Rachael Ray Shot ’30 Minute Meals’ at NY Home Before It Caught Fire

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Rachael Ray finished shooting the full season of her popular Food Network show “30 Minute Meals” at her Lake Luzerne home in upstate New York before it caught fire Sunday.

Ray, her husband, and their dog were home when the blaze brought out around 7:30 p.m., but were able to escape safely, according to local Albany news station WNYT 13. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A spokesperson for Food Network confirmed that the 20 new episodes have finished production, and will feature Ray in her now-burned home when they premiere this fall on the Food Network Kitchen app, with new episodes rolling out weekly. They will air on Food Network’s linear cable channel in 2021.

In the new episodes, Ray gives viewers “real-time, step-by-step cooking instructions, from ingredient prep to getting

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Amazon Is Having a Secret Home and Kitchen Sale

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Got a case of the Mondays? If you’re looking to start your week on the right foot, you’re in luck. Right now, Amazon is having a huge sale on a bunch of home and kitchen appliances (including some of its best sellers!) and there are tons of great discounts to take advantage of.

It doesn’t matter if you want to restock your kitchen cabinets, spruce up your work-from-home setup, or make your bed even cozier, Amazon has something for every space. Sure, the retailer has deals to shop every day, but it’s been a minute since it’s had so many great sales going on at once. (It’s almost like a super-secret Prime Day, since the annual event has been postponed for now.)

Not sure where to start? Check out some of Amazon’s best home and kitchen deals below. Now all you have to do is add your favorites to your

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Back-to-School Essentials | Mental Floss

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Going back to school will look and feel a little different this year, especially when your commute is just a 45-second sprint from the bed to the kitchen table or basement couch. (Or maybe you’re not even leaving the bed at all.)

While pants are now optional, school is still in session—even if you do have The Office or Hamilton playing on loop in the background—so you’ll definitely still need some key essentials to get you through the day.

Whether you’re a teacher gearing up for another year of remote learning or a college student preparing for another semester at Zoom University, these 13 handy items will help make the transition a bit easier.

1. Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair; $80

In search of a comfy yet firm office chair that won’t leave your butt asleep after 15 minutes? Look no further than this mesh office chair, which offers lumbar support

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Kitchen Table Tops Office With 335,000 Bankers Working From Home

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Bank chiefs are revealing another closely-watched metric this earnings season: Work-from-home levels.

With many of the largest European lenders reporting second-quarter results this month, how their workforces adapted to life in a pandemic became a regular topic of conference calls.

“Around 50,000 of 65,000 are working from kitchens, studies and living rooms across the U.K.,” Antonio Horta-Osorio, chief executive officer of Lloyds Banking Group Plc, said Thursday.

It’s a similar picture elsewhere. Credit Suisse Group AG CEO Thomas Gottstein noted that about 80% of his staff worldwide are away from the office. Standard Chartered Plc’s Bill Winters said his U.S. and U.K. offices were at less than 10% capacity. About three-quarters of Barclays Plc staff currently work from home while UBS Group AG had 80% of its worldwide staff at home during the height of the pandemic.

About 335,000 staff at six of Europe’s

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Old, New, and a Touch of Glam in Polo Club

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A long-overlooked home in Polo Club lucks out when new owners with dialed-in design instincts buy and renovate it.


Sometimes, you see a house and you just know it’s meant to be yours—even when its floorplan, decor, and color palette are pulled directly from the lowest design moments of the 1970s.

OK, the majority of us probably don’t have that kind of laser-focused vision when we’re house-hunting, but Blake and Emily O’Shaughnessy seem to have a sixth sense for design potential. “When we first saw this house, it was a hot mess,” Emily says of her 1950s-era home in Polo Club that hadn’t been updated for nearly five decades. A long driveway led guests to the back of the property, where entering the house “felt like walking into a dungeon,” she says. The outdoor patio was a sea of cracked salmon-pink

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High ceilings, fancy lights are highlights of this contemporary-style, six-bedroom North Dallas home

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Situated in North Dallas on a little more than half an acre, this contemporary build boasts a linear and symmetrical design with colorful details throughout.


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The home is a six-bedroom, six-bathroom and three-half-bathroom design that was built in 2009. The linear and contemporary design affords plenty of opportunities for floor-to-ceiling windows and natural lighting. The property is also gated for privacy and safety.

At the front of the home, a large dining room is big enough to host a party of 18 people. The dining table centers around a unique, contemporary light fixture by Cantoni.

With high ceilings throughout, the living rooms are spacious and expansive. Accented by a large floor-to-ceiling window, one of the living spaces has a fireplace. Nearby, there’s a bar with counter seating for entertaining with an ice machine that makes the coveted “Sonic ice.”

Listing agent Megan Stern said the kitchen is meant

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How To Turn Your Kitchen Table Into A Home Office This Summer

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You are likely working from home indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, your company meetings are virtual and you might not have the most functional or ideal desk setup. Weeks turned into months, and it’s about time you had some inspo on how to turn your kitchen table into a home office.

You’re realizing that your work from home situation might be further extended or even here to stay. Unfortunately, you won’t be going on daily coffee runs with your work bestie anytime soon. Instead, you’ll be posting up with your laptop every morning with a latte you made at home, your adorable pup who’s still incredibly excited that you’re not leaving for work, and whatever else is laying around the kitchen. Your workspace might have crumbs from last night’s dinner and be steps away from your little bedroom.

It’s not exactly the work environment you’re used to. But

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‘The Less Waste No Fuss Kitchen’ (Book Review)

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Plenty of books can teach you how to cook basic recipes, but there are few that will tell you how to be the kitchen – how to grocery shop, how to ask someone to put ingredients in a reusable container, how to organize your pantry, and what to do when you encounter sad-looking food in the back of the fridge. In fact, I don’t think I’d ever seen a book that talks about these little details until I read Lindsay Miles’ newest book, “The Less Waste No Fuss Kitchen: Simple Steps to Shop, Cook and Eat Sustainably” (Hardie Grant Books, 2020). 

Miles is the Australian founder of Treading My Own Path, a blog and Instagram page that focuses on zero waste and plastic-free living. For several years, I’ve been following her work and admire the consistently thoughtful approach she takes. Her blog posts are in-depth, philosophical, and often enlightening, but

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Bright and beachy home is in prime Ormond location

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a house that is parked on the side of a building: This bright and beautiful beachside home is turnkey and in a prime Ormond Beach location. [Adams, Cameron & Co. Realtors]

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This bright and beautiful beachside home is turnkey and in a prime Ormond Beach location. [Adams, Cameron & Co. Realtors]

This bright and beautiful beachside home is turnkey and in a prime location, just a short walk from the beach and right around the corner from a grocery store, dining and other shopping options. The spacious living room flows seamlessly into the dining area and kitchen, with Terrazzo flooring shining throughout the home. Two bedrooms share a full bath, while a third bedroom leads to the back patio and fenced yard. Some highlights include: a 2013 roof, 2015 Trane AC, accordion hurricane shutters on double-pane windows, an updated electric panel, stainless-steel appliances and an oversized one-car garage that also features a half-bath and laundry area.

a living room filled with furniture and a table: The spacious living room flows seamlessly into the dining area and kitchen, with Terrazzo flooring shining throughout the home.

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The spacious living room flows seamlessly into the dining area and kitchen, with

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Shia LaBeouf Selling Midcentury Home in Sherman Oaks for $2.25M

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Now that the actor Shia LaBeouf has picked up a posh new pad in Pasadena, CA, he’s ready to shed his longtime Sherman Oaks residence for $2.25 million.


Now that the actor Shia LaBeouf has picked up a posh new pad in Pasadena, CA, he’s ready to shed his longtime Sherman Oaks residence. The “Transformers” star has listed his midcentury modern retreat for $2.25 million, Variety reports.

LaBeouf, 34, purchased the three-bedroom home in 2009 for $1,825,000.

Built in 1958, the home has a 2,463-square-foot layout that features walls of glass, an open floor plan, and exposed beams. The interior includes a sunken living room with a fireplace, and glass doors that access

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