Home trends we hope to see in 2020

The 1920s was a big decade for home decorating. It marked the rise of a new breed of professionals known as “interior designers,” whose jobs it was to dream up rooms for important clients to host lavish parties (via BBC). It was the era of modernism, Bauhaus, and art deco. The decade embraced the glamor and sophistication of early Hollywood, […]

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Alex Rodriguez on Parenting With J. Lo: ‘Before She Gets Home, I’m the Boss’

Alex Rodriguez joked about who’s the “boss” in his blended family with wife-to-be, Jennifer Lopez — and no, it’s not him! During an appearance on Today with Hoda & Jenna, guest cohost Andy Cohen asked the former Yankees player “who wears the pants” in the power couple’s relationship. “Before she gets home, I’m the boss,” Rodriguez, 44, said on Wednesday, […]

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A hidden truth: Hospital faucets are often home to slime and biofilm

Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection prevention in hospitals, but the unintended consequences include water splashing out of a sink to spread contaminants from dirty faucets according to new research presented last week in Philadelphia at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Researchers at the University of Michigan Health […]

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Cannabis use up among parents with children in the home

Cannabis use increased among parents who smoke cigarettes, as well as among non-smoking parents, according to a latest study from researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York. Cannabis use was nearly four times more common among cigarette smokers compared with non-smokers. Until now, little had been known about current trends in the use of […]

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Trapping mozzies at home to detect disease

Householders and school children are being urged to get behind a University of South Australia campaign to help keep the State free from nasty viruses and diseases. UniSA is launching its Mozzie Monitor project, asking people to take on the role of citizen scientists by capturing mosquitoes in a plastic trap each week so experts can identify the breeds and […]

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