How to Stay Safe From Coronavirus in an Uber, a Lyft, or a Rental Car

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As parts of the country begin to reopen and more businesses require employees to travel to work, your options remain limited if you don’t have a car of your own: It may be difficult to keep your distance on public transit, which could also be operating at reduced frequencies. And although rental bikes or scooters are a good option as the weather improves, they’re not the right solution for everyone.

Ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, may seem like good alternatives. Along with taxis, they continue to operate where local authorities allow. Those who have a driver’s license and a place to park have even more options, because rental cars and shared vehicles are still available—and may be more affordable than ever.

But shared vehicles present unique risks when it comes to protecting riders and drivers.

Scientists

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Inside Quibi’s Murder House Flip with Designer Joelle Uzyel

The best show to come out of quarantine since Tiger King is Murder House Flip, a new series from Quibi that offers the true-crime-meets-home-improvement mashup you didn’t know you needed. It follows a format familiar to HGTV’s Fixer Upper, but with a spooky twist: All the houses being remodeled have a dark past. Like, bodies-buried-in-the-backyard kind of dark. Literally.

The show’s designers, Mikel Welch and Joelle Uzyel, operate as a Chip and Joanna Gaines-esque duo (except they’re not married) to renovate disturbing digs where infamous killings have taken place, like the brutal 1988 murder of Jaws: The Revenge child actor Judith Barsi.

ELLE.com spoke to Uzyel, a Beverly Hills-based interior designer, about working in these spaces—and what it’s like to have the occasional run-in with a ghost.

So…how does one get into flipping murder houses exactly?

When I first told my family, they thought it was a joke.

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Where Can I Buy Paint Online During Coronavirus Lockdown?

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and self-isolation continues at home, a lot of us are looking to update our space as we embark on some painting and decorating projects.

The majority of shops are closed, and even with the exception of hardware stores being listed as ‘essential’, many have remained closed in order to abide by the government’s social distancing guidelines.

Additionally, police guidance has stated that going out to buy paint and brushes simply to redecorate a kitchen, for example, is not a ‘reasonable excuse’ for someone to leave their home during the coronavirus lockdown.

So many of us are left asking the same question, ‘Where can I buy paint online?’

You’ll find some retailers and paint manufacturers are currently experiencing knock-on effects as a result of coronavirus, with issues including limited supplies, logistical issues and increased product demand.

If you’re looking for the best places to

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9 Easy Home Improvement Projects To Keep You Busy While Quarantined

We’re spending way more time at home these days, which means it’s more important than ever for our living spaces to bring us joy and comfort. But if you’re like me, you’ve begun to notice ― maybe even fixate on ― imperfections like run down furniture and outdated wallpaper. 

Since you’re stuck at home anyway, now might be a good opportunity to work on a project or two that will spruce up your home and take your mind off the coronavirus pandemic. Most major hardware stores are offering online ordering with curbside pickup, so getting supplies should be a breeze. And as long as you’re handy with a few basic tools and paintbrush, you can tackle these easy home improvement projects.

1. Add an accent wall

(Photo: asbe via Getty Images)
(Photo: asbe via Getty Images)

A fresh coat of paint can transform a space. But if you don’t have the patience or energy to

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