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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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How Margherita Missoni Is Staying Creative at Home

“Mondays like Sundays, like Tuesdays, like Wednesdays….” Margherita Maccapani Missoni quipped in a recent Instagram post depicting a photo of her family’s vibrant lunchtime mise en place. It summed up the way of the world we currently live in, where days seamlessly blend together and the line between the work-week and weekend remains blurred.

Yet despite this standstill, Missoni, along with her two children and husband, Eugenio Amos, are still determined to bring the legendary Italian family’s signature beauty—one exploding with colors and patterns and humor—to the fore. “It’s surreal,” she says over the phone on a warm day in Varese, one hour northwest of Milan. “You don’t really know what’s happening outside. I think it’s been about five weeks, but I actually don’t know anymore. I am enjoying this pace of life, but I feel very anxious about the world we live in. I’m worried for Italy, and

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