Think WFH is a challenge? Not compared to WOFH: Working Out From Home

With many gyms closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, WFH is making way for WOFH: Working Out From Home.

“I use a lot of makeshift materials to work out,” says Anne Barreca, of Brooklyn, New York. Without access to a gym or swimming pool, she uses what’s in her environment for exercise, including the stairs leading to her third-floor walkup, groceries, resistance bands, furniture sliders, dish towels — even her 5-month-old son, Benjamin, whom she calls “the world’s cutest kettlebell.” He’s the perfect size for squats and lunges (“comes with the noises too,” her husband, Brian, jokes).

Image: Anne Barreca (Courtesy of Barreca family)
Image: Anne Barreca (Courtesy of Barreca family)

“It’s better than nothing,” Barreca said. “Something is always better than just being lazy or sitting around. … There’s no such thing as a perfect workout.”

Exercising using one’s body weight or with what’s available, of course, isn’t a new phenomenon.

In 1976’s “Rocky,” the underdog

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Daily Harvest’s New Flatbreads And Ice Creams Make Summer At Home Easier

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Summer is usually all about relaxation, but this summer has been anything but usual. You’ve probably been busy acquiring new sautéing, soufflé-ing and sourdough-baking skills after spending the past few months at home more than anywhere else. 

After a stressful few months of mostly staying at home, you’re likely pretty tired of your own cooking and craving a change — possibly even a healthier one, if your isolation eating habits have been out of the norm.

If the unrelenting monotony of quarantine cleanup has you dreaming of healthy prepared meals and fantasizing about dishes

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How to re-vamp your working from home set-up if you’re feeling demotivated

Whether you're looking to buy a brand new desk or update your workspace with soft furnishings alone, these are products you need: Topology Interiors
Whether you’re looking to buy a brand new desk or update your workspace with soft furnishings alone, these are products you need: Topology Interiors

If, like us, you’re bored of looking at the same four walls after four months of working from home during lockdown, then it’s time for an interiors update.

Whether you’re working from a corner of your bedroom or in a separate study, no matter how big or small a change you make, adjusting your workspace can do wonders for your productivity and motivation.

Focusing on your home set-up may feel redundant as lockdown starts to lift, but some of us could still be working from home for many more months, and sprucing up your space may get you out of that WFH funk.

As the pandemic has forced us to merge our office and personal spaces, keeping them as separate as possible is also important, so

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10 Home and Away spoilers for next week

From Digital Spy

Home and Away spoilers follow for UK-pace episodes on Channel 5.

Next week’s Home and Away episodes see John Palmer suffer a sudden health scare, while Mackenzie Booth has a new love triangle and Jasmine Delaney’s strange behaviour around baby Grace begins to escalate.

Here’s a full collection of ten big moments coming up.

1. John is rushed to hospital

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

After collapsing during the Parata family’s housewarming party, John is rushed into hospital. Results confirm that he has suffered a brain aneurysm and his loved ones anxiously wait for further news.

Although John’s condition is later stabilised, his motor skills have been affected by his health scare and there may be a long recovery process.

2. John makes a difficult decision

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

Marilyn is distraught by John’s hospital dash and she can’t stop herself from constantly fussing over him. Although

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Domino’s expands delivery options, home buying moves online

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus.


PIZZA TIME: Domino’s Pizza is now offering carside delivery service, allowing customers to stay in their cars while one of the pizza company’s workers delivers their order to them.

The chain said Monday that customers can choose the new contactless carryout option when placing a prepaid order online. It is available in U.S. stores.

When a customer places a carside delivery order online, they’ll be prompted to add their vehicle color, make and model, which will be used to identify them when they arrive at the store. Customers can also choose where they’d like their order placed – the passenger side, back seat, trunk or the option to decide when they arrive. Customers

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Fashion Influencers Are Driving an Interiors Boom. How Are Home Brands Responding?

“A lot of people in fashion don’t understand that you can’t easily gift a rug or table. It doesn’t work the same as it does for a dress or a pair of shoes.”

Home is where the #content is — or so wrote Hilary George-Parkin in a 2017 Fashionista story titled, “Why Fashion Bloggers Are Evolving Into Home Decor Influencers.”

Three years later, may I ask: Why were once-strictly-fashion-adjacent influencers venturing into more home-furnished pastures? 

George-Parkin’s reporting is certainly worth revisiting in its own right, but for the interest of this piece, I’ll say the gist was this: With the influencer class having, well, influenced our clothing and accessories to a certain degree of satisfaction, our homes became their next logical frontier with which to express their particular stamps of style.

With the help of an affiliate link or 15, these professional tastemakers have come to establish themselves as bona

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Mortgage lender drops VA home loan rates below 2.5%

VA home loans were already a sweet benefit for U.S. service members, veterans and military widows and widowers, but they’ve become an even better deal as mortgage rates have spiraled downward during the coronavirus pandemic.

These mortgages backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs require no money down, and you can get one with just a “fair” credit score. It’s now easy to find 30-year VA loans with rates under 3%, and a major lender has just dropped the rates to an astonishing level: as low as 2.25%.

How to get a super-low VA loan rate

The ultra-cheap VA loans are being offered by United Wholesale Mortgage, or UWM, one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders and the same company that’s providing conventional 30-year mortgages at rates as low as 2.5%.

Rates through UWM’s new VA loan program range from 2.25% to 2.375% and are available to both buy homes

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10 Things You Need to Equip Your Home Office

Sure, you’ve always had a computer and a printer. But now that we’re working from home so much more than pre-coronavirus, it’s time to get serious about your home office. These 10 products can help.


Your computer is important. The right desk is crucial. But the single most important tool I’ve tested in the past few months for productive working from a home office is the X-Chair. Quite simply, it’s the best designed, most comfortable office chair I’ve ever used.

The detail that went into the X-Chair, which comes in different fabrics and levels of customization, is visible from top to bottom. I tried the X4, which has a leather seat, back and headrest. You can adjust the height and angle of the headrest, which makes a noticeable difference; when I lean back in the X-4, my head feels entirely supported. The back of the chair has what manufacturer

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Serving up tastes of home helps laid-off immigrants make ends meet

At 3 a.m. on Friday, Eddy Llamas stood in the middle of his Miami apartment’s small kitchen, elbow-deep in the sweet, buttery dough that’s typical of bread from Guatemala.

About 200 loaves were taking shape, each the size of a fist, soon to be sold for $1 a pop.

“This is a kind of bread that people in Guatemala eat every day for breakfast. It’s not hard like French bread, which you really have to bite into. It’s soft and spongy,” said Llamas, who moved from the Central American country to Florida when he was 10. “It’s part of our culture.”

Down the hall, Llamas’ wife and two-year-old son slept.

“I have to do everything as quietly as possible,” said the 38-year-old. “I don’t want to wake them up.”

For Llamas, a trained cook, furtive trips to his own kitchen in the wee hours of the morning are a notable

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How Working From Home Long-Term Will Save You Money

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Photo credit: PeopleImages/istockphoto

Money in the Bank

It’s no secret that working from home comes with many perks and benefits. But perhaps chief among them is the financial savings over the long term when compared to working in an office or some other location outside the house. In fact, the savings can be substantial, adding up to thousands of dollars a year. Here’s a closer look at just some of the ways you can trim your spending working from home over the long haul.

Reducing Food Expenses

Let’s start with the obvious. We all spend far more money on food when we’re working outside the home. “Everyone is aware that eating out is both unhealthy and costly, but people still do it,” says Tom Scarda, CEO and founder of The Franchise Academy, who has been working as a remote CEO for about 15 years. “This crisis forced many people to

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