42 Things That Make Your Home Look A Lot More Expensive For Less Than $35 On Amazon

You don’t need to spend a ton to create a home that looks and feels like your own private retreat. With an eye to aesthetics and functional design, these home products under $35 on Amazon create a luxurious home that works for your lifestyle, because bespoke is, after all, the ultimate luxury. When it’s time for an update first, choose elevated versions of items you use every day: think modernist double-walled mugs, a cutting board made with gorgeous acacia wood that can double as a serving board, or a rainfall shower head. Once you’ve got your day to day upgraded, turn your attention to the details: What about custom floating shelves, perhaps, or a reed diffuser in a sophisticated scent near the entryway? No matter your decor goals, with items like a set of velvet pillow covers, marble bathroom accessories, and a gold geometric bowl, you’ll find something to suit your tastes for just about every room of the house. Amazon has a trove of budget-friendly home goods, as long as you know where to look. And, if you’re lucky enough to have Prime, eligible products come to your door in just two days’ time so your house can get an upgrade in no time. ...

Lululemon’s Black Friday sale broke the internet last year; no, seriously, Lululemon’s entire site crashed after

Lululemon’s Black Friday sale broke the internet last year; no, seriously, Lululemon’s entire site crashed after too many overjoyed shoppers filled their virtual shopping carts with hundreds of dollars worth of gear. Now, the mega-popular athleisure company is making up for 2018’s faux pas with an unbelievably good Black Friday sale this year—and the deals are live now.  While Lululemon’s Black Friday 2019 doesn’t extend to all of its covetable gear—we could only dream—it does include significant discounts on a wide selection of Lululemon’s top styles, including the buttery soft Align Pants (a top pick for yogis), the sleek All The Right Places Pant(a great choice for runners), and the ~actually~ supportive Fine Form Bra (no more boob bounce).  Even though the website is practically begging you to buy everything, we know that not every Black Friday deal is worth the credit card swipe. To help you save time on Thanksgiving Day—there’s pie to eat—we’ve compiled the best bargains to snag at Lululemon right now. So put down the stuffing, you’ve got some yoga pants to buy first.  Fine Form Bra ($39, was $78): Marshmallow-soft molded cups give you plenty of support without uncomfortab...

Keeping the hospital safe: Security guards help patients and staff alike | Southern Idaho Local News

Security officer Ben Hammer checks in with Jessa Shovar at the registration desk in the emergency room lobby Dec. 17 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. ‘What would surprise people is how caring our security staff is,’ Administrative Supervisor Diane Nelson says. Security officer Ben Hammer talks about his job Dec. 17 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Hammer says a common misconception about his job is the ‘hired muscle” stereotype often associated with him. ‘We try not to get involved physically unless we absolutely have to,’ he says. Security officer Ben Hammer makes his rounds Dec. 17 at the emergency room in St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Administrative Supervisor Diane Nelson says the security staff’s willingness to make rounds is what sets them apart from other security teams. ‘They’re really our eyes and ears for the whole facility,’ Nelson said. Security officer Ben Hammer checks in with Jessa Shovar at the registration desk in the emergency room lobby Dec. 17 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. ‘...

Take your shower to the next level with this upgrade

One of the best ways to make a small bathroom look bigger is to enclose your shower stall in glass. Because you can see right through it, a glass enclosure or even a glass door doesn’t cut the room off where the shower begins. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. You will need to register before adding a comment. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. Please be polite. It’s OK to disagree with someone’s ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. With framed glass doors, it’s important to choose one with seals, sweeps and magnetic hardware that will create a watertight fit.(Photo: Getty Images) One of the best ways to make a small bathroom look bigger is to enclose your shower stall in glass. Because you can see right through it, a glass enclosure or even a glass door doesn’t cut the room off where the shower begins. Glass in the bathroom ca...

Now I understand why the OnePlus Concept One exists

The OnePlus Concept One hides its magic well. Indeed, you’d be hard-pressed at first glance to spot that the technology OnePlus developed for its new concept smartphone at CES 2020 started development eighteen months ago, the Android phone-maker once again taking McLaren’s supercars as its inspiration. Only this time around, it’s not just a fancy color scheme. There’s one of those, certainly. Most of the back of the Concept One is clad in the automaker’s eye-searing orange leather, the same hide (and hue) that you’d find inside supercars like the McLaren 720S. It looks and feels great, with all the stitch detailing you’d expect, though I can’t help but wish that it was the 720S’ Alcantara that had made it to the OnePlus’ rear. Snaking down the center of those two leather panels, like half an hourglass, is a slender pane of glass. It’s deceptively simple, but that black sliver is what gave OnePlus engineers their sleepless nights. It’s electrochromic glass, which basically means that it can go from being opaque to transparent depending on an electrical charge being passed through. McLaren offers the technology on the glass roof of its 720S, in fact: you can dim it when you want s...

The DSS1 Performance Disc road bike is the first stock bike offering from renowned custom bike

The DSS1 Performance Disc road bike is the first stock bike offering from renowned custom bike builder Thomas Donhou, and represents a distillation of the design ideas expressed in his bicycle creations over the years. What Donhou has created in the DSS1 is a signature bike, a culmination of his bicycle design ideas. One common signature on many of his bikes over the years has been disc brakes. Donhou started adding disc brakes to steel frames many years ago at a time when doing so was still far from the commonplace sight it has become this year. The Reynolds 853 frame is specifically designed for disc brakes. The rear brake is mounted inside the rear dropout and all the cables routed externally along the down tube – the brake cable runs a full length of outer housing for protection from grime and grit. There are no mudguard mounts; the DSS1 is not meant as an all-weather commuter/winter training bike, it’s pegged as a high performance disc-equipped bike. And on that front it delivers. This is a bike with exemplary handling and top notch performance. The ride displays a superb smoothness from the Reynolds 853 Pro Team tubeset and a high class build kit that shines in...

Readers can post events to the online calendar. Visit bestofthefox.com/calendar, click “+Add Event” and follow the

Readers can post events to the online calendar. Visit bestofthefox.com/calendar, click “+Add Event” and follow the prompts. Select items also will appear in the newspaper. BOOKS BETWEEN BITES – “KILLER STUFF AND TONS OF MONEY”: Noon, Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Daniel Russo will discuss “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money – Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America” by Maureen Stanton. People can bring lunch or purchase items at Chapters Coffeehouse and Cafe in the library. Information: booksbetweenbites.com. DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”: Now through Jan. 19, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. It is directed and co-choreographed by Amber Mak. Paramount favorite Paul-Jordan Jansen returns as the Beast. It is recommended for ages 5 and older for some scary moments. Still to come in the Broadway series will be “The Secret of My Success,” a new musical, playing Feb. 12 to March 29; and “Kinky Boots,” on stage from April 29 to June 14. Cost: Single tickets range from $36 to $74, with subscription savings offered. Information: paramountaurora.com, 630-896-6666. MIDNIGHT TOAST TO THE START OF PROHIBITION WILL BE PART OF THE LINEUP: 10 p.m., Club A...

Just how ‘real’ is this region we call Southasia? On the one hand, there are those

Just how ‘real’ is this region we call Southasia? On the one hand, there are those who suggest that ‘Southasia’ is a geopolitical invention imagined and brought into being only by intellectuals, journalists and academics, through reading and writing about it. On the other hand, others suggest that this is not some ephemeral idea, but rather a tangible thing that exists in the physical world. The eventual understanding of this question has important ramifications for the future possibilities of coexistence and interaction amongst the region’s 1.5 billion people. A key to conducting this line of inquiry is Benedict Anderson’s seminal work from 1983, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism. Of Anderson’s many insights, a particularly astute one relates to the role that diverse groups of elites have played in the formation of modern nations. Anderson tells us that, during the late 1800s, when the first wave of nationalist agitation made its appearance in the American colonies, the ‘creole’ elite (native born but of European origin) played a leading role in the movement for national independence. In India, a similarly diverse Westernised elite took t...

The standard ratchet or scissor jack found in most passenger vehicles can easily lift a car

The standard ratchet or scissor jack found in most passenger vehicles can easily lift a car high enough to change a tire, but there are times when a more stable and powerful type of jack is required. One such model is known as a floor jack, or sometimes a trolley jack. Professional mechanics often prefer floor jacks because of their portability and exceptional lifting power. A floor jack’s low profile also means it will fit easily under many different types of vehicles, including low-slung sports cars. The floor jack has become so popular among mechanics that consumer-grade versions can now be found in home garages. The hydraulic cylinders have at least a 2.5-ton capacity, and the handle provides great leverage without requiring great strength. Safety and stability are also strong selling points for floor jacks because they incorporate four wheels and generally use steel or industrial aluminum. We’ve compiled a shortlist of the best floor jacks currently on the market. While some models may be targeted toward commercial or professional users, many can be used by amateur car repair enthusiasts. If you’re in the market for a floor jack, consider our top pick, the...

College Basketball Bracketology Seed List For January 14, 2020 – Blogging the Bracket clock menu more-arrow no yes Horizontal – White Follow Blogging the Bracket on Twitter Follow Blogging the Bracket on Facebook Search Horizontal – White Horizontal

This is the complete seed list for Tuesday’s SB Nation bracket projection, complete with team record and NET info. ↑1. Baylor (Big 12) (1/13-1/5-1/1-1) — HOUSTON — St. Louis↓2. Duke (ACC) (3/15-1/6-0/3-0) — NEW YORK — Greensboro↓3. Butler (2/15-1/9-1/4-1) — INDIANAPOLIS — St. Louis4. San Diego State (MW) (4/16-0/6-0/3-0) — LOS ANGELES — Sacramento ↑5. Gonzaga (WCC) (7/18-1/4-1/3-1) — LOS ANGELES — Spokane ↓6. Kansas (5/11-3/7-3/6-3) — INDIANAPOLIS — Omaha↑7. Auburn (SEC) (6/15-0/6-0/1-0) — HOUSTON — Tampa↑8. West Virginia (10/13-2/8-2/5-2) — NEW YORK — Cleveland ↑9. Oregon (13/14-3/7-2/5-2) — LOS ANGELES — Spokane↓10. Michigan State (Big Ten) (12/13-4/6-4/3-4) — INDIANAPOLIS — Cleveland↑11. Florida State (15/14-2/5-2/3-2) — HOUSTON — Tampa↑12. Villanova (20/12-3/5-3/2-3) — NEW YORK— Albany ↓13. Dayton (8/14-2/3-2/2-2) — NEW YORK— Albany↑14. Kentucky (26/12-3/5-2/3-1) — INDIANAPOLIS — Greensboro↑15. Louisville (14/13-3/5-3/1-3) — LOS ANGELES— Omaha↓16.Wichita State (AAC) (9/13-1/5-1/2-1) — HOUSTON — Sacramento ↑17. Seton Hall (Big East) (19/12-4/7-4/4-4) ↑18. Stanford (Pac-12) (11/14-2/3-2/1-2)↓19. Maryland (17/13-3/7-3/2-3) 20. Creighton (27/12-4/5-4/3-4) ↓21. Ohio State (16/11-...

Electric scooters are the crux pin of the “micro-mobility” movement. They are lighter and less expensive

Electric scooters are the crux pin of the “micro-mobility” movement. They are lighter and less expensive than most electric bikes while being just as fast. Plus, there are seated electric scooters so you don’t have to sacrifice comfort on longer commutes. Here are our picks for the best electric scooters with seats. The Nanrobot D4+ is one of the most powerful seated electric scooters available, making it a top choice if you need a ride with some serious max travel distance. This scooter can take you 45 miles off a single charge and its dual 1,000 Watt motors reach speeds up to 40 MPH on flat ground. Of course, you can’t achieve both ends of the spectrum at once. This max speed is calculated with the dual-motor mode engaged (and in optimal riding conditions with a lightweight rider). The max travel distance is calculated with the scooter in both single-motor mode and Eco Mode engaged. These two settings combined reduce the D4+’s total power output to about 500 Watts. As lame as that sounds, these two features are practical when you don’t need to climb hills or ride over rocky terrain. Still, it would be odd to spend the extra cash on a dual hub motor and only use it sometimes. A...

After some poor years for the crane market in China, government initiatives and a booming construction

After some poor years for the crane market in China, government initiatives and a booming construction sector are focussing minds on global expansion. Julian Champkin reports. China has been a focus for the global construction industry for decades. “China is the most important market in the world. It has huge potential for cities to grow. Those cities will need infrastructure, roads, sewerage systems.” So said Guangyu Nie, head of Liebherr parts division in Shanghai, in November 2018, reaffirming his company’s 40-years commitment to the Chinese market. He was speaking at Bauma China, the largest trade show for cranes and construction equipment in Asia. There have been some slow years in the Chinese crane market recently. Now, though, business is booming. Bauma China was generally acknowledged as the busiest for several years, both for numbers of exhibitors and for numbers of visitors. And one thing became very clear there: that the pace of change within China is extraordinary. “China is a unique place for us,” says Norbert Dudek, vice-president and general manager for Terex Cranes Asia. “I think it’s a unique place for anyone who manufactures cranes. 15 or 20 years ago, imported...