Hilary Farr , the host of HGTV's new series "Tough Love With Hilary Farr," can make just about any space feel homey—even a barn. Farr pulls it off with aplomb in the Season 1 episode "What, Do You Live in a Barn?" Farr meets with Kim , a mom of two in Springfield Township, PA, and proud owner of an old converted barn. This home was built sometime in the 1700s, then was made into a house in the 1800s. Naturally, it has history and character. Kim knows her home needs some work, but she's worried about undermining her home's integral style. "Maintaining the true character of this home is crucial to me," Kim says. "If I modernize, will it make it better? Or if I modernize, will I ruin it?" Kim has a $100,000 renovation budget, which means Farr will need to think carefully about how to refresh the whole house while maintaining its signature old-barn charm. Here's how she pulls off the updates, with plenty of take-home tips you'll be inspired to try that strike the best balance … [Read more...] about Hilary Farr Makes Over an Old Barn, and You Won’t Believe the Results
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WASHINGTON - The long-awaited White House cat has joined the Biden family - and her name is Willow. Michael LaRosa, a spokesman for first lady Jill Biden, confirmed the 2-year-old, gray-and-white short-haired tabby's arrival, saying the cat is "settling into the White House with her favorite toys, treats and plenty of room to smell and explore." Willow is named after Jill Biden's hometown of Willow Grove, Pa. The cat comes from an unnamed Western Pennsylvania farm where the Bidens made a campaign trip in 2020. "Willow made quite an impression on Dr. Biden in 2020 when she jumped up on the stage and interrupted her remarks during a campaign stop," wrote LaRosa in a news release. "Seeing their immediate bond, the owner of the farm knew that Willow belonged with Dr. Biden." The cat joins Commander, the German shepherd puppy the Bidens adopted last month, following the death of their dog Champ and the rehoming of their dog Major, both German shepherds. Major had trouble adjusting to … [Read more...] about The Bidens finally have a White House cat. World, meet Willow.
When Red Bull-backed Pierre Gasly was pushed to the final race of the 2016 GP2 championship by Prema team mate Antonio Giovinazzi , it felt like Formula 1 was looking at a glimpse of its future. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free But five years later, Gasly’s stock is high, while Giovinazzi appears to have raced his 62nd and final round in the sport’s premier category. Although offered a lifeline to share reserve driver duties with Mick Schumacher for the upcoming 2022 season, there is no obvious route back to a full time spot on the grid for the 28-year-old Italian. Back in 2017, Antonio Giovinazzi’s Formula 1 career had begun in unusual circumstances. The only Italian to race in F1 over the last ten years, it’s hard to believe Giovinazzi was never a part of the Ferrari Driver Academy. But after impressing on his way to narrowly missing out on the GP2 title as a rookie, Ferrari offered the then 22-year-old a run in the Marenello simulator before … [Read more...] about From super-sub to superfluous: Giovinazzi’s development not enough to save F1 career · RaceFans
5 In a move that has prompted surprise, confusion and perhaps even a little revulsion, Oscar Mayer recently branched out from its vast selection of packaged deli meats and wieners with its new product: a hydrating facial mask inspired by b-o-l-o-g-n-a. The fleshy pink mask has the moist appearance of sliced sandwich meat and is sealed in the company's classic red-and-yellow packaging. Labeling on the package makes it clear, however, that the product is not food. It's a sheet mask designed to evoke the childhood memory of biting eye and mouth holes into a slice of luncheon meat and then wearing it on your face. Nostalgia factor and clever marketing aside, the hydrogel masks are genuine skin-care products and shouldn't be evaluated at, well, face value. So several of my colleagues and I tried them, and I spoke with some skin-care experts who were game to discuss the relative merits of a bologna-inspired face mask. Here are the answers to … [Read more...] about Oscar Mayer wants you to put ‘bologna’ on your face. We had to investigate.
The Texas labor market appears to have rebounded from the pandemic, with rapid population growth driving a demand for jobs. The state ended 2021 with about 13.06 million nonagricultural jobs — about 89,600 more jobs than in February 2020, before the onset of the pandemic, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Unemployment levels have also been on a steady decline in the state and dropped to 5% in December. Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas shows that the state’s unemployment rate was at 3.7% in February 2020 before it skyrocketed when pandemic restrictions began. The rate climbed to a record high of 12.9% when Gov. Greg Abbott ordered shutdowns in April 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19. The economic rebound from the pandemic recession in Texas is now outpacing the rest of the country, which experts attribute to population growth as well as the diversification of the economy and the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions. Arizona, Idaho and Utah have also … [Read more...] about Texas now has more jobs than it did before the pandemic hit
At the start of the new year, few documentaries were as widely anticipated as "Janet Jackson," the two-night, four-hour docuseries about the famously private pop star. In recent years, a cultural zeal to correct the record on the scandals of yore and redistribute blame accordingly has refocused the spotlight on the 55-year-old singer and her storied family. Last year, FX and Hulu revisited the 2004 Super Bowl debacle that derailed her career in the New York Times Presents documentary "Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson," which offered little new insight. And in 2019, HBO offered a platform to two of her brother Michael's alleged molestation victims with "Leaving Neverland," which led to a lawsuit from the King of Pop's estate. Janet Jackson, who spent her late adolescence fighting for autonomy over her life and career - a struggle chronicled in her 1986 album "Control," which launched her into the musical stratosphere - is understandably vexed that her public image has … [Read more...] about In ‘Janet Jackson,’ a star famous for her privacy lives up to her reputation
Motorsport Network, the integrated digital platform that is the destination for millions of automotive and racing fans has announced that its premium motoring events business, Canossa Events has formed a long-term partnership with RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest car collector auction house. Under the new agreement, RM Sotheby’s becomes the primary sponsor and official auction partner of all Cavallino events worldwide. The new partnership began with the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, which celebrated its 31st anniversary event last weekend. Canossa Events and RM Sotheby’s have a long-standing relationship, with the auction house having supported the Modena Cento Ore , one of Europe’s most exclusive and highly regarded motorsport events for many years. Now the partnership is elevated to a new level that will see the two companies collaborate on a global level as Canossa expands its presence throughout Europe, the United States, and the Middle East. Under Canossa’s … [Read more...] about Canossa Events Partners With RM Sotheby’s On Global Portfolio Of Car Collector Events
$81,500 – that's how much money someone paid for a 63-mile 2014 FJ Cruiser at the end of last year on Bring A Trailer . The retro-flavored SUV's popularity has risen in recent years after Toyota retired the model from the United States in late 2017 with the Final Edition . However, and this will come as a surprise to some people, the model is still very much alive and kicking. This video uploaded a few days ago on YouTube might be a bit old, but a press release issued by Toyota earlier this week confirms the FJ Cruiser is still in production. The company has been sending e-mails about production adjustments in Japan in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the semiconductor shortages. Assembly of the off-roader will be on a hiatus for a few days, but generally speaking, Toyota still makes it. Gallery: Toyota FJ Cruiser Final Edition 7 Photos Introduced way back … [Read more...] about See How The Toyota FJ Cruiser Is Made, Because Yes, It’s Still In Production
In July 2020, Mitsubishi announced it would not introduce any new models in Europe by deciding to stick with its existing models. The company had a change of heart in March 2021 when it revealed plans to launch two cars on the Old Continent based on Renault products . At that moment, Mitsu said the vehicles would be built by the French company with the diamond logo and hit the market sometime in 2023. Fast forward to this week, the conference held by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance included some tidbits about the new vehicles. Scheduled to go on sale in early 2023, the first one will be the next-generation ASX. As you might have figured out by now, it will be heavily based on the Captur , but more than just a rebadged vehicle. The teaser gives us the impression it will look substantially different, although we're sure some of the body panels will be shared. What Is Mitsubishi Up To These Days? 2023 Mitsubishi L200 Spied For The First Time As Stretched Test … [Read more...] about 2023 Mitsubishi ASX Teased As Small Crossover Built By Renault