Couple’s Bathroom Habits During Quarantine Are Pretty Loosey-Goosey

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There was a time in history when lords and ladies were unfailingly private about their bathroom habits. If they could go about their business in separate wings of their homes to protect each other’s delicate sensibilities, so be it. No longer. A new study of 2,000 Americans living with a partner found that couple’s bathroom habits during quarantine have really become boundary-free. Or boundary relaxed, I suppose. It’s not a no-holds-barred situation, but it’s rounding the corner.

The study, which was commissioned by Natracare and conducted by OnePoll, culled through responses from the 2,000 adults who have been living

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Popular home improvement projects for 2021 – and how to pay for them

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Staying at home during the pandemic has changed the way homeowners renovate, but not always in ways you might expect.

You could assume, for example, that homeowners are desperate for privacy and therefore adding more walls.

But interior designer Max Humphrey says rumors of the open floor plan’s death, which bubble up every year, are exaggerated.

“I think middle America still loves their open floor plans,” says Humphrey, who is based in Portland, Oregon. “Designers are talking about how open floor plans are over, but believe me, they’re not.”

Instead, homeowners are creating spaces they’d want to visit if they

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Landlords Eager for Covid-Era Revamps Are Finding Hungry Investors

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The pandemic forced owners of hotels, malls and office buildings to adjust almost overnight to a harsh reality in which millions of Americans were no longer traveling, shopping at stores or going into offices. It also depressed the vast market where such companies raise money for their commercial real estate projects.

Although there’s still a lot of uncertainty about how the brick-and-mortar economy will operate after a year or more of disruption, investors in commercial real estate are slowly regaining their appetite. Some are hoping to find better returns with interest rates near zero, while others see fresh opportunities generated

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Real estate: What $500K gets you in Tampa vs. Cleveland

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(NEXSTAR)- Tampa, Florida and Cleveland, Ohio are separated by more than 1,000 miles. One lies on the western coastal edge

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This Company Fines Its Employees for Going to the Bathroom; Considers Them ‘Lazy’

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Chinese company Anpu Electric Science and Technology slaps workers who use the toilet more than once a day with a $3 charge.

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.


In an attempt to increase productivity, the Chinese company Anpu Electric Science and Technology made a controversial decision. The company imposed a fine of 20 yuan (about 3 dollars or 60 Mexican pesos) to staff who make more than one

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Rental Scams and How to Avoid Them

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Q: I am moving to New York and need to look for an apartment. A friend told me to watch out for scams. What am I supposed to watch out for and how would I know if a listing is problematic?

A: The market is flush with inventory as rents continue to fall, creating conditions where it can be hard to tell a good deal from an absurd one. “It’s no secret that rental prices are down now,” said Pamela Liebman, the president of Corcoran. “It’s easy to get excited about a good value, but if it’s too good

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