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Picking out a paint color you’ll want to live with for years is perhaps one of the hardest design decisions to make. When we analyze a tiny paint chip, it’s hard for us to imagine how the color will look once brushed across an entire wall. And forget about envisioning how the hue might change in varying types of light.

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Rising prices for oil and natural gas unsettled the global economic recovery in 2021. The biggest crunch came in Europe, where by December natural gas prices had soared more than nine times their level at the start of the year amid fears that reserves would run out in a colder than average winter. Energy prices spilled over into geopolitics as Russian President Vladimir Putin cited Europe's gas shortage to push for final regulatory approval of the contentious Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Amid tensions over Russian troop movements near Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it was "very unlikely" Nord Steam gas would flow if Russia attacked.

A story on Page A1 Saturday about a Cambridge school board meeting included a comment by a resident that masks with breathable materials can h…

It’s almost impossible to choose a paint color from the tiny swatches home improvement stores carry, but you also don’t want the mess of actually painting multiple test patches. TikTok user @newbuild_newlyweds found the perfect solution—oversized swatches made from real paint that you can order for delivery.

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Booking your girlfriend can be tricky. Booking your ex-girlfriend can be downright dangerous. Jimmy Kimmel has done both with wild success. They’ve continued to have superb on-screen chemistry, although nothing can match her on-air “confession” that she was cheating on him with Matt Damon.

If you’ re faced with ugly-, dark- or a hideous-colored paneling in a room, you have two choices: remove it completely or cover it up. If you rip it off the walls panel-by- panel, you’ ll find more challenges. The paneling was likely installed on furring strips leaving the walls pockmarked with nail holes to patch or removing dried up adhesive, both a lot of work.

Clean carpets can add sparkle and freshness to your entire home — but a dingy, stained, pet-hair-covered carpet can do just the opposite. Luckily, many products and techniques will work wonders, even on stained carpets — and you have several cleaning options that you can pursue.

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