Home designs are getting updated based on what stay-at-home workers, learners need.

“Our home used to be an escape from the daily routine, and now more than ever it has become our shelter from the outside world. Now our home may be more part of our daily routine, too,” said Cristina Miguelez, remodeling specialist for Fixr, a resource for home remodeling projects.

“As more people are starting to work from home, do homeschooling, exercise at home or even enjoy the holidays at home, we may start having the need to ‘escape from home,’ which may translate into creating new spaces within our houses where we relax, where we work or where we carry out certain activities like exercising or studying. This will allow us to separate our routine from our respite.”

More and better designed spaces for people to gather is a practical fix, especially in kitchens as people cook

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There is nothing that says summer better than to be in touch with nature: going to the beach, swimming in a lake or planting flower beds.

Most of us love the casual comfort, color and charm of a garden setting. It is easy to transform your home into a garden oasis with a few simple design moves. It is even easier to refresh your home with a few botanical motifs.



Nature as a guiding theme in decor is classic. The relaxed appeal of outdoor-inspired interiors is one that your family and friends are sure to love.

The easiest and most obvious way to “garden up” your room is to bring in plants and flowers — the more, the better. On one hand, plants are recommended to help improve the quality of the air in a room. On the other hand, select your plants with care, especially if someone in your

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Here’s a stubborn, recurring dilemma. Your family is itching for a coronavirus escape. That means a road trip, which means trying to figure out a bathroom strategy. An increasing number of public restrooms are open, but not all of them. Additionally, there are still some among us who are not interested in public highway bathrooms at this particular moment.

a sign on a wooden surface: The Travel John is a disposable urinal in a bag, and it's finding new popularity among those who don't want to use public restrooms.

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The Travel John is a disposable urinal in a bag, and it’s finding new popularity among those who don’t want to use public restrooms.

It’s a real head scratcher, but I wasn’t about to let a little tinkle trouble stand between me and the open road. I’m a man of action, a man of ideas, and, apparently, I’m also now a man who urinates in plastic bags. COVID-19 has made 2020 mighty surreal, but for me the most surreal moment of them all was opening an umbrella in my

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The following is a news release from the Idaho Falls Community Food Basket.

IDAHO FALLS – Since the COVID-19 health crisis began in March, the Community Food Basket – Idaho Falls has seen its numbers of those seeking emergency food assistance skyrocket. An increase of 75%-100% in the number of people served each month now seems to be the norm versus even just 6 months ago.

The Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen has also had unpredictable numbers of patrons ranging from 100-150 meals served per day, seven days a week.

In March, both agencies asked all 65 of their committed volunteers to stay home and stay safe.

“We knew going into this process those same volunteers may not return to service. This is what has now happened. With so much uncertainty in the world right now and much of Idaho being considered a COVID hot spot, the majority of

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