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How work-from-home is big business

The work-from-home culture has blurred the line between life at home and life at work. From trying to find the best position on the couch to work to zeroing down on that perfect attire for back-to-back video calls, everybody is trying to adapt to this new way of working. And with no end to the pandemic in near sight, people are now realising the importance of work-from-home essentials. It’s no wonder then that many brands are cashing in on this trend and bringing out products specifically for working from home. From furniture and desk accessories to clothing and shoes, there are a plethora of brands today that are helping employees make a successful transition from office to office-at-home.



a bunch of items that are sitting on a table: As people spend longer periods of time working at home, there’s been a greater emphasis on clothes that offer both comfort and utility.


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As people spend longer periods of time working at home, there’s been a greater emphasis on clothes that offer both comfort and utility.


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iPad 2020 leaked design schematics reveal iPad Pro-like design, Magic Keyboard support



a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: iPad 2020 leaked design schematics reveal iPad Pro-like design, Magic Keyboard support


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iPad 2020 leaked design schematics reveal iPad Pro-like design, Magic Keyboard support

Apple is rumoured to launch a new iPad in September. While Apple is yet to confirm, design schematics of the new iPad 2020 have been leaked. This new iPad is said to look a lot like the premium iPad Pro 2020.

The iPad 2020 will have thinner bezels around the display, which is said to be 10.8-inch in size, according to a 91Mobiles report. The iPad 2020 will also ditch Touch ID and the Home Button in favour of Face ID that is located above the display. The design schematics also show that iPad 2020 will have magnetic connectors on the back for Magic Keyboard support.

The top bezel also houses a selfie camera and two other sensors. The power button is located on the top edge. The right edge will house the volume buttons,

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Cy-Fair Home and Outdoor Living Show recreating customer experience in a virtual environment

Tony Wood isn’t reinventing the wheel, but he might as well be.

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Home gym industry seeing sales skyrocket

Mike Salinas demonstrates the exercise equipment at Hest Fitness on Friday in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)

McALLEN – It didn’t take David De Leon and his wife long to talk about their health and fitness options when COVID-19 reared its ugly head in South Texas.

“My wife and I are very active in exercising and being healthy and fit,” the 30-year-old McAllen resident said. “When everything started happening it became more of a challenge to go to the gym, so for safety we decided that working out from the house was much safer than putting ourselves in any type of medical risk at a public facility or a gym.”

The couple purchased an FT2 Functional Trainer, a home gym that has a design which integrates an Olympic bar and weight stacks. De Leon said the benefits from the machine and being able to work from home were quickly realized.

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12 Ideas to make your home beautiful and stylish

After buying a dream house everyone aspires to decorate it in an attractive way from inside and outside but sometimes due to lack of space, budget or ideas these desires remain unfulfilled. So before buying or building a house make a clear estimate if it will be able to meet family needs for a few decades at least and decorate it so that it remains intact for many years that reflects your personality and style. Your home should be comfortable with modern elements, so it is important to include the latest style trends. Each country has its own style and culture which sets it apart from other cultures and Malaysia being a multicultural nation is home to many vibrant colors, design styles and trends. While decorating your house use objects, elements, colors and patterns that reflect traditional roots and modern sensibilities. Here are some home decor ideas that will help

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EU citizens fear being locked out of homes, jobs, and healthcare by Brexit settlement scheme design flaw



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EU citizens have launched a campaign for the government to give them physical proof of their right to remain in Britain after Brexit – amid fears that they could be locked out of homes, jobs and healthcare by technical problems.

The Independent reported this week on how the Brexit settlement scheme’s “digital-only” design is already causing problems for EU nationals, some of whom are already being held up in airports and facing delays in moving house.

But campaigners worry that the scheme’s flaws could have even more serious consequences, denying EU citizens living in Britain their rights to homes, jobs, and healthcare – all of which require them to prove their right to live in the UK.

Under the scheme, EU nationals are not given an ID card or other document as proof of residence once they are accepted, but have to rely on

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Sony’s New Headphones Could Be Your Work-From-Home Savior

We judge all headphones and earbuds on a scale of 10, analyzing the categories we think are most important: sound, comfort, design, battery performance, and, if applicable, special features.



a laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden table: Sony's latest wireless headphones provide welcome upgrades to their predecessor. Check out our hands-on review of the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones.


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Sony’s latest wireless headphones provide welcome upgrades to their predecessor. Check out our hands-on review of the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones.

Here’s how the Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones stack up.

A follow-up to our favorite wireless cans, the Sony’s WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones bring subtle but meaningful tech improvements, while retaining the same design and uncompromisingly awesome sound. The noteworthy new features include an upgraded microphone setup and clever ergonomic enhancements, among others. They make the high-end cans even more convenient for daily use.



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Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones

$348.00

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SCORES

• Sound: 10/10

• Comfort: 8/10

• Design: 8/10

• Battery Performance: 9/10

• Overall Score: 9/10

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Homes selling quickly as buyers discover wooded Lenexa retreat

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Nature features prominently at Timber Rock, a B.L. Rieke Custom Homes community in Lenexa with homes from the $600,000s.

As more buyers discover the nature-focused oasis of Timber Rock, just minutes away from Lenexa City Center, homes are selling faster than ever throughout the B.L. Rieke Custom Homes community.

Timber Rock is home to three neighborhoods, including The Trails, which features homes from the $600,000s. Bridget Kiggins and John Kroeker, who market Timber Rock for Weichert Realtors, Welch & Company, said that The Trails is seeing especially brisk sales activity, leaving a limited selection of prime homesites remaining. Builders in The Trails include Bickimer Homes, New Mark Homes, James Engle Custom Homes and Rodrock Homes.

Timber Rock’s second neighborhood, The Bluffs, takes its name from the peaks that rise gently throughout the area. Homes here are priced from the $800,000s to more than $1.5 million. The Bluffs has

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Watch Casey Neistat and Candice Pool Quiz Each Other On Home Design & Family Life | Architectural Digest Video

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I see you brought your sunglasses too.

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Well, I thought I’d wear them

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because like you know, sunglasses are my thing.

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I’m Candice and this is Casey

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and we are here to do the design quiz.

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So, let’s get started.

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You sure you’re not uncomfortable

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with all this eye contact?

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What was the best–

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I didn’t know you had brown eyes!

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What was the best party we’ve ever hosted in this house?

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It was that night that everybody was in the pool

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and we were drinking that Rose aperitif or whatever

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and it just got crazy, the kids were asleep.

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It got crazy for you,

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I was the one taking care of our children.

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That was a fun time. That was fun.

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Okay, this is a good one.

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Where in the

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A Cozy Cottage on an Island Northeast of Stockholm

AMONG THE MANY fashion boutiques that Christian and Ruxandra Halleroed have designed is a series of nine stores for the Swedish clothing brand Acne Studios, some of which feel like industrial-size meat lockers, with soaring monolithic brushed stainless-steel walls and floors of mottled poured concrete, terrazzo or concrete-print carpet. The effect is not unfeeling but bracing, in the vein of an old-fashioned Austrian spa: The severe gray backdrop makes the clothes, which often come in pleasantly murky colors, look more vibrant by comparison. This rigorously modern approach to design — often characterized by unbroken expanses of single materials (a wall of burled elm in one store, diamond-embossed aluminum in another) combined with inviting planes of color (a peony-pink wall-to-wall carpet, for example, or a standing shelving unit in copper sulfate blue) — has made Halleroed, the design studio that Christian, 46, founded in Stockholm in 1998, and which

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