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The 10 best places to order seafood online

There's nothing fishy about this.
There’s nothing fishy about this.

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It’s August now, and I’ve only used my grill three times. As a pescatarian, I usually opt for a veggie burger and some corn, but last weekend while staying with my boyfriend’s parents we had a dinner of homemade pita and delicious smoked salmon, I’ve been thinking about it ever since. It was smoked for more than eight hours—the patio smelled incredible all afternoon—and it got me in the mood to order some seafood.

If you’ve been missing your usual seaside trips or have been avoiding grocery stores and fish markets due to the coronavirus pandemic, don’t worry. You can still have fresh seafood shipped directly to your door—without that fishy smell. Below, you’ll find the 10 best places to order seafood online. Plus, some even

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Global health agency urges vaccine safety trials

MIAMI — The Pan American Health Organization has expressed reservations over reports that institutions in the region were negotiating to manufacture and distribute a new COVID-19 vaccine announced by Russia that has yet to go through standard, extensive safety and efficacy trials.

The organization’s deputy director, Jarbas Barbosa, said in an online news conference Tuesday from Washington that any vaccine should be carefully evaluated to ensure the product is safe and effective.

In Brazil, Parana state’s government said it is negotiating with the Russian Embassy to participate in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, and will be holding a technical meeting Wednesday with Russia’s ambassador.

Nicaragua earlier announced plans to produce a Russian vaccine and on Monday, Vice President Rosario Murillo, wife of President Daniel Ortega, again said the country was in contact with Russian institutions to produce and even export a COVID-19 vaccine.

Barbosa said the vaccine has not

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Karavel Shoes Donates 3D Face Masks to Schools, Famous Footwear and Coach Make Big Donations + More

Aug. 11, 2020: Fashion-comfort retailer Karavel Shoes in Austin, Texas, is doing its part in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. The family-owned business is in the process of printing 1,200 3D face shields to be donated to staff working in 15 schools located in low-income neighborhoods in Austin. The store also hired three high school students to work on the project. In addition, said Karavel owner Rick Ravel, the store will be selling additional masks to consumers with all proceeds from their sale donated to the Central Texas Food Bank.

Aug. 11, 2020: Famous Footwear has announced a new multiyear partnership with Ticket to Dream, which provides opportunities for foster children across the country. As part of the move, the brand is donating more than 12,000 new pairs of shoes this month to foster kids ahead of the back-to-school season and plans to provide supplies throughout the fall.

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California processing backlog; deadly start to August in Sacramento

The coronavirus is continuing its deadly impact in the Sacramento region, with August already off to a troubling start.

Public health officials, in a Monday update to Sacramento County’s COVID-19 data dashboard, confirmed several more July deaths for nearly 80 in the month, including the deadliest day of the pandemic, and have already confirmed well over a dozen resident deaths from the virus in the first six days of August.

In a breakdown of coronavirus deaths as they’ve occurred by day — as opposed to the dates on which cause of death is made official or is first disclosed publicly — the county now reports a stunning 79 fatalities for the month of July. That’s more than double the previous worst month of April, when 34 died, and over quadruple the 18 observed in each of May and June as the curve of the virus had appeared to be flattening

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Should students get a discount if they won’t be on campus because of COVID-19?

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COVID-19 has caused colleges to spend more to cope with the pandemic. elenaleonova/GettyImages

Not long after the COVID-19 pandemic caused colleges to start teaching remotely, students balked at the idea of paying full tuition for online learning. It’s not hard to understand why. After all, they were not getting the football and basketball games, student clubs, access to labs and the library and the out-of-class conversations that are all part of the typical campus experience.

Although students who study online will not pay the room, board and activities fees that typically cover nonacademic costs, concern about paying full tuition continues this fall, as many universities opt to continue online instruction in the interest of keeping students, faculty and staff safe from the pandemic.

Is it right to expect to pay less tuition for online learning? Or are colleges justified in charging the full tuition price when classes – at least

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HCPS Virtual Learning Plan Approved By Harford County Board Of Ed

HARFORD COUNTY, MD — The Harford County Board of Education approved administrators’ proposal to hold the first semester online while also establishing in-person learning centers. The plan presented by Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Sean Bulson was approved, 8-1.

The dissenting vote came from Tamera Rush, who represents Council District D, which includes the northern part of Harford County.

Approval of the virtual learning plan came after hours of discussion, with board members asking questions of school system leadership on logistics.

While a hybrid model consisting of in-person and virtual instruction had been considered in recent months, Bulson said it would not be feasible to educate the more than 37,000 students enrolled in Harford County Public Schools in that format.

“We were not going to be able to deliver logistically to provide a good instructional program” and deliver on safety, Bulson said.

Coronavirus data in recent months showed an increase

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Trump could give nomination speech at Gettysburg battlefield

President Donald Trump said Monday he will choose either the White House or the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg as the stage for his acceptance speech for renomination as the Republican candidate in the coming election.

“We will announce the decision soon!” he said in a tweet.

Either site would be unprecedented, following the cancelation of traditional nomination conventions for both Republicans and Democrats, who had been planning to host thousands of people indoors until the coronavirus pandemic struck.

The locations are also sure to stir huge controversy — not that the abrasive and media-savvy Republican businessman is likely to mind the attention.

Trump had initially insisted on going ahead with plans for a large-scale convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, despite coronavirus fears. When local authorities denied permission, the Republicans secured a new location in Jacksonville, Florida, which also later had to be abandoned for health reasons.

The Democrats have

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How moms are coping right now, from online therapy to forest bathing

Staying at home is a small sacrifice during the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s not without its challenges. How does one ward off loneliness in the absence of community? What can we do to keep anxiety at bay during such an emotionally fraught time? How do we fill the hours stretching out before us, and use this time to make connections, pursue long-neglected hobbies and discover new ones, and inject a little positivity and calm into our everyday lives?

Introducing The Unwind, a new, recurring feature in which Yahoo staffers share the ways we’re finding moments of peace, levity and inspiration during these trying times. From adopting soothing strategies that boost our mental health, to losing ourselves in virtual social calls, newfound passions and other joyous diversions, these are the things getting us through the quarantine. The days may feel uncertain, but beauty and bright spots abound.

As we reach

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These Low-Maintenance Plants from UrbanStems Instantly Made My Space Feel More Welcoming

Welcome to “Personal Space,” a new series that invites you into the homes of Allure editors to see the products we’re trying and using to bring joy to our daily lives and beyond. We’ll be testing out the best organizing products, air-purifying plants, bidets, and so much more to give you our honest reviews. This week, senior commerce writer Sarah Han brings three plants into her workspace as a greenery newbie. 

Despite growing up with many plants sprinkled around the house, I never found myself particularly drawn to them. But after I moved to New York City and began to make friends who I’d refer to as “plant people,” I couldn’t help but notice that their greenery really brightened up and “cute-fied” their spaces. Aside from adding extra green to my apartment, studies suggest that interacting with indoor plants can help lessen stress and increase happiness. As an

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Antonio Banderas Reveals He Tested Positive for COVID-19 on 60th Birthday: ‘I’m Relatively Fine’

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Antonio Banderas has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The Pain and Glory actor announced his diagnosis on his 60th birthday on Monday, sharing a statement in Spanish on Twitter.

“Greetings to you all. I want to make public that today, the 10th of August, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine after [testing] positive for COVID-19,” Banderas said, according to a translation.

“I would like to add that I’m relatively fine,” Banderas wrote, “just a little bit more tired than usual and hoping that I will recover as soon as possible by following the doctor’s indications that I hope will allow me to get over the infection that I’m suffering and is affecting me so many people around the planet.”

The Oscar nominee said he plans to “take advantage” of isolation by reading, writing, resting, and continuing to make “plans to

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