Dr. Jill Biden’s Inauguration Dress Had Extra Special Meaning

Dr. Jill Biden honored each state in the USA with a creative dress for husband President Joe Biden‘s inauguration celebration.

On Jan. 20, President Biden was officially sworn in as the nation’s 46th president, making Dr. Biden the First Lady. The event included performances from stars like Garth Brooks, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, and was followed by the Tom Hanks-hosted televised event, Celebrating America.

While the internet adored Bernie Sanders casual-and-cozy winter coat and mittens that nodded to his home state of Vermont, Dr. Biden’s dress during the Celebrating America special was the real showstopper.

Dr. Biden wore an ivory coat and matching dress, which was custom-designed by Gabriela Hearst. As it turns out, the dress offered special meaning for the First Lady: According to a press release from Hearst’s design house, federal flowers from every state and territory of the United States

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Unbelievable DIY mistakes you won’t believe

These ridiculous design fails will have you doing a double-take. Whether down to bad planning or terrible execution, these houses have been struck down by shoddy fittings, low standards and inexplicable additions to rooms. So, take a deep breath before you click or scroll through our roundup of the world’s worst home design fails…

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Millennial Moms Have Been Driven To Their Breaking Point

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last spring, Shannon, a 28-year-old single mom, says her life was thrown into chaos. Shannon is a psychiatric nurse who, prior to the pandemic, worked the night shift. She slept during the day while her second-grader went to school, and lived with a roommate who was around if her son woke up at night.

When the first cases of the virus surfaced in her home state of Wisconsin, Shannon was immediately transferred to her hospital’s COVID-19 wing, which terrified her. No one knew then how deadly the virus might be for children. She dreaded bringing it home and making her son sick.

(All of the moms interviewed for this piece asked to use their first names so they could candidly discuss personal details about work and family members’ health.)

And then schools closed for in-person learning. Shannon had to cut back her hours almost completely,

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See Inside Blair House, Where Vice President Kamala Harris Will Live While Official VP Residence Is Renovated

Photo credit: The Washington Post - Getty Images
Photo credit: The Washington Post – Getty Images

From House Beautiful

This story was first published on 1/15/2021; it has been updated to reflect new information.

It’s no secret that the White House is the primary residence of the President of the United States, but there is another presidential home (albeit one that is not used by presidents as often) that should be on both design and history aficionados’ radars: the President’s Guest House, also known as Blair House. Although it’s not as well known as the People’s House, the President’s Guest House spares no shortage of fascinating history—including a presidential assassination attempt and interiors designed by legendary decorators Mario Buatta and Mark Hampton. And, with One Observatory Circle, the official residence of the Vide President, undergoing renovations, Blair House is where VP Kamala Harris will live for the near future.

The President’s Guest House consists of four connected

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Bill would repeal Wyoming’s rules for home wind, solar power

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state regulates home-scale wind and solar power.

The bill endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday would repeal Wyoming’s net-metering rules for how homeowners with their own power-generating systems sell electricity for others to use.

If approved by the full Legislature and signed into law, the bill would task the Wyoming Public Service Commission with setting up a new system that would no longer require utilities to buy excess power generated by home-scale systems, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

The change would keep utility rates fair for people without home-scale renewable energy, said supporters of the bill endorsed by the Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions.

Opponents argued the bill would endanger Wyoming’s home-scale renewable energy industry by removing incentives to install wind and solar systems.

A lobbyist for Wyoming’s largest utility, Rocky Mountain Power, argued in favor

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