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How the internet keeps poor people in poor neighborhoods - Vox

These invisible decisions group us digitally — and in real life.<p>In October, ProPublica journalists went to Facebook and bought a housing-related ad.<p>They wanted to expose how Facebook allowed advertisers to discriminate based on race. So they used Facebook’s advertising tools to exclude certain …

Throw Out Your To-Do List, Fix Your Calendar, Double Your Productivity

What if everything you’ve been taught about time management has been wrong?<p>You were told to keep a task list for your “to-dos” and your calendar for phone calls and appointments. Meetings at work, doctor’s appointments, kids’ dance recitals and soccer games.<p>But what if you used your calendar to …

Time Management

The Best And Worst Branding Of 2016

We revisit the highs, the lows, the most-Tweeted about. Here are our picks for the best and worst identity design this year.<p>It has never been harder to design a good visual identity. Brands live on dozens of platforms, so they have to look as good on a billboard as they do on a phone screen. …

The root of the problem: What to know before you grow an urban garden

Recent bylaws in Victoria, B.C. and other cities across Canada mean that residents can now grow, harvest, package, store and sell unprocessed food …

Urban Agriculture

4 Ways to Make Yourself More Productive, According to an Expert

Ever needed to be productive… but you just don’t <i>feel</i> like it? And you literally end up negotiating with yourself in order to get things done?<p>I end up …

The State of Social Media in 2016: Platform and Usage Trends

Facebook remains the most popular social network with adults in the United States, according to recent research from the Pew Research Center.<p>The …

Controlling parents and the damage they wreak on their children

I read with sad recognition the details of a new study, published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, which claims that children raised by …

Table of Contents: Living with Plants

Where’s your sunniest windowsill? We’re starting to think about keeping our potted plants happy all winter. Join us for tips: the best grow lights, …

Aspen, Colorado, Just Became the Third U.S. City to Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Aspen, Colorado, is the third city in the country to have reached 100 percent renewable energy use, including wind, solar and geothermal heat.<p>Burlington, Vermont, and Greensburg, Kansas, were the first two cities to claim their respective titles.<p>Aspen, Colorado. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)<p>“It was …

IKEA's Modular Better Shelter Housing Unit is a solar-powered emergency home for refugees

1/7<p>Better Shelter Housing Unit<p>The refugee crisis has finally captured the world's attention, but IKEA has been helping people on the ground for …

Housing

The Surprising Way to Truly Unconditional Wealth and Happiness

Contentment is the greatest wealth. Why not find more contentment in your life, starting right now?<p>Want less to live more.<p>It's an age-old adage we've heard time and again. Happiness, as we know very well, is toxic if it is dependent on material, goal-oriented goods. To embody the philosophy, …

What It’s Like Working On An Organic Farm

<i>By Eva Moss, Sewanee, The University of the South</i><p>My parents had a passion for food, being from the South and Western Samoa, two places with rich culinary traditions. They instilled in me a fascination with what I ate at a very young age. In my adult life, this translated to my being a supporter of …

Wearable Cities: 15 Urban-Patterned Outfits & Accessories

Wear your love for your city on your sleeve – and your t-shirt, tote bag, necklace, cuff bracelet and bandanna. Aerial maps, transit maps, city …