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Housing Demand Across U.S. Sees Largest Annual Decline in 2 Years

Housing demand across 15 major U.S. metro areas fell more annually in June than at any other point over the last two years, according to Redfin’s …

Real Estate

'The worst is yet to come': House prices fall by fastest rate in six years

House prices have risen by up to 45 per cent over the past five years in Sydney and Melbourne. In the past year, record levels of population growth …

Scott Morrison

Rent control laws nearly destroyed parts of New York City. They could do the same to California

In November, Californians will vote on Proposition 10, which would repeal the state law that limits cities from regulating rents on buildings …

The Only Buttermilk Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need

While many resort to pancake mix when making a special weekend breakfast, homemade pancakes are a <i>must</i>. Here's the little-known secret: the batter takes just as long to make as a boxed mix, and the result is infinitely better. If the attractive appearance of these golden, crisp cakes isn't enough to …

Breakfast

My landlord offered me $35K to move out

Across Los Angeles, property owners are trying to entice tenants to leave<p>Our neighbors in Downtown Los Angeles are leaving. A newly married couple was off to Nashville. A friendly man who livened up our community parties was suddenly gone without a farewell, headed for Houston, we later heard. …

Real Estate

City considers measure to prevent housing discrimination

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego City Council Tuesday will consider a code amendment prohibiting housing discrimination against applicants who use Section …

Housing

Housing Bubbles Are More Common Than You Think

Did you know that Los Angeles home prices tanked roughly 20 percent from 1989 to 1996? Or that Toronto had an even worse crash during the same …

Canadian Real Estate

Giant Stone Hands Support Vietnam’s New Golden Bridge

Overlooking the Da Nang mountain range.<p>Massive hand sculptures made of stone are the supporting structures for Vietnam‘s new Golden Bridge. Located …

Vietnam

When Bangkok floods (and it floods a lot), this park does something amazing

This oasis of green in the hyper-developed city has an important job: it can contain one million gallons of water. Here’s how.<p><b>Bangkok is sinking.</b> …

Here’s how to get what you want from difficult people

<b>How do I get what I want from difficult people?</b><p>To deal with difficult people, first recognize that difficult people are simply people who don’t feel …

Employment

Five Overlooked Gangster Movies On Netflix To Watch This Weekend, Including ‘Kills On Wheels’

From gripping documentaries to nail-biting crime movies, there are a few Netflix gems that flew under the radar for many.<p>If you enjoy gangster …

Is community planning a waste of time?

Between public meetings, poring over documents and debating with her own community association colleagues, Catherine Boucher figures she spent …

My Top 10 Simple Joys in Life

Insofar much as I know, true “happiness” in life is eliciting more joy, meaning, and purpose in our lives. I don’t have the answer for others, but I …

No affordable homes? We'll build them ourselves

<b>More funding is now being made available for community groups who want to develop and protect affordable housing in their local area.</b><p>The government's £60m Community Housing Fund was originally launched in 2016 and designed to help areas where high levels of second home ownership stop key workers …

Who cares about backlash when there’s profit in redeveloping old Shenzhen buildings | South China Morning Post

China’s biggest property developers are accelerating investments in redeveloping residential blocks for lease in Shenzhen’s urban villages to …

Chinatown, New York Photography by Ludwig Favre

Chinatown in New York City captured by French photographer Ludwig Favre.Not too long ago, I showed you some of Ludwig Favre’s New York City …

Photography

Communities Vs. Networks: To Which Do You Belong? | The Art of Manliness

In making his newest documentary, <i>Korengal</i>, author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger wanted to explore the answer to the question of why — despite its …

It’s Impossible To Watch Just One Of These GIFs Of Japanese Wood Joining

Traditional Japanese carpentry is almost unfathomably complicated. Timber was joined, not by nails or screws, but by carving extremely intricate patterns into the wood, then interlocking them as self-reinforcing joints.<p>These aren’t your dad’s Lincoln Logs or Lego, though. The patterns include …

9 Inspirational Examples of Adaptive Reuse

The best use for a building can be reuse.<p>Breathing new life into an old structure can do more than just give a building a whole new purpose—it can transform a unique historic space into a family home or reinvigorate a community. The following 10 structures were fortunate enough to fall into …

Architecture

Adaptive Reuse of 19th Century Building into a Dynamic Modern Office

Finding new function for old and weary spaces in need of an urgent upgrade is a task that demands a careful consideration of existing constraints and …

Interior Design

Gorgeous renovation turns old steam factory into modern office space

Another win for adaptive reuse<p>As an architectural trend, it’s hard to hate on adaptive reuse. The catch-all term for giving an old building a new purpose allows original architecture to anchor a neighborhood, while breathing new life into an otherwise unused building. There are plenty of examples …

Planning Board rejects Jersey Street firehouse brewery, restaurant

The Buffalo Planning Board Monday extinguished a controversial proposal by six friends to convert an historic former Jersey Street firehouse near …

Czech studio KOGAA turns former distillery into a Social Reactor

"During our architecture practice we felt the need to create a working space which could represent our work and way of thinking" says KOGAA …

13 public-speaking mistakes you should avoid at all costs

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a whopping 74% of people suffer from speech anxiety.<p>And, as most people know, when we're nervous or anxious, our minds and bodies tend to do weird things that we can't always control.<p>However, if you make a conscious effort, you may be able to …

Public Speaking

USDA Rural Development Grants Assistance Program

If you’re looking for a way to improve your rural area, the <b>USDA rural development grants</b> may be your answer. That said, the USDA (United States …

The DIY Viral Ad That Will Change Politics Forever

Politics has become a providing ground for the best, and the worst, in contemporary marketing.<p>The political twist in New York is remarkable. Political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran a campaign that ousted 10-term congressional representative Joe Crowley, the fourth-highest ranking House …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Lego's Voltron Set Is the Giant Brick Robot of Our Dreams

We’ve been quivering with anticipation ever since Lego officially confirmed it would be adding Voltron—the universe’s premiere lion-based defender—to …

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

i love massimo dutti. way better than zara!

i love massimo dutti. way better than zara!