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Florida State vs. Georgia Tech odds, spread: 2020 college football picks, predictions from expert on 14-3 run

Getting off to a strong start on their own field has become the norm for the Florida State Seminoles. The squad has posted a 30-9 all-time record when opening a season at home, including an 18-3 mark since 1975. The Seminoles will look to improve upon those numbers when they host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday in the 2020 season opener for both schools. Kickoff from Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET.

Florida State has a new coach with a track record of fast starts in Mike Norvell, who won each of his four season openers with Memphis as the team outscored its opponents 153-70 in those contests. The Seminoles are 12.5-point favorites in the latest Florida State vs. Georgia Tech odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 52. Before making any Georgia

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expert generalists are more likely to be successful in the future

A lot has changed in the last six months — uncertainty is the new normal. Change is nothing new but the recent development is massive.

The year 2020 will go down in history as the year that changed established systems, beliefs and conventional wisdom in all areas of life.

We are going through a historic transition — if you don’t adapt fast, you may be left behind. With the current global transformation, remote work-styles, and the uncertainty about work, the future will allow for (and incentivize) multiple career bets.

The rapidly evolving world requires us to drop conventional mindsets, let go of old rules of work, learn new skills fast and develop new habits that can help us thrive in the new world of work.

Our working lives will be different for a long time — you don’t have to miss out on anything: you can adapt, reinvent yourself and

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Expert on world’s 14th century pandemic attracts a cult following

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, professor Dorsey Armstrong (at Stonehenge in England) has gained acclaim for her expertise as the lecturer on a video series called "The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague." <span class="copyright">(Ryan Schneider/Special to The Times)</span>
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, professor Dorsey Armstrong (at Stonehenge in England) has gained acclaim for her expertise as the lecturer on a video series called “The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague.” (Ryan Schneider/Special to The Times)

Before COVID-19, Purdue University English professor Dorsey Armstrong was well known in a way that only other enthusiasts of medieval literature and culture might appreciate.

That is to say, she once got a discount on a replica of an Anglo-Saxon drinking horn — made from an actual cattle horn — because a guy at a conference recognized her.

“That’s the only time I felt famous,” said Armstrong, an expert in medieval studies who heads the English department at Purdue in Indiana. “I got a really cool drinking horn. And whenever I teach ‘Beowulf,’ I bring it out and I pass it around.”

But since the start of the pandemic,

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How to get out of debt advice, according to an expert

Photo credit: Chainarong Prasertthai - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chainarong Prasertthai – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Asking yourself the question ‘How do I get out of debt?’ can feel akin to walking on a tightrope, blindfolded, while balancing a piano on your back… seemingly impossible.

It’s a feeling many of us might recognise, as research from the Young Women’s Trust shows over a third of females aged 18 to 30 are in debt, with 40% of us struggling to make our money last until payday. You can get support and advice from your bank but help can also be found from those who have been there and (not) bought the T-shirt.

Clare Seal, the woman behind Instagram account @myfrugalyear, has become an inadvertent financial guru after finding herself £27,000 in debt. Here’s her debt advice for making the first moves.

Analyse your spending habits

Budgets aren’t all about deprivation and saying no. “Now, I see them as

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How To Embroider Like A Stitching Pro, According To An Expert

Now more than four months into quarantine, you’ve likely tried many at-home activities, from learning how to tie-dye to working out to your mom’s old Jane Fonda tapes (if only for the ‘80s fashion inspiration). The latest one having a moment? Embroidery. 

This isn’t the first time that the art of stitching has seen a rise in popularity. Following Donald Trump’s win in 2016, a feminist stitching movement commenced, with women like Diana Weymar — an artist from British Columbia, who founded the Tiny Pricks Project to keep physical records of the ludicrous things that the President says and tweets — Shanon Downey — a Chicago-based needleworker of embroidery website Badass Cross Stitch — and more putting needle to fabric to air grievances and make their positions known.

It makes sense, not only is it extremely cathartic to jab at fabric with a needle a couple thousand times when angry

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