Alexander Jauregui

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Actually You Can Insult Your Way to the Presidency -- The Appeal of Trump

Like many, I was confused by the appeal of Donald Trump. How can someone insult so many people and groups, how can someone be so intellectually ambiguous, how can someone not play by any of the rules and be so far ahead. And let's accept facts he is far, far ahead in the GOP nomination contest.<p>I …

Government

The Myth of American Exceptionalism and the Uniqueness of America

There is a recurring theme throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, particularly on the Republican side: "Be afraid -- be very afraid."<p>It is enough to conclude American greatness lies in our historical rearview mirror. It is somewhat counterintuitive if one also accepts the myth of "American …

Political Science

20 Questions for Hillary Clinton's Supporters From a Bernie Sanders Only Voter

If supporters of Hillary Clinton would answer the questions below, through a vantage point that doesn't entail moral relativism or the belief that Republicans are worse, then I'll do everything possible to ensure Hillary Clinton wins.<p>However, I'm <i>only</i> voting for Bernie Sanders because these relevant …

Middle-class

Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 19 major US cities

In the market for a home?<p>Mortgage website HSH.com has updated its estimate of how much annual income a household would need to buy a home in major metropolitan areas in the US, according to third-quarter 2015 data.<p>Housing prices in Los Angeles have jumped, increasing 14% since last quarter. And for …

Real Estate

Madrid Río Wins Harvard's Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

<b>Madrid Río</b>, a 120-hectare linear park that transformed the banks of Madrid's Manzanares River, has been awarded the Harvard Graduate School of …

Our houses don’t fit us anymore

Much of Boston’s existing housing stock was built for a very different time — a city filled with families, with more than half of the adults married. …

Housing

Articles about these eco friendly prefabs are totally grid on Dwell.com - Dwell

Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived in my email inbox...<p>To kick off the new schedule, we thought …

Prefab Homes

Aggressive rooftop solar proposal clears key legal hurdle

One of the nation's most aggressive rooftop solar initiatives has cleared a critical hurdle.<p>The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday approved a ballot initiative that would deregulate a growing sector of the electricity industry in that state.<p>The proposed ballot initiative by Floridians for Solar …

Rainwater Tanks and Green Roofs Could Be the Best Way to Avoid More of Last Week's LA Mudslides

Water management experts say decentralized techniques like rainwater collection tanks, green rooftops, and even absorbent pavement could be the best …

Sanders Sends Seismic Shockwave Through The Election Process

<i>Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks in LA at the Avalon fundraising event the day after the debates 10/14/15</i><p>Tuesday night's first televised Democratic debate is being heralded as a victory by both the Clinton and Sanders' camp, and for good reason. Hillary Clinton was able to shine as a candidate of …

Middle-class

A stunning photo of two foxes tells a scary story about climate change

By capturing their environment with a trained eye, the top wildlife photographers of the year remind us how precarious natural ecosystems really are.<p>Don Gutoski won this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, with the image “Tale of two foxes,” taken in Cape Churchill, Canada. The …

Wildlife

The Cities You Need To See In Your Lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we're big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure -- and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts …

Outdoors

Articles about 7 modern grid homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Renewables Won’t Succeed Without Energy Storage–But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

From advanced batteries to blocks of melting ice, states are investing in new ways to store excess electricity from solar and wind farms.<p>Solar and wind power will never reach full potential unless there’s an easy way to store the energy that gets created when supply is abundant–like when the wind …

How to Do 20 Perfect Pullups

But we look at it a different way: The term “chinup” implies that all you have to do is pull yourself high enough that your chin barely squeaks over the bar.<p>That’s not high enough.<p>To get the most out of the movement (and for a rep to “count"), we require that you pull yourself all the way up until …

White millennials are moving to American cities in a huge way

According a Brookings report by demographer William H. Frey, they're coming back.<p>Using numbers from the American Community Survey, Frey found that nearly half a million white people moved into America's largest 50 cities from 2010 to 2014.<p>From 1990 to 2000, about 1.5 million white people left.<p>The …

Demographics

This Robot-Run Indoor Farm Can Grow 10 Million Heads Of Lettuce A Year

This massive Japanese vegetable factory saves water and energy–along with human labor.<p>When a sprawling new “vegetable factory” opens near Kyoto, Japan in 2017, it will be the first farm with no farmers. Robots will plant lettuce seeds, transplant them, raise the vegetables, and automatically carry …

Tiny Condos Aim to Lure Millennials to Take Home Ownership Plunge

As more millennials graduate into better paying jobs, marriage and parenthood, real estate developers are doing all they can to entice this renter-nation generation to move to home ownership.<p>That means making urban homes more affordable, which means making them smaller.<p>The tiny house movement may …

Real Estate

Tall vs short: Which is it better to be?

Is bigger better, or do the best things really come in small packages?<p>Your height is a simple biological fact that you can do little to change, yet it may be influencing your destiny in ways you didn’t realise. BBC Future combed through the evidence to size up its impact on everything from your …

Winston Churchill

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes For Weight Loss

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight<p>You'll be counting down the minutes 'til you can make these healthy dinner recipes!<p>Levi Brown/Jeff Harris<p>When you get home after a long day at work, it can be so tempting to grab takeout or heat up a frozen meal instead of making dinner …

The road less pedalled: cycling in the USA

The USA is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, from sun-kissed coastlines and deserts to vast wetlands and mountain ranges. One of the best ways to see the great American outdoors is by bike. Why? Travelling on two wheels is not only immersive – it can take you totally off …

Cycling

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Apple Goes After Netflix With Plans to Get Into Original Programming

Apple may be gearing up to compete with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon by producing its own original programming.<p>Variety reports that the tech giant has been quietly meeting with Hollywood execs, but Apple hasn't confirmed that. Should these plans pan out, Apple could be in the original content business …

Top Gear

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Tourism

8 Women Explain What Smoking Weed Can Do to Your Relationships

Smoking marijuana is affecting your dating and sex life more than you think.<p>Now that 23 states and DC have legalized weed, 4 of them for recreational use as well as medical, the debate about whether it enhances – or ruins – sex and relationships is raging hotter than ever. Can a couple survive when …

Relationships

GOP takes on Donald Trump

<b>Cleveland (CNN) —</b> There were 17 Republican candidates here tonight, but the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 season overwhelmingly revolved around one man: Donald Trump.<p>The billionaire real estate mogul delivered an unforgettably explosive performance Thursday night. He repeatedly attacked …

Government

How to Make Weed 'Dabs' at Home With a Hair Straightener

I tried my hand at Rosin Tech, a technique for making highly concentrated marijuana extracts with no nasty chemicals—or explosions.<p>The latest cannabis craze is a technique for making highly concentrated marijuana extracts, also known as "dabs," by simply applying measured heat and pressure to a …

Cannabis

10 Reasons Gamers Will Love Windows 10

Whenever I think about Windows 10, I hear Russell Watson belting the <i>Star Trek: Enterprise</i> theme song: “It’s been a long road, getting from there to …

Clinton Is Not a Stronger Candidate Than Bernie Sanders

It's just so obvious.<p>A recent CNN poll shows Sanders can beat the possible Republican nominees; and mind you, that's with Sanders not having full name-recognition yet (as in, 41 percent of respondents said they didn't know who he was).<p>But you can put it really simply.<p>The Democratic base is about as …

Middle-class