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Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

LeBron James Just Showed How To Solve The US Housing Crisis

Despite the housing crash, many Americans still find themselves in a position where homeownership is unaffordable to them.<p>My colleague Andy Kiersz recently published the following map, based on data from Zillow, showing where middle class homebuyers are totally screwed.<p>The darker the patch, the …

5 Surprising Things You Can Do with Vinegar

There are some products hiding in your pantry that can actually be useful for multiple everyday things. I'm not talking about mayonnaise hair conditioning treatments, but rather real cleaning and cooking hacks that everyone should try -- and it starts with a bottle of vinegar. This product is not …

Democratic bill would slow California's effort to curb climate change

Political-economic fights at the Capitol never really end. They just morph into new incarnations.<p>Take, for example, the eight-year battle among industry, environmentalists and the administrations of Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and successor Jerry Brown over how to deal with threats of global …

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The Future of the Workforce May Be Part-Time, Says Google CEO Larry Page

"The idea that everyone needs to work frantically to meet people's needs is just not true."<p>What happens as machines and artificial intelligence push humans out of the workforce? It’s one of the more important problems of our time — theoretical as it may seem in some sectors today — as technology …

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Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely …

Tune Up Your Bicycle for Spring

Dust off those pedals and get ready to ride! With spring in full force and Bike to Work Week just around the corner, we’re bringing back an oldie-but-goodie Etsy video: the ABC’s of tuning your bike. Meet Brooklyn’s own Susan Lindell of Dumbo’s Recycle-A-Bicycle, who shares five simple tips for …