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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As more and more home cooks continue to crave food content online, more eyes are turning to TikTok for a taste of something new.

Mike Spurlock, who shares videos of twists on classic dishes on TikTok as @spurweezy, joined “Good Morning Ameria” to dish simple tips and a homemade pasta recipe.

PHOTO: TikTok creator Mike Spurlock, aka Spurweezy Eats, joined ‘GMA’ to make his homemade pasta. (ABC News)

The home cook first started recording his culinary prep in the kitchen while he was in a long distance relationship, but since then the videos have taken on a twist of their own, translating into a huge following on the video sharing platform.

@spurweezy

Alfredo from scratch with Garlic Herb Salt to season the chicken, recipe on IG Stay Safe everyone!

How to make healthy Mediterranean spiced grilled chicken and zucchini

Check out Spurlock’s recipe and tips below!

Simple pasta and

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I’ve successfully moved from a super-small NYC apartment to an averagely-small apartment, and in an effort to upgrade my new space without filling it to the brim, I’ve been implementing the very best small apartment decor ideas as I make my new living room feel like home.

When it comes to furniture, decor and what I like to call random knick-knacks, what you put in your space can definitely affect how large it looks. My apartment’s living room isn’t huge, but it has high ceilings and big windows with tons of natural light, so knew I could implement a few good small apartment decor ideas to make it look spacious and inviting.

A few art prints, some well-selected furniture, a great rug and tons of plants later, I couldn’t be happier with my space, and I’m here to share the tips I learned that really made it all come together.

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If last spring’s sudden stay-home orders taught us anything, it’s that most parents know they don’t want to be teachers. Many felt like they were as they struggled to tap into homework lessons, virtual classrooms and tutoring, and simply finding a way for parents and children to coexist in the same home all day long — with everyone getting their own work done.

Here are tips to get your home ready as children return to school while the coronavirus pandemic is still underway.

We’re all adapting: How to get ready for a new, virtual school year.

1. Address technology issues. If several people — adults and children — need to be on electronic devices and maintaining an internet connection at the same time, you may need to improve your internet speed and add range extenders or a mesh network system so your internet service will reach every part of your

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Have-a-go interior design enthusiasts are taking over Instagram at the moment.

And in Belfast, there’s no shortage of proud home owners taking to the platform to share their decor, design inspiration and budget-friendly make-over tips.

One such homeowner is Valerie Robinson – also known as the Belfast House Bird – from Jordanstown.

Valerie, an education worker by profession, has been transforming her 1950s bungalow which she describes as ‘a work in progress – on a limited budget.’

Her fifth home so far, the mum of two is no stranger to decorating her home but still finds bold, innovative ways to give her rooms a new lease of of life.

We caught up with Valerie to talk all things interior design – from bargains and money-saving tips and tricks to her unique rain forest bathroom and how to pull off a dark feature wall.

What is your interior design style?

“I

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a room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table


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Want to add retro charm to your home? Then you have to follow some tips and tricks to get the look on-point. Mix and match of two or more different eras have been considered by many. And for this type of decor, you don’t necessarily have to break a bank and spend a load of money. You can utilize some hand-me-downs and classic finds from local flea markets and thrift stores. Retro style can be attractive and inspire feelings of nostalgia. And are mostly chosen by those who want to pay some kind of homage to styles and arts that were popular years ago. It is not necessary, that you have to find old and rugged stuff as there is newly made furniture produced that has a retro look.

When retro decor is considered the decor styles and items are usually from the 1950s, 60s, and

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Home improvement is wise for quite a lot of reasons. One is because it could bring new spark to a household that may have become boring with it unchanging surroundings. Whether for resale or simply remodeling your home, the following tips would be practical and may be applied by anyone with the willingness to shed effort and creativity.

Bathing and the excretion of digestive waste are two of the pillars of comfort of the human biology. It is then natural that the facility that accommodates them are of that much price to anyone living or want to live in a house that has the most of them. Adding a new bathroom or toilet to your house can really boost its value and likability.

Porches are good locations for a home improvement project. It is where you first receive your guests and it is what they will get noticed first. Making

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Understanding NFRC rating data is important, when picking window replacements for Colorado climate. Because of the fluctuating temperatures throughout the year, maximum energy efficiency can only be achieved through understanding the data specific to your area.

Energy saving windows are rated based on four properties, U-factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), Visible Light Transmittance (VT), Air Leakage, and Condensation Resistance. All criteria for energy star windows are based on these properties.

NFRC Ratings for Colorado

U-Factor SHGC Air Leakage
Windows: U ≤ 0.30
Windows: U = 0.31
Windows: U = 0.32
Skylights: U ≤ 0.55
No requirement
Windows: SHGC ≥ 0.35
Windows: SHGC ≥ 0.40
Windows: AL ≤ 0.30
Skylights: AL ≤  0.30

NFRC Rating Lable Example for Colorado

Here is what a typical NFRC rating label on a window suitable for Colorado climate. By using the table above, you can see that this window’s U-factor that is 0.30, is

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Do It Yourself Home Improvement Idea # 1.

Set up handmade racks. Instead of acquiring common cookie-cutter racks, think about going to a regional craft reasonable or woodworker for personalized racks. Everything from design, color, design and cutouts can be tailored with handmade products. Racks are perfect for saving tools in the garage or knick-knacks in the household space.

Do It Yourself Home Improvement Idea # 2.

Change vinyl floor covering or set up brand-new tiles. Nowadays, benefit is everything. It’s much easier than ever to change vinyl floor covering or set up tiles with basic self-adhesive support for simple positioning. This will actually offer you a brand-new floor surface area within a couple of hours.

Do It Yourself Home Improvement Idea # 3.

Set up carpeting. Prior to purchasing, make certain to determine the location that you have to carpeting. If you have to cut carpeting, it’s not an

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Homeownership is one of life’s great milestones, and if you own your own home you have probably spent a long time thinking about the improvements you can make to your space.

One of the biggest hurdles to home improvement is cost, as some remodeling and redecorating work can cost thousands, putting home improvements out of reach for many families.

There are many great improvements you can make on a budget, however, and here we have four of the best tips available.

A Fresh Coat of Paint Can Make a Big Change

You can give your home a whole new and fresh look by giving surfaces and rooms a new coat of paint.

You may have a few old tins lying around you can use for free, but a can or two of paint can be incredibly inexpensive for the change they can bring to space.

This makes paint one of

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