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How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

These Chickpea–Sweet Potato Burgers Will Rock Your #MeatlessMonday

Say goodbye to frozen old veggie burger patties. Not only is this meatless sweet potato-chickpea combo burger super tasty, it's full of tons of …

Recipes

14 Protein-Packed Breakfasts That Don’t Involve Eggs

Because sometimes you don’t feel like another omelet.<p>Breakfast may or may not be the most important meal of the day (the food fight continues), but most experts agree on the importance of another dietary habit: getting adequate protein. A number of studies suggest women should aim for 25 to 30 …

In Defense of Density: Rethinking Jane Jacobs in the Era of Climate Change

Life in a hulking high-rise might not be the graceful “sidewalk ballet” Jane Jacobs extolled. But in the era of climate change, density might hold …

L.A. is resegregating -- and whites are a major reason why

Some of America's most racially integrated neighborhoods and cities are on a path to becoming segregated all over again. In Los Angeles this means neighborhoods where Latinos and Asians now live alongside black or white neighbors may have few to no whites or blacks in 10 to 20 years.<p>In research I …

Demographics

The Problem of Resegregation in Suburbia

A Minnesota law professor says racial integration is the key to stable and prosperous suburbs.<p><i>This story is the second in a series on changing suburbs in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. Read Part 1 and Part 3.</i><p>Myron Orfield, who directs the Institute for Metropolitan Opportunity at the …

The Cities Doing The Most To Address The U.S. Housing Shortage

<b>By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox</b><p>America is suffering from the severest undersupply of housing since the end of the Second World War. Although population growth has slowed significantly since the 1950s and 1960s, production has slowed down even more so. It’s not surprising that homebuilding declined …

Housing

This Homelessness Organization Says You Should Stop Donating To The Homeless

Remarkably, it costs less to house, educate, and employ homeless people than it does to maintain their status quo on the streets. So let’s invest in lifting people up–not just giving charity.<p>It costs more to leave a homeless person living on the street than it does to help them transition back into …

Housing

Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …

How Zoning Laws Exacerbate Inequality

Such laws aren’t just a headache for developers, economists believe. They’re bad for (nearly) everyone.<p>As urban cores become more populated, the need for more buildings—more housing, more offices, more everything—increases. In many cities, it’s not so easy to simply increase construction, thanks to …

7 Simple Practices That Will Help You Beat Everyday Anxiety

Neglecting your mental health is a silent killer that will cripple your quality of life. Increased stress, anxiety, and frustration can even lead to …

Mindfulness

More big cities are gaining white population, census data show

The recent release of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data showed a surprisingly pervasive pattern of white population gains in the …

Demographics

7 Foods That Prevent Overeating

Willpower: It’s the key to successful weight loss, right? In fact, no. When it comes to battling the forces of food cravings, relying on your …

Can Gates Break Down the Silos Between Housing and Education?

Housing

Is Buying a House Still the Best Way to Build Wealth?

Real estate is a shakier investment than it once was, but it's still one of the most viable options for building a financial future.<p>Ricardo and Denise Cabrera were so burned by the last housing crash that it is hard to believe they're vying to become homeowners again.<p>In 2005, the couple bought a …

Real Estate

Is Ending Segregation the Key to Ending Poverty?

Chicago's experiment in relocating poor African American families to rich white suburbs seems to be a success. So why are so few other cities doing the same?<p>Like many mothers raising children in Chicago’s housing projects in the 1990s and 2000s, Seitia Harris was afraid of the drugs and violence …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

FHJC Report Says LIHTC Unit Locations Reinforce Poverty Concentration and Segregation in NYC Region: National Low Income Housing Coalition

The federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program has reinforced poverty concentration and racial segregation in the New York City region, …

Income Inequality

Robert Samuelson: Challenging what we know about the housing bubble

We are constantly learning new stuff about the housing bubble — and some of the new stuff contradicts the old. This is obviously important, because the bubble led to the 2008-2009 financial crisis and Great Recession. What we don’t understand may one day come back to bite us.<p>There’s a standard and …

Finance

It's Easy to See Why This Man's Grueling Commute Went Viral

The harder task is addressing the underlying issues that led James Robertson to walk 21 miles to and from work every day in the first place.<p>No question about it, James Robertson is exceptional. The 56-year-old Detroit area resident walks an average of 21 miles every day to get to and from his job …

The case for the next US housing boom in 8 charts

Housing might be on the verge of a major pickup.<p>Deutsche Bank circulated a chartbook analyzing prospects for the US housing market over the near future. While housing is still recovering from the burst of last decade's housing bubble, there are some interesting and promising signs that things may …

Housing

President’s FY2016 HUD budget asks for $49.3B

The White House issued its proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, a wish list of the administration’s funding priorities sure to find little welcome in …

Breaking Political News, Video & Analysis

President Trump can now decide to block or allow its release.<p>Former Trump lawyer raises questions about Hicks, Donald Trump Jr. emails.<p>The cellphone …

Stormy Daniels

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

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Real Estate

Aspen Starts "Cap-And-Trade" Program For Affordable Housing

Aspen is rolling out an innovative <b>"cap and trade"-style system</b> to encourage developers to build more <b>affordable housing units</b> without forcibly requiring them to do so. In this scheme, a developer gets a certain amount of credits depending on how much affordable housing units they build, which they …

Flophouses, Rooming Houses, and Microapartments Were Wiped Out by Dumb Urban Policies. But They’re Finally Making a Comeback in Smart Cities.

<i>This article is adapted from Alan Durning’s new book,</i> <b>Unlocking Home: Three Keys to Affordable Communities</b><b>.</b><p>“[A] good hotel room of 150 square feet—dry …

3 Great Ideas from an Affordable Net-Zero House

Eric Thomas' home in Seattle, Wash., uses a few clever ideas to produce more energy than it uses.<p>In a recent post, we looked inside "Canada's Greenest Home," which is an amazing place with one shortcoming: With a $600,000-plus price tag, it was comparatively expensive to build. If the story ended …

Home Improvement

Get Ready for Record Temperatures ... for the Rest of Your Life

Sustainable trends in materials, construction, renovation, and more!

People undertake home renovations for many different reasons. Some want to increase the home’s market value. Others like to incorporate new features …