R29 Readers’ Top Stay-At-Home Picks Are All On Sale For July 4th

Jene J. Long

After spending many, many months indoors recently, it’s very possible that you already know your way around a good cyber sale. But just when you thought you’d be swapping screen time for sunshine in honor of one star-spangled holiday this weekend, let us remind you that the 4th of July is also a major moment for some of the year’s biggest markdowns on everything furniture, decor, rugs, and more.

And while we’re on the topic of that stay-at-home life we’ve grown accustomed to as of late, we’d like to point out that many of our R29 readers’ favorite finds over lockdown (fire pits, desk chairs, and breathable bedding, to name a few) are having their prices slashed, all in the name of patriotism as July 4 draws near. So we’re breaking down the top holiday deals by category featuring the season’s most-loved home items so

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Emily Ratajkowsi and Kaia Gerber went blonde during quarantine. But should you lighten your hair at home?

Jene J. Long

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Something about the seemingly endless amount of time spent at home encourages dramatic actions when it comes to your hair. Whether it’s a DIY haircut or playing with a new colour, even I’ve fallen prey to the siren song of home hair transformation since transitioning to spending most of my time indoors way back in March.

Celebs are feeling the pull too, including stars like Kaia Gerber and Emily Ratajkowsi who recently showed off their newly lightened locks online. 

As tempting as it may be to take the plunge and lighten your

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51 Small Kitchen Design Ideas That Make the Most of a Tiny Space

Jene J. Long

While small apartments and homes offer plenty of charm, they tend to be lacking when it comes to kitchen space. Luckily, there are tons of small kitchen ideas that maximize storage and efficiency. It’s all about working with the layout of your space, whether your kitchen is confined to a single wall, U-shaped, or tucked in a corner. Ahead, we’ve gathered 51 small kitchen design tips to help maximize your space. Whether you’re renovating and starting from scratch or just looking to refresh your existing space, you’ll want to give these a try!

1. Add a prep area

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© Emily Gilbert Photography

You may not have space to expand or add a full island, so think about bringing in a table that can do double duty as a spot for prep and dining. Even a narrow console can work as a spot to set tools and ingredients on while you

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In-Home Child Care Could Be the Solution to Cornavirus Parent Woes

Jene J. Long

When Covid-19 lockdown ends, who will watch America’s children? The child care system is on the brink of collapse, which means millions of children will have no where to go when parent head back to work. Right now, this feels like a long way off. But it isn’t and child care and day care solutions need to be figured out, lest our country wants a large chunk of its work force to not be able to work.

America’s child care system was broken before the pandemic, with more than half of America living in childcare deserts where demand for child care far outstrips supply and one in five parents spend more than a quarter of their income on childcare while child care employees are among the lowest paid workers in the country. But as bad as the national child care landscape was before Covid-19, experts warn that the pandemic

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