The Decorating Sin You’re Committing in Your Bedroom, According to an Interior Designer

One of the biggest—and least-expected—trends of 2020 has been the return of the home office. It’s become one of the most desirable search terms for home listings (one architect’s gone from adding dedicated workspaces in 15 percent of his projects to a whopping 75 percent), but let’s be real: Many of us can’t dedicate an entire room to our nine-to-five. There just isn’t the square footage, so we try to cram in a work area wherever we can—the living room, the dining room, the nook between your kid’s daybed and their leaning tower of pipe cleaner crafts. Some of these spots aren’t ideal, but if you’re looking to create a home office space for the long haul, there’s one room you should absolutely avoid making multi-purpose.

Spoiler: You’re probably doing it already.

Complete spoiler: It’s your bedroom.

It’s tempting to stick a desk in your room.

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12 Types of Pumpkins You Can Grow at Home (Because You’re Better Than Faux)

Pumpkins don’t just look good perched on your front porch to usher in fall. They’re also good for you, since they’re loaded with vitamins A, C, E, beta carotene and fiber—at only 49 calories per cup. Plus, they work in so many different seasonal dishes. So really, you have no excuse not to go all in on decorating, cooking and baking with gourds this year. And if you’re going to go all in, you might as well grow your own; it’s not nearly as difficult as you might think. Here’s what you should know before buying up seeds, as well as the top types of pumpkins to grow, whether your end goal is whipping up a killer pie, carving an unforgettable Jack O’ Lantern, tricking out your stoop or, well, all of the above.

The main requirement is plenty of space. Some types of pumpkins grow up to 20

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10 New Skills To Learn While You’re Staying Home

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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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If You’re Going to Be Cooking at Home, Become a Pro With One of These 20 Online Cooking Classes

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Raise your hand if you’re struggling to come up with meal ideas now that you’re staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Lots of families who are responsibly practicing self-quarantining and social distancing are finding themselves faced with a new challenge: cooking all three meals at home, seven days a week. While this is a scary and stressful time for everyone, we can try find some good in the situation. For example, this is a great time to expand your culinary repertoire by enrolling in some online cooking classes.  Many of them are free and it can be a great family-friendly activity to do with your kids while everyone is home together. To save you lots of time scouring Google for the best classes, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and compiled a list of

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