The best and worst gardening trends of all time have been revealed

Whether it’s gnomes, water features or potted plants – everyone has their own taste when it comes to gardens.

But new research has shed light on the best and worst gardening trends of all time.

A poll of 2,000 adults, commissioned by Draper Tools, uncovered the nation’s best-loved and most hated outdoor features.

It found that summer houses, decking, bird feeders, vegetable patches and water features came out on top, as well as herb gardens, living walls and outdoor kitchens.

Among the worst trends were hot tubs, trampolines, wind chimes, gnomes, fake grass, fences painted with orange wood stain and coniferous trees.

Decorative items which attract wildlife – such as hedgehog homes, meadow areas and bumblebee nest boxes – found themselves in the ‘good’ category.

Similarly, tree houses, lanterns and pond areas also proved popular, along with sustainable trends like composting.

But planters made to look like old shoes or fake bicycles and metal wall ornaments resembling birds, animals or butterflies were all considered to be bad trends – along with sonic animal repellers and patio heaters.

Kev Smith, head of marketing at Draper Tools, commented: ‘The research goes to show just how passionate we are about our gardens – clearly those polled have pretty strong opinions on what works and what doesn’t.

‘However gardens are a very personal thing and what is right for one person isn’t necessarily right for another, so if you’re happy with your garden then that’s all that matters.

‘But it’s certainly fascinating – and a bit of fun – to find out what people are keen on and what they’re not quite so fond of.’

The poll also revealed that a quarter of green-fingered enthusiasts said they made an effort to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in the gardening world.

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The Best Finds From Wayfair's Memorial Day Sale

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If you’re in the market for furniture, don’t miss out on Wayfair’s epic Memorial Day sale. They’re offering up to 70% off, plus they have a limited time flash deals section where you can score extra discounts before the time runs out.

Below, shop our best finds from with sale, with extra items from the fan-favorite Kelly Clarkson’s Wayfair line.

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We love the texture of this beige area rug with black tassels. Place it in your living room or bedroom. 

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If you need clothing storage, look no further than this garment rack. It has wood shelves for that mixed material look. 

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Add a French country feel with this solid wood armchair. It has a traditional nailhead trim.

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If you’ve always wanted a KitchenAid stand mixer, here’s your shot. It has 10 speeds and comes in a white that matches any kitchen.

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We’re obsessed with these special dining chairs in a whitewashed hue. The caned back is super on-trend.

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Who says your desk lamp has to be basic? This option makes a statement.

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This freestanding full-length mirror adds a touch of glam. It has a wood frame covered in linen with nail-head accents.

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Add some midcentury flair with this coffee table. Its legs come in a gold finish.

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This neutral sectional will fit into your space perfectly. It comes with five accent pillows for you to play around with.

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How beautiful is this solid pine wood bed? We love the attention to detail, from its scalloped base to its arched top.

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Looking for more Memorial Day deals? These are the best sales from A to Z.

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The Best Twitter Reactions to the Lana Del Rey Drama

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Jacob Sutton

It’s been a tough year for certain fans of Lana Del Rey who consider themselves to have good politics. First, the 34-year-old singer told the New York Times that she is “not more of a liberal than I am a Republican.” Then, she started dating a reality television cop. Then, just as that relationship was starting to fade into the past, Del Rey once again called attention to her questionable outlook. In the early hours of Thursday, she posted an Instagram essay comparing how she and seven specific women in the industry are treated (and promoting her two upcoming poetry books). As the comedian Joel Kim Booster summarized the aftermath: “It feels like Lana is dating TEN cops today.” 

A portion of readers were always going to jump to conclusions. The fact that Rey’s post is lengthy, and in a teensy font that’s extremely hard to read, only made matters that much worse. (Why Del Rey didn’t make use of the second slide’s swath of blank space and enlarge the font remains unknown.) Most visible are the names in the first—and most contentious—paragraph. “Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyonce have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f—ing, cheating, etc,” Del Rey began, “can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money – or whatever I want – without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse?” 

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“I’m fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamorize abuse,” Del Rey continued. “In reality I’m just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent emotionally abusive relationships all over the world.” (She is also “not not a feminist,” she adds.) 

Deeply buried in the essay is Rey’s thesis: She just wants to sing about what she wants to sing about. That’s valid. But the rest of the essay, not so much. Did Del Rey really have to name names, or create a contest of who’s been most verbally abused? 

Why didn’t Del Rey call out the media or critics, instead of naming seven specific names? And how did she come about focusing on the women she chose? Three of the women just made chart history, and one is on her way to getting two no. 1’s.

There was one exception on Rey’s list: “She threw Ariana in there for some diversity,” one user wryly theorized. (Others questioned if Del Rey, an Ariana stan, even knows that Grande is white.) Del Rey herself, of course, is a white woman. And yet, she inexplicably made the following argument: 

Regardless of your stance, just the fact Del Rey decided to stir up other passionate fanbases requires some form of courage. “She deadass came for the arianators, beehive and the barbz,” one Twitter user noted. “She brave.” 

Del Rey might as well have called an assembly for disgruntled stans. First up, the Beyhive, which has been flooding Twitter with pleas to help Beyoncé and Meghan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” remix make even more history. 

Arianators have also made a strong showing. As for Banks, there aren’t so much stans as spectators eagerly awaiting her response. “She’s awake,” one wrote when reposting Banks’s first tweet: “What did she do?” Despite her follow up—“I have no energy for that today”—Banks predictably continued to weigh in. (The heated tweets Del Rey and Banks exchanged in 2018 holds the rare title of standing out among Banks’s countless celebrity feuds.) 

Ten hours later and 74,000 comments later, Del Rey is staying mum. (Perhaps she’s saving it for those poetry books.) Also silent: Rihanna, who remains blissfully uninvolved. 

Related: What Lana Del Rey’s Kanye West Lyric Really Means

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The world's best parties – from Glastonbury to Holi

NO ONEis going anywhere at the moment, but that doesn't mean we can't remember a time when life was more exciting than baking bread and watching Tiger King on Netflix.

From the bright colours of Holi, to the elaborate costumes of Comic Con, here’s what it looks like when the world celebrates.

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1. HOLI, WORLDWIDE BUT PREDOMINANTLY IN INDIA

Once a year in March, the young and old come together in the most colourful of ways at Holi.

This Indian festival celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and involves dancing to wooden drums and throwing brightly coloured powder at each other.

Red represents love and fertility, green means new beginnings, blue is for the Hindu god Krishna and yellow stands for the natural remedy turmeric.

It might take days to come out of your hair and never come out of your clothes, so wear white and you’ll have a souvenir you can wear for years to come.

2. BORYEONG MUD FESTIVAL, SOUTH KOREA

What started as an event to promote the beauty benefits of the mineral-rich mud from Boryeong has turned into one messy beachside party.

There are mud wresting, mud slides, mud fountains and a mud prison, with some K-Pop parties in the mix. 

Mudfest, as it’s also known, takes over Daecheon Beach and downtown Boryeong with truck loads of mud brought in from the region’s mud flats to slip and slide in.

3. GLASTONBURY, UK

What started as a 1,500 capacity festival in 1970 where tickets cost £1 and included free milk now brings more than 200,000 music lovers together.

Sadly this year’s 50th anniversary with Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift as headliners has been cancelled.

Until it is able to start up again, Glastonbury’s Spotify will be sharing playlists from acts that would have been on stage so you can put your wellies on and dance at home.

4. COMIC CON, USA AND WORLDWIDE

The ultimate geek-fest, Comic Con started in San Diego in 1972 and now has spin offs around the globe.

San Diego Comic Con brings more than 130,000 sci-fi, fantasy and superhero fans together and as well as seeing the creators and stars of their favourite comics, movies and TV shows.

One of the best parts is seeing fellow fans rocking their cosplay.

5. LOWER KEYS UNDERWATER MUSIC FESTIVAL, FLORIDA, USA

Forget air guitars, at this festival you’ll be breaking out your water ones as you play along with mermaids on trom-bonefish and fluke-a-leles.

Held in the Florida Keys to raise awareness for coral preservation, this festival pipes music into the water through underwater speakers so divers and snorkellers can groove along to ocean themed tunes including The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, Jimmy Buffett’s Fins and tracks from The Little Mermaid. 

6. MARDI GRAS NEW ORLEANS, USA

One of the greatest street parties in the world, at Mardi Gras in New Orleans more than 11 million tonnes of beads, cups, sunglasses and other trinkets are thrown to the crowd by carnival krewes, the creative powers behind the elaborate floats and masquerade balls.

While Mardi Gras is technically one day on Fat Tuesday, the New Orleans carnival goes for weeks with the biggest parties and parades taking place the weekend before the official day. 

7. AFRIKABURN, SOUTH AFRICA

Part of the Burning Man family, Afrikaburn takes place in the semidesert of Tankwa Karoo where a desolate space is temporarily transformed into a creative community full of theme camps, mutant vehicles, huge sculptures, and burning works of art.

Afrikaburn abides by the 10 principles of Burning Man including leaving no trace, gifting and radical self-reliance, but has added an 11th, ‘Each One Teach One’ to encourage the sharing of knowledge.

And just like Burning Man, you’ll need to bring everything you need to survive.

8. LA TOMATINA, SPAIN

The biggest food fight in the world brings around 40,000 people and more than 100 metric tonnes of tomatoes together in the small Valencian town of Buñol where the streets run red with juice in the one hour battle.

While the rapid splatter should start after someone climbs a greased pole to retrieve a ham it often kicks off before this traditional box is ticked.

Wear goggles to avoid getting all that squishy tomato in your eyes and when it’s all over you can either be hosed down by a local or take a dip in the Bunol River. 

9. COWS’ BALL, SLOVENIA

In Slovenia’s stunning Bohinj valley alpine herdsmen still head up into the high green pastures on the mountains to tend to their cattle in the summer months.

And when those cows come home for winter it’s time to celebrate with the Cow’s Ball. 

Cows are decorated with floral wreaths before parading down the street, there’s dancing to folk music in the streets, lots of Bohinj cheese to try and horseshoe throwing and log-sawing competitions to add to the Alpine flavour. 

10. COOPER’S HILL CHEESE ROLLING FESTIVAL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK

The dairy fun continues here in the UK, when Cooper’s Hill in Gloucestershire plays host to their springtime cheese rolling festival.

Here it’s not just a wheel of cheese that rolls down the steep 90-metre slope but some of the people chasing it too.

In theory the first person to catch the cheese wins, but as it can travel at up to 110km an hour the winner is more of a first across the post situation.

Although this year’s festival on May 25 has had to be cancelled, a cheese will still be rolled down the hill to maintain the tradition.

11. WAIKIKI SPAM JAM, HAWAII

At the Waikiki Spam Jam, Hawaii’s unusual love for the canned meat has made it one of the most popular festivals on the islands.

This block party on Kalakaua Avenue includes some favourite Waikiki restaurants serving up Spam tacos, Spam gyoza, Spam curry, Spam nachos and even Spam Hula Pie with candied Spam.

12. DÍA DE MUERTOS, MEXICO

Brightly coloured skeletons and altars covered in food, flowers, family photos and candles welcome back the dead in this two-day festival that celebrates lost loved ones.

Dressing up and having your face painted as a beautiful skull is all part of the fun when you join in this party thrown by the living for the dead.

13. HARBIN INTERNATIONAL ICE AND SNOW FESTIVAL, CHINA

The world’s biggest ice sculpture festival is also a competition that brings teams from around the globe from December to February to flex their icy skills.

Every year has a different theme and past sculptures include a Great Wall of China ice slide, Disney towers, pyramids, and huge Buddhas.

At night the sculptures are lit up to create a colourful winter wonderland, and visitors can skate, play ice soccer and ice golf, and if you’re into swimming in ice cold water, you can even take a dip in the Songhua River.

14. GLOBAL PRIDE, WORLDWIDE

This year more than 300 Pride festivals around the world have been cancelled in response to COVID-19, but that’s not going to stop the LGBTQIA+ community coming together.

On June 27, Global Pride will be live streamed with 24 hours of performances from Pride organisations around the world, starting in Australia, New Zealand and East Asia and following the time zones around the date line.

There’ll be speeches, key messages from human rights activists anddancing. 

15. CHINCHILLA MELON FESTIVAL, QUEENSLAND

Stick your feet in some watermelons for a touch of melon skiing, leave your dignity at the door for some competitive pip spitting, and test your skills on the Melon Iron Man and Woman circuit.

Held every second year, the Chinchilla Melon Festival is due to return next February.

While anyone can enter the Melon Weigh In, last year the new record was set at 100.5kg.

16. PINGXI SKY LANTERN FESTIVAL, TAIWAN

The remote hillside village of Pingxi was once so dangerous that lanterns were used as signals that a family member was safe.

Now they represent peace and good fortune, and tens of thousands of people travel to the town each September to write wishes on the lanterns before releasing them into the sky.

Surrounded by mountains with rainy weather, Pingxi is the only place in Taiwan where you can legally release sky lanterns.

17. CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, JAPAN 

A symbol of renewal and future happiness, cherry blossoms are so fleeting that they have thousands gathering under their branches for sakura festivals.

In Japan, people flock to parks to hold picnics and rent boats under the blooms.

 

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Moonlight and Best in Show: W Editors Pick Their Favorite Films

Moonlight.

David Bornfriend

Welcome to the W Movie Club, a new series in which W magazine’s editors pick five iconic films to watch while in quarantine. This week, senior news editor Kyle Munzenrieder shares some of his favorites. They’re mostly high-wire productions, only barely held together by the convictions of their creators.

You Were Never Really Here 

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Two hot takes: 1) The real tragedy of Joaquin Phoenix winning the Oscar for Joker is that he should have won it for this film instead (he took home the equivalent award for this performance at Cannes after all). 2) I am willing to bet that before creating The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau saw this film and thought “Okay, but what if it was PG and with some Boba Fett-guy instead?”  

Phoenix stars as a veteran struggling with PTSD who has taken a job as a hitman with a strict moral code: he only goes after sex offenders. His latest assignment tasks him with recovering the trafficked daughter of a powerful New York State Senator, but uncovers a web of corruption that goes far deeper than he suspects. Director Lynne Ramsay masterfully manages to fit so much texture into a disciplined 95 minutes, and never goes full Grimdark despite the subject matter. She never loses touch with the humanity of Phoenix’s character or the girl he’s trying to protect. While the film can get brutal at times, it is perhaps not a spoiler to say it ends on a generally touching moment. 

Best in Show 

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By this point, I know Jennifer Coolidge’s “We both love soup” improvised monologue pretty much by heart, but her delivery of, “We could talk or not talk forever, but still find things to not talk about” still cracks me up after twenty years. It’s just one of several eternal joys of Christopher Guest’s classic. Set at a prestigious pedigree dog show, Guest instead turns his attention to the canine’s cooky owners in a cringe comedy style that presaged television comedy classics like The Office and Kath & Kim. In addition to Coolidge, you’ll also find Parker Posey as a pitch perfect yuppie stereotype, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy playing married long before Schitt’s Creek, and a career-defining turn as the show’s color commentator from national treasure Fred Willard. 

Is it any surprise that the creators of Netflix sensation Tiger King have admitted they used the film as a reference point in crafting their own tale? 

Faces 

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I’m 17 years old and obsessed with Kathleen Hanna’s electropunk band Le Tigre, and I could only listen to their song “What’s Yr Take on Cassavetes?” before deciding that I guess I really, really did need to develop my own take on Cassavetes. I’m still working that out, but I do (almost self-consciously) truly love his breakthrough film Faces. The film gets caught up in, and to a degree lost in so much academia, discourse and history (it’s technically viewed as the birth of American independent cinema, or whatever), that the fact it’s just a simple and effective character study of an empty marriage in decline gets lost. Like, if you wish Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story focused less on the longview on a decision to divorce and instead just showed us the exact moments where the marriage breaks down (along with a more stinging view of the particular couple’s class status), Faces is the film for you. John Marley plays a midlevel, middle-aged studio exec, Lynn Carlin plays the housewife who’s grown wary of the stasis, and then there’s (heart flutter) Gena Rowlands as the good-time girl who decidedly is a lot more than a heart of gold. Is it better to trade in joy and excitement for comfort, status and security or to be young and live free? The film doesn’t offer much of an answer other than the fact that we all have to get up in the morning, deal with the choices we made the night before, and get on with it. 

Irma Vep

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Maggie Cheung is probably one of the biggest international big screen icons of the past thirty years that your average American has never heard of (the actress, now retired, apparently preferred it that way, taking up residence in New York and enjoying the anonymity). So it’s sort of ironic that one of her few English-language roles finds her playing a fictionalized version of herself coming to the west for the leading role in an action film (albeit, in this case a sort of ill-conceived and very French action film). Created by director Olivier Assayas (known best internationally as the man who proved Kristen Stewart can act) a very of-the-moment critique of French cinema of the ‘90s, the film still holds up largely thanks to Cheung’s performance as an outsider caught up in an unfamiliar and often silly culture. 

I’d be lying if I didn’t say the scene where she has a Sonic Youth-soundtracked freakout while confined to her rather small hotel room and decides she needs to break out hasn’t been playing on a loop in my mind while in lockdown. 

Pair with Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation for riffs on similar themes, or with Cheung and Assayas’s second collaboration Clean (with the knowledge that the director and the star were briefly married and divorced between the production of the two films). 

Moonlight 

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Miami is a city easily and often stereotyped by popular culture. It is also one I was born not too far from (geographically, anyway), and called home for twelve years. 

Co-author Tarell Alvin McCraney and director Barry Jenkins had long been tipped as promising favored sons by the Miami cultural cognoscenti (which, yes, exists, thank you). McCraney was already a star in the theater world beyond the city’s bounds, and Jenkins was a promising director. His previous short film Chlorophyl stars non-actor friends and acquaintances of mine and manages to capture a little time capsule of our particular slice of the city at a certain time. 

Moonlight largely takes place in a part of the city that belongs to McCraney and Jenkins and I cannot call my own, yet is distinctly Miami. By the time I saw it for myself, I had only been in New York for a few months and was in the middle of experience my first real winter at all. The film’s visuals warmed me and captured the region like no film before: the orange glint of street lights in certain neighborhoods, the look of a beach as a storm rolls in, the heaviness of the humidity captured in every frame.

The response to the film was beyond anything anyone could have predicted, yet I wonder if some aspects of the film’s significance was still lost on international critics. This wasn’t a movie that just happened to be set in Miami, but one that could only be set there.

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Best books on VE Day: Author Patricia Nicol suggests tomes on the day

Best books on VE Day: Author Patricia Nicol suggests tomes on war

  • Patricia Nicol suggests Victor Victoria Hislop’s novel Those Who Are Loved
  • She also recommended Kate Atkinson’s book Life After Life about Ursula Todd
  • In the month to April 17, more Londoners died of Covid than Blitz’s worst month
  • But this Friday, the lesson to take from our shared history is that this too will pass

The Bank Holiday this Friday will be quite different from the day envisaged. Presumably those plans involved ceremonies and fly-pasts, street parties and solemn tributes.

Yet perhaps a more pensive, solitary recognition of past generations’ sacrifice was always the more appropriate course.

History has taught us that wars never really cease when the antagonists agree on a ceasefire.

In Europe, as Churchill predicted, a Cold War began in the embers of World War II that redrew borders and divided nations. Britons celebrated a peace in Europe on VE day, but often in a muted way.


British literary expert Patricia Nicol shared a selection of books focusing on war including Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life (left) and Victoria Hislop’s Those Who Are Loved (right)

Nella Last, the wartime Mass Observation diarist, portrayed so movingly by the late Victoria Wood in Housewife 49, recorded feeling curiously flat when the announcement came, contrasting that with ‘the wild mafficking’ of the end of the Boer War or the 1918 Armistice.

Her diary entry for May 7, 1945, published in the riveting Nella Last’s War, recognises the beginning of the end, but recounts: ‘We felt no uplift . . . emotion is drained out of us — sapped day by day, by news of events and by happenings.’

Although many had died and been injured and some did not make it home for months, even years, we were lucky in the UK to have peace.

Some European countries, such as Greece, descended into bitter civil war, following occupation and liberation. Victoria Hislop’s most recent novel, Those Who Are Loved, explores that country’s convulsive mid-20th century through the experiences of its heroine, Themis.

Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life imagines many possible life scenarios for its heroine, Ursula Todd. In one timeline, she experiences the Blitz, but in another she marries a German and so witnesses the defeat and brutal Soviet occupation of Berlin.

In the four weeks to April 17, more Londoners died of Covid-19 than during the worst four-week period during the Blitz.

But this Friday, the lesson to take from our shared history is that this too will pass. 

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Best Buy to bring back in-home, in-store services

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Electronic retailer Best Buy is bringing back some of its services that had to be suspended for the safety of its customers as well as employees during the coronavirus pandemic.

Best Buy had been designated an essential retailer, due to the products it supplies for those following the stay-at-home mandate.

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That means online ordering and curbside pickup has been available, but in-store shopping as well as in-home installation and repairs have not.

"We are returning to the kind of in-home work many customers have been asking for — the kind that fixes what’s broken, installs what’s missing, and improves the very technology we all need now more than ever," said Best Buy CEO Corie Barry. "Our employees will follow new safety guidelines before, during and after an in-home visit that meet or exceed CDC guidance."

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Starting in May, Best Buy will also begin letting some customers who need to make large appliance purchases, into stores to shop by appointment.

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Since each customer’s appointment will have a dedicated sales associate, there will be a limited number of customers in the store at any one time to ensure appropriate social distancing takes place.

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The company has created stringent safety protocols for the new service including, mandatory protective gear for customers and employees, self-health checks of employees and sanitizing of areas after each appointment.

The service will be available in 200 U.S. stores.

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The Best Booster Seats for Self-Feeding Toddlers

Nourishing your kiddo with love, experiences, education, and, yes, food is part of the joy of parenthood. And when your little one starts to nourish himself — well, that’s a whole new developmental milestone to witness. Bonus: Moms and dads may finally get to sit down and eat, too!

Around 18 months of age, most toddlers can use child-sized utensils (and hello, their fingers) reliably enough to get their food from plate to mouth. Granted, there will be a fair amount of spillage, but practice will — eventually — make perfect. Eighteen months is also about the time many toddlers are ready to transition from a high chair to a booster seat. It’s important to choose a booster seat that encourages self-feeding so your little one can work on mastering this important skill — and you can start eating hot food again.

The best booster seats for self feeding allow your child to sit safely and comfortably at the dinner table. Cushioned seats, slip-resistant bases and safety straps are all a must. And because toddlers are not known for their neat and tidy table manners, make sure you choose a booster seat that’s easy to clean, as well.

We’ve rounded up the best booster seats for self feeding so you can start the nightly tradition of family meals at the dinner table when your little one is just a toddler. From a version that self-inflates to one that fits under the dining chair, you’ll find the perfect one to give your little foodie a seat at the table.

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1. Prince Lionheart Squish Booster Seat

Designed for toddlers 18 months or older, the Prince Lionheart Squish Booster Seat lets your child sit safely and comfortably at the family dinner table so she can start mastering the skills of self-feeding. The suspended seating area has a comfy spring to it and sits on a rigid base for stability. Slip-resistant feet and three sets of straps keep the seat securely on the dining chair — and your squirmy diner in the seat. Lightweight and portable, this seat is ideal for use at home or on the go. This booster has a maximum weight limit of 60 pounds and a maximum recommended age of five years.

2. The First Years On-The-Go Booster Seat

This First Years On-The-Go Booster Seat can appear and disappear like magic. Simply pull out the valve and it self-inflates into a sturdy and comfortable full-size booster seat. Then, once mealtime is over, press out the air and fold down the back. With a self-carry handle, it’s compact, lightweight and ready to go. The adjustable safety belt with T-restraint will help hold your child, starting at 9 months of age and up to 50 pounds, securely.

3. KABOOST Booster Seat

The KABOOST portable chair booster is perfect for little kids who want to sit like big kids. Unlike traditional boosters, this one fits under the chair. An adjustable spring system firmly grips 4-legged chairs and snaps on in seconds, staying attached when the chair is moved. Its rubberized feet are non-slip and won’t scratch floors. KABOOST’s sturdy design is engineered to improve chair stability and can hold up to 300 pounds. And because it weighs only 3.5 pounds and is easy to fold and carry, KABOOST is travel-friendly, too.

4. SmartClean Toddler Booster Seat

The SmartClean booster seat for toddlers has a lightweight design and built in handle, making it easy to use both at home and when you’re on the go. The cushy foam seat insert will help keep squirmy toddlers extra comfortable when they need to sit still, while the three-point harness and straps keep both child and chair secure. Plus, the seat and straps remove easily for cleaning.


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The 17 Best CBD Products Right Now, From Creams to Bath Bombs

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CBD really is the master of multitasking. Whether you’re feeling anxious or blue, dealing with chronic pain or even trying to patch up some chapped lips, CBD may be just the thing to pick you up, soothe your aches and smooth out your skin. Its list of benefits never seems to end!

Luckily, CBD has become much more accessible over the past couple of years, and it comes in so many forms. Today, we want to talk topicals. Whether they come in the form of a cream, a bath bomb or even a lip gloss, there are countless topical CBD products out there that might just change your life. Check out some of our favorites from the very best CBD retailers below — some of which have amazing 4/20 sales happening right now!

Mission Farms CBD

Our Absolute Favorite: This CBD Joint and Muscle Gel is an icy-hot miracle, starting at $39!

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Sephora

Our Absolute Favorite: The Saint Jane Luxury CBD Beauty Serum is a dream for dry skin. It starts at $38!

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CBDistillery

Our Absolute Favorite: This CBDol Topical Salve feels amazing. Originally $60, now just $50!

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Sera Labs

Our Absolute Favorite: The cooling SeraRelief Rapid Soothing Relief Cream has 300mg of CBD hemp extract and costs just $30!

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Half Day

Our Absolute Favorite: This therapeutic 350mg Full Spectrum salve has a gorgeous orange spice scent. Just $40 per jar!

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Diamond CBD

Our Absolute Favorite: Bath salts just got even more soothing thanks to these CBD Therapy salts. Originally $20, now just $13!

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CBD Oil Solutions

Our Absolute Favorite: The packaging caught our eye, but this populum Cold Therapy Hemp CBD Rub is so much more than that! Just $45!

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Violet Grey

Our Absolute Favorite: CBD fragrance? Oh, yes. This Heretic Dirty Grass eau de parfum is so calming. Its luxury is definitely worth $185!

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JustCBD

Our Absolute Favorite: Give yourself the gift of relief this year with this handy Freeze roller! It was $48, but now it’s just $35!

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Prima

Our Absolute Favorite: Dry, dehydrated skin? This Skin Therapy ultra-rich body butter is the best. Just $38!

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Hemp Bombs

Our Absolute Favorite: This three-pack of Signature CBD Bath Bombs is our new favorite thing, and it’s only $25!

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Winky Lux

Our Absolute Favorite: This Glazed and Infused CBD Lip Gloss feels so nice and the colors are stunning. Just $27!

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PlusCBD

Our Absolute Favorite: CBD…in a stick! This +PlusCBD Oil Balm‘s gold formula is great for when you’re on the go, and it’s on sale. It was $19, but now it’s just $14!

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Nordstrom

Our Absolute Favorite: Nordstrom is a great CBD destination, especially because of products like this nontoxic Kopari CBD deodorant, which is only $18!

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Credo Beauty

Our Absolute Favorite: This Vertly CBD Infused Lip Balm will put your ChapStick to shame. It’s just $22!

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Honest Paws

Our Absolute Favorite: The Relief Pet Balm is great for protecting paws and snouts, and for relieving dry and itchy patches. It starts at just $25!

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Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Our Absolute Favorite: This Dixie Botanicals CBD Sunscreen is SPF50 and it’s currently 20% off, bringing it from $22 down to $18!

Shop more from Medical Marijuana, Inc. here!

Check out more of our picks and deals here!

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The Best Portable Antibacterial Items That You Can Still Get on Online

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It’s never been more important to make sure that you are protected against airborne illness, and shoppers have naturally been clamoring to get their hands on antibacterial and disinfecting products. A variety of hand sanitizers and other helpful items are running low in stock (or completely sold out), even on major sites like Amazon.

But we found a number of items that you can still order, and they may be seriously useful! Check out our protective picks below, and click on the “Add to Cart” button today before your time to stock up runs out!

 

Back in Stock! 62% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Gel With Jojoba Oil 

The best part of this sanitizer is that while it provides protection against bacteria, it also focuses on moisturizing your hands — which is essential right now.

Hurry! Grab Artnaturals Hand Sanitizer Alcohol-Based Gel at Amazon before it sells out again! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 23, 2020, but are subject to change.

This Maxee Hand Wash Gel Quick-Dry Refreshing Gel (4 Pack)

This long-lasting antibacterial gel protects with alcohol, while also keeping your hands moisturized.

See it! Get the Maxee Hand Wash Gel available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 31, 2020, but are subject to change.

Medline Sterile Medium Prep Pads

Another great choice with 70% isopropyl alcohol is these medium-sized wipes. Again, you get hundreds with one order, and these are currently in stock, so you can order right now and have to wait the least amount of time possible.

Get the Medline Sterile Medium Prep Pads for just $15 at Amazon with free shipping! Get it as early as March 30, 2020! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 26, 2020, but are subject to change.

 This ‘Invisible Glove’ Lotion

Pick up this Invisible Glove Lotion at Amazon before it sells out! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 17, 2020, but are subject to change.

Get This Antibacterial Hand Cream In 3 Days!

Get this Diva Stuff Antibacterial Nourishing Hand Cream for prices starting at $11, available on Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 21, 2020, but are subject to change.

This Portable Spray That Kills Germs on Contact

 

 

You don’t want to travel without some backup in any situation!

Get PlaneAiew Portable Sanitizer for just $14, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 9, 2020, but are subject to change.

Looking for anti-viral products? Stock up on Kleenex Anti-Viral Facial Tissues!

Editor’s Note: Back in Stock! This Next-Gen Skin Gel That Shields You From Germs Between Washes

A Portable Hand Sanitizer

 

Having a portable, travel-friendly hand sanitizer is a sure way to guarantee that you always have access to a disinfectant. Pop one of these into every single purse or bag that you own so that you’re always prepared!

Get the Onewell Portable Hand Sanitizer starting at just $9!  Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 9, 2020, but are subject to change.

This 62% Alcohol Hemp Oil Hand Sanitizer

 

Get all the benefits of hemp, aloe and 62% alcohol in one!

Stock up on this 62% Alcohol Hemp Oil Hand Sanitizing Spray at Amazon before it sells out! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 22, 2020, but are subject to change.

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