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This couple can’t stay put, so they put their home on wheels

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In Dream Big, Live Small, we visit tiny home-dwellers, discovering why they choose to live this way, how they manage it and the possibilities to do things like travel, learn and grow that have resulted from downsizing so significantly. In the long run, living small is really about living big.

Downsizing in order to move into a tiny home often helps homeowners remove material clutter in their lives. But for some, it also affords flexibility and the ability to move easily.

In this episode of Dream Big, Live Small, you’ll get to see inside one couple’s tiny house in Yelm, Washington.

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Startup Opportunities Driven By The Pandemic And A Stay At Home Consumer

While the pandemic has caused major disruption in most people’s lives and habits, consumers are without a doubt shifting their mindset on several key aspects of their lives, which will affect some trends. Whether it is how consumer’s grocery shop, work from home, prepare their food, get their exercise, travel more locally and have a renewed focus on what “clean” means, behaviors and attitudes have changed, some permanently.

Of course, as we learn and understand how consumers are acting in the present situation of the pandemic, we must also anticipate what the future may hold after the pandemic. And, as consumers continue to adapt and change their way of living, marketers and potential startups, especially small businesses, are challenged with figuring out what actions will last long after COVID-19 is over and the economy has re-opened. Stay-at-home may

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Deutsche Bank NYC-Area Employees Can Stay Home Until Mid-2021

(Bloomberg) — Deutsche Bank AG told its New York City employees that they can continue working from home until mid-2021, in contrast to rival banks that are seeking to return staffers to offices.



a sign above a store: Deutsche Bank headquarters at 60 Wall Street in New York.


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Deutsche Bank headquarters at 60 Wall Street in New York.

Workers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut “face the continuing balancing of your work and your children’s sporadic school schedule” as well as concerns about public transportation, cleanliness and quality-of-life issues amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the German bank said in a memo to staff. Employees can keep working at home until July, when the company plans to leave its 60 Wall St. offices for new headquarters on Manhattan’s Columbus Circle.

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“We will ask you to return to the office when we move into our new building, Deutsche Bank Center, assuming the environment at that time allows a safe return to the office,”

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London Firms Are Dumping Office Space as Workers Stay Home

(Bloomberg) — London firms are ditching their unwanted office space at an even faster rate than in the financial crisis.

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More than 1 million square feet (92,900 square meters) has become available for sublet since June, the equivalent of two Gherkin skyscrapers, according to research by real-estate data company CoStar Group Inc. Businesses are offering up the excess space as the pandemic keeps large swathes of employees working from home.

The trend is so far only limited to London: the city’s second-hand space surged by 21% in the period, compared with just a 1% increase for the rest of the U.K.

“The success of home working, coupled with ongoing concerns around public transport and coronavirus infections, has led many firms to reconsider their office space needs,” Mark Stansfield, head of U.K. analytics at CoStar, wrote in a note to clients. “Some of this impact is now being seen

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Bryan Baeumler Talks Upcoming Season on Instagram, Explains How to Book a Stay at His Family’s Resort

A new season of Renovation Island is in the works. Bryan Baeumler took to Instagram on Sept. 13 to share an image of the crew hard at work filming episodes of his family’s HGTV series in the Bahamas. 

“We got the band back together,” the renovation expert and dad of four captioned the photo. 

Baeumler went on to respond to some fan comments on the post, sharing details about the upcoming season of Renovation Island and explaining how to book a stay at his family’s resort, the Caerula Mar Club. 

Bryan Baeumler says the new season ‘won’t be easy or boring’ 

RELATED: Do the Baeumlers Finish Their ‘Renovation Island’ Resort Restoration Project?

Renovation Island (which originally aired on HGTV Canada) was a ratings smash for HGTV, with more than 5 million viewers watching the season finale. Though a second season hasn’t been officially announced by the network, production is in

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Ocado sales surge as shoppers stay home [Video]

Another busy quarter for the robots at Ocado warehouses…

The UK online supermarket says revenue at its retail arm jumped 52% as shoppers stuck at home opted to get their food delivered.

That took third-quarter revenue to about 756 million dollars.

The growth follows an over-40% surge in the previous quarter.

Online food shopping has more than doubled its share of the UK market since the global health crisis began.

14% of all groceries are now delivered, and Ocado reckons that could hit 30% over the next few years.

The coming quarter will mark a key test for the firm though.

From the first of September it has dropped long-time partner Waitrose.

Instead it will offer products from rival chain Marks & Spencer.

Ocado says customers have responded positively to the switch, with demand for the new range driving an increase in the number of products in customer baskets.

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