Socially distanced attractions and activities for a road trip across the Pacific Northwest that are actually worth the stop

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in British Columbia, Canada. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has made it unsafe to travel internationally and travel experts previously told Business Insider that road trips would be the vacation of the summer. CDC Director Robert Redfield predicts the pandemic will last through the fall and winter. We surfed Trip Advisor for the highest-rated attractions in the Pacific Northwest within recommended social dis...
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With a big spot of dawn sun shining on my hair, I point at a rainbow.

Photo by Meade: Photo by me, seconds later: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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At the Rainbow Panorama Café...

... you can write about whatever you like.Click image to enlarge. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Ruth Langsford's hilarious makeover leaves fans in disbelief

Loose Women star Ruth Langsford took to Instagram on Wednesday to show off a rather...
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Facebook Launches Cross-Platform Messaging On Instagram and Messenger

Facebook is now allowing select users use Instagram to chat with friends on Facebook Messenger and vise-versa. Instagram's direct messages system is also being expanded with features taken from Messenger. The Verge reports: New Instagram messaging tools include vanishing messages, selfie stickers, custom emoji, chat colors, new ways to block unwanted messages, and the introduction of Messenger's Watch Together feature, which lets you watch videos with friends during a video call. Users will be a...
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Photos show an astonishing scale of devastation in Northern California's wine country, where the Glass Fire has torched entire warehouses, tasting rooms, and vineyards

Residents look on as the Glass Fire burns through the area on September 27, 2020 in Calistoga, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Glass Incident Fire sparked early Sunday morning, and it has ravaged 48,440 acres of Napa County and surrounding areas so far. Many of these acres included warehouses and vineyards of the county's many wineries. Smoke from the fire taints grapes too, making them cheap and unusable. The wine industry in Napa and surrounding areas make more than $10 bill...
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A new, more helpful editor in Google Photos

Whether it’s a daily selfie or a #throwbackthursday photo, we all want our photos to look great before we share them. For some, that might mean getting the lighting or crop just right. Or maybe it means achieving a look that perfectly reflects your own personal style. Today, we’re rolling out a new, more helpful editor in the Google Photos app on Android with smart suggestions and easy-to-use granular adjustments, so your photos look their very best. A little help to make your photos shine Googl...
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Issa Girl! Usher & Girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea Welcome Daughter Sovereign Bo Raymond

Usher is a daddy … again! The 41-year-old singer and his girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea, 37, have welcomed their first child together—a baby girl they named Sovereign Bo Raymond. “We are feeling blessed and full of love with the arrival of our beautiful baby girl, Sovereign Bo Raymond,” Usher announced Wednesday afternoon (Sep. 30) on Instagram, sharing a photo of him holding his newborn daughter’s hand. “Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder on repeat [heart emojis].” A source told People: “Usher and J...
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Gorka Marquez's fans share excitement over his good news

Gorka Marquez shared a sweet throwback photo to Instagram this week – and it prompted...
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Gemma Collins reveals what her hair looks like without extensions

It was an early start for Gemma Collins on Tuesday, who took to Instagram to reveal that...
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Facebook is merging its Messenger and Instagram direct message features, allowing users on Instagram to send chats to people on Facebook and vice versa

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook is merging its Messenger service with Instagram's direct message feature. The changes will allow users on Instagram to send chats, videos, and photos to people on Facebook Messenger and vice versa. The news comes over a year after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company was planning to integrate its Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp platforms. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook is mergi...
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Meet the modern Kennedy family: The most prominent members of America's most famous political dynasty

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images The Kennedy family has been a prominent name in US politics for over a century.  The younger Kennedys are a mix of people in the family business of politics, as well as authors, actors, socialites, and journalists.  Meet some of the most prominent Kennedy family members who have been making headlines in recent years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Joe Kennedy III is the most prominent modern Kennedy in politics. Rep. Joe Kennedy ...
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Instagram Shop: How to Require Your PIN for All Purchases

Instagram Shop began rolling out in the U.S. in July. The tab allows users of the photo- and video-sharing application to browse and purchase products from a variety of brands without leaving the app. If you want to add some extra security to your shopping experience, you can tell Instagram to always require your PIN...
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Facebook merges Messenger chat service with Instagram

Users will be able to send chats, photos and videos between the two platforms for first timeFacebook Messenger and Instagram have merged, more than 18 months after the Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced his intention to integrate the two platforms.Instagram’s old direct messaging service, Instagram Direct, has been replaced by Messenger, allowing users to send chats, photos and videos between the two platforms for the first time. Continue reading...
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So Begins the Unhappy Matrimony of Instagram and Facebook Messenger

In yet another attempt to unify its various properties into some writhing Akira-esque mass, Facebook announced today that Messenger and Instagram are, for all intents and purposes, merging. Chat features from Messenger will become available to Instagram users, and folks on either service will be able to reach out to…Read more...
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Facebook will now let you message across Messenger and Instagram

Facebook has finally taken the first step towards merging its messaging services. The company will now allow you to message your contacts across Messenger and Instagram from any of the apps. You’ll be able to send messages or initiate video calls with your contacts using either app. Plus, the company is introducing features to let you watch videos from Facebook Watch and IGTV with Reels being added soon. In a blog post, the company said people using Instagram can choose not to opt-in to this exp...
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Facebook Unifies Messenger and Instagram Direct Messaging Experiences

Around a month after Facebook began quietly merging its Messenger service with Instagram direct messaging, the transition has been officially launched, with a full rollout to all users soon to follow. As a result of the merging of the chat services, Instagram users can chat with Facebook users and vice versa using the same platform. Features previously only available on Facebook Messenger can now be accessed in Instagram, including colorful chats, more emoji reactions, and swipe-to-reply. In ...
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Facebook introduces cross-app communication between Messenger and Instagram, plus other features

Facebook announced today it will begin rolling out new functionality that will allow Instagram and Messenger users to communicate across apps, in addition to bringing a host of Messenger -inspired features to the Instagram inbox. On Instagram, users will be presented with an option to update to a new messaging experience that offers the ability to change your chat color, react with any emoji, watch videos together, set messages to disappear and more. As a part of this update, they’ll als...
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Facebook tests a unified platform to manage Facebook, Instagram, Messenger 

Facebook’s push towards making its services interoperable is taking shape, as the company announced it was testing a unified ‘Accounts Centre’ to control login and other activity on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger — but not WhatsApp — from a single platform. Among other things, users will be able to log-in to the three apps from the single platform, and cross-post content. Facebook is pitching the unified platform as an easy way to manage your profiles on the three platforms, but in reality, ...
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LeadershipNow 140: September 2020 Compilation

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2020 that you don't want to miss: Don’t Be A Wimp! Practical Tips On How To Overcome Obstacles by @LaRaeQuy Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your job is to help the team and the team members succeed from @wallybock Why the Best Leaders Ask For Help In A Crisis by @LollyDaskal Lego CEO Niels Christiansen On Play During Covid-19 Pandemic via @TIME #Lego makes a hundred billion bricks a year. CEO Niels Christiansen on why they're now more important than ever...
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Loose Women's Saira Khan furious over 'disgusting' TV mistake

Saira Khan has taken to Instagram to blast Channel 5 over an "absolutely...
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Tweets and Photos: Spurs players react to beating Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur’s players have been celebrating their Carabao Cup victory over Chelsea. Jose Mourinho’s squad posted on social media... Click the headline to read the full story.
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Amanda Holden's new photo might be her most stunning yet!

Amanda Holden has taken to Instagram with a beautiful new photograph. The Britain's Got...
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Oregon's firefighting prisoners – in pictures

Prisoners in Oregon have been helping professional firefighters combat the state’s biggest wildfires in a century. They are part of a scheme that for seven decades has aimed to rehabilitate inmates by teaching them a trade, while providing extra boots on the ground during intense wildfire seasons Continue reading...
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