approach made sense. Clean up the mess we had made in

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15 Virtual Art Classes Online to Spark Your Imagination This Month

15 Virtual Art Classes Online to Spark Your Imagination This Month

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The year 2020 has been a challenging one—that’s for sure. As our lives continue to move more online, e-courses have become the norm for everything from general schoolwork to special subjects. But when it comes to creative online learning, this field is nothing new. There are thousands of virtual art, photography, and craft classes all at your fingertips. And while it’s great to have so many choices, this can feel totally overwhelming. Wondering where to start? Let us help with that!

We’ve scoured sites like Creativebug, Skillshare, and CreativeLive and selected 15 of our favorite online classes to try for October 2020. They run the gamut; from how to create compelling photography using your iPhone to starting Procreate to pricing your work, you’ll never tire of the offerings. Each course is taught by an instructor with years of experience in their respective field, and their valuable insight will help you to learn a new topic and achieve your goals.

So, what are you waiting for? Scroll down for our pick of classes and relish in all of the incredible possibilities that await you.

Gain new skills and grow your career when you try creative virtual classes. Scroll down for our picks this month.

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Photography & Video

Instagram-Worthy Photography: Shoot, Edit & Share, Skillshare — Instagram is the place to share your photography with a massive audience. In this class, Instagram and YouTuber Brandon Woelfel will show how he shoots and edits to achieve his signature style.

Adobe Lightroom – Finding Your Unique Editing Style, Skillshare — Make your photographs stand

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Which Brands Resonated Most in China This Fashion Month? | BoF Professional, China Decoded

Which Brands Resonated Most in China This Fashion Month? | BoF Professional, China Decoded

LONDON, United Kingdom — When it comes to fashion month, luxury brands’ marketing strategies for China have always relied on front-row faces. “To Chinese consumers, fashion week equals celebrities,” Maggie Mao, deputy executive editor-in-chief and fashion director at Grazia China told BoF exactly one year ago.

This season, however, brands had to make do without the physical presences of A-list heartthrobs and selfie-stick-wielding KOLs. Some names, like Prada, chose to forego the front row altogether by launching filmed runway shows sans audience. Others, like Burberry, worked with influencers to launch a livestream ahead of the Spring/Summer 2021 show.

“Of course, putting on shows in Europe without Chinese attendants does make it less of an event for the local market,” said Bohan Qiu, founder of Shanghai-based PR agency Boh Project. “I do think Chinese customers [still] care about fashion weeks in Europe, but not as much as before.”

This should give luxury executives pause for thought. Chinese wallets have never been as vital for luxury fashion brands as they are now. While spending in the US and Europe remains lethargic, the mainland’s retail sales rose for the first time this year in August, according to data published by the National Bureau of Statistics, further cementing China’s lead on the road to recovery from Covid-19.

Finding an effective alternative or supplementary marketing strategy for China should be an urgent priority for most brands.  Yet luxury executives are still experimenting and exploring their options as health guidelines change; whether these new formats become more than temporary stand-ins for jet-setting crusades remains to be seen. But they do hint at a new breed of tactics aimed at engaging audiences in China — tactics that could inform the way the sector’s giants target the world’s biggest luxury market for years to come.

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