Solar Power as a Work-From-Home Perk? This Startup Has It Covered

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Installing solar power systems is already a tedious process for homeowners, and with many of us working and learning remotely, we’re too distracted to get started. Those renting or living in states where policies have made solar power a no-go can forget about it — lower bills due to solar are a pipe dream. But as many companies scramble to keep their employees motivated and rethink perks while their employees work from home, a Washington, D.C.-based startup says it has a solution.

Arcadia describes itself as the first nationwide “digital utility” in the U.S. Since its founding in 2014, the company’s platform is now available in all 50 states and with more than 100 power utilities. Users can acquire a solar power subscription from Arcadia, buy as little as one solar panel or more, and see the results as a credit on their monthly utility bills.

Therein lies an opportunity

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1.5m sets of affordable home appliances to be produced, distributed by next March

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TEHRAN – The spokesman of Iran’s Home Appliances Manufacturers Union has said that one of the country’s major manufacturers is going to produce 1.5 million of various affordable home appliances and distribute them in the market by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2021).

According to Hamidreza Ghaznavi, the mentioned appliances include refrigerator, stove, washing machines, 32 and 43-inch TV sets and vacuum cleaners.

These devices are meant to be distributed among the low-income classes and will be sold in two packages, Ghaznavi said, adding that they will be of good quality and the manufacturer is not going to make any profit from selling them.

Based on the official data published by the Ministry of Industry, Mining, and Trade, in the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-June 20), domestic companies produced 210,200 TV sets, registering a 49.4-percent growth compared to the same

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Lowe’s Adding Fulfillment Centers, Large-Appliance Sites for Faster Delivery

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Lowe’s Cos

. is beefing up its logistics network, with plans to add dozens of distribution and shipment-handling sites as part of a $1.7 billion overhaul aimed at speeding orders to customers of the home-improvement retail chain.

Lowe’s said Wednesday that it would open four additional e-commerce fulfillment centers over the next 18 months, including a direct fulfillment site in Mira Loma, Calif., set to open in October to enable two-day delivery to nearly 100% of its customers.

The Mooresville, N.C.-based company also plans to open seven bulk distribution sites for large products such as appliances and barbecue grills, along with 50 cross-dock terminals where big items can be placed on delivery trucks bound for customers instead of sending them to retail stores.

Lowe’s is in the midst

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Is This Type of Appliance Endangering Your Health?

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Gas-powered appliances such as stoves, ovens and water heaters in your home can increase your risk of developing respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and may even lead to premature death, according to a new study.

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Researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health found that after just 60 minutes of using a gas-powered stove and oven at the same time in a home, levels of nitrogen dioxide exceeded both national and California ambient air quality standards more than 90% of the time.

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Nitrogen dioxide is one of the gases that contributes to smog formation.

The report — which was commissioned by the Sierra Club — says:

“Exposure to the pollutants produced from gas appliances can be detrimental to human health; thus, one significant benefit of replacing natural gas

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This Stick-On Stainless Steel Wallpaper Will Instantly Upgrade Your Appliances

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If you’ve ever rented an apartment, you’ve probably learned to get pretty creative with decorating. When you can’t have wood floors, you cover the beige carpeting with pretty rugs. When you can’t take down the blinds, just add curtains. And when you can’t repaint the walls, stick-on wallpaper can make your home look straight out of a design magazine.

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Those tired kitchen appliances, however—well, you’re stuck with those. At least you were until now. While you can’t upgrade to a shinier model in a rental, you can make them look sleeker and shinier with this removable stainless steel wallpaper. Designed for use atop multi-surface fridges, ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers, the vinyl wallpaper brings the look and functionality of stainless steel without the need for new appliances (plus the extra cost for a stainless upgrade). 

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What A $1.1M Wellesley Home Looks Like

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WELLESLEY, MA — A Wellesley home is on the market for $1,130,000. Located at 24 Kingsbury St. the home is in walking distance of downtown Wellesley and Wellesley High School.

Built in 1902 the home has almost 3,000 square feet of living space and is updated with stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite countertops and even a Tesla charging port in the garage.

See what the realtor has to say.

  • Address: 24 Kingsbury St, Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Price: $1,130,000
  • Square Feet: 2970
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full and 1 Half Baths
  • Built: 1902
  • Features: Welcome to Wellesley, located within walking distance to downtown, WHS, WMS, and Sprague Elementary, WholeFoods, Commuter Rail and Linden Square is a large condo that looks and feels more like a single-family home. Featuring a recently renovated kitchen with quartz counter top, center island, stainless steel appliances, work station and breakfast nook. The oversized family room has custom
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NMG Partners With Element Electronics To Launch Exclusive Appliance Line

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Nationwide Marketing Group has struck a deal with Element Electronics to develop an exclusive line of appliances for Nationwide members during a time when the major home appliance supply chain is struggling to keep up with customer demand,

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This new program, which will include immediate access to top-mount refrigerators and standalone freezers, is designed to ensure the group’s members have access to some of the most highly sought-after products ahead of the holiday shopping season.

“This group-exclusive independent appliance program is the culmination of a great deal of effort between Nationwide Marketing Group and Element,” said Nationwide Senior VP of Merchandising Patrick Maloney in a statement. “And the timing of this launch couldn’t be better, as appliance retailers are in critical need of supply. Most excitingly, though, this partnership with Element Electronics brings to the table some high-quality product at highly competitive price points, which gives

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Home Depot to speed up deliveries with new distribution centers

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A customer wears a protective mask while unloading purchases off a cart outside a Home Depot Inc. store in Reston, Virginia, on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

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Like many other shoppers, Home Depot customers have little patience for long waits and shipping delays.

The home improvement retailer announced Tuesday it will open three distribution centers in the Atlanta area over the next 18 months to keep up with those expectations, which have only been amplified since the pandemic. 

“We like to say that retail has changed more in the past four years than in our 40-year history,” said Stephanie Smith, senior vice president of supply chain. “Covid has even brought this more to light. Customers expect to shop whenever, wherever, however they want.”

Smith said the pandemic has underscored the importance of a strong and flexible supply chain. During the spread of the coronavirus,

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3 smart home deals you can’t afford to miss today

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These days, almost every device and appliance found at home can be connected to the internet and controlled remotely. Speakers, lights, doorbells, cameras, thermostats, even cooking utensils can now be managed through voice command with the help of smart assistants. When creating your smart home ecosystem, you should always start with the basics. Below, you’ll find the Amazon Echo Show 8, Arlo Pro 2, and Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance Starter Kit on sale starting at only $100. Get these smart home devices on the cheap today and slowly build your way to a truly automated home.

Amazon Echo Show 8

— $100, was $130

The Amazon Echo Show 8 is not too small like the Echo Show 5, nor too big like the second-generation Echo Show. Its 8-inch HD display is, in our opinion, just right, the perfect size for a bedside smart display. It functions exactly the

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Shia LaBeouf Selling Midcentury Home in Sherman Oaks for $2.25M

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Now that the actor Shia LaBeouf has picked up a posh new pad in Pasadena, CA, he’s ready to shed his longtime Sherman Oaks residence. The “Transformers” star has listed his midcentury modern retreat for $2.25 million, Variety reports.

LaBeouf, 34, purchased the three-bedroom home in 2009 for $1,825,000.

Built in 1958, the home has a 2,463-square-foot layout that features walls of glass, an open floor plan, and exposed beams. The interior includes a sunken living room with a fireplace, and glass doors that access the patio.

The upgraded chef’s kitchen features stainless-steel appliances, a wine fridge, and a center island with a breakfast bar. The kitchen flows into the dining area, which looks out to the backyard.

The luxe master bedroom has a fireplace, walk-in wardrobe, spa tub, and steam shower. One of the other two bedrooms has been transformed into a paneled library, with custom bookshelves.

An office

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