Home design: A supersized kitchen island fit for a family’s busy lifestyle

Cement tiles by Eskayel for Cle bring color to a powder room; the pendants by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort are from Newburyport Lighting; and the concrete sink ties to the lower level floor.
Cement tiles by Eskayel for Cle bring color to a powder room; the pendants by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort are from Newburyport Lighting; and the concrete sink ties to the lower level floor.tamara flanagan

Architect and builder Michael Graf loves a good steel staircase. Take the monorail steel stair with chunky white oak treads that he designed for the Jones family, who relocated north of Boston two years ago. It serves several purposes. Aesthetically, it is the home’s focal point and echoes the building’s black windows and the Eastern white pine cladding of the detached garage, which figures prominently in the view. Functionally, it connects the main living space to the primary bedroom suite on the top level as well as to the bar and the adjacent entertaining areas on the lower level. Architecturally, it is the organizing principle for the main floor’s open plan. “The stair divides

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Return to an active lifestyle with shoulder replacement surgery | Stlmed



Photo provided by SLUCare Physician Group

Dr. Randall Otto consulting with a patient. Photo provided by SLUCare Physician Group


Shoulder pain bothered Dan P. for years, whether it was playing catch with the kids or working out at the gym. Cortisone shots worked for a while but became less and less effective at masking the pain in his right shoulder whenever he threw a ball or raised his arm for typical daily activities.

“I kept waiting for some sort of magic solution,” Dan recalled.

Finally, when pain kept him from sleeping at night, Dan turned to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Randall Otto, a specialist in shoulder and elbow surgery who now practices with SLUCare Physician Group. Dr. Otto told him he was a great candidate for shoulder replacement.

“He looked at the X-rays and said, ‘Your situation is easy,’” Dan recalled. “‘You can continue with physical therapy and cortisone shots, but if you really want it fixed,

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Have an Ideal Retirement Lifestyle at Atlantic Heights

Last year, research group ProMatura surveyed about 4,000 people aged 55 and over about their quality of life. Two-thirds of them were residents of different types of retirement communities and a third were not.

The difference between the groups’ responses was stark.

71% of community residents said they “often enjoyed life” in the past week compared to 48% of non-residents. 90% of residents felt they had a safety net in place in case something went wrong. Only 40% of non-residents felt the same.

Located amongst the ideal coastal towns and beaches of southern Maine, Atlantic Heights offers the type of peaceful, active lifestyle that so many people enjoy. Boulevards are flanked by tall pines and natural stone outcroppings. Both single and duplex Cottage homes maximize privacy while maintaining the security of an intimate neighborhood. From the homes’ unique features like half-moon windows, to the granite stonework that echoes the surrounding

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Kohl’s Partners with Iconic American Performance Lifestyle Brand Cole Haan


Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announced today that Cole Haan is coming to select Kohl’s stores and online at Kohls.com beginning in spring 2021. Known for its timeless style and modern innovation, the iconic brand will offer Kohl’s customers an assortment of styles across men’s and women’s — from its lightweight Zerogrand oxfords to casual loafers and flexible knit sneakers.


“We’ve seen tremendous opportunity around what’s happening in the active and casual space, and we’re thrilled to introduce Cole Haan, a brand that’s leading in the market by infusing nearly a century of craft with innovative performance features making its products ideal for modern active lifestyles. Cole Haan will complement our current assortment of top national brands,” said Doug Howe, Kohl’s chief merchandising officer. “We know customers look to Kohl’s as an accessible destination for great value and their favorite brands, and we’re proud to offer such a well-regarded and

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Tommy Lee feels ‘really good’ following lifestyle changes

Tommy Lee is feeling “really good” after transforming his lifestyle.



Tommy Lee wearing a hat


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Tommy Lee

The 58-year-old music star has been sober for the last year, after previously drinking “gallons of vodka” on a daily basis, and Tommy insists he’s now feeling better than he has done for a long time.

He shared: “I feel killer, I feel really good.

“I consider myself lucky because some people don’t have that sense, or luxury, of sort of looking in the mirror and going, ‘OK dude, time to pump the breaks. Like, this is too much.'”

Tommy can still remember his drink woes vividly, revealing he’d have internal dialogues about the issue.

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He told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “I was home for the Motley Crue Final Tour [that] wrapped up in 2016 on New Year’s Eve and I came home,

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Weight loss winners: Celebrities’ 2020 lifestyle resolutions have paid off big time

The coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives dramatically — from sheltering in place to being unable to eat inside restaurants.

Some celebrities have used this time to focus on their diet and fitness routines, while others were on a mission to live healthier lifestyles even before the pandemic.

Here are a few stars whose lifestyle resolutions have paid off big time:

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson dubbed 2020 as her 'year of health.' (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for La Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco)

Rebel Wilson dubbed 2020 as her ‘year of health.’ (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for La Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco)

In January, actress Rebel Wilson dubbed 2020 as her “year of health.” Since then, the 40-year-old star has been documenting her experience as she changes her diet and incorporates more exercise into her routine.

Wilson has been working with fitness trainer Jono Castano, who recently gave some insight into how the actress is achieving such milestone goals.

The personal trainer’s key tips included focusing

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