Month: July 2020

FDA opens door to rapid, at-home screening for COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday opened the door to COVID-19 testing that could be fast, cheap, and handled entirely at home — if companies don’t find the rules too burdensome.

Routine screening of people who don’t know they have COVID-19 could transform the fight against the disease.

“These types of tests will be a game-changer in our fight against COVID-19 and will be crucial as the nation looks toward reopening,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said in a statement announcing how the agency will approve at-home tests.

So far, the FDA hasn’t allowed anyone to sell tests for at-home use.

Lab tests to detect the coronavirus are accurate, but they’re often restricted to people who have COVID-19 symptoms. It often takes days to get results — by which point the person may have already infected others.

Other tests are fast, but so expensive they’re unlikely to be used

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New Home Sales Hit 13-Year High in June: 5 Must-Buy Stocks

Sales of new single family homes in the United States hit a 13-year high in June as the housing market outperformed the broader economy amid low mortgage rate and migration from densely populated urban centers to less-populated areas  on fears of coronavirus. This is the second straight jump in newly built homes after two months of sales decline due of the coronavirus.

The new data comes just days after the United States witnessed an uptick in homebuilder sentiment in July. This means that both homebuilders and buyers have started showing confidence in the economy once again, signaling that the worst of the economic downturn is probably over.

New Home Sales Hit Record High

Sales of new homes rose a sharp 13.8% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 776,000 units, the highest level since July 2007, the Commerce Department reported on Jul 24. The increase follows a 19.4%

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Model building kits are about to be your next at-home obsession

Model building kits are about to be your next at-home obsession
Model building kits are about to be your next at-home obsession

You and the kiddos have already put together and taken apart every puzzle you own more than once and you’ve stepped on so many LEGOs you’re ready to toss them in the trash. What’s next for your stay-at-home 2020 lifestyle?

Since bikes are sold out almost everywhere and it’s approximately one million degrees in many parts of the country, maybe opt for something like these Arckit Model Building Kits. Dubbed as the “architect’s LEGO,” these model kits will let you build anything from football stadiums to houses to cityscapes. They’re fun for adults and kids alike, and there are specific kits to suit every age and skill level. Better yet, they’re all on sale.

Welcome to your next social distancing obsession.

An Architeizer A+ award winner, this set comes with all the components and templates you need to build

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Ready To Invest In One Big Home Buy? These Are The Best Furniture Sales Happening Right Now

Amidst 2020’s slew of unprecedented moments, the continuous cyber-sale parade is one welcomed occurrence. It seems like with every new day comes a new announcement of blowout deals and must-shop markdowns that keep our virtual carts in a constant state of overflow. Even if you’re just now tuning into The Summer Of Sales, there are still some big-savings fish to be fried and especially those of the big-ticket, home-buy variety like couches, bed frames, and mattresses.

Aside from heatwaves, the midsummer season also brings with it a fresh crop of competitive promotions from our favorite retailers. This means now might be just the time to finally pull the trigger on that investment piece from heavy-hitting brands like Burrow or Apt2B. Whether you’ve found your mouse hovering over a fancy desk to upgrade your work-from-home setup or you’ve got a serious sectional on the brain, you could be a

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