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Watch Jasmine Roth Tackle the ‘Worst Bathroom Situation’ Ever

HGTV star Jasmine Roth has helped many homeowners fix their DIY fails, but in the latest episode of “Help! I Wrecked My House,” she encounters a bathroom that may be beyond repair.

In the episode “Behind the Tarp,” Roth meets Andrea and Jeremy, homeowners in Anaheim, CA, who started a bathroom renovation—only to leave the space in ruin. The floor is gone, the walls are gone, and there’s even a hole in the ground.

Now, Roth has a $60,000 budget to create a stunning bathroom from scratch. Read on to learn how Roth turns the worst bathroom into an oasis, and see some upgrades you might be inspired to try in your own home.

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Jasmine Roth plans out her bathroom design.

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Make sure your bathroom tiles don’t compete

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Before: This DIY bathroom project was a disaster.

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Roth wants to make sure Jeremy and Andrea’s bathroom is extra special, so she decides to give them the convenience of both a shower and bath in a wet room. But to make this wet room work, she knows she’ll need the right tile design.

Roth picks a gorgeous slate tile to go on the floor and reach up the wall, then chooses a plain white subway tile for the rest of the space. However, when it comes time to install the subway tile, it’s set in a staggered pattern that Roth realizes could compete with the herringbone pattern nearby.

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This tile combination makes the bathroom look chic.

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“The herringbone is the ‘wow’ factor,” Roth says. “That floor, that slate, that’s going to have that beautiful pattern. That’s where I want the pattern to be, not with this white tile.”

She has the tile redone, this time in a stacked pattern, which gives the walls a cleaner look. In the

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Watch Dogs Legion’s Director Takes Us Through Some of Its Final Improvements Before Launch

What a difference eight months can make in game development. Back in October of last year, Ubisoft announced that it was delaying Watch Dogs: Legion to an undisclosed date in 2020. The original release date had Legion releasing in March, right at the beginning of our current endless void where time has no meaning. Now, the next Watch Dogs is coming on Oct. 29 for a dizzying array of platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and Google Stadia.

I previewed Watch Dogs: Legion three months ago, during what would normally have been E3. So returning to the game now, I didn’t expect to see much in the way of change. Surprisingly, Ubisoft has tweaked and improved Legion ahead of launch. It’s not a new game entirely, but even from the beginning of my demo I noticed changes.


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For example, recruitment options have grown. In Watch Dogs: Legion, every generated character pulls from a pool of perks, having somewhere between zero and three available to them. (Yeah, some folks just fail the digital lottery.) There are new options like “Famous,” which sees that person get noticed in public and is probably not conductive to stealth; “Glass Cannon,” where a person both take and deal more damage; and “Flatulent,” where your chosen member will… sometimes fart and alert enemies to their presence. Some of the combinations don’t make any sense—how does a transient have a silenced MP5?—but making up stories to square those circles is part of the fun.

This is apparently the final suite of perks available to the character generation, according to Watch Dogs Legion creative director Clint Hocking. “Yeah, that’ll be the final mix. I mean it doesn’t mean you’ve seen

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Apple Watch Series 6 review: minute improvements

Weirdly, the fact that the Apple Watch Series 6 is the very best smartwatch by a huge margin feels anticlimactic. That’s probably because the same was true of the Series 5, the Series 4, and even the Series 3. At this point, the company would have to massively screw something up with the Apple Watch for it to be knocked out of the lead spot.

Apple didn’t screw anything up. But that’s not the same thing as significantly moving forward, either. The Series 6’s updates comprise a bunch of very minor updates that will be unnecessary to the vast majority of people who will buy it. The headline feature, blood oxygen monitoring, also fits in that category.

Starting at $399, it’s not the best deal you can find for your wrist, but it justifies its cost by offering a ton of value — just not enough value compared to previous generations that you’d notice it. It’s an iterative update, in other words.

The Apple Watch Series 6 maintains compatibility with all the same watch straps

The Apple Watch Series 6 maintains compatibility with all the same watch straps.

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Other than the fact that there are new color options like red and blue, it’s virtually impossible to distinguish the Series 6 from its predecessor. The only tell is that the sensor array on the bottom is different to accommodate the blood oxygen sensor on the newer watch. It’s still a lozenge-shaped square with a big, beautiful screen and it still offers an array of finishes in two sizes, 44mm and 40mm.

The Series 6 has slightly faster charging — in my tests it was charging from zero to

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‘We won’t watch our neighborhood burn’: Neighbor refused to evacuate Glass Fire to help save homes in Napa County

ANGWIN, Calif. (KGO) — The small town of Angwin in Napa County was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after fear the Glass Fire may move into the small community home to 3,800 people.

Unlike most people, Dave Babcock stayed behind.

“I’ve been going around here cleaning out the gutters on this side of the street… often when you see houses go up… it’s because of the gutters,” he said.

RELATED: Track wildfires across Bay Area, other parts of CA with this interactive map

Babcock considers himself an ordinary guy, but to his neighbors he’s a hero.

“I was up most of the night watering down the houses and watching where it was going,” he said.

Babcock and his neighbor have been taking turns staying up to keep an eye on six homes along their street.

“We won’t watch our neighborhood burn.”

RELATED: Glass Fire devastation will be ‘new beginning’ for famed Meadowood Resort, manager says

“This is brave what you’re doing,” ABC7 News reporter Stephanie Sierra said. “Do you get scared?”

“No I’m a firm believer in God,” he replied. “I hope we get through this.”

Evacuee William Kenner is also relying on his faith – even though he already lost everything.

“12 vehicles, two cabins, it’s been in my family for 105 years. Yep, all gone,” said Kenner.

Now, he’s committed to helping others not go through the same pain.

“I’m trying to protect my friends place, it burned all the way around there last month,” he said. “We’re just expecting it to come over the hill… we’re doing the best we can.”

Get the latest updates and videos on the Glass Incident here.

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Watch Contractors Hypnotically Build an Entire Wind Turbine Farm

From Popular Mechanics

Get ready to see one of the biggest and most common large technical installations of today: a wind turbine farm. First there are countless meters of trenching and cable laying, then the digout of a gigantic pit for the base. It only gets better from there.

➡ You love badass construction projects. So do we. Let’s nerd out over them together.

Let’s watch what happens.

To start, the team lays a concrete disc that covers the entire base of the foundation. Then, the contractors place an anchor cage in the center and start to lay radiating rebar that extends out in a sunburst shape. Ultimately, the resulting cage assembly looks like a very wide and flat jungle gym. It extends to the edges of the concrete base and its very top lies flush with the surrounding ground level.

A bunch of very patient, talented workers fill the entire cage base with concrete—the video cites between 130 and 240 cubic meters—before they fully cover the rebar and finish the concrete to a smooth surface. Dirt is pushed back in, hiding the structural bulk and leaving just the opening where a turbine will be mounted.

Next comes the manufacturing and quality testing of the turbine parts. “By the approximate weight of 16 African elephants, blades are vigorously bent for testing,” one caption reads, while blades are tested for flexure in the background. A brittle rotor wouldn’t be practical, the same way airplane wings must be able to tolerate flex and rebound. Special, wild long two-piece trucks called Dolls carry the front and very back of each rotor blade as well as the parts of the turbine’s trunk.

These are all assembled on site. The final turbine, between 212 and 262 feet tall, is piled piece by piece and topped

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