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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Coronavirus-Led Stay-at-Home Aids DIY & Home Furnishing: 5 Picks

Jene J. Long

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live and work. Though it has dampened businesses across the globe, it has also given rise to new trends.

Data provider S3 Partners had anticipated a decline in spending on furniture and home improvement with household finances being hit hard by economic challenges posed by the pandemic. However, things have panned out in a different way. A huge number of Americans in lockdown have been spending lavishly on upgrading their living spaces, which has helped Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and homeware or home furnishing companies to flourish.

Living Space Upgrades Push Home Furnishing Stocks Higher

With lockdowns in place, people are spending more time at home. The work and study from home trend has increased demand for furniture. In fact, due to globalization, new designs and a variety of items are now available online. This has boosted growth of the home decor market further.

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Why a jumpsuit is what your stay-at-home wardrobe is missing

Jene J. Long

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When it comes to quarantine-friendly clothing, joggers and leggings are basically a no-brainer. We all have those comfortable pants that we basically live in while we’re stuck in the house. However, a trendier style is becoming a go-to favorite for many: jumpsuits.

The one-piece has long been known for its mix of comfort and style, and now, people are starting to realize that their versatility can come in handy while social distancing.

According to Google Trends, searches for jumpsuits were up 250% in the last 90 days, and data-aggregating site Exploding Topics shows over 200,000 people have been searching for them in

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60 new coronavirus cases in Meck. County ends local stay-at-home order to match NC rules

Jene J. Long

Mecklenburg County’s total coronavirus cases reached 1,627, according to state health data Thursday morning, and local officials say at least 734 of those people have recovered.

County health officials said Thursday 49 people with COVID-19 have died locally.

The state’s tally adds 60 new cases from the previous day, the Department of Health and Human Services reported.

The number of new cases on Thursday is slightly higher than what the county has seen for the last seven days. In the last week, the county has seen average of 38 new cases each day.

However, health officials have said the day-to-day change in the number of cases will fluctuate, based on testing backlog, criteria for testing, and access to tests. Mecklenburg County’s health director has warned that the number of cases is a limited view, and that many people who have COVID-19 may not be tested.

Mecklenburg, which unlike the

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