What’s Changed-and Stayed the Same

Every time a new U.S. president assumes office and moves into the White House, it’s tradition that he puts his own mark on the decor—particularly in the Oval Office.

In fact, the Oval Office may have undergone more makeovers than just about any other work-from-home space in history. As proof, home maintenance company American Home Shield studied how the design and furnishings here have changed over the past century, and rendered this evolution in nifty 3D diagrams shedding light on each president’s personal tastes.

For a fascinating peek at how Oval Office decor has evolved, check out this timeline, which highlights the biggest, boldest presidential home office design moves from 1909, under William Taft (who’s responsible for this room’s curvy shape), to John F. Kennedy (who hauled in the 1,000-plus-pound Resolute desk) to Joe Biden today.

William Howard Taft, 1909–13


William Howard Taft was the first president to use
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How To Choose Commercial Door Installers in Charlotte NC?

There are a lot of things that you can do by yourself when you are improving your household but replacing your doors isn’t something you should experiment with unless you have experience. A small mistake can cause damage or you might end up starting the job from start. It’s much better to hire someone experienced.

It takes a bit of research to find out who is the best commercial door installer Charlotte but you will be sure that nothing will go wrong. You should know where to look and what to look at when searching for the company you want to hire. It’s always beneficial to know people that are in this industry but they will probably refer themselves if they have some knowledge.

Check Their Previous Projects

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Back home in Wisconsin, Shaka Smart eager to revitalize Marquette men’s hoops

MILWAUKEE — Shaka Smart acknowledges he’s happy to return to his home state but says that isn’t necessarily the reason he decided to leave Texas for Marquette.

“I grew up about an hour from here,” Smart said Monday at his introductory news conference, three days after taking the Marquette job. “I was born in Madison, I spent my whole childhood in Wisconsin. It’s phenomenal being back. But the reason I came back is Marquette. That’s why I’m here.”

Smart, who turns 44 on April 8, said he welcomed the opportunity to coach at a school where basketball was the main sport. He cited Marquette’s family atmosphere and the shared vision among the school’s hierarchy as other factors in his decision.

Marquette is hoping Smart can recreate his success at VCU and get the Golden Eagles back to their level of play from several years ago, when they were regularly advancing

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TL;DR: Learn how to make the most of your space with The Home Design and Cleaning Bundle, which is on sale for $19.99 as of March 27.


We aren’t all professional interior designers, but you don’t have to be one to have an aesthetically pleasing space. 

The Home Design and Cleaning Bundle can help you better envision an interior without actually building it. Whether you’re looking to completely overhaul your workspace or turn your interior design interests into a career, this six-course, 11-hour training has you covered. 

The bundle features two in-depth courses from Jamie Cardoso, an expert in 3D lighting, rendering,

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Calls Mount To Boycott Coca-Cola After Home State Of Georgia Strangles Voting Rights

Calls grew Friday for a consumer boycott of Coca-Cola after the mammoth corporation largely stood by as its home state, Georgia, passed one of the biggest crackdowns on voting rights in recent history.

President Joe Biden called the state’s draconian new voting restrictions “an atrocity” and “Jim Crow in the 21st Century.”

Among several provisions making it more difficult to vote, Georgia’s new law creates stricter voter identification requirements for absentee balloting, limits drop boxes, imposes shorter voting hours, and even makes it a crime to offer food or water to citizens waiting to vote.

Coca-Cola, headquartered in Atlanta, offered what critics have called too-measured statements about voting rights and no real action to battle the measure. Some pointed out that the company’s silence means it’s now illegal for a bottle of its own Dasani mineral water to be passed out to voters waiting

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