HGTV’s Jasmine Roth Says Homeowners Should Never Tackle These Two Home Reno Projects Without a Professional

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: HGTV
Photo credit: HGTV

From House Beautiful

Jasmine Roth is back with her new show Help! I Wrecked My House and already we’re obsessed. The HGTV series follows the California designer as she helps families whose DIY home projects and repairs turned into… well, DIY disasters. Not only does she bring success to these failed reno projects, but she gives their space a major style upgrade.

Between this new series and her many years in the home design industry, Roth has seen her fair share of renovation projects gone awry. We asked the HGTV star to name some typical projects that no matter how many tutorials or videos consumed, the average homeowner should never attempt without a professional. “Electrical and plumbing,” she tells House Beautiful.

“They may seem like things that would be a lot less expensive if you did it yourself, but at the end of the day,

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Charlottesville Removes Confederate Statue Near the Site of Deadly 2017 Rally

Emilee Geist

Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP

The city of Charlottesville, Virginia, has started taking down a Confederate statue that stood near the site of the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in 2017.

Albemarle County, where Charlotteville is located, is livestreaming the statue’s removal for community members on social media.

“Livestream viewers will have a direct sightline of the removal work, with live commentary sharing the history of Court Square, the memorials, and their installation,” an announcement from the county said. “During more routine work periods, recorded interviews and lectures by local historians, design professionals, elected officials, and community members will be aired in split-screen with the live-feed.”

RELATED: ‘A Step Forward’: Confederate Monuments Officially Being Removed Across the U.S.

The announcement concluded, “We hope you will join us – online – to view this important moment for our community.”

A group of community members, all wearing masks, gathered in downtown

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Your online branding is key to your business success. Here’s your roadmap

Emilee Geist

TLDR: With The All-In-One Digital Branding Certification Bundle, you’ll have all the training to get a new brand up and running across all the important digital avenues.

No matter how great your product or service is, without an easy, identifiable brand element to encapsulate it all, there’s a good chance your business will fly right past most modern digital audiences.

That means not only defining how you want your business to be seen online, but all the ways it’ll be seen and experienced, from images to text to social media. It’s a lot of ground to cover, but the training in The All-in-One Digital Branding Certification Bundle ($45, over 90 percent off from TNW Deals) explains the basic steps all the platform you have to know and master to get the most out of your business in the digital space.

The bundle features 10 courses with 37 hours of in-depth

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Chenghui Zhang Wants You to Wear Her ‘Social-Work’ Label, and Know Where It Came From

Emilee Geist

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Courtesy Social Work
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Courtesy Social Work

When the coronavirus began ravaging New York City, Chenghui Zhang’s parents begged her to return to China. But Zhang, who is 25 and also goes by the adopted first name Helen, would not leave her adopted home of nearly seven years.

“It was very scary, but I told them that it was better for me to not move for now,” Zhang told The Daily Beast on a Zoom call. “I said, ‘It’s even more dangerous if you go to the airport.’”

Zhang’s mother, Limin Chen, lives in Beijing, where she has been spared the worst of the pandemic. She has been quarantining with her twin sister and tending to a small backyard garden. After the country lifted national travel bans, Chen went on a few trips. “She’s gone places with a few friends,” Zhang said. “She’s having more fun

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Eileen Wood’s Opulent ‘Dead to Me’ Mansion Is One of Beverly Hills’ Oldest Houses

Emilee Geist

“Dead to Me” sure gives good real estate! Though set seaside in Orange County’s Laguna Beach, the sophomore series is shot entirely in Los Angeles and showcases the city beautifully. From the picturesque Cape Cod Jen Harding (Christina Applegate) calls home to the modern pad occupied by Steve Wood (James Marsden), each locale featured is prettier than the last. The real star of the latest season, which hit Netflix in May, is the palatial estate belonging to Eileen Wood (Frances Conroy), the mother of Steve and (spoiler if you haven’t yet watched!) his twin brother, Ben (also played by Marsden).

I, of course, got to Googling in the hopes of tracking the place down and quickly came across an article about the set design of Season 2 on the industry website Below the Line. In it, “Dead to Me” set decorator Brandi Kalish states that Eileen’s mansion is “maybe the

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This and 15 More Seasonal Jobs

Emilee Geist

If you’re looking for a side gig or a seasonal full-time job, you’re in luck — thanks to Halloween and Christmas, many retailers and seasonal businesses are in need of extra employees during the fall and winter months.

UPS is planning to hire an additional 100,000 workers for the holiday season in anticipation of a surge in e-commerce sales due to the pandemic, Forbes reported. In addition, FedEx is reportedly looking to hire 70,000 seasonal workers. And many retailers are hiring more employees to work in their online distribution centers.

Although you might not be able to work these positions full time, the salary for one season can be lucrative enough to warrant the time and effort — and can be especially helpful if you’re one of the millions of Americans who lost their job due to the coronavirus. With all of these gigs, you can easily rack up cash

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How to bind your chest safely, according to experts

Emilee Geist

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Chest binders can be useful for anyone who wants to flatten the appearance of their chest.
  • To bind your chest, experts recommend using a chest binder for the safest and most effective results. 

  • If you are unable to purchase a chest binder, you may be able to use a sports bra, or wear loose-fitting clothing to effectively flatten the appearance of your chest. 

  • However, there are many health risks that come with chest binding, so it’s important to understand how to do it properly. 

  • This article was medically reviewed by Zil Goldstein, the associate medical director of Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Health at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York.

  • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

Chest binding flattens your chest to create a masculine or non-binary appearance. Since breasts are seen as a traditionally feminine characteristic, chest binding can help individuals alleviate gender dysphoria, which is

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