Children at border treated ‘nicely’

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Melania Trump’s once-close friend, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, acknowledged to both the Washington Post and to Rachel Maddow Tuesday that she has extensive recordings of the first lady saying, among other things, that young immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S. border were excited about their accommodations in federal detention.

First lady Melania Trump boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, June 21, 2018, to travel to Texas. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) 

“They’re not with their parents, and it’s sad. But the patrols told me the kids say, ‘Wow, I get a bed? I will have a cabinet for my clothes?’” Melania Trump said, according to Winston Wolkoff’s her new book, “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.”

“It’s more than they have in their own country where they sleep on the floor,” Melania said. “They are taking care nicely

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Copenhagen Imports’ 50th Anniversary Collection Is a Testament to Timeless Design

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Copenhagen Imports’ Texas regional manager, John Milk, is always quick to distinguish furniture design trends, such as sectional sofas with trendy style options like smoky mirrors and gold-plated tables. He should know – he’s been designing furniture showrooms for almost three decades. John has always admired interior design, recalling days when, as a child, his mother would take him along to visit his favorite furniture store in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona.

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Matthew Perry Downsizes With This $6 Millon Pacific Palisades Cottage

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Matthew Perry is making some major real estate moves. In July, the Friends star dropped the price on his Los Angeles penthouse from $35 million to $27 million. This luxury penthouse, dubbed “Mansion in the Sky,” per the listing, takes up the entire 40th floor of the Century building. Last week, Perry also placed his contemporary Malibu beach house on the market for $14.95 million. Listed with Josh Flagg of Million Dollar Listing, the loft-style home is equipped with glass walls that deliver incredible views of the Pacific Ocean.

Matthew Perry standing in front of a house: "Friends" star Matthew Perry quietly purchased a cottage for $6 million last month in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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“Friends” star Matthew Perry quietly purchased a cottage for $6 million last month in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles.

With two extravagant homes on the market, you’re probably wondering where Perry is currently living (or at least where he may be staying some of the time). As it turns out, the actor quietly purchased

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Kitchen Design Ideas – Which?

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Follow our simple kitchen design ideas to transform your existing kitchen or create a new kitchen that’s stylish and practical.

Before you start planning a new kitchen, the first thing to decide is whether you want to update your current kitchen or start from scratch.

Look at what you already have, and think about what you like and don’t like about it. It can help to draw up a list of what you want to keep, move or remove completely. 

If your kitchen layout already works well, you’ll save money by keeping things in the same place, particularly your sink and appliances.

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If you’re planning to move house soon, totally transforming your kitchen might not be worth it. Many buyers want to put their own stamp on a place, but they won’t want to replace a new kitchen. Refreshing it with cheaper updates might be the best

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Samsung eyes new opportunities as pandemic ignites demand for home appliances

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By Joyce Lee

SEOUL (Reuters) – From sanitising closets to customisable fridges, the coronavirus pandemic has fanned demand for home appliances – so much so that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is adding warehouses and bringing popular products to more markets.

In particular, consumers have been willing to splurge on products that make their homes cleaner.

In Brazil and other emerging economies, households which once relied on maids are now investing in dishwashers and robot vacuum cleaners, while Samsung says its overseas sales of air purifiers jumped more than five times in January-July compared to the same period last year.

Samsung’s AirDresser, a closet that steam cleans clothes and kills bacteria, has seen a spike in sales with British furniture firm Lux Group ordering 1,000 earlier this year. Big fridges have also climbed in popularity as people cooking more often at home seek more freezer space.

“Sales are doing well in

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Couples design their own “virtual babies” at Dutch art exhibit

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Couples who want children of their own got a brief taste of parenthood by creating their own “digital babies” during a virtual reality art exhibit in the Netherlands.

Visitors selected the baby’s character traits, physical appearance and other features by answering questions on a computer tablet.

They sat in sofas in a futuristic room with soft lighting and flowing drapes, which was all part of an installation called “IVFX: posthuman parenting in hybrid reality,” created by Dutch visual artist Victorine van Alphen.

“I had lots of deep, personal conversations that inspired me,” Van Alphen said, including with people who wanted to have children but couldn’t, someone who had lost a child and neighbours considering artificial insemination.

“There were lots of beautiful, inspiring conversations, anecdotes and background discussions that formed this strange, futuristic project,” she said. “I kind of gave myself the ‘mission impossible’ to create a presence

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Former HMO is now a colourful and eclectic home

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One of the first things that Emma Rawlinson and her husband Matt did on collecting the keys to their new home was to head round to the property with a sledge hammer. They had a four-month window for turning their ‘absolutely knackered’ former HMO – in an otherwise smart neighbourhood of Cheltenham – into a functioning family home in time for Christmas, and didn’t want to waste a moment in getting started.

So began their project to convert a semi-detached late Victorian villa consisting of seven bedsits into a comfortable and boldly decorated four-bedroom home. The project required a complete rewire, the building of two single-storey extensions for the kitchen and playroom, and rejigging the upstairs space to add a shower room and dressing room on the master bedroom floor, plus their children’s bathroom and guest bathroom. They also reconnected the flat in the

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Modern Ideas for a Kitchen Nook Area | Home Guides

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A kitchen nook often includes seating.

A kitchen nook is a small space in or near a kitchen separated from the appliances, cupboards, pantry and countertops. Many use kitchen nooks to create small, intimate breakfast areas or small lounge areas. Most kitchen nooks are designed to replace kitchen eating areas, but some are used in conjunction with larger kitchen dining spaces. There are many ways to create a kitchen nook so it provides a warm and friendly meeting spot.

Intimate Dining Area

Create a small, chummy eating area suitable for two to four people. Opt for a small glass or wooden round table because it’s more intimate than square or rectangular styles. Select individual, padded chairs so you and your family can comfortably scoot back from the table to read the newspaper, use electronic tablets or work on handheld crafts. Modern nook styles are often minimalistic, so choose simple wall art, nominal window treatments and basic

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Ideas for a Bathroom Addition | Home Guides

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When homeowners set out to do renovations, updating an old bathroom or adding a new one is usually on the list. Bathroom additions can add to the value of a home and provide growing families with more space. The National Association of Home Builders states that adding a bathroom to a single-family detached home has a strong impact on the home’s overall value.

Pick an Ideal Location

Your new bathroom will need water and plumbing, so it’s important to consider access to utilities when you plan for your bathroom addition, as it will have an impact on where you can successfully build. The least expensive choice is to place your new bathroom where there is already a water line, or in a spot easily accessible to your current plumbing system.

Plan Your Space Wisely

Take a look at the location where you want to include your bathroom addition and make

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1927 Remodeled Albany Home Just Listed

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ALBANY, CA — This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is almost a century old but hardly showing its age after a thoughtful remodel.

It has an open floor plan with Travertine tile floors throughout.

The kitchen is bright with a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and gorgeous stone counters.

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  • Address: 515 Talbot Ave, Albany, California
  • Price: $1,095,000
  • Square Feet: 1391
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3 Baths
  • Built: 1927
  • Features: The best of Albany living in this thoughtfully remodeled Albany home! The primary bedroom is a relaxing oasis with a high ceiling, gas fireplace, clerestory windows, and a beautiful ensuite bathroom with dual sinks and large shower, plus a huge walk-in closet. There are two more bedrooms and bathrooms for complete comfort. Great outdoor living space. Relax on the paver patio covered by an actual roof with electric lights and a large skylight. It’s the perfect spot to
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