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Much of the housing market made a forced pit stop during the lockdowns of March 2020, but by that summer it was on track and running red hot. This upswing ran contrary to conventional wisdom, and the pandemic-related lull in home sales that some experts expected never materialized. Researche…

If you feel like you’ve been throwing out your sponges, you may need to make some changes to how you use them. Here are some tips on how to get more mileage out of your sponges before throwing them out.

Many hotels across the United States have done away with daily housekeeping service, making what was already one of the toughest jobs in the hospitality industry even more grueling. The move away from daily cleaning gained traction during the pandemic, and industry insiders say it's driven by customer preferences. But others say it has more to do with profit and has allowed hotels to cut their number of housekeepers. The change comes at a time when many of the mostly immigrant women who take these jobs are still reeling from lost work during coronavirus shutdowns.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke has blamed Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for inaction on gun control. His remarks echo a debate happening across the U.S. after the latest deadly school shooting. As the Republican governor was finishing his opening remarks Wednesday about the deaths of 19 children and two teachers in the small town of Uvalde, O’Rourke approached the stage, pointed to the governor and blasted him for “doing nothing.” Republicans countered that it wasn't time to talk about politics and partisanship. But Abbott went on to say that he doesn't support restrictions on guns and prefers to focus on issues such as mental health and school security.

Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which sparked a global protest movement and calls for a racial reckoning to address structural racism that has created long-standing inequities impacting generations of Black Americans. But Floyd’s slaying, along with a series of killings of other Black Americans, also wrought a heavy emotional and mental health toll on Black communities that have been burdened and traumatized by centuries of oppressive systems and racist practices. Mental health advocates and experts say the racism that has caused much of the trauma is embedded within the fabric of the nation and can be directly linked to the mental duress experienced today.

Furniture DIYer @maggiemcgaugh recently bought a house and her makeover videos just keep getting better. This bathroom makeover is dramatic and bold but really comes down to hardware, paint, and the perfect wallpaper.

TikTok creator @peonyandhoney gave her room a major makeover by swapping out furniture and accessories. Sticking to neutral colors made the space feel much more chic and clean.

A boring neutral high gloss kitchen wasn’t what @thistimeincolour was looking for, so she made it over with matte paint, bright walls, and plenty of fun accessories.

With boating season ramping up, it's a good time to talk about best practices for pet-friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the lake, river or sea with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged first mate in mind.

Misinformation in the pet food market abounds. To help determine fact from fiction, here's research on the most common misconceptions about pet food.

Misinformation in the pet food market abounds. To help determine fact from fiction, ManyPets researched 10 of the most common misconceptions around pet food.

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