So many families are bringing their aging parents home to live with them, usually because they can’t live safely without assistance at this stage of their lives. Sometimes they find senior residences and nursing homes for them, but if they have space and the time to care for them, it’s something they want to do. If you are among those who want to give back some of the love and care your parents gave you over the years, you may be wondering what you will need to give them the care they require and deserve. Here are some of the most common things you’ll require.

Hospital Beds

While your parents may not need a hospital bed at this point in time, you can see that they are having greater difficulty sitting up unassisted and are often near falling out of bed in their sleep. Because of the rails that can … Read more

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This post describes the design of the original duffle coat. It includes its history from military uniform over fashion statement to mainstream and eternal classic item. Read to recognize an authentic version when you see one.



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A Coat Named after a Town

Originally, the duffel coat was made from a coarse, thick, woolen material called duffel. This name refers the town of its origin Duffel, Belgium. Thus, the American way to write duffle coat is actually a misspelling in regards to the coat’s origin


What is the Military Background of the Duffle Coat?

During the Great War, the British Royal Navy issued a camel-colored duffle coat with a bucket-type hood. This military coat reached to the knees for protection from winds and cold weather. The original British style duffle coat had a genuine double weave duffel with tartan pattern on the

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This activewear set + oversized blazer (under $60) is one of my favorite combos for spring – the color is a pretty pastel blue and the quality is amazing!

Obsessed with this 90s vibe Coach bag! Also these vintage cateye sunnies are so fun and under $10! The shape is super cute and they comes in tons of other lens and glasses colors too.


After wearing the leggings version of this cream ribbed activewear set a ton during the fall and winter, I sold myself on getting the shorts version for spring and summer. I have it in brown, blue, and orange and wore them so much last summer. It’s under $40 and comes in tons more colors

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Fresh off her restful babymoon with boyfriend Darius Jackson, Keke Palmer is back to work. On Jan. 4, the “Nope” star attended the 2023 New York Film Critics Circle Awards in NYC, marking her first red carpet event since announcing her pregnancy on “Saturday Night Live.” Wearing a silver maxi dress embellished with illuminating sequins from Michael Kors Collection, the 29-year-old actor cradled her growing baby bump.

The eye-catching gown incorporated super-skinny straps and side cutouts that drew attention to the massive floral tattoo on her rib cage. Palmer, who worked with styling duo Wayman and Micah to curate her look, accessorized with matching silver platforms and a dainty assortment of jewelry including a necklace, bracelet, and earrings. Her sparkly appearance comes a day after she was spotted in another flattering dress at a “Nope” Q&A in NYC. On Jan. 3, she wore a knit lavender maxi with a halter

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This post describes the history of the Norwegian Lice Jacket, its knitting technique, traditional colors, and patterns as well as embellishments. Furthermore, it includes how to style the garment. Learn also in which climate zones the piece is worth the investment, and how to get an original when Norway is not on your travel list.


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The Norwegian Lusekofte Goes Back to the 8th Century

A traditional and probably the most famous Norwegian sweater is the so-called Norwegian lusekofte (“lice jacket”) sweater. This sweater type goes back to the Setesdal, a region along the Otra river valley in southern Norway. Therefore, it is also referred to as “setesdalgenser” which means Setesdal sweater in English.

In the 8th to 11th, i.e. prior to the Vikings, this region

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