Need advice on decorating your home during lockdown? Try a virtual interior-design service

Angela R. James

The lockdown experience has inspired some to declutter, repaint and generally sort out their home; while others stare blankly at their own four walls, beginning to hate them but not knowing how to go about changing them. So this bank holiday weekend, the last until August, is just the time when you could do with calling in an interior designer – if only you were allowed to let them into your home.

Some, however, are getting around the issue by launching virtual design services, offering their expertise over Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp, to give clients the experience of working with

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36 heartwarming gifts to make Grandma feel special on Mother’s Day

Angela R. James

Whether you call her Grammy, Nana or Mimi, Grandma deserves to feel special on Mother’s Day too. Even though a family gathering is likely not happening since most of us are social distancing these days, you can still send a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift right to her doorstep.

To help you find the perfect present, we created a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas for Grandma that any Nana would love to receive on her special day. Whether she’s a home chef or loves to collect jewelry, there’s bound to be something on our list to make her smile.

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Mother’s Day Gifts for Cyclists

Angela R. James

Anyone who thinks mothers are hard to shop for clearly doesn’t have a mom who rides. We’re easy—if you can’t offer us a responsibility-free Mother’s Day out on a bike, you can always buy some cycling gear to get us pumped for the next big ride. Of course, a new bike would be our first choice, but we get it if that’s not in the budget this year. If you’re still looking for some last-minute ideas for Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, May 10, here are 20 great gift ideas for the next best thing.


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These Automated Prefab Plywood Volumes Adapt to Any Purpose You Need

Angela R. James

Safe, affordable housing is more important than ever, but we remain in the grips of a protracted global shortage. In 32 major cities around the world, housing prices grew an average of 24 percent over the last five years, while income grew by only eight percent over the same period. Neither governments nor the private sector have come up with real solutions yet, and most new housing is priced to attract upscale buyers and renters rather than middle and working class people.

Now, with the global coronavirus pandemic affecting construction, there’s a real need for creative, innovative ideas. One proposal

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How This Food Blogger Keeps Her Kitchen Organized

Angela R. James
<div class="caption"> Anna's Kerry Blue Terrier, Ted, is a mainstay of the kitchen. </div>

Anna’s Kerry Blue Terrier, Ted, is a mainstay of the kitchen.

If it feels like you never have enough storage or counter space in the kitchen, imagine how frustrated you’d be if your job depended on it and your space was lacking? Anna Barnett, cook, author, and food blogger, has turned her passion for food into a bustling career, and a recent renovation made her kitchen workflow even better.

“When we moved into our apartment, the kitchen was tucked in a small dark corner and there was hardly any countertop space, which was problematic when cooking for just ourselves,

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