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January 2023

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  • January 31, 2023

Here’s how to attract pollinators of all kinds to your garden.

<p>Getty Images/Marcia Straub</p>

Getty Images/Marcia Straub

Watching a bee tumble out of a squash blossom or buzz around the catmint is peaceful and awe-inspiring! These industrious workers—along with butterflies, moths, bats, some birds and other insects such as wasps and beetles—have a big job to do. They carry minuscule grains of pollen from one plant to the next so plants can reproduce and form fruits and seeds to ensure a healthy, diverse eco-system. About 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants and 35 percent of the food crop depend on pollinators,

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  • January 31, 2023
A man selecting pieces of wood in a large home improvement store.

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This is a good way to spend less at Home Depot.


Key points

  • Pro Xtra is a rewards program for contractors and other professionals who do business with The Home Depot.
  • You don’t have to be a professional or own a business to join, best of all it’s free!

Whether you have a business in the construction industry or are a home improvement enthusiast, Home Depot is surely one of your favorite places to shop. As the world’s largest home improvement retailer, you can find over 1 million products at 2,300 stores in North America. Like

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  • January 31, 2023

You probably already know why you should buy vintage furniture: It’s better for the planet, adds character that something mass-produced simply can’t, and it’s often of much higher quality than whatever’s available at big-box stores. But with so much of it being traded online or through social media accounts, there is another question to contend with: How? As in, how can you confidently pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for an item that you’ve never seen in real life and that you can’t return?

We talked with vintage experts to learn the telltale signs that a piece is a good

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  • January 30, 2023

“Today, conservationists worried about the planet’s future rarely, if ever, mention gardens, though the area cared for by gardeners is much greater than the sum of all nature reserves.

Wilding usually refers to forests and farms, however, Mediterranean gardening offers a way of living in harmony with the earth without contrived effects or heavy spending. Born of long human experience on the land, it is frugal and fruitful, serves many purposes and gives many pleasures year-round.

Today it adapts easily to our growing ecological awareness, to individual creativity and community sharing. Above all, it perpetuates a long-standing partnership between human

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  • January 30, 2023
  • Home Depot currently calculates the number of hours an employee has worked by rounding to the nearest 15 minutes.

  • But on January 16, Home Depot will begin paying hourly employees to the nearest minute, the company said.

  • The move comes after employees filed lawsuits accusing Home Depot of depriving them of pay.

Home Depot is about to change its pay policy for hourly workers.

Beginning on January 16, Home Depot will pay employees to the nearest minute based off when they clock in and clock out.

Like many retailers, the company has rounded the total time of a shift up

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  • January 30, 2023

New collaboration brings LoveShackFancy’s vintage-inspired aesthetic into textiles, occasional furniture, decorative accessories, backpacks, and décor now available at Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen

SAN FRANCISCO, January 19, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen, portfolio brands of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM), the world’s largest digital-first, design-led and sustainable home retailer, announced today a partnership with renowned fashion and lifestyle brand, LoveShackFancy. The collaboration is LoveShackFancy’s first and only home furnishings design partnership in the children’s and teen’s market, thoughtfully pairing LoveShackFancy’s signature floral and romantic aesthetic with the industry-leading safety, sustainability and craftsmanship of

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  • January 30, 2023
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If you’re like me, you have an old tube of half-used hand cream next to your bed that you try (but frequently forget) to apply to your dry hands before going to sleep. It’s definitely not the most aesthetically pleasing part of my apartment, but honestly, I didn’t really give it much thought until I

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  • January 29, 2023

NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / January 13, 20223 / The Home Depot

Originally published on Built From Scratch

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities through neighborhood revitalization, education, innovative development and partnerships. Since its launch in 1983, the nonprofit affordable home developer has served more than 2,400 families (6,000+ individuals) with its first-time home purchase, rehab and critical home repair services, and education programs.

The Home Depot Foundation is proud to announce a $1 million grant to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to build 10 homes in the next two years.

“As Atlanta’s home prices continue to rise, The Home

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  • January 29, 2023

Duncan’s Uncle Albert’s Home Furnishings on Second Street is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Owner Jill Ayearst, who has worked at the store for 37 years and owned it for 10, said the store has been operating from the same location at the corner of Second Street and Canada Avenue since it first opened.

The store is approximately 12,000 sq. ft., with 5,000 of those added on during an expansion project in 1990, that is covered in premium furniture for every room of a home.

Uncle Albert’s carries furniture from great manufacturers and suppliers, as well as area carpets, sofas, lamps,

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  • January 29, 2023

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Editor’s note: This article was updated on January 11, 2023.

Finding the right home decor items to truly make your space your own are never easy purchases to make — especially if you’re shopping online. One of the trickiest pieces to get right is an area rug for your living room or other space in your home. In fact, it’s important to properly go through a checklist of points that you want to hit to ensure you’re making the correct decision. As online

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