It's more than just decorating with plants.
For a more inviting home atmosphere, selecting furniture material wisely can make a major difference. "Materials like marble and wood feel good to the touch," DiCarlo says. However, metals, granite, and excessive use of glass can be "too rough, harsh or just annoying."
DennisM: The states that share a border with Mexico — Texas, Arizona, California and New Mexico — see a stream of migrants who enter the country through the desert. Since the 1980s, hundreds of thousands of migrants each year have been caught illegally crossing the Southwestern United States, according to Border Patrol data, though the number has dropped in recent years. In 2017, Border Patrol apprehended 303,916 migrants crossing the Southwest border illegally, down from over 1 million as recently as 2006. It’s unclear how many people die in the process, or exactly how many of their bodies are found by law enforcement agencies and individuals. But in Pima County alone, officials have 2,816 recovered remains — defined as both skeletal and fully fleshed bodies of undocumented migrants — since 2000, according to a 2017 report by the county medical examiner’s office. Last year, the country recovered 128 remains. In an interview, Greg Hess, the chief medical examiner for Pima County, told the PBS NewsHour that 113 remains have been found so far this year.