Home Improvements Are an Investment in Happiness, Especially During COVID

Adelicia Caree

A recent conversation with my Treehugger colleagues revealed a common finding: Over the past year, we’ve all developed a new appreciation for having a comfortable space to call home. There’s nothing like being stuck in place to make you realize that investing time and money in one’s living space is a worthy investment. It has a profound impact on mental and even physical wellbeing.

Creating an appealing home and yard makes you want to spend time in it, and thus less inclined to travel — a convenient state of mind in COVID times. Paul Greenberg makes a related environmentally-minded suggestion

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House Hunting in France: A Medieval Estate Near Provence for $3 Million

Adelicia Caree

This 13-bedroom home, with a tower erected in the 11th century as a defense station for the Knights Templar military order, is nestled among olive groves and oak truffle trees just outside the medieval town of Uzès, in southern France.

The 5,920-square-foot stone house is anchored by an inner courtyard and surrounded by nearly 47 acres of landscaped gardens, meadows and trees, along with a caretaker’s cottage, a heated swimming pool, a pool house, four enclosed garages and other outbuildings.

Through the years, the house

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Tenants Harbor lobstering entrepreneur ropes in home decor market with handcrafted doormats

Adelicia Caree

TENANTS HARBOR—Logan and Hannah Rackliff, co-owners of The Rope Co., have fostered a unique home decor business around an unlikely source—float rope, used by lobstermen to attach to lobster traps to the buoy and from trap to trap.

Logan, a fifth generation lobsterman, comes by the profession naturally, both as a working lobsterman and as the descendant of entrepreneurs who started rope companies in Maine.

His grandfather started Crowe Rope which became the largest rope manufacturer in the country from the mid-1980s until he sold it in 1994. His father started his own business, HighLiner Rope in 1998, which even

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Wife hiding in bathroom dials 911 after husband splits door with his fist

Adelicia Caree

James Albert Hare

A wife hiding in the bathroom of her home in The Villages dialed 911 after her husband split the door in half by pounding on it with his fist.

Sumter County sheriff’s deputies were called at 7:05 p.m. Sunday to the New Haven Villas in the Village of Hillsborough where 54-year-old James Albert Hare was arrested on a felony charge of battery on a person over the age of 65.

His 69-year-old wife said Hare had been sleeping when he woke up and asked her who she was speaking to on the telephone. She said she wasn’t

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The Floor & Decor Holdings (NYSE:FND) Share Price Is Up 220% And Shareholders Are Boasting About It

Adelicia Caree

Bloomberg

Central Banks to Pour Money Into Economy Despite Sharp Rebound

(Bloomberg) — The aggressive rebound in global economic growth still isn’t enough for most of the world’s central banks to pull back on their emergency stimulus.In Bloomberg’s quarterly review of monetary policy covering 90% of the world economy, the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of Japan are among the 16 institutions set to hold interest rates this year.The outlook suggests officials still want to guarantee the recovery from last year’s coronavirus recession by maintaining ultra-low borrowing costs and asset-buying programs. That may require them to accept any

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Here Are 9 Interior Design Rules To Break

Adelicia Caree

We’ve been given so many rules about designing our homes, such as always painting the walls white and that your dresser, bed, and nightstands must match. But following the rules of interior design often leads to visually uninteresting spaces. So, do we need to listen to everything we’ve been told? After all, they say that rules are meant to be broken.

But if you’re going to break the rules, you need to do it well. So I spoke with some of the top interior designers and experts to learn how to break some

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