Month: July 2020

FDA opens door to rapid, at-home testing for COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday opened the door to COVID-19 testing that could be fast, cheap, and handled entirely at home — if companies don’t find the rules too burdensome.

Routine screening of people who don’t know they have COVID-19 could transform the fight against the disease.

“These types of tests will be a game-changer in our fight against COVID-19 and will be crucial as the nation looks toward reopening,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said in a statement announcing how the agency will approve at-home tests.

So far, the FDA hasn’t allowed anyone to sell tests for

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6 Ways to Finance Your Home Improvement Project

If you’ve been staring at the four walls of your home since March, you might feel an itch to finally finish your basement or update your bathroom tiles. As long as you’re at home, you might as well enjoy what you’re looking at, right?

According to a survey by online lender LightStream, 73% of homeowners are planning a home improvement project this year. Nearly two-thirds of homeowners planning renovations will use savings, the survey says. Those who don’t have savings or choose not to spend it will need to weigh their options for financing their renovation projects.

The best way

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Inside Supermodel Kendall Jenner’s Tranquil Los Angeles Home

Kendall Jenner’s design team—the mother-and-son duo Kathleen and Tommy Clements, plus the inimitable Waldo Fernandez—didn’t know quite what to expect from their 24-year-old superstar client. “Her taste was surprising, more bohemian and funky than the rest of her family. The mood she described was totally understated and down-to-earth,” Tommy recalls of the team’s initial meetings with Jenner, reportedly the highest-paid model in the world. “Being who she is, we thought Kendall might gravitate toward something more flashy, more va-va-voom. I think we were all thrilled to discover that she has taste beyond her years,” adds Kathleen. Fernandez punctuates the sentiment:

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Inside Kendall Jenner’s stunning L.A. home

Kendall Jenner is showing off her digs! The 24-year-old model — and her pup, Six — covers the September issue of Architectural Digest, and takes fans inside her bohemian Los Angeles home.

“I like a house that has character. When I walked into this place, I was immediately drawn to the peaceful Spanish-y, farmhouse-y vibe,” Jenner says of the five-bedroom home. “My life involves a lot of chaos and travel and high energy, so I wanted a home that feels serene, a place where I can simply zone out and relax.”

“I’m not a huge party person. There aren’t

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Amazon selling coronavirus face shields it helped design

Amazon’s coronavirus face shields are now available to purchase on its website, Amazon robotics engineer Brad Porter announced Tuesday.

Porter wrote in a blog post that the shields, which Amazon has been donating to front-line workers, are now available for purchase at cost. The shields, manufactured by Boyd Corporation in the U.S., come in packs of 25 for $2.65 per shield, or $66.25 total — a third less than what other retailers charge for reusable face shields available to front-line workers, he wrote.

Porter had said in a May 14 blog post that Amazon had already donated 10,000 face shields

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