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Is The MLS Dead? The Threat Of Tech & New Homebuying Habits

One of the biggest benefits of using a real estate agent has long been their access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)—a comprehensive database of agent- and broker-listed homes in any given area.<p>Sellers enjoyed more exposure for their properties, while buyers had access to exclusive listings …

Real Estate

Marvel Cinematic Universe in chronological order – how to watch the entire MCU

Ten years ago there was no such thing as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Just a not-very good Hulk movie. It wasn't until 2008 that Robert Downey Jr …

Comics

You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the …

Barack Obama

Solar And Wind Lock-In Fossil Fuels, And That Makes Saving The Climate Harder And More Expensive

Privately, many climate and energy experts admit that the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to decarbonize energy supplies is with nuclear power.<p>How could they not? France and Sweden proved it.<p>As a result, the two nations enjoy vastly cheaper and cleaner power than solar and wind-heavy Germany and …

Renewable Energy

California will require solar panels on all new homes. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

More solar is not always and everywhere better.<p>The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently voted 5-0 to add some new provisions to the state’s building code. Among them is the requirement that, as of 2020, all new house and multi-family residences of three stories or less, along with all major …

Forget The Spray – 9 Plants That Naturally Keep Mosquitos Away

There is no person out there that hates summer. Summer is fun because we can enjoy in nature all day long with wearing less cloths on us. But it is …

Are cotton totes better for the Earth than plastic bags? It depends on what you care about

Of course the answer is never easy<p>A year or so ago, I decided to start using less plastic. I bought an insulated water bottle for my morning coffee, as well as bee’s wax wraps to replace cellophane, and I largely stopped putting my groceries in plastic bags. Instead, I switched to cotton tote …

Catch and Release Is No Fun for the Fish

A once-impassioned angler rethinks his relationship with sport fishing<p>There was a time in my life when fly-fishing <i>was</i> my life. I was a true fish bum. …

Necto looks to help individuals get their own local ISP businesses off the ground

If you live in a city, you’re probably deciding between a handful of major broadband or wireless carriers — maybe something like Comcast or AT&T. But there’s a good chance that there are a bunch of local carriers that are looking to get off the ground, and Benjamin Huang wants to help make sure …

A Brilliant Honesty Experiment To See if 200 Wallets Dropped Across the United States Get Returned

Vlogger and former NASA engineer Mark Rober arranged a rather wonderful experiment in which he and a number of co-conspirators casually dropped 200 …

We Tasted 14 Fancy Butters, and This Is the Best One

But you probably wouldn't be sad about most of them<p>Butter is great. This is probably not news to you. It makes things taste good. But to me, there …

You’re extremely gullible and there’s probably not much you can do about it

Why humans stink at finding falsehoods.<p>Here’s a quick quiz for you:<p>In the biblical story, what was Jonah swallowed by?<br>• How many animals of each kind did Moses take on the Ark?<p>Did you answer “whale” to the first question and “two” to the second? Most people do … even though they’re well aware that it …

7 Mistakes We've All Made When Cooking Risotto

Risotto has a reputation for being one of the harder-to-master Italian dishes. Overcook the rice, you quickly ruin it. Overstir, and you lose the …

When somebody loses weight, where does the fat go?

• Ruben Meerman, researcher,<br>• Andrew J Brown, professor<p>1School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, …

Experiment Proves That Conservatives Are Little Baby Snowflakes Who Act the Way They Do Because Everything Terrifies Them

The most obvious answer when attempting to find the root cause for certain Americans being so obsessed with guns is fear. These people are scared of</i> …

How to read less news but be more informed, according to a futurist

You might think someone who gets paid to predict the future would be mad for gadgets and forever spouting off on social media. But you’d be wrong. Writer and futurist Richard Watson may teach London business students and Silicon Valley tech companies how to think about crafting tools for tomorrow, …

Study: Concealed Carry Leads to 15% Increase in Violent Crime

Research indicates that arming more civilians may do the opposite of ensuring safety.<p>In the wake of the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman …

Guns

Using Facts, Not Fact-Checking, To Fight Fake News

I was recently on a bus where I encountered a woman of a type I hear about often but rarely see in real life. She was white, in her late 50s or so. …

How to Fix Common Mistakes Made When Building Things Out of Wood

I'll always prefer working with wood over metal and plastic, because wood is such a forgiving material. Inevitably when you're working with the …

Woodworking

Ultralight for Under $1,000

Thru-hiking a long distance trail is a powerful, eye opening, and hopefully positive experience. Having completed two thru-hikes, I can definitively …

Tutorial: How to Create Tough, Lightweight and Waterproof Gear Bags From Dyneema and Tyvek

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make a variety of useful zippered gear bags that are incredibly tough, lightweight and waterproof.<p>This …

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17 Classic Appetizers Everyone Will Love — Recipes from The Kitchn

Here's a well-known truth that we tend to ignore anyway: There's no better way to please a crowd and keep your cool than with a spread of …

Recipes

Robot Performs First-Ever Surgery Inside Human Eye

In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye, greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina. Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the affected eye.<p>Currently, doctors perform …

Robotics