Work-from-home woes: How you can avoid straining your muscles, Home & Design News & Top Stories

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More people are complaining of aches and pains after companies in Singapore opted for work-from-home (WFH) arrangements for employees since early February to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Ms Adda Chua, 32, who is self-employed in the digital marketing industry, says she has been losing track of time and working longer hours at home since her appointments to see clients at their offices were cancelled.

As a result, she says she often finds herself in the same seated position for prolonged periods.

“Although my schedule is flexible, I have been working a lot more when I’m at home,” says Ms Chua, who is married with two daughters. “That eventually led to persistent neck and back pains.”

Although she acknowledges that it is her responsibility to ensure she has breaks in between, she says that is easier said than done.

“The different work environment at home, without interruptions or social

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Places around MoHi to buy room necessities

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As most students spend their college years living in Morningside Heights, it’s important to know all the supermarkets, office supply stores, and home decor shops nearby. Spectrum has put together a comprehensive list for convenient spots that will help make your dorm feel like home.

GROCERY STORES

Appletree Market—Corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 120th Street

Appletree is the smallest of Columbia’s nearby supermarkets, but it still has many options and a deli for quick meals. While you’re there, you might as well treat yourself to Dunkin’ right next door.

H Mart—Corner of Broadway and West 110th Street

Check out this Korean grocery store for the essentials like ramen or Pocky, or try something new from the plentiful variety of Asian foods available.

Morton Williams Supermarket—Corner of Broadway and West 115th Street

Morton Williams is the classic Columbia grocery store. Fill your dorm’s mini-fridge with all the

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The 10 most popular holiday gifts for 2020

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Although we’re only at the end of summer, it’s about time we start thinking about holiday gifts. Why? Because if you wait too long, the hottest items will be sold out or back-ordered, so you’ll miss your window for the perfect present. Plus, if you put them on your radar now, you’ll be able to keep an eye out for them during Black Friday and other holiday sales.

Here at Reviewed, we test hundreds of products throughout the year, from robot vacuums to weighted blankets. So, our experts know the best of the best and exactly what everyone will be prying after this year. Below, you’ll find the 10 hottest gifts for 2020 that everyone will have on their wishlists.

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Working from home: Tips on staving off strain and injury, Home & Design News & Top Stories

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SINGAPORE – More people are complaining of aches and pains after companies in Singapore opted for work-from-home (WFH) arrangements for employees since early February to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Ms Adda Chua, 32, who is self-employed in the digital marketing industry, says she has been losing track of time and working longer hours at home since her appointments to see clients at their offices were cancelled.

As a result, she says she often finds herself in the same seated position for prolonged periods.

“Although my schedule is flexible, I have been working a lot more when I’m at home,” says Ms Chua, who is married with two daughters. “That eventually led to persistent neck and back pains.”

Although she acknowledges that it is her responsibility to ensure she has breaks in between, she says that is easier said than done.

“The different work environment at home, without interruptions

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This Colorful NYC Apartment Used to Be a White-Box Rental

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Forget the build-it-yourself bookshelves and cookie-cutter wall art—when you’re cousins with Next Wave designer Caroline Rafferty, your first solo New York City apartment is bound to be anything but basic.



a living room filled with furniture and a large window: See how the Palm Beach designer and owner of The Grand Tour designed an eclectic New York City apartment.


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See how the Palm Beach designer and owner of The Grand Tour designed an eclectic New York City apartment.

“It was her first place in the city without a roommate and she really wanted to decorate it her way,” says Rafferty of the two-bedroom Tribeca apartment that her younger cousin, an art history graduate who had recently moved to the city, had enlisted her to turn into a proper home. “She was ready to do something glam but it still had to be fresh and not too formal—and she wanted to take some risks.”



a bedroom with a desk and chair in a room: caroline rafferty new york apartment


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caroline rafferty new york apartment

With its floor-to-ceiling windows, river views, and high-end finishes, the apartment provided a strong starting

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How to Optimize Small Outdoor Space

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Staring out of the windows of my family room, which I do a lot these days, I can’t help but feel like my side yard isn’t living up to its potential. It’s basically a green blur with an ivy-covered floor, shaded from (admittedly beautiful) trees. All of this extra time at home has my husband and me ready to do something about it, though. We want to make the most of our outdoor space, even if we’re just looking at it from the couch.

Laura Osteen, a landscape designer in San Francisco, shares my sentiments about side yards. “They’re such unique spaces. They’re kind of an afterthought often, but there are so many neat things you can do with them,” she says. “And (if you can see them from your house) they’re the window to nature,” she says. If you, too, are wondering what the heck you can do with

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Jason Wu’s New Kitchen Collection for Brizo Is Fashion-Forward

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a vase of flowers sits in front of a window: Fashion designer Jason Wu has been collaborating with the kitchen and bath brand Brizo for more than a decade. Here, a look at Wu's newest kitchen collection.


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Fashion designer Jason Wu has been collaborating with the kitchen and bath brand Brizo for more than a decade. Here, a look at Wu’s newest kitchen collection.

After more than 10 years of fruitful collaboration with the kitchen-and-bath brand Brizo, the acclaimed New York fashion designer Jason Wu is now bringing his innovative designs and sophisticated finishes to the next frontier—namely, the kitchen sink. “I’ve been honored to work with the Brizo brand for over a decade—merging our complementary approaches to design to bring fashion into the home,” says Wu, who first gained notoriety as the designer of First Lady Michelle Obama’s inaugural ball gown in 2009. “I was eager to collaborate again to push the boundaries of both finish and style.”



a large glass window: A matte white gooseneck faucet from the new Jason Wu for Brizo Kitchen Collection.


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A matte white gooseneck faucet from the new Jason Wu for Brizo Kitchen Collection.

The Jason Wu for Brizo Kitchen

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We Tracked Down the Best Labor Day 2020 Sales From A to Z

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Perricone MD: Shop the Semi-Annual Sale to take 25% off sitewide with code ANNUAL25 (until 9/6)!

Philosophy: Shop the Labor Day sale and take $10 off $50 or $20 off $65 with code LABORDAY (until 9/8)!

PhysiciansFormula: Take 30% off sitewide plus get a free Rosé Take the Germs Away Hand Sanitizer with any $35 purchase (until 9/13), plus orders placed over Labor Day long weekend will get Free Standard U.S. shipping, all with code PFSAVE30.

Ren Skincare: Shop the Labor Day Sale and save up to 25% off your purchase! Take 15% Off $50 with code WEEKEND15, 20% off $100 with code WEEKEND20, or 25% off $150 with code WEEKEND25 (util 9/7)!

Sand & Sky: Take 10% off all items and get a free cozy white headband with every order (until 9/11)!

Sephora: Shop hundreds of products from brands like Fenty Beauty, Huda Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty and more

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Genova caters to luxury condo market with upscale design options

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Genova, the new gated, resort-lifestyle, condominium community in Estero, is catching the eye of luxury condo buyers thanks in large part to its many upscale design options.

At the Genova Sales Center, potential buyers can see firsthand the hundreds of custom designs and luxury finish options.

“In our Sales Center, we have samples of the most popular, luxury upgrades that our residents have selected for inclusion in their homes at Genova. These upgrades were selected based on what’s currently trending in the design world and what we’ve experienced in terms of market demand,” said John Debitetto, Sales Associate at Genova.

Each floor plan at Genova allows for modifications that potential buyers commonly seek. These include converting bedrooms to dens, adding a double shower to the master bathroom, a multitude of finish options for

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Aesthetic carpets that will transform your living space | Most Searched Products

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Carpets or rugs can add warmth a room but they also need to be durable enough to withstand years of foot traffic. A rug that is cohesive to the theme of the room will add an aesthetic quality to the room that is pleasing to look. Alternatively, a textured or a colourful rug can also be used to hide drab floors or simply update the look of the room. Depending on your budget for both purchase and maintenance, go for a rug or a carpet that brings the decor of your home together. Look through the beautiful options of carpets for your home:


The easiest way to incorporate a carpet that gels with the decor of your living space are to opt for one that is in a neutral shade. Muted colours of grey, beige, ecru will add interest to your floor without creating a big visual impact. This grey

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