Lauren Wagner

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Smart cities wouldn't let housing costs drive the worse-off into deeper disadvantage

In his 1972 election campaign, Gough Whitlam loudly proclaimed that in modern Australia an individual’s health, wellbeing and life chances were …

Want to Meet Your Neighbors? Take a Cue From Co-Living Spaces

“Dorms for adults” aren’t for everyone, but they have the right idea when it comes to intra-building communication.<p>Around one-third of Americans have never interacted with their neighbors. Especially in cities, that’s hardly surprising—Eileen Bjornstrom, a professor of sociology at the University …

Game of Thrones

The Architecture of Displacement

The Museum of Modern Art will host a new show on the global refugee crisis.<p>More than 500 children live in the refugee camp at Calais, France, which is today a growing town at the mouth of the Chunnel. The majority of these children are unaccompanied by parents or guardians. Life in the so-called …

Human Rights

Berlin is cracking down on short-term apartment rentals—and Airbnb is taking a hit

Starting today (May 1) landlords in Berlin hoping to rent their apartments out to short-term visitors may have to rethink their options.<p>A new law has come into effect that levies a €100,000 ($113,000) fine on landlords renting their properties out for short-term stays.<p>Originally passed in 2014, the …

Housing

Why the Rent vs. Buy Debate Is Completely Pointless

After saving up for a long time, I recently bought a home, which caught some of my friends off guard. “I thought you were anti-homeownership,” they …

Can You Solve The Puzzle Of Your Misanthropic Neighbors?

Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up a problem related to the things we hold dear around here — math, logic and probability. These …

Our Temporary Homes: A Reading List About Hotels | Longreads | Apr. 17, 2016

These essays and the others stories in this list will take you all over the world, to the hotels we call our temporary homes.

List-Worthy

Behavioral research illuminates the very human heart of when, why, and how we fail

As a species, we are not very good at coping with failure. Most of us hate the very idea of it—even if the failing-fast mantras of startup culture, which have now spread well beyond Silicon Valley, pressure us to profess otherwise. We tell ourselves all the time that we have to try, and try, and …

Self-Criticism

The Trials of Alice Goffman

Before the morning last September when I joined her at Newark Airport, I had met Alice Goffman only twice. But in the previous months, amid a widening controversy both inside and outside the academy over her research, she and I had developed a regular email correspondence, and she greeted me at the …

Journalism

Where People Doing High Intensity Interval Training Often Go Wrong

High intensity interval training (or HIIT, for short) sounds simple enough: go as hard as you can for a short period, rest, repeat, and reap the …

‘Hey, Friend, All Asians Are Not Interchangeable!’: Nicole Chung Weighing Responses to Casual Racism

The social pressure on people of color to keep the peace, not get mad, just make sure everyone keeps having a nice time — even when we hear these …

Race & Ethnicity

The Growing Trend of Affordable Housing Impact Statements

A number of cities want to require developers and government officials to think about housing affordability on the front end of new development.<p>Before one brick is laid, developers, in most cases, have to examine whether the structure they want to build would damage the environment in any way. You …

Clear Your Mind and Get Some Exercise With Walking Meditation

A lot of people refuse to try meditation because they don’t want to sit in silence for extended periods of time. Walking meditation let’s you enjoy …

Amp Up Your Bodyweight Workout With These Suspension Exercises

A suspension trainer like TRX is a great way to make your home workouts more flexible and challenging: just hook the set of straps to a door or other …

Funny because it's true: "Tories to build thousands of affordable second homes"

The UK humour site Daily Mash nails the UK's transformation into a Torified, bank-centric place where the need for shelter is a vulnerability to …

Why Renters Are Ending Up in the Suburbs

Most new homes being built in the U.S. are multifamily apartments, but more and more people are opting for an even cheaper rental option: the traditional suburban single-family home.<p>Something doesn't quite square up between U.S. housing data and what we know about the changing demographics of U.S. …