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In The Design Studio: Update Your Bathroom

This is a sponsored post by Anna Gibson, owner of AKG Design Studio and an award-winning, certified kitchen and bathroom designer. AKG Design Studio is a boutique design firm specializing in kitchen, bathroom designs and cabinetry sales. Contact Anna at 571-989-2541 or [email protected], and follow her work on Houzz; Pinterest; Facebook and Twitter. Many times,

When is the best time to buy appliances?

Major home appliances are often expensive, but they can be more affordable at certain times of the year — especially around holidays. Before you buy a dishwasher, refrigerator, range, washer or dryer, check if one of these sale seasons is coming up. If you can wait to

Connected Refrigerators Dominate the Global Smart Kitchen Appliances Market

 A new analysis by Verify Markets shows the Global Smart Kitchen Appliances Market was valued at $371 million in 2016 and is expected to reach over $2 billion by 2023, growing at a double-digit CAGR during the forecast period. Currently, smart refrigerators dominate the market with

The Best Small-Bedroom Ideas to Maximize Your Space

Anyone who has ever lived in a major city has probably had their share of small-bedroomwoes. (Why is it that the room expected to hold the largest piece of furniture is often one of the tiniest?) It may seem like your options are confined to

Design dilemma: Setting the ground rules for flooring

How important is flooring to a design scheme? What advice would you offer when it comes to all things underfoot? Flooring is a very important part of any space – it’s the foundation upon which we build and place all functional elements and furnishings. Selecting

Modern slavery in the UK is inflicting misery under our noses every day

 ‘Traffickers charge their victims tens of thousands of pounds, and lure them on false promises of good employment and accommodation.’ Photograph: Wednesday 20 September 2017 15.59 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 20 September 2017 17.55 BST Anew global report on slavery has estimated there are more than 40 million people trapped

Life after working for the least popular president in modern history

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s most marketable skill is marketing. Before his job with the Trump administration, he was the communications director for the Republican Party, a position that made him responsible for how the party presented itself to the world. From Jan.

SECURITY NEWS THIS WEEK: FEDS GIVE KASPERSKY SECURITY PRODUCTS THE BOOT

APPLE FINALLY ANNOUNCED the iPhone X this week, complete with a facial recognition system that Apple calls FaceID. Preliminary impressions are that FaceID will be difficult to trick, and should be secure for the average user, but researchers are eager to test its robustness. Consumer facial

Bannon: Trump firing of Comey was the ‘biggest mistake in modern political history’

Former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon was interviewed on “60 Minutes.” Here’s what he said Republican leadership and the Russia investigation. (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post) Former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon believes the firing of FBI director James B. Comey by President

The pursuit of pleasure is a modern-day addiction

Here’s a story that is not about Trump or Brexit. But this could be worse, with even direr consequences. Addiction is up. Depression is up. Death is up. In America, we have seen a decline in our life expectancy for the first time since 1993. But