Kohl’s Will Now Accept Your Amazon Returns For Free

Good news! The next time you swing by Kohl’s to check out the latest from Lauren Conrad, you can bring your Amazon returns (killing two birds with one stone). On Tuesday, the retailer announced that it would begin accepting Amazon returns for customers across Los Angeles and Chicago, in 82 select stores beginning in October. How it works is: Kohl’s will pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free, regardless of the reason of the return or if the items are packaged for shipping. So no one has to know that you actually did not like the thong underwear that you bought drunk that one night, or that you… Read More

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More House-Flippers Than Foreign Buyers In Toronto Real Estate

1 in 3 might be unprofitable, or a loss Yes, some are being listed for prices that would imply a loss. Just over 29 per cent of these flips are listed below the price it was bought at. If you subtract the standard 5 per cent realtor commission on top of that, that potential loss jumps to a whopping 35 per cent. Detached flippers bought an average of 220 days ago The most popular short-term flip in Toronto right now is detached homes. Sellers took an average of 220 days before relisting. The short-term sellers are asking for an average of $189,284 more than property records indicate they paid. There’s… Read More

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The 5,000-year history of interest rates shows just how historically low US rates still are right now

The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged between 1.00% and 1.25% at the conclusion of its two-day meeting in September. It also confirmed, as expected, that it will begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in October. The central bank has raised rates four times since December 2015, when it hiked for the first time since before the financial crisis. But, rates remain at the lowest levels in the last 5,000 years of civilization. Citing a speech by Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane, Bank of American Merrill Lynch’s Michael Harnett and his team previously shared the chart below showing just how low today’s rates are relative… Read More

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Painted ladies have taken over the Front Range on their way south

The Front Range has been taking on a tinge of orange. But not because of fall foliage, but rather a large migration of the painted lady butterfly. In recent days, people taking a stroll through Cheesman Park noticed butterflies scattering to get away from underfoot. Drivers down North Monaco Parkway have seen clouds of butterflies. And residents leaving their houses throughout the area have stumbled across hoards of butterflies enjoying their rose bushes and other flowers. “I have been getting phone calls from people all over the Front Range in many different counties,” Butterfly Pavilion lepidopterist Sarah Garrett said Wednesday. “Last week, I spoke to folks in North Dakota and… Read More

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Oklahoma City police kill deaf man who didn’t obey commands

By KEN MILLER Oklahoma City Police Capt. Bo Mathews answers a question during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe didn’t hear onlookers yelling that the man was deaf, a department official said Wednesday. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, died at the scene Tuesday night. One of the officers had shot him with a Taser, but the other used a gun, police Capt. Bo Mathews said at a news conference. Neighbors were yelling “he can’t hear you” before the officers fired, Mathews said. The… Read More

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3 Ways Parents Can Be Their Kids’ Teachers This Fall

Fresh starts carry great promises. Each one is a second chance at changing our habits and behaviours to get it right this time. When it comes to education, although children are aware of and excited by fresh starts, they often lack the skill set to bring about changes, even if they do have the initiative. Most parents not only share their children’s hopes for the new school year, they’re also more likely to see the bigger picture. Habits don’t change on their own. It takes consistency and determination to adopt new habits and let go of the ones that no longer serve us. Many parents comment that they are in… Read More

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