What’s Changed-and Stayed the Same

Every time a new U.S. president assumes office and moves into the White House, it’s tradition that he puts his own mark on the decor—particularly in the Oval Office.

In fact, the Oval Office may have undergone more makeovers than just about any other work-from-home space in history. As proof, home maintenance company American Home Shield studied how the design and furnishings here have changed over the past century, and rendered this evolution in nifty 3D diagrams shedding light on each president’s personal tastes.

For a fascinating peek at how Oval Office decor has evolved, check out this timeline, which highlights the biggest, boldest presidential home office design moves from 1909, under William Taft (who’s responsible for this room’s curvy shape), to John F. Kennedy (who hauled in the 1,000-plus-pound Resolute desk) to Joe Biden today.

William Howard Taft, 1909–13

William Howard Taft was the first president to use the
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43 Cheap Things That Make A Big Impact Around The House

The mere thought of a home makeover can immediately feel intimidating (and pretty overwhelming). However, it turns out that updating your home doesn’t always have to be a large and expensive task. Thanks to all of the cheap things on Amazon that make an impact around the house, you can alter your home’s aesthetic without breaking the bank.

Simple changes like new lighting or curtains will give your space a brand new feeling with little to no effort at all. To make your quest a bit easier, I’ve put together a list of products that’ll help you spruce things up in a flash — and there’s pretty much something here for every room in your home.

Seriously: There are shower heads with built-in LED lights and magnetic toothbrush holders for your bathroom. And I can’t forget about the satin sheets, throw pillow covers, and bedside organizers for your sleeping area,

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Scarlett Moffatt reveals she’s built a cinema room with a stage, a wine cellar and a gaming room for boyfriend Scott

SCARLETT Moffatt has revealed she’s built a cinema room with a stage, wine cellar and a gaming room for her boyfriend Scott in their “dream home”.

The 30-year-old TV personality has been revealing all about the perks of building a house – including the opportunity to design her perfect entertainment room.

Scarlett Moffatt has unveiled the cinema and games' room


Scarlett Moffatt has unveiled the cinema and games’ roomCredit: Instagram / ourbonniebarn

As a guest on the podcast, All Round Mine, Scarlett said: “Underneath the stairs is getting made into a wine cellar, so we’re having glass doors made and I mean, it makes me sound fancy but when I buy wine I literally get the highest percentage at the lowest price. I just really like drinking wine to be honest.

“To the right is some more double doors and this is our cinema room. This is carpeted and  has wood veneer – black matt wood veneer

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Spotify updating iOS/Android app home screens with recently played, discover, and podcasts

Last year Spotify brought a redesigned UI to its iOS and Android app home screens. Building on that design, today Spotify announced new features including a section highlighting, personalized recommendations, “Recently Played,” and new and unfinished podcasts.

Spotify detailed the latest redesign to its iOS and Android home screens in a blog post today.

Through this latest update, we’ll be rolling out several advancements on the mobile Home hub designed to make finding the audio you love easier and more intuitive. These will roll out to users globally on iOS and Android this month.

Here are the three new changes heading for the Spotify home screen:

  • Travel back in time: Rediscover lost gems in your listening history with a new “Recently played” destination, where users can jump back in time and browse up to three months’ worth of listening history. Premium and Free users globally will be able
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