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10 New Skills To Learn While You’re Staying Home

This article originally appeared on the DealTown Patch

In an effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus and lessen the burden on our health care system, those of us who can are staying home. If you find yourself with more free time on your hands, why not take this opportunity to develop a skill? Learn a new language, paint, make hot sauce from scratch — do anything that keeps your mind active.

We’ve rounded up 10 kits, crafts and products to keep you entertained and engaged right at home. These activities will help you pass the time and leave you better for having done them. And who knows? You might just discover a hidden talent!

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Kassa Watercolor Set

Unleash your inner painter with this top-rated

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5 Design Cues We’re Taking from This Tranquil Brooklyn Restaurant

Japanese design has always been respected for its thoughtful approach to materials and use of space. This spring, one new restaurant proved that these principles can be used to create both a unique and comforting interior, smack in the middle of Brooklyn. Designer Loren Daye of Love Is Enough and restaurant cofounder George Padilla crafted Rule of Thirds in Greenpoint, a space that embodies the Japanese principle of mottainai: a concept of “mindfulness, gratitude, and intention.”

The latest addition to the A/D/O building—a community hub and multipurpose space for creatives that includes a members-only workspace, an exhibition area, a start-up accelerator, and a shop—Rule of Thirds’s aesthetic blends polished, carefully crafted shapes and surfaces with the raw, industrial warehouse space. The overall effect is a sense of peace combined with an out-of-the-box approach to dining.

While the restaurant is closed due to the pandemic, there is still a lot

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Coronavirus positive: Good news round-up

If you can suspend your disbelief for long enough it’s really not hard to find the upside in our current predicament.

We’re mostly spending out working days at home in tracksuit trousers, living la vida cosy, the streets are noticeably quieter and now you can do your bit to keep the racket down by parking in more areas than usual.

Several local councils have relaxed their rules on where motorists can and can’t leave their cars, with wardens warned against issuing tickets for cars parked in resident only bays.

It’s been suggested that enforcement takes a “common sense” approach, which doesn’t bode all that well given London collectively took its children and grandparents to the same four parks last weekend. 

But let’s give traffic wardens, surely one of the toughest gigs imaginable, some credit and assume they’re going to collectively know when to practice leniency. They’re a great bunch,

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45 Best Easter Puns – Funny Puns and Jokes for Easter Sunday

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    There’s no doubt that Easter is one of the cutest holidays yet — after all, it’s a day full of hopping Easter bunnies, colorful eggs, and fluffy chicks! Of course, with so many fascinating symbols and traditions for Easter, that also means that there are so many cute Easter puns and festive jokes out there. That’s why we’ve gathered all the best Easter puns for the holiday, including clever and funny puns related to bunnies, eggs, and all other things Easter.

    While you’re competing in your family egg hunt and filling your basket with plenty of candy and goodies this April 12, you can be sure to celebrate Easter Sunday with the funniest puns for the holiday, including clever Easter egg puns and cute Easter puns for boyfriends and girlfriends as well as family. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect message

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