Relying on more home COVID tests, Israel looks to lower costs

By Dan Williams

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel sought on Sunday to ease access to home COVID-19 tests after a decision to allow most vaccinated people to use the kits to decide whether or not to quarantine led to shortages in shops and complaints about high prices.

“We are mindful of the public’s distress,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said at the weekly cabinet meeting, announcing that every child in kindergarten or elementary school in Israel would be issued will three free kits in the coming days.

The government was also negotiating price reductions with major pharmacy chains, Bennett said, adding: “In any event, costs will come down in the near future because the market will be flooded with millions of kits that will arrive in Israel.”

The kits cost around 25 shekels to 35 shekels ($8 and $11) in Israeli stores, many of which have reported running out. Nachman Ash, director-general of

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Why the Fashion Set Is Going All-In on Designing for Home

“We’re applying the same skill set of fashion to furniture design,” Oliver says, “There are different logistics to shipping a dining table than a blouse, but 12 years of operations has us troubleshooting every possible outcome.”

Beverly Nguyen standing in her shop inside the Nordstrom flagship in New York City.

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Arjé is only one of many fashion industry alums flexing their style sense into the home. Beverly Nguyen, the founder of Beverly’s, now parlays years of styling Hollywood clients for the red carpet into running homeware shops at Rockefeller Center and the recently-opened Nordstrom Home in New York City. “I coordinate editorial shoots with 900 pieces for a 10-page story,” she says. “That’s a time-management skill I use to switch modes into home shipping, sourcing, and delegating.” Like the Corrals, Nguyen emphasizes her world of fashion coexists with and depends upon the spaces she curates. But

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Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin | Lifestyles

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More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!


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Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use Sheets

Face masks are usually available in one of two forms: a tube/cream or a sheet. Both work equally well, and the choice between them is based on personal preference. If you’re trying a new type of mask, purchasing a 

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6 relaxing products you need to recreate a spa day at home

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Whether you’ve returned to a physical work office or you’re still working from the kitchen table, there inevitably are days you’ll want to rest and relax. For many of us, going to a spa is still up for debate. With coronavirus cases across the U.S. going back up, many folks are electing to stay home. Nonetheless, you can still create a spa experience from the comfort of your home.

Thankfully, it doesn’t require a lot to create your own experience. Instead, it requires a bit of creativity and relaxing products that will let you rest and relax. You can find products across different retailers, from

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