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Five requirements for accessible kitchen design

June 4, 2019

When designing a kitchen for accessibility, a deep understanding of the client’s needs is imperative. With all the advances in accessible design, a beautiful and efficient kitchen can be designed to be ergonomic for everyone who lives in a home whether or not they are disabled. Easy access is key for ADA-compliant kitchens, which leads […]

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Gardening cultivates better mental health in psychiatric setting, study finds

June 3, 2019

A UCLA study found that psychiatric patients respond positively to the therapeutic effects of gardening. Gardening proved to have significant effects on patients undergoing treatment in a psychiatric setting at UCLA’s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, according to a study published in fall. Nancy Wicks, an occupational therapist at Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, said she and other therapists […]

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Kitchen or bathroom? Twitter lands into debate over washing machine’s placement

June 2, 2019

A Twitter user from Germany shared images of washing machines placed in bathrooms. (Twitter/@biebersgrills) Who knew netizens could feel so strongly about the placement of a washing machine. Yes, the latest Twitter scuffle is about where one should put a washing machine – in the kitchen or bathroom. The debate started when a Twitter user […]

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Former Tiger Global execs’ VC fund bets on home appliances maker

May 31, 2019

Tanglin Venture Partners, a venture capital firm floated by former Tiger Global executives Ravi Venkatesh and Edwina Yeo, has invested in home appliances brand Lifelong Online. Citing people it did not name, The Economic Times reported that Singapore-headquartered Tanglin had pumped Rs 40 crore ($5.7 million at the current exchange rate) into Lifelong Online in a […]

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Love gardening, but don’t have the room for it? Don’t despair

May 28, 2019

You have a green thumb, but you live in a third-floor apartment with a balcony. All is not lost when gardeners think vertically instead of horizontally, gardening experts say. Flowers, green plants, and even some vegetables do well in pots, grown up along trellises or fences, or even in unconventional containers, if gardeners follow some […]

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Jamie Oliver gave us our big break in the kitchen – and he’s still our hero

May 27, 2019

When, in 2002, Jamie Oliver launched Fifteen, a not-for-profit restaurant designed to train up 15 disadvantaged, young, unemployed candidates into chefs, few expected it would be a success. The initiative was broadcast as a Channel 4 series – Jamie’s Kitchen – and ended with 12 apprentices completing the programme (three dropped out) and a restaurant that remained solidly booked […]

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