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One Method Of Staying Virus Free In The Home

You come into the house from shopping and you want to clean your hands to avoid bringing any bacteria or viruses in – the touchless faucet is the perfect next step. This way you don’t have to touch anything until your hands are clean. In this time of pandemic when everyone is trying to stay safe, it makes a lot of sense to install touchless faucets in the home (as well as commercial spaces.) According to the NSF , sink handles contain more than 600 times more microorganisms per square inch than a toilet handle.

The market for touchless faucets is clearly growing. According to a recent survey commissioned by Kohler Co and conducted online by

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DoorDash rolls out a new corporate meal perk program, as Americans working from home mourn the loss of free food and office snacks



a group of people performing on a counter: Americans' work lunch routines have been severely disrupted by the pandemic. Sweetgreen


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Americans’ work lunch routines have been severely disrupted by the pandemic. Sweetgreen

  • DoorDash launched DoorDash for Work — a program that allows organization to offer employees meal benefits and perks.
  • Zoom, Charles Schwab, and Hulu are among the more than 5,000 organizations that have already signed up. 
  • Working from home has killed office snacks and lunches with coworkers, with 90% of people saying they miss at least one food-related benefit of the office, according to a DoorDash survey. 
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Working from home has destroyed Americans’ routines, killing lunch breaks and eliminating office snacks. Now, DoorDash is attempting to provide a solution. 

On Wednesday, DoorDash announced the launch of DoorDash for Work — a program that allows organizations to offer employees meal benefits and perks through the delivery service. More than 5,000 organizations have already signed up, including Zoom, Charles

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Krispy Kreme giving free doughnuts for wearing a Halloween costume

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Many traditional Halloween activities are a risk to spreading COVID-19, so here are some suggestions the CDC has stay safe this spooky season.

USA TODAY

Halloween is expected to look different across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, with health officials advising against traditional trick-or-treating.

But some national chains – including Lowe’s and Krispy Kreme – plan to offer alternatives.

The home improvement retailer announced Monday it will have “drive-through curbside trick-or-treating” at Lowe’s stores nationwide Oct. 22 and 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. where families “can drive up to receive candy and a small pumpkin at no cost to take home.”

Space is limited, but starting Saturday, Oct. 10, families can reserve a spot for the early Halloween events at Lowes.com/DIY, Lowe’s said in a news release, adding costumes are encouraged but not required.

McDonald’s celebrity menu collaboration: J Balvin Meal available for a limited time, following

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Friedman Home Improvements & Masonry Is Offering Free Quotes

Friedman Home Improvements & Masonry Is Offering Free Quotes

Friedman Home Improvements & Masonry is now offering free quotes to people in the city of Fairborn, OH. They are offering these free quotes to homeowners who are looking for home improvement services.

Fairborn, OH – Friedman Home Improvements & Masonry is offering free quotes to homeowners within the city. Anyone can fill out a free quote on their website if they are interested in the services the company provides.

Friedman Home Improvements & Masonry is a home improvement company that is located in the city of Fairborn, OH. This home improvement company is now providing free quotes to people in the city that are interested in the services they provide. The types of services that the company provides that this free quote would help with include Fairborn roof repair, roof installations, remodeling, masonry, concrete, tree removal, deck and patio installations, porch installations, general plumbing, and more.

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How to learn DIY home repair skills for free

The handyman looked at the plaster dangling from the top of our downstairs window. Then, he headed upstairs to check the seal on the window directly overhead.

“It needs some caulk,” he announced when he returned. “If I come out again and fix it, it’ll cost $250. Or, you can pick up caulk for two or three bucks and do it yourself.”

My husband and I exchanged a nervous glance. The last time I’d held a caulk gun was 10 years ago. He never had.

But we’d just been told how to knock 99% off our potential repair bill. It seemed like now was the perfect time to learn!

If you’re considering your own home repair or remodel, you’re not alone. Amid the increasing transition to a work-from-home life, 75% of Americans said they’re making improvements to their homes, according to a recent Travelers insurance company survey.

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How to Learn DIY Home Repair Skills for Free | Pennyhoarder

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.

The handyman looked at the plaster dangling from the top of our downstairs window. Then, he headed upstairs to check the seal on the window directly overhead.

“It needs some caulk,” he announced when he returned. “If I come out again and fix it, it’ll cost $250. Or, you can pick up caulk for two or three bucks and do it yourself.”

My husband and I exchanged a nervous glance. The last time I’d held a caulk gun was 10 years ago. He never had.

But we’d just been told how to knock 99% off our potential repair bill. It seemed like now was the perfect time to learn!

We’re here with ways to help you get started on your own DIY.

Guide to DIY Home Repairs

When we moved into our first house, it seemed like

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Electrician enlists a whole community to repair pensioner’s home for free

Electrician enlists a whole community to repair pensioner's home for free
LIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR: John Kinney and neighbours have ‘fixed up’ a pensioner’s home for free. CREDIT: Gloria’s Gladiators

A big-hearted electrician turned out to be a ‘light’ in shining armour when he enslisted the help of a whole community to ‘fix-up’ an American pensioner’s home for free.

WITH money tight, the 72-year-old homeowner Gloria Scoot, had been forced to let house repairs slide.

However, when an overhead light fixture went out, she knew she had to do something to avoid living in the dark and contacted electrician John Kinney.

There was no way Gloria could have imagined the impact her new ‘light in shining armour’ would have on her life.

Concerned about the extreme state of disrepair Gloria’s home was in, John couldn’t put her dire situation out of his mind and was determined to help.

Talking to CBS, he said: “No light, running water….it stuck with me over

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Pensacola, Gulf Breeze Lowe’s stores giving away free supplies Monday

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All four of the Pensacola area Lowe’s stores are giving away free buckets of supplies Monday to help the community recover from Hurricane Sally.

The home improvement store will hold drive-thru bucket brigade events beginning at 11 a.m. while supplies last.

At each event, Lowe’s will pass out free buckets full of

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Pleasant Valley Free Library hopes to expand, renovate after fire

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Multiple agencies responded to a fire at Pleasant Valley Library Tuesday.

Poughkeepsie Journal

The expansion and renovation of the Pleasant Valley Free Library is expected to break ground two years after a basement fire ravaged the building. 

The fire reached up to the third floor on Nov. 6, 2018. However, the library’s building has since been declared as structurally sound, said Joy Dyson, board of trustees president.

“We’ve received our insurance money from the fire, and the board decided to rebuild in the location,” Dyson said. “Because of the fire, we have to meet all ADA standards for current 21st century requirements.”

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Pleasant Valley Library rises from ashes with more visitors, plan for $3M renovation

‘Heartbreaking’ fire destroys Pleasant Valley Library

‘Rise like a phoenix’: Pleasant Valley Library lifted by community after fire

As of Monday, 90% of the $3 million

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Jane Young: Should you strive to be mortgage free in retirement? | Business

Transitioning into retirement without a mortgage can reduce stress, improve cash flow and increase your sense of financial security.

But while everyone would love to be debt-free, there are many factors to be considered before making extra payments or pulling from your savings to pay off your mortgage.

You need to maintain adequate liquidity to cover living expenses, an emergency fund of at least four months of expenses and major planned expenditures such as new vehicles, home improvements and tuition for your children. Once you make the extra mortgage payments, you will lose access to those funds without refinancing or taking out a home equity loan.

If you have other high interest debts on credit cards, vehicle loans or student loans, you should pay those before making extra payments on your mortgage.

If you have the funds to make extra payments, how would you spend the money otherwise? Would you

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