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Elizabeth Warren Just Unleashed a Tweetstorm Against the Banks

There’s been no shortage of criticism aimed at Wall Street during the 2016 election cycle, but it’s been laid on especially thick this …

How Two Millennials Launched Reonomy, A Real Estate Data Startup That Has Secured $22M In Funding

Although Millennial Charlie Oshman didn’t have any commercial real estate experience, that didn’t stop him from co-founding Reonomy, one of the best funded CRE-tech startups.<p>Reonomy is a technology platform that provides a simple and easy way for brokers, investors and lenders to sort through …

Real Estate

This City Wants to Create a 'Village' for Millennials

In Boston, it takes a village to cope with pesky millennials.<p>While students and young professionals between the ages of 20 and 34 have increased the …

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer. High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip …

Plants

13 Powerful Books for Our Political Leaders

By Off the Shelf Staff | Off the Shelf<p>In honor of Presidents' Day, we are offering 13 books of hard-hitting nonfiction and heartrending novels that we think everyone should read, including our leaders.<p><b>This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein</b><p>This is an essential text on the future of our planet and …

If There Is a Recession in 2016, This Is How It Will Happen

More and more news headlines and stock market analysts’ reports have started predicting, or at least insinuating, that a recession could be near in the United States.<p>I’ve been skeptical; the economy may not be great, but I’ve had a hard time envisioning how economic turmoil in countries like China …

Stock Markets

Stormwater-savvy urban park turns permeable paving into a beautiful design asset

Stormwater management should be an integral component of any site design, but making it look attractive can be tricky. Madrid-based Zigzag …

Bullets, ballots and baloney

The tears of a president. What are they worth? What do they matter?<p>Barack Obama twice wiped away tears that streaked down his face on Tuesday as he spoke about the victims of gun violence in America.<p>He spoke of Sandy Hook, where 20 children went to school on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, …

These headphones were designed by audiophiles, and they're glorious

Massdrop is a new sort of online community that can be described as a form of crowd-shopping. Unlike Kickstarter, which creates a hub-and-spoke relationship between one centralized producer and many individual backers / preorder customers, with Massdrop the supplier deals with an entire assembly of …

Audiophile

President Obama's Crude Oil Exports Decision Is True Climate Test

That was fast. Immediately after returning from the Paris climate summit, President Barack Obama faces a true test of the commitments he made in France to fight global warming.<p>A rider attached to the 2016 appropriations bill just unveiled by Congress will remove any restrictions on the export of …

Efforts To Knock Out Carbon Are Also Causing Coal Country To Stagger

It’s the one-two punch that may knock-out the global carbon threat. But it is also the same duo that has staggered coal country here in the United States. Indeed, the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan in combination with the COP21 accord have accelerated the fundamental shift taking place in …

Trump’s Terrifying Nuke Answer at the Debate Should End His Campaign (But It Won’t)

Donald Trump and I have something in common: When right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt asked the GOP frontrunner about America’s nuclear triad at …

Donald Trump

6 tips to better negotiate your salary

Negotiating your salary may be a tricky process. Get 6 tips that can help you be better prepared.<p>I am willing to bet that most of us during the …

Employment

Ireland Is The Prettiest Country In Europe, Just FYI

What luck! 🍀🌊<p>For adventurous travelers, Ireland is the ultimate playground. This blazing-green country is home to not only historic castles, quaint cobblestone streets and charming medieval towns, but also a robust national park system that boasts -- among other things -- one heck of a road trip …

Net-zero Unity home is a solar-powered prefab that pops up in just 3 days

If you aren’t yet sold on factory-built housing, the gorgeous prefab Unity home may have what it takes to change your mind. Unveiled as this year’s …

Prefab Homes

Some of the more widely quoted philosophy of Yogi Berra

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the more widely quoted philosophy of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher who died Tuesday at age 90:<p>On his …

Pope Francis is about to tell congressional Republicans some things they don’t want to hear

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Mother Jones <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Pope Francis is scheduled to …

Republicans

Los Angeles: $100m plan to tackle homeless 'emergency'

<b>The city of Los Angeles in the United States has declared its growing problem of homelessness a public emergency.</b><p>City officials say they will commit $100m (£65m) to tackle the problem.<p>An estimated 26,000 people live on the city's streets, 12% more than two years ago.<p>Experts say high rents, low …

America's decline in wages can be traced to the George W Bush era

What if a re-reading of the data reveals the Reagan and Clinton years actually boosted the wages of blue collar and middle income households?<p>One of the statistical touchstones for left-leaning economists is the run of figures showing that US workers have suffered three decades of flat wages. There …

Economics

A White Supremacist Holds an Entire American City Hostage

The riveting documentary Welcome to Leith chronicles white supremacist Craig Cobb’s mission to create an Aryan utopia in rural Middle America.<p>When …

Don't blame 'evil hipsters.' Broader forces caused gentrification.

From the Philadelphia neighborhood of Point Breeze to the corners of Brooklyn, city planners and long-time residents across the country are grappling with urban development. Some call it revitalization; others call it gentrification.<p>Benjamin Grant is urban design policy director at SPUR, a leading …

Urban Design

Exactly What Kind Of Socialist Is Bernie Sanders?

More Americans say they would vote for a Muslim or an atheist for president than they would for a socialist, according to a recent Gallup Poll. Yet "socialist" is now how Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has described himself throughout his career.<p>Sanders has not run from the term, even as he surges in …

I worked for the governor of Louisiana during Katrina. Here are 5 things I learned. - Vox

I first suspected Louisiana was in deep trouble on the evening of Sunday, August 28, 2005. Hurricane Katrina was barreling toward the Gulf Coast. The next day, the storm would slam into Buras, Louisiana, devastating New Orleans, the Mississippi coast, and much of southeast Louisiana. My moment of …

Trotsky: the eccentric ladies' man

<b>Leon Trotsky, exiled Bolshevik leader who found asylum in Mexico, died after being struck several blows on the head with an ice pick wielded by Ramon Mercader, an agent for Stalin on August 21 1940. Trostsky, Robert Service's debunking biography, proves that being Stalin’s great enemy does not make</b> …