Kitchen Design Ideas – Which?

Before you start planning a new kitchen, the first thing to decide is whether you want to update your current kitchen or start from scratch.

Look at what you already have, and think about what you like and don’t like about it. It can help to draw up a list of what you want to keep, move or remove completely. 

If your kitchen layout already works well, you’ll save money by keeping things in the same place, particularly your sink and appliances.

If you’re planning to move house soon, totally transforming your kitchen might not be worth it. Many buyers want to put their own stamp on a place, but they won’t want to replace a new kitchen. Refreshing it with cheaper updates might be the best way to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers. 

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The SHAPL Design Contest is here to prototype your ideas into actual products!

While most design competitions reward ideas, SHAPL is actually committed to developing them. One of the few design competitions that’s focused on the outcome rather than just the concept, the SHAPL Design Competition takes winning ideas and actually develops them into real-world products that people can buy, use, and be delighted by! The process is quite simple. Develop your design, upload it to SHAPL’s competition dashboard, and it gets judged not just by a jury, but also by consumers who would love to own the product. Consumers vote for products they like, bringing the human-centric element into the competition, allowing the market to choose the most market-ready, market-worthy product… while the jury panel also helps vet designs based on practicality, aesthetics, and overall appeal. Winners not only see their products turn into reality, but also get patents to their designs, and hefty cash prizes of up to $10,000.

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Lindsey Buckingham Announces Livestream Concert from His Home Studio

The Wrap

Chris Pratt Joins the Cast of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

In a move that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Chris Pratt’s Star Lord is joining the cast of “Thor: Love and Thunder,” according to an individual with knowledge of the project.Taika Waititi — who took home the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Jojo Rabbit” — will return to write and direct. The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. Waititi also portrayed Korg in “Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame.”The plot remains under wraps, but at the end of “Avengers: Endgame,” Thor leaves New Asgard on Earth and hitches a ride to parts unknown with the Guardians of the Galaxy. As they get ready to depart, Thor jokingly refers to the group as the “Asgardians of the Galaxy,” leading to a funny exchange with Peter

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North Dakota mask mandate; Steve Sisolak; Trump vaccine


Public health experts say this year everyone should get a flu shot, if possible.


Many Americans are bracing for increased virus restrictions and the possibility of fall and winter lockdowns, even as leaders in some areas are doubling-down on their hands-off approach.

The nation’s surge in cases continues: On Friday, the U.S. recorded 184,514 new daily infections, breaking yet another record, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The U.S. first surpassed 100,000 new daily cases on Nov. 5 and has continued to break the daily record since then.

Meanwhile, Nevada Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, who tested positive for the virus on Friday, has repeatedly argued that containing the virus is largely up to individuals. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has emphasized new treatments and vaccines that are expected to become available soon.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s office said she has no intention of using state resources to

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How To Be A Better Boss In Our New Work-From-Home World

Most of us don’t change unless we have to. We have been in need of a whole new approach to work for decades, but it wasn’t until the global pandemic hit that organizations were forced to change. 

Because the truth is, none of us were really happy with the way things were — long commutes, loads of travel, office politics, 50- to 60-hour work weeks, untold distractions at the office. It wasn’t working. But who would have ever conceived of a hard restart for the entire planet?

I didn’t always understand that change was such a difficult proposition. I remember debating with one of my professors in graduate school who insisted that it takes pain to provoke change in organizations. I was an optimistic young woman then, and I simply didn’t want to believe that we couldn’t — or wouldn’t — collectively, proactively change when we knew it would

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Early Patio Sets, Gazebo, Hammock & More Sales Shared by Saver Trends

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Trump law firm withdraws from Pennsylvania case challenging election

The abrupt withdrawal overnight is a blow to the president’s efforts to overturn the result of the vote in court * US politics – live updatesA major law firm withdrew overnight from a Trump campaign case in Pennsylvania seeking to have mail-in ballots thrown out, in the latest blow to the president’s efforts to challenge the 2020 election result in court.The Ohio-based Porter Wright Morris & Arthur firm, which brought a suit on Monday alleging that the use of mail-in ballots had created “an illegal two-tiered voting system” in the state, abruptly withdrew from that case in a memo to the court.“Plaintiffs and Porter Wright have reached a mutual agreement that plaintiffs will be best served if Porter Wright withdraws,” the memo said. The lead lawyer in the case, the Pittsburgh-based Ronald L Hicks Jr, did not immediately reply

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Galaxy S21 specs leak w/ Snapdragon 875, more

With an earlier launch expected this time around, the leaks have started to pour out around Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S21 series. Today, we’re getting a huge reveal of nearly all of the specs for each Galaxy S21 model, as well as new details about each device.

If you’ll recall last year, Samsung’s enemy in the leaks game was Max Weinbach, who today reports on the next series over at Android Police. In his huge information dump, we get a ton of details about the Galaxy S21 series, starting with a nearly complete list of specs.

According to Weinbach’s sources, the Galaxy S21 series will see a modest, almost expected upgrade over its predecessor. That starts with a Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100 chipset depending on region, but apparently, the two chips are “on par” with each other this year, something we couldn’t say on the S20.

All three phones

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Home Office ‘failed to discuss restart of asylum evictions with local authorities’

The Home Office did not discuss the decision to restart asylum evictions with local authorities, it has been revealed, despite concerns about the immediate impact on homelessness and heightened risks of coronavirus transmission.

a sign on the side of a building: Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

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Councils were not briefed about the change in policy before it was announced in mid-September, a freedom of information investigation by the Independent online newspaper showed, underlining that all 26 councils that responded said there had been no consultation with ministers.

Related: Priti Patel not following her own anti-trafficking policy, judge rules

The Home Office lifted the ban on asylum evictions, which had been brought in at the start of the pandemic, on 15 September. The change meant the resumption of evictions of refused asylum seekers with “with immediate effect”, putting thousands of people housed in emergency shelter at sudden risk of street homelessness.

Local authorities have criticised ministers

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Schools want to end online classes for struggling kids. COVID-19 cases may send everyone home.

Math teacher Aaron Tomhave found it fairly easy to continue connecting with his students when his district outside of Houston shifted online in March. He’s a tech whiz, and he already had a good relationship with them. 

Internet connectivity problems slow down online learning



But when the Splendora school district returned to in-person instruction in September, Tomhave noticed subtle differences with his new students: When he rolls up on his mechanic’s stool and asks them about their day and their schoolwork, he gets an authentic and immediate response. He knows that would have been harder over email. His students are grasping concepts more readily in person, too.

“There is a big difference between accountability face to face and accountability online,” said Tomhave, who’s been teaching for about 13 years. 

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Hot Property: Lakers legend Derek Fisher lists in Tarzana

Longtime Laker Derek Fisher and his partner, Gloria Govan, are looking to score a deal in the San Fernando Valley. Their Tarzana home has surfaced for sale at $2.5 million, records show.

Fisher, who won five NBA titles with the Lakers, and Govan, who owns the Mexican restaurant chain Gorditos, extensively remodeled the place during their stay. The Mediterranean-style spot now boasts a sleek interior with arched doorways and designer fixtures across 6,566 square feet.

On the main level, a chandelier-topped dining area adjoins a living room under tray ceilings. The chef’s kitchen provides a burst of color with a bright blue tiered island topped by marble.

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