Let’s move to Rotterdam: Eurovision’s new home | Property

[ad_1] What’s going for it? Yes, Rotterdam. Were you expecting somewhere hot? Perhaps more glam, more city break, less drizzly. Some kool neighbourhood in Lisbon or Helsinki. Hear me out. I’m being practical. You might dream of relocating somewhere more superficially romantic, but Rotterdam is affordable (for northern Europe), prosperous, progressive and fantastically well-connected. The … Read more

Three, two, win? How to adapt to hybrid home and office working | Working from home

[ad_1] Working 3:2, what a way to make a living – but a new way that may take a little getting used to, according to experts. As coronavirus restrictions lift, many companies whose staff have worked from home for 18 months are asking those workers to dust off their bras and smart trousers and return … Read more

Imagining the climate-proof home in the US: using the least energy possible from the cleanest sources | US news

[ad_1] Dealing with the climate crisis involves the overhauling of many facets of life, but few of these changes will feel as tangible and personal as the transformation required within the home. The 128m households that dot America gobble up energy for heating, cooling and lighting, generating around 20% of all the planet-heating emissions produced … Read more

The tipping point: how to safeguard your home from falling furniture | Homes

[ad_1] Toppling furniture has killed 27 Australians since 2000. Of these fatalities, 20 were children aged under seven. Every Australian wants their home to be a safe and enjoyable place says Dr Warwick Teague. Yet every month, as director of the trauma service at the Royal Children’s hospital in Melbourne, he sees a child admitted … Read more

No one should be penalised if they want to carry on working from home | Gaby Hinsliff

[ad_1] If dating can sometimes feel like hard work, then playing Cupid is evidently no picnic either. Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder of the dating app Bumble, has just given her entire company a week off to recover from what one senior executive (in a swiftly deleted tweet) called “our collective burnout”, following similar gestures at … Read more

Box of tricks: inside the home of Patrizia Moroso | Interiors

[ad_1] An Italian oasis to call home is on a lot of people’s wishlists. Few, however, would think to look for it in Udine, the northeastern city in the lesser-known Friuli-Venezia Giulia region – unless you’re Patrizia Moroso, that is. Despite the Italian design scene revolving around the Lombardy capital of Milano, it was here, … Read more

British lockdown trend for shed conversions leads to spike in fires | Home insurance

[ad_1] As the first Covid lockdown hit, workers in Britain opted to turn their sheds into offices – “shoffices” – and bars, but the trend has led to a surge in outbuilding fires. Data from freedom of information requests by the insurer Zurich found that blazes in sheds, garages and conservatories rose by 16% in … Read more

Help! My parents won’t accept my move to my wife’s home country | Family

[ad_1] My wife and I have decided to move with our two young sons to her home country. It was a difficult decision and we spent a long time making it, but we believe it’s an opportunity for a better life that we have to take now. My mother-in-law is not well and we have … Read more