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Tesla calculator estimates how much it actually costs to buy a Model 3

Tesla already has a pretty sleek configuration tool that helps you figure out how much it would cost you to buy the new Model 3. Unfortunately, one thing it doesn’t tell you is exactly how much cash you’ll have to bleed for federal taxes and other fees. But thanks to this calculator, now you can …

Major retailers set to report earnings this week

CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on the major retailers with earnings on deck.

Copenhagen Needs More Jane Jacobs, Says Jan Gehl

When it comes to new construction in his hometown, the veteran urbanist is not impressed.<p>Don’t believe everything you read about the influence of Jane Jacobs. When it comes to constructing new neighborhoods, her ideas are largely being ignored. So says Jan Gehl, the groundbreaking Danish architect, …

12 Exquisite Hotel Rooms That Include Private Pools Photos

On a relaxing vacation, the last thing one wants to worry about is setting an alarm to get up in time to secure a poolside chaise longue. When a private, personal pool exists just a step outside your own room, you have a front-row ticket to prime poolside real estate no matter what time you rise. …

20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new …

Self-improvement

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

European Travel

This tiny island in the Atlantic has incredible contemporary architecture

The Canary Islands aren’t just for sunbathing<p>The Canary Islands—a Spanish archipelago located off the northwestern coast of the African continent—are best known for seafront resorts, all-night parties, and sandy beaches. But this tropical paradise, specifically the island of Tenerife, also boasts a …

Architecture

Uber’s new tool gives cities a mind-bogglingly detailed view of traffic patterns

Courtesy of Project Metropolis<p>Today, Uber launched a new tool for mapping travel times, powered by the company’s vast store of ride data. Called Movement, the site allows users to measure travel times between various parts of a city, tracking how those trips get faster or slower over time. …

Welcome To The City Of Trump

Some may cast blame on blue-city urbanites for overlooking the needs of Americans in rural flyover states during this election, but the fact of the matter is that America is urban. Over 60% of the U.S. population currently resides in cities–a figure likely to only grow. And if most Americans live …

Sanctuary Cities

‘Boy Meets World’ house hits the market

The 1940s residence played the Matthews residence on the classic ‘90s sitcom<p>This oh-so-American Cape Cod in Studio City may be recognizable to those who came of age in the 1990s as the home of Cory Matthews and family on ABC's longrunning sitcom <i>Boy Meets World</i>. As TMZ reports, it's now looking for …

Sunroom

5 impressive tiny houses you can order right now

Small living, made easy<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>We've seen heaps upon heaps of micro homes crop up with all sorts of eye-popping attributes, whether it'd be glam interiors, wildly low budgets (how does …

Wheelchairs

Cities Voted For The Future (Now We Just Need To Get More People Into Cities)

And make sure they vote…<p>President of the United States of America, Donald John Trump.<p>This is real life, and the implications of the president-elect’s decisions, which will be weaved into the very fabric of America by a Republican-controlled Senate and House and even the Supreme Court, and felt by …

The best ice skating rinks in New York City - Curbed NY

The first harbinger of the holiday season in New York City: ice skating. The city's many outdoor rinks open to the public earlier and earlier every year, with the first few welcoming skaters at the beginning of October—yes, really. (Damn you, seasonal creep!)<p>And even though there’s yet to be a true …

Skating

How can cities save their small businesses?

New ideas and city initiatives are trying to solve a crisis that threatens the stores and shops that make our cities unique<p>While tech’s swift rise and booming real estate prices have remade the stores and streets of San Francisco, Macchiarini Creative Design, a small metalworking shop on Grant …

We have 20 years -- at the very most -- to prevent mass extinction

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Earth's next mass extinction -- the first caused by people -- is on the horizon. And the consequences are almost unthinkably dire: Three-quarters of species could disappear.<p>This has happened only five times in the planet's history -- including the mass extinction that killed the …

When the Entire Internet Seems to Break at Once

The easiest way to take down the web is to attack people’s access to it.<p>For more than two hours on Friday morning, much of the web seemed to grind to a halt—or at least slow to dial-up speed—for many users in the United States.<p>More than a dozen major websites experienced outages and other technical …

4 Parks That Are Making Their Cities More Beautiful–And Sustainable

When the landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz designs urban parks, it looks at two things: cultural history and natural ecological systems. By blending the two, the firm creates public spaces that are deeply rooted in a specific place and that help cities become more environmentally …

West Side Story

This Is the Most Unequal City in the U.S.

Blame it on the exodus of middle-class jobs.<p>Inequality is a big problem in the United States, but some places have it worse than others. And …

Demographics

Masdar City: The ultimate urban experiment? - CNN Style

In partnership with<p>Written by Susan Lee, The Conversation<p>Susan Lee is Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide …

Clean Energy

Here Are the World's Most Innovative Universities for 2016

In the fast-changing world of science and technology, if you’re not innovating, you’re falling behind.<p>That’s one of the key findings of The Reuters …

Self-Driving Cars Gain Powerful Ally: The Government

WASHINGTON — Federal auto safety regulators on Monday made it official: They are betting the nation’s highways will be safer with more cars driven by machines and not people.<p>In long-awaited guidelines for the booming industry of automated vehicles, the Obama administration promised strong safety …

Autonomous Cars

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

How an architecture firm wants to revitalize the Rust Belt

Studio Gang's Civic Commons proposal suggests we don't need to rebuild our urban neighborhoods; we just need to reimagine what's already there<p>When was the last time you went to a city library, or used a community rec center? Whether it’s due to shifting technology, disrepair and disuse, or the …

Developers divulge details about Wrigley Field hotel project

The hotel being built opposite Wrigley Field won't be called Hotel Wrigley, Hotel Ernie or even Hotel Bryzzo.<p>The name will be Hotel Zachary, developers revealed Tuesday, along with new details about restaurants and other aspects of the property on the northwest corner of Clark and Addison</b> …

Hospitality

Photos From the 'End of the World'

Travel<p>We asked a National Geographic staffer about her recent travels to Portugal. Here’s her insight into the most photogenic locations in the city and beyond.<p>National Geographic Travel photo editor Jess Mandia recently traveled to Portugal, where she wandered the city streets, got lost on her way …

European Travel

This Is How Much it Costs to Rent a One-Bedroom Apartment in 50 Major U.S. Cities

Unsurprisingly, some of the most expensive rentals are in California.<p>It won't come as a shock that the cost of rent can be steep in cities such as New York and San Francisco. After all, a monthly bill in the $2,000–$4,000 range isn't unusual in those locations. But have you ever considered how much …

America's Coolest Houses

Philip Johnson’s house in the country, a floaty, 1,728-square-foot box of clear glass, completed in 1949, is everything the rest of his buildings are …

Architecture

Top Travel Websites For Planning Your Next Adventure

Technology’s effects on the travel industry are widespread, with innovation signaling the dawn of a new age of travel products and services after the birth of the Internet and modern-communication systems. Not only has the industry itself benefited from recent technological advancements such as …

Hospitality

New Chicago Shakespeare stage will transform Navy Pier

Behold the Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. Chicago Shakespeare announced on Wednesday its long-anticipated plans to expand its footprint on Navy Pier and take over the space formerly occupied by the concert and performance venue known as the Skyline Stage.<p>The plans involve a …

Skyscrapers

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House to Host Happy Hours Every Friday in April

Here's your chance to spend your Friday evenings with a FLW masterpiece<p>Fans of architecture will be able to hang out and have drinks at one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous works starting in April. The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is kicking off their April After Hours at Robie House series starting …