All Rise ‘s Simone Missick Reveals What It Was Like to Film the Season Finale From Her Own Home

Tonight, All Rise follows in Parks and Recreation‘s footsteps, sort of.

Where Parks returned after five years for a special, all video-chat episode made to raise money for Feeding America and to generally uplift a few spirits, the freshman CBS drama is actually offering us a season finale that both fits in with the current season and offers a look into the current reality of the Los Angeles judicial system and of all of Los Angeles. We’re all staying home, and so are the characters of All Rise, though the work doesn’t stop. 

And while there won’t be any mental health PSAs or performances of “5,000 Candles in the Wind” in this quarantine-made episode, there’s still something incredibly comforting about seeing fictional characters living their lives as normally as possible in the same way we’re all trying to do that right now. 

There is, of course, also something

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Birthdays, Holidays, and More at Home: Ways to Celebrate

For those seeking a useful way to spend their time during social distancing—or anyone simply interested in forging a deeper connection with their homes—HB has launched Home Love, a series of daily tips and ideas to make every minute indoors more productive (and gratifying!).

It was my birthday last month, which seemed like a good excuse to slip into an A-line dress and put on earrings, a luxury I hadn’t partaken of in more than five weeks of low ponytails and yoga pants, thanks to social distancing. I made a chocolate-sour cream Bundt cake that my boyfriend and I devoured in 48 hours, and we had a virtual dinner with friends who were just a 20-minute walk away, eating mezze delivered to us from the same Mediterranean restaurant in our respective Budapest apartments. I wasn’t on a planned trip to Norway, as I had hoped to be, but I

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The trending nail art designs you can create at home

The lockdown means more time at home, and you may find yourself with more time on your hands, looking at bare nails and wanting a change.

While salon appointments are temporarily on hold, there is nothing stopping you from giving yourself a manicure and staying on trend with the styles popular for spring/summer 2020.

Colourful French manicures were seen at SS20 Zimmerman and SS20 Oscar de la Renta shows, while gemstones and pearls were on the agenda at Simone Rocha and Rouland Mouret and pops of colour were celebrated at Paul Costelloe.

If you’re looking for plain polishes, IndyBest have picked out the best vegan ones and reviewed Shellac nail kits for glossy, long-lasting finishes to master while at home.

However, if you want to up your nail game and try out some of the biggest trends this season, such as animal print, marbled designs and more, then keep reading,

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Architecture and Design Competitions to Keep You Busy During Quarantine

Design takes on myriad forms in the natural world, inside our heads, and in graphics software — and since we’re all cooped up at home during the coronavirus pandemic, it seems like the perfect time to unleash our creativity. At least one database is providing several options to do so.

Bustler, a site dedicated to keeping design aficionados entertained and challenged at all times, keeps an ongoing database of design and architecture competitions. Got any building ideas you always wanted to see implemented in the real world? The pandemic is just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, so use the site’s deadline motivation to sharpen your pencils and reset the password on your digital design software. While the specific competitions on here come and go, there are generally always challenges in categories related to architectural design, housing solutions, and animal habitats.

These are the competitions currently going on,

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