HGTV’s Jasmine Roth Says Homeowners Should Never Tackle These Two Home Reno Projects Without a Professional

Photo credit: HGTV
Photo credit: HGTV

From House Beautiful

Jasmine Roth is back with her new show Help! I Wrecked My House and already we’re obsessed. The HGTV series follows the California designer as she helps families whose DIY home projects and repairs turned into… well, DIY disasters. Not only does she bring success to these failed reno projects, but she gives their space a major style upgrade.

Between this new series and her many years in the home design industry, Roth has seen her fair share of renovation projects gone awry. We asked the HGTV star to name some typical projects that no matter how many tutorials or videos consumed, the average homeowner should never attempt without a professional. “Electrical and plumbing,” she tells House Beautiful.

“They may seem like things that would be a lot less expensive if you did it yourself, but at the end of the day,

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What’s Next After That Devilish Cliffhanger? Creators Tease Season 2 (Exclusive)

Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you haven’t watched the first season of Netflix’s Julie and the Phantoms.

Netflix’s Julie and the Phantoms is the delightfully fantastical music comedy we all needed. After all, it introduced us to Madison Reyes, the breakout star of the half-hour series. But if you’ve finished the 9-episode first season, chances are you have a ton of unanswered questions following that twisty finale.

Here’s where we find Julie (Reyes) and her ghost band, the Phantoms — Luke (Charlie Gillespie), Reggie (Jeremy Shada) and Alex (Owen Patrick Joyner) — at the end of the season: After the Phantoms unknowingly struck a deal with the devil, they returned at the last second to perform at the Orpheum with Julie, accomplishing a dream they failed to accomplish before they ate those fatal hot dogs in 1995. But not everything is

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Charlottesville Removes Confederate Statue Near the Site of Deadly 2017 Rally

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The city of Charlottesville, Virginia, has started taking down a Confederate statue that stood near the site of the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in 2017.

Albemarle County, where Charlotteville is located, is livestreaming the statue’s removal for community members on social media.

“Livestream viewers will have a direct sightline of the removal work, with live commentary sharing the history of Court Square, the memorials, and their installation,” an announcement from the county said. “During more routine work periods, recorded interviews and lectures by local historians, design professionals, elected officials, and community members will be aired in split-screen with the live-feed.”

RELATED: ‘A Step Forward’: Confederate Monuments Officially Being Removed Across the U.S.

The announcement concluded, “We hope you will join us – online – to view this important moment for our community.”

A group of community members, all wearing masks, gathered in downtown

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Your online branding is key to your business success. Here’s your roadmap

TLDR: With The All-In-One Digital Branding Certification Bundle, you’ll have all the training to get a new brand up and running across all the important digital avenues.

No matter how great your product or service is, without an easy, identifiable brand element to encapsulate it all, there’s a good chance your business will fly right past most modern digital audiences.

That means not only defining how you want your business to be seen online, but all the ways it’ll be seen and experienced, from images to text to social media. It’s a lot of ground to cover, but the training in The All-in-One Digital Branding Certification Bundle ($45, over 90 percent off from TNW Deals) explains the basic steps all the platform you have to know and master to get the most out of your business in the digital space.

The bundle features 10 courses with 37 hours of in-depth

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How California lawmakers flouted pandemic safety practices

Clockwise from upper left: State Sen. Jim Nielsen, Assembly members Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer Sr., Ian Calderon and Patrick O'Donnell <span class="copyright">(California State Senate; California State Assembly)</span>
Clockwise from upper left: State Sen. Jim Nielsen, Assembly members Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer Sr., Ian Calderon and Patrick O’Donnell (California State Senate; California State Assembly)

In California, cradle of renowned tech startups and Silicon Valley, elementary school students have had to figure out how to work remotely, but lawmakers have not.

As the end-of-session frenzy gripped the state Legislature in late August, pandemic no-nos spiked: Lawmakers gathered indoors in large numbers and huddled closely, let their masks slip below their noses, smooshed together for photos and shouted “Aye!” and “No!” when voting in the Senate, potentially spraying virus-laden particles at their colleagues.

“It’s terrible role-modeling,” said Dr. Sadiya Khan, assistant professor of cardiology and epidemiology at Northwestern University. “Why do we have to do this if they’re not doing it?”

Legislative leaders are divided on whether remote voting violates the state constitution. Nonetheless, it was authorized — should it be

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Here’s How We’d Spec It

Maserati MC20 Side Profile
Maserati MC20 Side Profile

Maserati’s online configurator lets you build your dream MC20 from the ground up.

Yesterday’s debut of the Maserati MC20 sports car marked the beginning of a new era for the Italian brand. Packing a twin-turbocharged V6 built completely in-house, the MC20 produces 621 horsepower (463 kilowatts) and can sprint to a top speed of 201 miles per hour (323 kilometers per hour). Not to mention it costs a hearty $210,000 in the US to start.

While that six-figure price tag puts the MC20 out of reach for most, at least Maserati was nice enough to give us the chance to build our unattainable dream car via the brand’s online configurator. On the Maserati website, you can choose from a handful of exterior shades, wheel shapes, and brake options, as well as different textures, materials, and color patterns for the cabin. The MC20 even comes with a

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V8-Swapped 1976 Toyota FJ40 Is Ready To Blaze Trails

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The only thing that can make an FJ better is a V8 engine.

The Toyota FJ40 is one of the best all-terrain vehicles ever made, and about the only thing this off-roader ever lacked was the grunt of a V8 engine. While V8-swapped FJs aren’t hard to find, this 1976 Toyota FJ40 being auctioned off at the Leake Virtual Live Auction could be one of the nicest builds you’ll find.

Image Credit: Iron Planet
Image Credit: Iron Planet

In place of the variety of inline-six engines the FJ40 offered (including torquey diesel options), this one packed a Chevy 350 cubic-inch V8 under the hood, and looking at pictures of the engine compartment, it would appear that the only part of this engine that wasn’t rebuilt or replaced are the exhaust manifolds. The cool part of this FJ is that it is just as ready to take to

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British Airways backs airport testing as four countries rejoin quarantine list

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portugal – Getty

British Airways can only survive if the Government works with it, including through support for airport testing, according to the carrier’s chief executive and chairman Alex Cruz. 

“These are the toughest times in the history of the aviation industry,” writes Mr Cruz for The Telegraph as four more countries are added to the UK’s travel “red list”. 

“Coronavirus has hit our business hard, and the sector is fighting for its very survival,” he adds. “What is hugely frustrating is that we know people want to travel, to fly, whether to see friends or family, to see business contacts face-to-face or to recharge on the beach, but without a rigorous, reliable Coronavirus testing programme – together with a sensible approach to quarantine – people’s plans are being unnecessarily grounded.”

Ongoing changes to the holiday quarantine list have seen hundreds of thousands of Britons race back to the UK,

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The ghosts in my phone

Despite my best efforts, I occasionally receive mail addressed to Carol, the woman from whose estate my wife and I purchased our house three years ago. Carol, who died in 2016 at the glorious age of 99, had lived here since the Roosevelt administration and died in the room in which I am writing this. Even if her son had not given me helpful advice concerning the pre-Depression boiler system, I would know a great deal about Carol, who was universally beloved in town. Some of her grandchildren live next door; she worshiped at the Episcopal church down the street for some 70 years. The neighbors all remember the backyard in the days before she had allowed it to become a half-acre forest, in which I discovered the ruins of a gazebo and some makeshift garden trellises (actually ancient copper pipes). Besides, I get her mail: solicitations from the Sierra

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N.J. students may lose mental health services at schools

After giving birth almost two years ago, Nayeli Espinoza agonized over whether to drop out of her high school in Trenton, New Jersey, and get a job to support her newborn son.

She credits the School Based Youth Services Program at Trenton Central High School with allowing her to continue her education by helping her secure day care and giving her a place to talk about her problems with counselors.

“It was a blessing,” Espinoza, now 17, said Friday. “I was suffering a lot.”

But the program that thousands of New Jersey students, particularly those in lower-income districts and communities of color, consider a lifeline could be eliminated at the end of the month under the proposed state budget. The plan has sent students and their families scrambling to figure out how to get crucial services without it.

“We have this program that can help us be something for our

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