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Watching HGTV is the New Marriage Therapy, Just Ask a Therapist [Video]

There’s a corny line at the end of the classic 1986 comedy The Money Pit that might just sum up why watching HGTV shows together is therapeutic for 21st-century couples. After nearly having their relationship torn apart by a crumbling, slapstick inducing fixer-upper house, Tom Hanks and Shelley Long look to an experienced foreman for wisdom. He provides it. “The foundation was good,” he says. “And if that’s okay, everything else can be fixed!” It’s a heavy metaphor and it lands with a wooden thud. But it’s solid too. It makes sense. He’s right.

Buying houses, renovating houses, and redecorating houses are all compelling activities and also, perhaps, more importantly, compelling metaphors for stages within a relationship or marriage. This is why HGTV, rakes in huge audiences shows like House Hunters and Property Brothers have managed to make heroes of real estate agents and carpenters. It’s all about understanding and creating value. Each of these shows is, in a sense, …

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Wentworth Mausoleum | Spectroom [Video]

Wentworth Mausoleum is an heritage-listed mausoleum located at Chapel Road, Vaucluse in the Municipality of Woollahra local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was built from 1872 to 1874 by Mansfield Brothers, architects. It is also known as Wentworth Mausoleum and site. The property is owned by Anglican Church Property Trust and is managed by Sydney Living Museums as part of Vaucluse House. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.