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How Excited Are You About the Biggest Harry Potter Store in the World Opening in NYC?

Harry Potter Flagship Store Atrium View Photo provided by Warner Bros / Wizarding World. Have you ever dreamt about flying to Japan to go to the Wizarding World in Osaka? Unfortunately, Covid-19 has put those plans down the drain for many Potterheads. Well, New York has the next best thing coming. It will soon be home to the largest Harry Potter store in the world. While you can’t exactly swig a butterbeer or walk the corridors of Hogwarts castle, the store will span 3 floors and will be over 20,000 square feet of HP goodies.
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Would You Call Northwest Arkansas Home for $10,000?

Photo of Canoe Installation at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in Bentonville AR byMick Haupt onUnsplash. Northwest Arkansas has found itself on the radar of thousands of professionals. Currently one of the fastest-growing economies in the US, it is home to three Fortune 500 companies plus several other businesses and startups rapidly building infrastructure and manpower. The Northwest Arkansas region has a per capita income that’s 14% higher than the national average. There are currently 10,000 open positions, with an exceedingly low unemployment rate of just 2.8%.
New York City, NYPosted by
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New York City Starts Electrifying Garbage Truck Fleet

Changes are happening to trash pickup in New York City -- it’s about to be a lot quieter and environmentally cleaner. It's been a long time coming. In February 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order mandating a fully electric garbage truck fleet by 2040. The direction “has a very ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goal and reprioritizes the environmental direction of the NYC fleet,” says Rocco DiRico, deputy commission for the New York City Department of Sanitation.
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How Cartoons Help My Child Understand LGBTQ

When February rolled around and the pride flag started flying everywhere, my 8-year-old daughter asked me what that was. I began explaining the concept of LGBTQ to her. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that she easily understood it because of Steven Universe. Yes, the cartoon made my life easier. I knew letting her watch television would eventually pay off!
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Chinatown Block Watch: Meet the Guardian Angels of New York’s Chinatown

Chinatown Block Watch photo by Karlin Chan (used with permission from the owner) Neighbors are looking out for neighbors in Chinatown. Members of the Chinatown Block Watch have been patrolling the area since February last year. Donning their signature bright orange colors, the Block Watch came together “to mitigate heightened anxiety and fear in the neighborhood after reports of attacks on Chinese / Asian were reported in the media and to put a visible deterrent on the streets,” said its founder Karlin Chan.
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Obesity in the Time of Covid

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New York state leaders in agreement over recreational marijuana

New York lawmakers have reached an agreement late Saturday on the legislation that would legalize sales of recreational marijuana in New York. The bill would expand New York’s existing medical cannabis program established by the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), which aims to “implement a comprehensive regulatory framework that would cover medical, adult-use and cannabinoid hemp,” said a statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office on Sunday morning.
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Will You Move to Topeka, Kansas for $15,000?

If you’re thinking of moving anywhere in the US, consider Topeka, Kansas. After all, they are willing to pay people to move there. The capital city of Kansas is looking to bolster its talent pool, economy, and population by offering people to move to Topeka with an initiative that grants as much as $15,000. The goal of the Choose Topeka program is to get talented individuals to live and work in the city and be committed to its future.
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Boy Scouts of America Celebrates Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts

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Atlanta Grows the Largest Free Food Forest in the US

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Pay Off Your Student Debt by Getting $10,000 to Move to Ohio

Photo: View of Downtown Hamilton from the Miami River bridge by S&Mj Adventures, Creative Commons by SA 2.0. The Federal Reserve estimates that Americans owed more than $1.7 trillion in student loans by the third quarter of 2020. That’s an increase of nearly 4% compared to the previous year. Compared to the previous decade, that’s an increase of 102% (where student loans were pegged at roughly $845 million in 2010).
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Top 5 New York City Wine Bars

Ah, New York City and alcohol -- they’re always a good combination. There are many watering holes in the city to find your craft beers and artisan cocktails. Then there are wine bars. A cut above the usual drinking spot, they are a flexible venue for casual dates, hanging out solo, a post-theatre drink or whatever you fancy. Gone are the days when wine bars were for the older generation. Vino has become popular again with the younger crowd of drinkers. Today’s wine bars are hip and trendy. They offer more than a glass of your favorite fermented grape pairing the beautiful drink with chef-made delicacies.
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She Was Falling Madly In Love, So She Ghosted Him

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