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Saturday, August 13, 2016

  • Quartz - Using Airbnb in Rios impoverished favelas harms Brazilians
    8/13/2016 @ 5:01 AM - Hundreds of thousands of tourists are flocking to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. In order to meet the shortage of hotel accommodation, the city has made the online rental platform Airbnb an official partner for the games. The company now lists 25,000 units in Rio-a massive rise from only 900 in 2012. With Brazil's economy in the doldrums, some have praised the platform as a way for Cariocas (residents of Rio) to make extra money during the games. Nowhere would this be more welcome than in Rio's favelas-neighborhoods that are home to some of the city's poorest inhabitants. From the beachfront neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema, one can...
  • Quartz - The history of the tango is actually kind of gay
    8/13/2016 @ 5:00 AM - The tango, a traditional Argentinean dance, is typically associated with strong, dark men and long-limbed women acting out sex in dance form. Or, as Julie Taylor, anthropology professor at Rice University says, 'over-the-top heterosexist drag.' From this perspective, the past few years of queer tango in Argentina are an innovation, an adaptation from the traditional gender roles. But, despite a mythology that links the tango with brothels, historical research shows that the tango was danced by male couples from the beginning. And so, rather than pushing boundaries, queer tango is a return to the origins of the dance. The first published tangos date to the 1870s, suggesting the dance began informally the previous decade, at a time when...
  • Quartz - The Berlin Wall was built 55 years ago today, and it should remind us that walls dont work
    8/13/2016 @ 4:01 AM - On the 55th anniversary of barbed-wire Sunday,” as the start of construction on the Berlin Wall is known, the border security business is booming. Donald Trump has made a wall on the US-Mexico border a controversial centerpiece of his presidential campaign, and EU countries have erected fences to keep migrants and refugees out. But the Berlin Wall anniversary should be a stark reminder: Walls can only contain people for so long. On August 13, 1961, just before midnight, the National People's Army and the People's Police of the German Democratic Republic began rolling out a barbed-wire barrier to close off the Communist-controlled eastern sector of Berlin from the Allied-occupied west. ...
  • The Guardian - Don't like Hillary Clinton? You need to watch Parks And Recreation
    8/13/2016 @ 4:00 AM - Obviously Clinton is Leslie Knope, the blond politico, ambitious to her bones, who, whatever you think of her politics, is undeniably devoted to public service It seems increasingly obvious to me that the only sensible way to look at the US election is through the prism of Parks And Recreation . This American sitcom, which sadly came to the end of its six-year run last year, starred Amy Poehler as local government official Leslie Knope, and once you start seeing the parallels between the lovely fictional show and the horrible reality shitshow, it makes the latter feel more bearable. Obviously Hillary Clinton is Leslie, the blond politico, ambitious to her bones, who,...
  • Fast Company - Have Politics Become So Ugly That Educators Are Afraid To Teach Civics?
    8/13/2016 @ 4:00 AM - Schools wary of Clinton versus Trump minefields are avoiding lessons on government-but it's to the detriment of our kids, say experts. Schools wary of Clinton versus Trump minefields are avoiding lessons on government-but it's to the detriment of our kids, say experts. Mock-election student voters at schools across the country might expect to find useful information on the presidential candidates' policy positions on Scholastic's Election 2016 news site. Instead, Scholastic offers kids preparing to cast a classroom ballot a cheat sheet on Republican Donald Trump's childhood ("As a teen, Trump was a star...
  • AOL Real Estate - The search for the rumored Nazi ghost train filled with gold is back on
    8/13/2016 @ 4:00 AM - The search for the rumored Nazi ghost train filled with gold is back on try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} The search for a lost Nazi gold train is back on. Last August two amateur treasure hunters said they had " irrefutable proof " of the existence of a World War II-era Nazi ghost train, rumored to be filled with stolen gold. Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper claimed they used g round-penetrating radar to locate the train, which is somewhere alongside a railway that stretches between the towns Wroclaw and Walbr zych i ...
  • Fortune - CEO Daily: Who's backing Trump?
    8/13/2016 @ 1:32 AM - Saturday Morning Post: The Weekly View from Washington The widely accepted notion that an army of the economically dispossessed forms the core of Donald Trump's support may be more myth than fact. That's the conclusion of a massive new study by Gallup that analyzed 87,000 interviews the polling organization conducted over the last year. It found that Trump supporters aren't suffering more acutely than the rest of the population from the effects of trade or immigration. Nor are they likelier to earn less or to be out of work. And even among white Republicans, Trump doesn't perform better in those communities that have seen manufacturing jobs disappear over the last quarter-century. Polling indicates Trump's...
  • The Telegraph - How to brighten up your home with a splash of neon light
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  • ArchDaily - Rehabilitation and Extension of the Thorens-Glières Presbytery / Gbau
    8/13/2016 @ 1:00 AM - Courtesy of Gbau Architects: Gbau Location: 74570 Thorens-Glières, France Area: 710.0 sqm ...
  • RISMedia: Real Estate - Homebuyer Confidence Rises in July
    8/13/2016 @ 12:04 AM - Home purchase sentiment reached an all-time survey high in July, an indication that Americans are feeling more upbeat about the housing market, according to Fannie Mae. Overall sentiment rose 3.3 points to a reading of 86.5. Each of the index's six components- including selling outlook and personal finances - also rose last month. The share of consumers who said they would buy if they were going to move climbed to 67 percent, while the share of consumers who said they would rent dropped to 26 percent, an all-time survey low. Forty-one percent of consumers expect home prices to rise over the next 12 months, an increase of 8 percentage points from June. Household income rebounded in July...

Friday, August 12, 2016

  • The Guardian - Donald Trump claims 'cheating' is only way he can lose Pennsylvania
    8/12/2016 @ 11:39 PM - Republican presidential nominee returns to rhetoric that the election will be rigged in favour of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton Donald Trump has stepped up his argument that the presidential election will be rigged in favour of Hillary Clinton, claiming that the only way he can lose Pennsylvania is 'if cheating goes on'. Whereas Trump regularly cited opinion polls when he was winning the Republican primaries, his poor showing in recent national surveys has left him sowing doubt about the integrity of the process, even before a vote is cast. Continue reading...
  • Gant Daily - Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey conviction overturned
    8/12/2016 @ 10:30 PM - The conviction of Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin man who appeared in the documentary Making a Murderer,” has been overturned by a federal judge in Milwaukee, according to court documents obtained by CNN. Dassey was convicted in 2007 of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. In overturning the conviction, the judge cited the manner in which a confession was obtained from Dassey, who according to court documents has a low IQ. Prosecutors have 90 days to bring Dassey, now 26, to trial again or he will be released. His uncle, Steven Avery, the subject of Making a Murderer,” is in a Wisconsin prison also serving time for Halbachs murder. Two attorneys who have represented Dassey through...
  • ArchDaily - Khazar Residential Building / S-A-L Design Studio
    8/12/2016 @ 10:00 PM - © Saeed Pirasteh Architects: S-A-L Design Studio Location: Tehran, Iran Architect In Charge: Behrad Tondravi ...
  • Gant Daily - Trump: If Clinton wins Pennsylvania, she cheated
    8/12/2016 @ 8:15 PM - Donald Trump declared Friday that theres only one way he could lose the state of Pennsylvania: if hes cheated out of it. Were going to watch Pennsylvania. Go down to certain areas and watch and study and make sure other people dont come in and vote five times,” he said at a rally in Altoona, Pennsylvania. If you do that, were not going to lose. The only way we can lose, in my opinion I really mean this, Pennsylvania is if cheating goes on.” Trump said that Republican leaders in the state are very concerned” about the possibility of cheating adding that we have to call up law enforcement, and we have to have...
  • Gant Daily - Brazils iconic landmarks get a whimsical makeover
    8/12/2016 @ 8:00 PM - Brazil is known for its beautiful beaches, rainforests and dramatic architecture, but artist Toninho Euzebio captures a side of his country that you wont see while watching the Olympics. Euzebio combines sketches and photography to create whimsical landscapes that are filled with giants, acrobats, rocket ships. Its a pretty low-tech operation. Euzebio carries a Moleskine notebook everywhere he goes so he can start drawing whenever inspiration strikes. He uses his phones camera to take the final picture. Euzebio, an art director and illustrator, says his idea isnt unique. Its actually a fairly common advertising technique. But he received positive responses from his friends when he posted pictures on social media for fun last year. In April,...
  • Gant Daily - Southeast Louisiana floods claim at least 2 lives; more rain coming
    8/12/2016 @ 7:00 PM - Heavy rains drenched parts of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi Friday, causing dangerous floods that killed at least two people, cut off an entire town, shut down highways and prompted numerous rescues. In Louisiana, all seven major roads into Greensburg, near Baton Rouge, were under water and the small town largely cut off, according to Michael Martin, director of operations for the St. Helena Parish Sheriffs Office. Only large National Guard vehicles have been able to get into and out of town, Martin said. At least two dozen high-water rescues were carried out by Friday afternoon, with stranded residents pulled from cars, rooftops and, in one case, a tree. Louisiana Gov. John Bell Edwards declared a...
  • Fortune - Millionaire Tech Entrepreneur Sentenced to a Year in Jail
    8/12/2016 @ 6:58 PM - San Francisco Superior Courts Judge Tracie Brown sentenced Gravity4 and RadiumOne founder Gurbaksh Chahal to one year in county jail for violating probation following a series of violent domestic violence disputes. Chahal, who has founded multiple ad tech companies, has been the center of controversy since being arrested and charged with domestic abuse in 2013. A security camera in Chahals home captured Chahal violently hitting and kicking a woman 117 times over a 30-minute period. At the time, Chahal was charged with 47 felony charges, but the video was then ruled to be inadmissible evidence, because of how the police obtained it. Get Data Sheet , Fortune's technology newsletter. ...
  • AOL Real Estate - These airlines are the most generous when your flight is delayed
    8/12/2016 @ 5:45 PM - These airlines are the most generous when your flight is delayed Each year nearly 100,000 flights get delayed or cancelled. Under FAA regulation, if your flight is delayed or cancelled....airlines are not legally obligated to provide customers compensation. But each airline has its own policies regarding these circumstances. Here are some of the most generous policies each airline has to offer. SEE ALSO: Delta passengers witness heroic act by Tim Tebow American Airlines If a passenger doesn't have access to a terminal gate for more than two hours, they will provide: a snack, water, access to restrooms, and any necessary medical supplies. If your...
  • Slate - Should There Be Take-Backs in Politics?
    8/12/2016 @ 5:34 PM - In Thursday's edition of the Political Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson sit down with Kirsten Powers of Fox News to discuss Donald Trump's fan club, as well as the Republicans who have made it clear that they're not members. What does Kirsten have to say about her stance? And on a slightly related note, John and Emily also explore how to apologize in today's political climate-how and when do you take it back?
  • Re/code - Full transcript: Yahoo activist investor Eric Jackson on Recode Decode
    8/12/2016 @ 5:26 PM - 'People have been saying Yahoo is a dinosaur for 10 years. They were saying that in 2006, 2007.' On a recent episode of Recode Decode , longtime Yahoo activist investor Eric Jackson spoke with Recode's Kara Swisher about why Yahoo had to sell its core business to Verizon . You can read some of the highlights from their discussion at that link, or listen to it in the audio player above. Below, we've posted a lightly edited complete transcript of their conversation. If you like this, be sure to subscribe to Recode Decode on iTunes , Google Play Music , TuneIn and...
  • Realtor.com News - Tampas Most Expensive Home Is a $13.9M Bayside Paradise
    8/12/2016 @ 5:01 PM - realtor.com With only six owners over the past century, the most expensive home in Tampa, FL,  is seeking a new mogul to take the reins. Known as the Stovall-Lee house, the historic property is listed for $13.9 million . It includes several buildings totaling 8,930 square feet of living space set on a 2.59-acre lot stuffed with manicured gardens, fountains, and fruit trees. Built circa 1909 by L.T. Trousdale , then the general manager of Florida Brewery, Tampa Tribune founder Wallace Fisher Stovall purchased the place in 1915. Twenty-eight years later, the home was sold to William E. Lee , who added it to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. After changing hands a...
  • AOL Real Estate - Donald Trump just got hit with another wave of brutal polls from swing states
    8/12/2016 @ 5:01 PM - Donald Trump just got hit with another wave of brutal polls from swing states try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} The polls are getting worse for Donald Trump . On Friday, NBC News/The Wall Street Journal/Marist released polls for the traditional swing states of Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, and Virginia. Those polls found Trump to be facing long odds in three of the four, while he remained behind Hillary Clinton by a sizable gap in the other. Trump was trailing Clinton by 5 points in Florida, 9 points in North Carolina, 13 points in Virginia, and 14 points in Colorado among registered voters polled by...
  • Gant Daily - The 15 most provocative Trump magazine and tabloid covers
    8/12/2016 @ 4:30 PM - These past three weeks have been tough for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Thats reflected in the new Time magazine cover featuring an orange Trump melting down. Trumps campaign has been unconventional since the get-go which has resulted in a number of standout magazine and tabloid newspaper covers. Here are some of the most memorable so far: Time Magazine, Aug. 22 Time magazines latest cover features a dripping Trump with a single-word headline: Meltdown.” The story featured in the magazine breaks down all of the missteps of Trumps campaign in the weeks after the Republican National Convention. The New Yorker, Aug. 22 ...
  • Variety - Thom Beers, Back in TV Production Game, Also Is Landlord of a Shared Studio and Creative Workspace
    8/12/2016 @ 4:16 PM - Thom Beers, who ankled as CEO of FremantleMedia North America a year ago, has formed a new TV production shingle, BoBCat, located at an office-studio complex in Burbank, Calif., part of which used to house the 50 cars for “Monster Garage,” the show he produced for Discovery Channel a decade ago. Now he’s wearing another hat, too:... Read more »
  • Inman News - [Webinar] How to be the local market expert with Market Intel
    8/12/2016 @ 4:00 PM - With Market Intel, you can be the true market data expert, with the ability to chart the price history of multiple houses or multiple ZIPs in one metro. This new level of detail helps you get ahead of the competition, by spotting historical trends from the individual house up to the metro level in a way that has not been possible before ...
  • Gant Daily - Trump was literally not being sarcastic about Obama founding ISIS
    8/12/2016 @ 4:00 PM - Words can change meaning over time especially when they are spoken by politicians. Just ask Bill Clinton to define is.” Literally” was once used, exclusively, to introduce or punctuate a point meant to be taken in literal terms. But by 2013, enough people were using it interchangeably with metaphorically” that even leading grammar pedants threw up their hands (literally?), and the Merriam-Webster and Cambridge dictionaries expanded their definitions. Donald Trump has, throughout his campaign, tested the pliability of rhetoric and language, sometimes to underline an affirmative point, but more often of late and in particular on Friday morning as a tool for walking back damaging (or straight-up false) assertions. On Wednesday, the Republican nominee...
  • Realtor.com News - For Ceilings, What a Difference a Foot Makes
    8/12/2016 @ 3:30 PM - Jason Henry for The Wall Street Journal In a crowded luxury-condo market, developers are betting there's at least one way to rise above the competition-add a few extra inches. The end of the standard 8-foot-high ceiling may be near, as builders tout ceiling heights of 11, 12 and even 20 feet. And buyers are paying a premium for the extra head space. In San Francisco, one of the most expensive condos in the city, a $15 million penthouse under construction in the Lumina, will have up to 18-foot ceilings. In Boston, a 13,000-square-foot penthouse with up to 14-foot ceilings at Millennium Tower is under contract for north of $30 million, setting a...
  • Bedford + Bowery - Get Blasted for a Good Cause at This Black Lives Matter Fundraiser
    8/12/2016 @ 3:30 PM - (flyer via Friends and Lovers) When America is faced with what seems to be an endless stream of police brutality, discrimination, and gentrification toward black and brown individuals, sharing an article for the fifth time can start to feel fruitless. Those of us who continue to see this kind of gut-wrenching news on our social media feeds can start to wonder what exactly we can do to help. Well, tonight there's a tangible way to make some sort of a difference: Crown Heights bar and venue Friends and Lovers is throwing a big ol' dance party with performances, DJ sets, and raffles to benefit the NYC chapter of Black Lives...
  • DNA Info New York - Building With Art Gallery, Indoor Farming Terraces Envisioned for Chelsea
    8/12/2016 @ 3:28 PM - Weston Baker Creative's hypothetical revolving glass building would rise next to the High Line.
  • Brownstoner - Are Brooklyns Skyline and Tall-Building Boom Banal”? A Closer Look at What the Experts Say
    8/12/2016 @ 3:21 PM - The Brooklyn skyline has been sprouting quickly, but the tall towers are mostly banal and not worthy of Brooklyn's reputation as a creative center, according to the Wall Street Journal. What is needed are "distinctive profiles" that help make a skyline "iconic," the Yale School of Architecture Dean Deborah Berke… Read More > The post Are Brooklyns Skyline and Tall-Building Boom Banal”? A Closer Look at What the Experts Say appeared first on Brownstoner .
  • Gant Daily - RNC Chair Priebus rallies with Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 3:15 PM - Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus introduced Donald Trump at a Friday afternoon rally, a show of unity with the GOP nominee as he struggles in the polls. Priebus talked up his partys nominee and slammed Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Were in a battle for freedom in this country. Donald Trump is going to help protect our country,” Priebus told a boisterous Erie, Pennsylvania crowd. Look at the choice weve got. Hillary Clinton has a problem with lying. She lied. She lied. And she lied over and over and over again.” Such appearances by a party chair are not unusual in a presidential campaign, but this one stands out in an election cycle with Trump lagging...
  • Realtor.com News - Elisabeth and Tim Hasselbeck Make a Move From Greenwich to Nashville
    8/12/2016 @ 3:01 PM - John Lamparski/WireImage TV host Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her husband, ex-jock  Tim , have finally sold their  Greenwich, CT,  home for $4.56 million. Theyre moving south to a $2 million brick house in a Nashville, TN,  suburb, Variety reports. The Hasselbecks  Colonial-style home  in the heart of Greenwich sits on 1.5 level acres and features a pool, playhouses, covered porch, and entertainment terraces. Inside, the seven-bedroom, 7,600-square-foot house has high ceilings and custom millwork, front-to-back entry hall, marble fireplaces, and a mahogany library. The master suite has a fireplace, sitting room, and his-and-her walk-in closets. There's also a third-floor playroom with guest quarters. The house originally went on the market in...
  • ArchDaily - One Community Church / DKO
    8/12/2016 @ 3:00 PM - © Peter Bennetts Architects: DKO Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Area: 12000.0 sqm ...
  • Salon - Clinton taunts Trump while releasing her tax returns: 'What is he trying to hide?'
    8/12/2016 @ 2:32 PM - Hillary Clinton released her 2015 tax return Friday, issuing a challenge to rival Donald Trump to do the same 'He has failed to provide the public with the most basic financial information disclosed by every major candidate in the last 40 years,' Clinton said in a statement issued by campaign spokesperson Jennifer Palmieri Friday. 'What is he trying to hide?' According to their joint return, the Clintons made $10.6 million in 2015, significantly less than the nearly $28 million they made the year before when the former secretary of state was still doing paid speaking engagements. In 2015, the Clintons paid $3.24 million in federal income taxes, amounting to effective tax rate as 34%, according to the Clinton campaign....
  • Mashable - We asked linguists if Donald Trump speaks like that on purpose
    8/12/2016 @ 2:18 PM - Donald Trump may do a good "drunk uncle at Thanksgiving" impersonation at his rallies, but amid all that rambling is a man who is actually precise about what he says, according to linguists.  Trump has made a habit of using hints and vague language to seemingly imply threats and evoke baseless conspiracy theories, giving a verbal nod to some of his supporters who are clued into what he's referencing. It's a smart move, this way of speaking, as it often prevents media outlets from calling him an outright liar or a conspiracy theorist. SEE ALSO: Trump's favorite bands really don't like Trump We've broken down some of his most-used linguistic tactics, below.  ...
  • Salon - High hopes get dashed: The feds reject legalizing marijuana - and take a small step in the right direction
    8/12/2016 @ 2:09 PM - (Credit: AP/Robert F. Bukaty) Several months ago, two former Democratic governors filed petitions asking the DEA to strip marijuana of its Schedule 1 status and reclassify it as a drug with known medicinal uses. Schedule 1 narcotics (LSD and heroin, for example) are considered the most dangerous. Such a classification implies two things: that a drug has a high potential for abuse and that it has no medical value. Not a shred of evidence suggests marijuana is more harmful than alcohol or tobacco, to say nothing of opioids, which are Schedule 2 drugs. And its preposterous to claim marijuana has a higher potential for abuse than OTC drugs or virtually any of the controlled substances regulated by the government....
  • BuzzFeed - 29 Things That Would Definitely Happen If Simone Biles Were Your Best Friend
    8/12/2016 @ 2:09 PM - Youd have a 100-day Snapchat streak. Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / Getty Images 1. If Simone Biles were your best friend, if you ever got upset she would offer to do a mind-blowing tumbling pass across your house, and you'd tearfully whisper "yes please", and she'd do it and you,d feel much better. 2. If Simone Biles were your best friend, you would always be the first to like her tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook statuses. 3. If Simone Biles were your best friend, she would never forget your birthday, even if she was super busy traveling and training. Each year as...
  • Brownstoner - Crown Heights Art Deco Bank to Become Modells Sporting Goods
    8/12/2016 @ 2:01 PM - Crown Heights North's art deco stunner on 1117 Eastern Parkway, most recently the location of a Popular Community Bank branch, will reopen as a Modell's Sporting goods, a tipster has informed Brownstoner. Modell's signage is already up above the building's main entrance and front windows, as shown in the top… Read More > The post Crown Heights Art Deco Bank to Become Modells Sporting Goods appeared first on Brownstoner .
  • Bob Vila - Buyers' Guide: Power Hedge Trimmers
    8/12/2016 @ 2:00 PM - The shape and tidiness of your shrubs is a crucial component of curb appeal. Whether you've got a densely landscaped ...
  • Salon - BLM platform blasts U.S. empire,” militarization, war on terror, AFRICOM
    8/12/2016 @ 2:00 PM - (Credit: Reuters/Eric Miller) The Movement for Black Lives released its much-anticipated platform on Aug. 1. The document thoroughly details demands across a wide variety of issues, each of which is accompanied by concrete strategies for achieving these goals. Perhaps the most subversive part of the platform is its scathing critique of what it describes as the U.S. empire,” and its call for international solidarity and coordinated direct actions with liberation movements around the world. Here the movement proposes some of its most progressive, even revolutionary, ideas. America is an empire that uses war to expand territory and power,” the Movement for Black Lives states clearly. American wars are unjust, destructive to Black communities globally and...
  • Curbed - No end in sight for fight over Port Authority Bus Terminal redesign
    8/12/2016 @ 2:00 PM - Elected officials continue to voice opposition to the design competition The squabble surrounding the Port Authority Bus Terminal redesign continues this week. After it was revealed last month that elected officials were opposed to the design competition to determine a winner for the redesign, the Port Authority is now calling on those disgruntled elected officials to come up with their own proposals if they're unhappy with the current process, DNAinfo reports . Elected officials like Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Councilman Corey Johnson have expressed opposition to the current process on the grounds that the whole process has not had enough public input right from the start. Port Authority...
  • Gant Daily - UC sexual assault victim: My life has been ruined
    8/12/2016 @ 1:45 PM - Preface Although I did have to relive the trauma multiple times, I would go through this process all over again. Our goal has been to have the rapist not perpetrate again, which hopefully wont happen even with the light sentence. We get to put a face to the 1-in-4 statistics. Surprisingly, this whole ordeal has been therapeutic. I get to tell my story and not keep it bottled up. Other brave survivors eerily familiar stories have inspired me to share my story that rape isnt always a stranger in the bushes. The most rewarding part of this process has been meeting the most brilliant, hardest working, funniest, most encouraging people I have ever known.” ...
  • Fortune - Could the RNC Turn Its Back on Donald Trump?
    8/12/2016 @ 1:45 PM - This is what a full-blown panic looks like. More than 75 Republicans, including former lawmakers and senior White House officials, have added their names to a letter urging the Republican National Committee to abandon Donald Trump, the Washington Post reports . Their argument is strategic: Trump is hurtling toward a devastating loss in the presidential race and the party should do what it can now to salvage its Congressional majorities by dedicating all of its resources to them instead. But it's also the latest in a series of brutal assessments of Trump's candidacy from GOP elders, who in the letter cite their nominee's "divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity" and point to his habit of "deliberately...
  • Quartz - Google's not investing in young startups anymore
    8/12/2016 @ 1:43 PM - GV, the unit of Alphabet formerly known as Google Ventures, has all but stopped investing in startups at their most nascent stage. According to data from research firm CB Insights, GV completed no seed-stage deals in the first half of this year, down from 10 such deals last year. That represented a 77% drop from the number of deals it did in 2014. Here are GVs seed-stage deals charted: GVs former chief executive and co-founder, Bill Maris, stepped down after an eight-year tenure on Aug. 11, putting David Krane, a former Google public relations chief, in charge. Maris, 41, told Recode he was leaving because everything is great ” and that he wanted to...
  • Realtor.com News - Home Equity Loans Come Back to Haunt Borrowers, Banks
    8/12/2016 @ 1:31 PM - David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News The bill is coming due for many homeowners on a type of loan that was widely popular in the run-up to the housing bust, causing a rise in delinquencies at banks. More homeowners are missing payments on their home-equity lines of credit, or Helocs, a type of loan that allows borrowers to withdraw cash from their house to pay for renovations, college tuition or almost any other expense. These loans typically require interest-only payments for the first 10 years, but then principal payments kick in for the next 15 or 20 years. The increased cost of the loan can become a strain for some borrowers. This is...
  • Curbed - Cash-strapped MTA does a terrible job collecting fines
    8/12/2016 @ 1:30 PM - The MTA fails to collect nearly half of the fines they issue The MTA, perennially plagued by budget woes , is not doing a great job collecting fines owed by turnstile hoppers and other underground mischief makers. State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli shared the results of a two-and-a-half year audit, spotted by Crain's , that found the agency has missed out on collecting nearly half of the fines issued for subway misconduct. The audit found that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority failed to collect more than $13 million in fines over the time period of the audit, and generally stopped trying to collect individual fines after about 18 months (Don't get any ideas.) The agency's ability...
  • Fortune - The Chinese Company That Beat Macy's To Department Store Closings
    8/12/2016 @ 1:19 PM - Westerners often underestimate how good China's private businesses are at swiftly adapting to consumer tastes. That's why the news of Macys closing 100 stores, or about 15% of its total, seems tame from a Chinese perspective. Macy's relevance, even if it is a most storied department store brand, is fading amid the rise of Amazon.com and countless Brooklyn-inspired startups peddling online luxury underwear and entire outfits. A similarly popular Chinese department store chain has faced the dynamics as Macy's over the past few years. Fewer shoppers and harsh online competition cut into traffic and profits. The Chinese brand responded by slashing...
  • ArchDaily - Vic's Meat Office Fit-out / Those Architects + End of Work
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 PM - © Brett Boardman Architects: Those Architects , End of Work Location: Sydney NSW, Australia End...
  • Houzz - Houzz Tour: Redo Stays True to a California Home's Ranch Roots (12 photos)
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 PM - It might be hard to imagine something from the late 1930s being relevant today, but when it comes to California Ranch-style homes, there's plenty. Airy indoor-outdoor living, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, terra-cotta floors and brick fireplaces are just some of the period details that homeowners ...
  • CT Homes - From Meeting To Signed Contract In 4 Easy Steps
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 PM - The goal of any real estate investor is to convert leads into deals . How well you do this often separates you from every other investor in your area.  It is not enough to state your case and hope for the best.  There is a certain way of talking to sellers that gives you the best chance of getting your offer accepted.  By taking your time and explaining the process you build a rapport that often leads to a deal.  You don't have to be a fast talking salesmen to get the job done.  The direct approach is often the best.  Here are four steps to get the seller to accept your offer. Initial Contact....
  • AOL Real Estate - Poll: Trump barely inching out Clinton in South Carolina
    8/12/2016 @ 12:57 PM - Poll: Trump barely inching out Clinton in South Carolina try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Is a red state on the brink of voting blue? We're looking at you, South Carolina. With the presidential election looming, a new poll is predicting an upset could happen in the state. Right now, according to that poll, Donald Trump is barely inching out Hillary Clinton . That same poll also showed the two rivals have nearly equal ratings when it comes to favorability. This is a big deal because the last time South Carolina went Democrat was in 1976. More from Newsy: National Presidential Polls Are...
  • AOL Real Estate - Be the hostess with the mostess thanks to these glittery DIY champagne glasses
    8/12/2016 @ 12:50 PM - Be the hostess with the mostess thanks to these glittery DIY champagne glasses try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Hosting a summer soiree? Take things to the next level with pretty, sparkly champagne glasses everyone will love! With a few simple steps and a couple household materials, you'll be on your way to glittering glasses in no time! Materials: Glitter paint Paint sponge Champagne glasses Stenciling tape Alphabet stickers Watch the video above for the easy, step-by-step instructions! More fun DIY projects: Make your house a home with this rustic DIY sign Anthropologie-inspired kitchen...
  • Gant Daily - Poll: Clinton leading Trump in critical battlegrounds
    8/12/2016 @ 12:45 PM - Hillary Clinton has opened up commanding leads over Donald Trump in several critical battleground states, including North Carolina and Colorado, according to a new poll Friday. Clinton leads Trump 46%-32% in Colorado, 44%-39% in Florida, 48%-39% in North Carolina and 46%-33% in Virginia, according to new NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls. The results represent increasing margins for Clinton in each of those four states, compared with polling conducted before the conventions and all the leads are outside each polls margin of sampling error. The polls also tested four-way matchups including Gary Johnson and Jill Stein and found that the margin between Clinton and Trump holds when the third party candidates are included. The polls were conducted between...
  • RE Journals - Fifth Annual Summer Eclipse raises record $483,000 for charity
    8/12/2016 @ 12:44 PM - Skender Foundation Board of Directors: Justin Brown, Mark Skender, Joe Skender, Cheryl Skender, Brian Skender, Jerry Ball, Jeff Skender. (Nicholas James Photography ©2016) Skender Foundation held its annual fundraiser, Summer Eclipse , July 21 at Fremont Chicago. The summer gala brought in more than 500 industry pros and raised a total of $483,000 for this year's charity partner and primary benefactor Bunker Labs , a national non-profit organization built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans as leaders in innovation. A donation of $30,000 of the money raised by sponsors and attendees will go to Bunker Labs, while the rest will be dispersed to various other charities dedicated...
  • Wired - How to Fight the Turbulence That Just Injured 24 People on a JetBlue Flight
    8/12/2016 @ 12:39 PM - A Jet Blue plane hit turbulence so severe, it ripped the toilet off its housing, knocked a flight attendant into the ceiling, and injured 24 people. The post How to Fight the Turbulence That Just Injured 24 People on a JetBlue Flight appeared first on WIRED .
  • StreetEasy - American Copper Buildings Open Housing Lottery for Qualified Renters
    8/12/2016 @ 12:29 PM - In a city that is busting upwards with a slew of interesting new residential towers, something completely different is going up on the east side of Midtown Manhattan that is turning heads. A new residential property called  American Copper Buildings  is underway in the Murray Hill/Kips Bay neighborhood. The modern, angular towers are located at 626 First Avenue , next to the East River and when theyre complete, theyre expected to make their mark on the citys skyline. The bent tops of the towers are so startling that city emergency officials once alarmingly wondered if something was going wrong with the construction process. But the off-kilter look is intentional and...
  • Zillow - Water Safety for Your Dog's Days of Summer
    8/12/2016 @ 12:24 PM - With record high temperatures all over the country this summer, people are trying everything to keep cool. Whether your water activities are focused on backyard pool barbecues, picnics on the beach, or time spent on a boat, chances are that the family dog will be included in many of these activities. Needless to say, it's really important to keep your canine companion safe around water. There is a common misconception that because there is a swimming style called the dog paddle, that all dogs are strong swimmers. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sink or swim? Your dog's aquatic abilities will largely depend on its body structure. Breeds that are long-limbed, muscular, and strong - like...
  • ArchDaily - Michael Maltzan Designs "Experimental" Arts Center at Rice University
    8/12/2016 @ 12:20 PM - North fac¸ade of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. Michael Maltzan Architecture  has released new images of their design for the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University  in Houston , Texas , coinciding with the announcement that the building will open to the public on February 24, 2017. The building is conceived as a multi-disciplinary lab for creativity, which will contain 'an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines' as well as a flexible teaching space and a forum to host partnerships with visiting national and international artists. ...
  • Curbed - Large, airy Prospect Heights co-op with vintage charm wants $887,000
    8/12/2016 @ 12:19 PM - The 1,165 square foot apartment comes with two bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms Welcome back to The Six Digit Club , in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tipline . Located on the third floor of a turn of the century brownstone in Prospect Heights, this co-op spans 1,165 square feet and comes with two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. The two bedrooms are located side by side on one end of the apartment and overlook Prospect Place, while the living, dining, kitchen, and a den are located on the other end of the apartment....
  • Property Shark - Top 20 NYC New Projects Proposed So Far in 2016
    8/12/2016 @ 12:15 PM - The city is ablaze with new developments in whats been called by Forbes  the best time to be a real estate developer since 2007. The level of investment opportunity in Queens has attracted the spotlight, and in the first 7 months of 2016, the total square footage of proposed development space was almost three times as much as in Manhattan or Brooklyn. See below the 20 largest projects that have filed for construction permits between January and July 2016. #1. 586 Gulf Avenue , Staten Island Developer:   Staten Island Marine Development Architect:   Marguelies Hoelzli Architecture Proposed total area : 970,000...
  • Gant Daily - Hillary Clintons tax return shows $10.6 million in income, 31% rate and puts pressure on Donald Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 12:15 PM - Your move, Mr. Trump. After hammering Donald Trump on the campaign trail for refusing to reveal his tax returns, Hillary Clinton released her latest federal income tax return Friday, showing she and Bill paid roughly a third of their multi-million dollar income to Uncle Sam. The Clintons pulled in $10.6 million in 2015, much less than the nearly $28 million they made the year before. Their tax return showed that they paid $3.24 million in federal income taxes. That means their effective tax rate a measure of their income tax burden was 30.6% based on their adjusted gross income. Thats on par with their 32% effective rate in 2014. The campaign...
  • Gant Daily - Thailand rocked by 11 bombs in one day
    8/12/2016 @ 12:15 PM - Five provinces in Thailand have been hit by 11 bombings in less than a day, authorities say. At least four Thai nationals have been killed and about 36 others were injured, including 10 foreigners, according to Anurak Amornpetchsathaporn with the Ministry of Public Health. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, and its not clear if the bombings are connected. Thai police say theres no evidence the attacks are related to international terrorism. These incidents are different from the usual terrorism acts. They are more local sabotage on certain locations and provinces,” Deputy Police Spokesman Maj. Gen. Piyapan Pingmuang said at a news conference Friday. Political unrest has in recent years roiled Thailand,...
  • NYT Real Estate - Shopping Guide: Trays
    8/12/2016 @ 12:00 PM - Tips on finding handsome and useful trays.
  • AOL Real Estate - This guy is 'the next Warren Buffett'
    8/12/2016 @ 12:00 PM - This guy is 'the next Warren Buffett' try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Some phenomena happen so rarely that we'll wait years to see them, like the reappearance of Halley's Comet or the Detroit Lions winning their first Super Bowl. In the same vein, there are some visionaries who come along only once every few generations, leaving such a huge mark on business and popular culture, it's hard to imagine they could ever be matched. Think Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett. In the business world, Buffett - affectionately known as the Oracle of Omaha - is one of the biggest names in the 21st century, with an unerring, almost...
  • Dezeen - Le Corbusier's Claude et Duval Factory demonstrates his Modulor proportion system
    8/12/2016 @ 12:00 PM - World Heritage Corb: French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier 's humble hosiery factory in France was one of the first buildings designed with proportions based on his innovative Modulor system, and has recently been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List (+ slideshow). (more…)
  • Housing Wire - The key to success in the mortgage business: Making mentorship work
    8/12/2016 @ 12:00 PM - After recent consideration, one industry executive found that her success had less to do with the path she had taken and much more to do with the mentors she found along the way. Here are tips to help you connect with the younger people in your organization and maybe even help your management team set up a more formalized mentorship program.
  • Zillow - 3 Reasons to See a Homeownership Adviser
    8/12/2016 @ 11:42 AM - Buying a home can be confusing and emotional, especially for first-timers. It's a huge expenditure - the largest many folks will make in their lifetime. There's a lot of information to review and plenty of documents to sign. And, at times, it's can become hard to tell who's working for whom. It's not surprising that Fannie Mae's recent study about mortgage knowledge reveals consumers are confused by the requirements and unfamiliar with resources that can help them. That doesn't have to be the case. Expert help is available, and may be closer and less costly than you think. Best kept secret "The availability of high-quality and independent professional housing advice could be...
  • Curbed - Massive residential development planned for Rockaway Park
    8/12/2016 @ 11:30 AM - Four nine-story buildings are planned near the Beach 116th St. subway stop A massive new residential project is planned at Rockaway Park near the Beach 116th Street subway stop, The Rockaway Times first reported . Development firm, the Marcal Group, is planning to construct four, nine-story residential buildings that stretch between Beach 115th Street and Beach 117th Street and include 240,000 square feet of residential space. The site encompasses vacant lots and some abandoned buildings including a restaurant and a catering hall, which had sat vacant for five years before the Marcal Group scooped it up for $5 million in December last year, according to DNAinfo . While there aren't...
  • NREI - 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 12, 2016)
    8/12/2016 @ 11:27 AM - Wall Street banks ask the Federal Reserve for five more years to comply with new financial regulations, reports Reuters. The Wall Street Journal examines Macy's decision to close 100 of its stores. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry. read more
  • Brick Underground - Essential reading for New Yorkers, the greenest block in Brooklyn, and more
    8/12/2016 @ 11:15 AM - Plus, a neighborhood oyster happy hour guide and a must-see new transit map.
  • Houzz - 7 Home Exterior Transformations (14 photos)
    8/12/2016 @ 11:00 AM - A second-floor addition to an Arts and Crafts bungalow. A top-to-bottom restoration of a beach house after Hurricane Sandy. Those are just two of the impressive transformations seen in these before-and-after photos. Tell us which transformation is your favorite!
  • ArchDaily - Sant Mori Pergola / MESURA
    8/12/2016 @ 11:00 AM - © Salva López Architects: MESURA Location: 17467 Sant Mori, Girona, España Project Manager: Marcos Parera ...
  • Redfin Blog - Dates Are Not Timestamps
    8/12/2016 @ 11:00 AM - Every programmer will eventually find themselves writing a feature that requires handling of dates and times. And if you need to deal in any way with things like multiple time zones, daylight savings offsets, etc., you quickly realize that its substantially trickier than it might initially seem. For many applications, you can get by with being less than totally rigorous (how many social media users will care if the timestamp on their vacation photos is off by a couple hours?). But at Redfin, we need to deal with dates and times of things like open houses and tour appointments, deadlines for documents related to real estate transactions, etc. So complete rigor and precision is pretty important (the last thing you...
  • Gant Daily - This swimmer missed his shot at Rio. Now, hes peddling coffee. Heres why.
    8/12/2016 @ 11:00 AM - Berkeley grad Chuck Katis envisioned hed be competing in Rio this August. He spent the past year training, only to fall just short of making the U.S. Olympic swim team at the trials in June. I put my heart and soul into swimming,” Katis, 23, told CNNMoney. How do you deal with that sort of disappointment?” Katis has been channeling his energy into entrepreneurship since returning to San Francisco after the trials in Omaha, Nebraska. If he cant follow in the footsteps of a Michael Phelps, why not go the way of Airbnb founder Brian Chesky instead? Back in 2008 when it was still called Air Bed & Breakfast, Airbnb launched an...
  • Salon - An Olympic-sized gaffe: This newspapers apology, at least, gets a perfect 10
    8/12/2016 @ 10:55 AM - Simone Manuel; Michael Phelps (Credit: AP/Martin Meissner/Michael Sohn) Its actually quite simple - you make a mistake, like everybody does - and then other people point out that error and so you say youre sorry and then you fix it . And yet every day, millions of individuals and institutions and presidential candidates suffer from a debilitating condition called Inability to Apologize. So lets give a modest round of applause this week to San Joses The Mercury News, for at least hitting the bar of appropriate responsiveness after screwing up its initial coverage of Thursdays historic night for the U.S. Olympic swim team. It was an unprecedented evening. 31-year-old Michael Phelps, competing in his fifth...
  • Hot Property - LA Times - Josh Groban sells his gated Malibu retreat for $3.75 million
    8/12/2016 @ 10:45 AM - Singer-songwriter Josh Groban has parted ways with his home in Malibu, selling the gated estate for $3.75 million in a deal finalized outside of the Multiple Listing Service. Once listed for as much as $6.1 million, or offered for lease at $23,000 a month, the Tuscan-style house relisted in March...
  • Bedford + Bowery - At Escaping Time, Pruno's Not the Only thing Handcrafted with Pride in Prison
    8/12/2016 @ 10:31 AM - (Flyer via Escaping Time”) Governors Island  is more than just another out-of-the-way-ish New York City nook. After years of abandonment, the islands only recently embarked on a steady climb towards reclamation and it remains largely stuck in the past, having missed out on years of the progress seen by the rest of the city while interned as an exclusive home for military officers, then a coast guard haven, before it was abandoned altogether in 1996, left to hang in an off-limits sort of limbo, with nature serving as its only developer. Fresh off the ferry, you might be only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, but as you make your way inland, the Manhattan skyline starts to disappear, obscured by...
  • ArchDaily - Urban Agency + Group-K Design Wood Experience Center on Jeju Island, South Korea
    8/12/2016 @ 10:25 AM - Courtesy of Urban Agency Urban Agency  and Group-K have placed 3rd in a competition for a 'Wood Experience Center' on the island of Jeju, South Korea . The project location is an area of the island called Redorum, a wild natural environment containing a dense cedar forest and a tranquil lake. The architects responded to this unique site by designing a building that both preserves the unspoiled beauty of the landscape and creates an iconic building containing an exhibition hall, workshop and library. ...
  • Housing Wire - Trulia: Family tradition matters to upcoming homeowners
    8/12/2016 @ 10:16 AM - A study from Trulia shows that family values matter when it comes to homeownership. This could even shine a light on why Millennial homeownership is lower than previous generations.
  • Fortune - Power Sheet: Could the RNC Turn Its Back on Donald Trump?
    8/12/2016 @ 10:14 AM - Writer Tory Newmyer (@ torynewmyer ) is filling in for Geoff Colvin this week. This is what a full-blown panic looks like. More than 75 Republicans, including former lawmakers and senior White House officials, have added their names to a letter urging the Republican National Committee to abandon Donald Trump , the Washington Post reports . Their argument is strategic: Trump is hurtling toward a devastating loss in the presidential race and the party should do what it can now to salvage its Congressional majorities by dedicating all of its resources to them instead. But it's also the latest in a series of brutal assessments of Trump's candidacy from GOP elders, who in the...
  • Fortune - Term Sheet - Friday, August 12
    8/12/2016 @ 10:05 AM - Friday Feedback This is Erin Griffith filling in for Dan Primack while he's on vacation. New York is melting, Dan returns next week, and the deals news is as slow as a Friday in August. In other words, time for some Friday Feedback. [ts_bullet_primary] First up is my column on AngelList's three billion-dollar exits: Kevin writes: Down the line, AngelList will have some massive unicorn power law returns where syndicates played at attractive entry points. However, if we estimate that the AL syndicate for Cruise was the Series A near a $100 million valuation, the syndicate for Dollar Shave Club was at a $500...
  • Blue Matter - 5 Fun Facts About Fisher Island That Everyone Should Know About
    8/12/2016 @ 9:52 AM - Featuring luxurious residences, a lavish hotel, a remarkable club house and every possible amenity, Fisher Island is certainly a tropical oasis! The post 5 Fun Facts About Fisher Island That Everyone Should Know About appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter .
  • AOL Real Estate - Jerry Seinfeld reveals the joke he wrote for Obama, plans to bring 'Comedians in Cars' to TV
    8/12/2016 @ 9:52 AM - Jerry Seinfeld reveals the joke he wrote for Obama, plans to bring 'Comedians in Cars' to TV try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Jerry Seinfeld was just as surprised as everybody else to hear that his Crackle series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee , was nominated for an Emmy alongside Last Week Tonight With John Oliver , The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live! "I feel like Lewis and Clark here paddling down the river to find the new world, and I can't believe I've found it," he says of the Sony-produced show in which he interviews comedy heavyweights including...
  • Blue Matter - 3 Fun Housewarming Party Ideas
    8/12/2016 @ 9:50 AM - Housewarming parties have never been this fun! The post 3 Fun Housewarming Party Ideas appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter .
  • Gant Daily - Tim Kaine: How to make housing fair in America
    8/12/2016 @ 9:45 AM - I was a brand-new lawyer at a small firm in Richmond, Virginia. And fresh out of law school, as the rookie on the team, the pro-bono cases came to me. Thats how I met Lorraine. She was a young African-American woman. As she sat across the table, she told me how she had just graduated college, found a job, and was trying to move out of her parents home and start a life of her own. Lorraine saw an apartment advertised in the newspaper, called the number and arranged to meet the landlord. But as soon as he saw her in person, he said, Sorry, we just rented the place.” Something didnt feel right. So...
  • AOL Real Estate - Mother arrested after 6-year-old beats newborn to death
    8/12/2016 @ 9:33 AM - Mother arrested after 6-year-old beats newborn to death try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} LARGO, Fla. ( PIX 11 ) - Police arrested a 62-year-old Florida woman in the violent death of a newborn girl - allegedly at the hands of the woman's 6-year-old son. Kathleen Marie Steele faces charges of aggravated manslaughter in the death of her 13-day-old daughter, also named Kathleen Steele. Steele gave birth to the little girl after being artificially inseminated with preserved sperm from her husband, who died of cancer in 2011. SEE ALSO: Colorado student convicted of raping 'helpless victim' Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri spoke for more than...
  • The Broker List - PPC Advertising - The Basics
    8/12/2016 @ 9:31 AM - This post originally appeared on tBL member Joshua Lyon's blog Joshua Lyons Marketing Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Competition for search engine results is undoubtedly intense. It is vital to any brand or business to rank well on search engines, especially Google. Other than blog writing and other search engine optimization practices, what else can you or your business do to rank well? Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is a great way to increase traffic to your website and generate leads. Follow along as I divulge the basics of PPC and the benefits of implementation. What is PPC? PPC advertising is essentially buying a highly...
  • Blue Matter - How to Save on Summer Electric Bills
    8/12/2016 @ 9:30 AM - There's no escaping it . . . it's hot out there! Unfortunately, summer electric bills tend to rise as the temperature outside does. These tips will keep your DFW home cool while helping you save money on electric this summer. The post How to Save on Summer Electric Bills appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter .
  • AOL Real Estate - 'American Idol' alum Jax discusses her cancer battle: 'I'm running, I'm healthy and working out'
    8/12/2016 @ 9:26 AM - 'American Idol' alum Jax discusses her cancer battle: 'I'm running, I'm healthy and working out' try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} American Idol Season 14 alum Jax - who revealed this week that she has been battling thyroid cancer- has literally hit the ground running as she stares down the disease with a positive attitude and desire to get back to work. Dressed in a leather jacket and enjoying a healthy dinner at The Gusto Grill in her hometown of East Brunswick, New Jersey, the 20-year old tells Billboard she is not letting a little thing like cancer get in the way of her goals. As a matter of...
  • Brokers Weekly - The importance of being furnished: why home staging is so crucial in selling
    8/12/2016 @ 9:01 AM - If you're a broker and you're not already using home staging, maybe you should be. Staging homes and apartments for viewings by prospective buyers has become a big business, and more and more members of the industry are getting in the game. Nationwide, 96 percent of brokers who work with buyers believe that staging a home that is listed for sale has an impact on a buyer's view of the home, according to a 2015 survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). They have good reason to believe that – the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found that on average, a staged home will sell 17 percent higher than a comparable home that isn't...
  • Inhabitat - Bowl-shaped stadium in the UAE uses smart design to stay naturally cool in searing heat
    8/12/2016 @ 9:00 AM - The 60,000-seat Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium will serve as the centerpiece of a new mixed-use sports complex in Dubai . The complex will also include training facilities, a practice pitch, warm-up areas, a 5,000-space car park, a museum, a multipurpose sports hall, retail, restaurants, and public parks. The stadium's elevated playing field will be FIFA-compliant. The mixed-use sports complex was developed as part of Dubai's 'Sports Innovation Lab' initiative that aims to make the UAE an international sports destination. Related: The world's new tallest tower moves forward in Dubai The bowl-shaped stadium and the playing field are elevated above ground level to create a shaded entry plaza below. The landscaping,...
  • Houzz - Kitchen of the Week: Style and Storage in a Compact Space (11 photos)
    8/12/2016 @ 9:00 AM - 'These clients had lived in their house for two years but had not had anyone over because of their kitchen,' says interior designer Donna Gilliam. 'One of the homeowners is the best teacher in Nashville, and I wanted to do the best by her.' Gilliam was referring to her daughter's beloved second-grade...
  • Houzz - 13 Steps to a Kid-Friendly Garden Adults Will Love Too (13 photos)
    8/12/2016 @ 9:00 AM - When children come along, the backyard becomes less of a relaxing haven and more of a play area for ballgames, fort-making and even cycling. However, you don't have to let your natural paradise be overrun by plastic toys and climbing structures. Here are some clever ideas to transform your garden into...
  • Houzz - Shop Houzz: Making Industrial Style Elegant (148 photos)
    8/12/2016 @ 9:00 AM - Down-to-earth industrial style mixes beautifully with pieces that have a subdued elegance. Rugged edges and finishes meet more delicate details for a look that's warm and refined. Lighten things up by introducing brilliant metals, airy textiles and a touch of contemporary design to make your industrial...
  • ArchDaily - House DV / Colle-Croce
    8/12/2016 @ 9:00 AM - © Javier Agustín Rojas Architects: Colle-Croce Location: Pilar, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina Authors: Sebastián Colle, Rodolfo Croce ...
  • Realtor.com News - Bernie Sanders Buys $575,000 Lakefront Vacation Home in Vermont
    8/12/2016 @ 9:00 AM - Alex Wong/Getty Images After galvanizing voters for months on the presidential primary trail,  U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is pursuing a little R&R by buying a $575,000 vacation home on the Champlain Islands in Vermont. Of course, the Internet reacted in predictable fashion. Cries arose about the socialist politician-the champion of the little guy, the share-the-wealth candidate-purchasing a third  house in North Hero, VT . (Sanders also owns homes in Washington, DC,  and  Burlington, VT .) One  Reddit poster said, 'No one should be able to afford 3 homes, especially at that price, as a politician.' Another wrote, 'What a dirty capitalist!' Cut Sanders some slack, trolls! The senator's modest summer digs on Lake Champlain...
  • Times Union - Ledger
    8/12/2016 @ 8:59 AM - Weekly applications for unemployment slip WASHINGTON - Slightly fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are low and employers are probably adding new jobs. The Labor Department said that weekly unemployment aid applications declined 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 266,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose 3,000 to 262,750. Applications are a proxy for layoffs and are at historically low levels. That suggests employers are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs. At the same time, hiring has picked up: Employers added the most jobs in eight months in June and hiring was also healthy in July. The unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in both months....
  • Boing Boing - Luna's prime real-estate and how to seize it
    8/12/2016 @ 8:57 AM - Though 1967's Outer Space Treaty says no country can lay claim to the moon (and thus no person can get a deed to lunar territory), the treaty does allow for commercial and scientific installations on Luna, and there are some very small, very valuable bits of crater rim that could be squatted in this way, to the enormous benefit of whomever gets there first (and the detriment of all others). (more…)
  • AOL Real Estate - Donald Trump can't seem to decide if he really thinks Barack Obama founded ISIS
    8/12/2016 @ 8:29 AM - Donald Trump can't seem to decide if he really thinks Barack Obama founded ISIS try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} After three days of saying President Barack Obama was the literal founder of the Islamic State terrorist group, also known as ISIS, Donald Trump on Friday claimed he was just being sarcastic - a bizarre end to yet another controversy surrounding the Republican presidential nominee. Trump first said Obama was the literal founder of ISIS Wednesday night during a rally in Florida . "ISIS is honoring President Obama. He is the founder of ISIS. He is the founder of ISIS, okay?" Trump said. "He's...
  • AOL Real Estate - Donald Trump: Calling President Obama the founder of ISIS was 'sarcasm'
    8/12/2016 @ 8:29 AM - Donald Trump: Calling President Obama the founder of ISIS was 'sarcasm' try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} After three days of saying President Barack Obama was the literal founder of the Islamic State terrorist group, also known as ISIS, Donald Trump on Friday claimed he was just being sarcastic. Trump first said Obama was the literal founder of ISIS Wednesday night during a rally in Florida . "ISIS is honoring President Obama. He is the founder of ISIS. He is the founder of ISIS, okay?" Trump said. "He's the founder. He founded ISIS." On Thursday, multiple conservative media figures attempted to give...
  • Gant Daily - Rio 2016 Day 6: Simone Manuel makes history, Phelps gets 22nd gold
    8/12/2016 @ 8:15 AM - It was a night of triumph and history for the United States in two of the Olympics showcase sports at the Rio Games. Swimmers Michael Phelps and Simone Manuel stole the show at the pool Thursday night, and superstar gymnast Simone Biles became the fourth straight American woman to win gold in the individual all-around event and she has opportunities to earn more next week. Manuel entered the history books in multiple ways at once to start with, by becoming the first African-American female swimmer to win an individual Olympics event. The way in which the Stanford swimmer took gold in the womens 100-meter freestyle made for some Olympics magic, too: She and Canadas Penny...
  • MacRumors - Apple Rumored to Be Pursuing Massive Office Expansion in Seattle Area
    8/12/2016 @ 8:15 AM - Apple might be looking to further expand its presence in Seattle, Washington following its acquisition of Seattle-based machine learning and artificial intelligence startup Turi . The news comes from reports of a "large California company" looking to purchase a big piece of office space in the city, with most believing that it's Apple (via GeekWire ). Last week, Apple paid $200 million to acquire Turi, which bills itself as a "machine learning platform for developers and data scientists," helping them build apps using the capabilities of artificial intelligence. Although the company's acquisition of Turi helps justify the rumor of Apple's expansion in Seattle, nothing has yet been solidified and, according to GeekWire...
  • Houzz - 5 Reasons Vinyl Flooring Might Be Right for You (7 photos)
    8/12/2016 @ 8:00 AM - Resilient flooring has taken the flooring industry by storm in recent years, and for good reason. Thanks to technological advances in printing, vinyl now packages durability and water resistance with high-end finishes. It's also as DIY-friendly as ever with click-and-lock installation methods. If you're...
  • Salon - Race, party politics and Trump: The theory that the billionaire is also destroying the Democratic Party is just bunk
    8/12/2016 @ 8:00 AM - Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Eric Thayer) Ever since Ronald Reagan enticed many traditionally Democratic white working class voters over to the Republican Party political observers have been intensely interested in what makes this particular faction tick. Indeed, one might even call it an obsession. There have been different ways of looking at this group over the years. The so-called Reagan Democrats were studied like a lost Amazonian tribe for decades,  most famously  by Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg who focused on one county in Michigan and found that these voters believed the Democratic party didnt care about their needs and instead were working on behalf of people of color, feminists, poor people and those who refused to...
  • Gant Daily - Democrats see chance to reshape map as Trump stumbles
    8/12/2016 @ 8:00 AM - In a less volatile election cycle, the notion that Democrats would be on offense in red states like Utah, Arizona and Georgia would suggest the presidential race was effectively over. No one is willing to make that kind of bet in a race that has defied all political norms. But as Donald Trumps downward spiral continues in round after round of battleground polls, and the Hillary Clinton campaign has begun to dabble in ruby-red states, Democrats are clearly feeling bullish. Some are now openly mulling the possibility of a Clinton blowout in November. Even Trump acknowledged Thursday that his campaign was having a tremendous problem in Utah,” a reliably Republican state where Mitt Romney won more than 70%...
  • Salon - Clinton courts the right: Attacking Trump as aberration rather than apotheosis gives Republicans a pass
    8/12/2016 @ 7:58 AM - Hillary Clinton (Credit: AP/Andrew Harnik) Donald Trump has made this election, like everything else, about Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton, happily skewering him as he blows up his campaign with ruinous attacks on fellow Republicans and myriad others, has zero problems with this. But critics on the left do, because by playing it safe Clinton is sending troubling if unsurprising signals about the agenda she will set as president, and also missing a historic opportunity to crush the Republican Party in a moment of acute vulnerability. Instead of aggressively making the case that Trump represents the worst of Republican greed and bigotry, she is inviting their leaders and donors to join her campaign en masse. 'Hes...
  • Gant Daily - As Trump slips, Democrats see a chance to reshape the map
    8/12/2016 @ 7:45 AM - In a less volatile election cycle, the notion that Democrats would be on offense in red states like Utah, Arizona and Georgia would suggest the presidential race was effectively over. No one is willing to make that kind of bet in a race that has defied all political norms. But as Donald Trumps downward spiral continues in round after round of battleground polls, and the Hillary Clinton campaign has begun to dabble in ruby-red states, Democrats are clearly feeling bullish. Some are now openly mulling the possibility of a Clinton blowout in November. Even Trump acknowledged Thursday that his campaign was having a tremendous problem in Utah,” a reliably Republican state where Mitt Romney won more than 70%...
  • Gant Daily - Thailand rocked by eleven bombs in one day
    8/12/2016 @ 7:45 AM - Five provinces in Thailand have been hit by eleven bombings in less than a day, authorities say. At least four people have been killed and about 34 injured. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts and its not clear if the bombings are connected. Thai police say theres no evidence the attacks are related to international terrorism. These incidents are different from the usual terrorism acts, they are more local sabotage on certain locations and provinces,” Deputy Police Spokesman Maj. Gen. Piyapan Pingmuang said at a news conference Friday. The series of blasts come days before the one year anniversary of the Erawan Shrine bombing, which killed 20 people, and five days after...
  • Gant Daily - Donald Trump tries to walk back claim Obama founded ISIS: Sarcasm
    8/12/2016 @ 7:45 AM - Donald Trump on Friday attempted to walk back the widely criticized false claim he repeatedly made over the last two days that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were co-founders” of ISIS saying he was being sarcastic. Trump tweeted Friday morning that the media was missing his sarcasm. Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) the founder” of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DONT GET SARCASM?” Trump wrote. The tweet was the first move by Trump to moderate his comments, which he had repeated multiple times since he featured them in a speech Wednesday night and which came under fire from the Clinton campaign and many Democrats. Media outlets...
  • Quartz - Simple ways to stretch out your summer vacation, according to cognitive psychology
    8/12/2016 @ 7:37 AM - Recently, my boyfriend and I completed a one-week road trip from the California Redwoods to Portland, Oregon. When I returned to work and everyone asked how my trip was, rather than responding with the typical Too fast,” I responded that it was great. Lazy, hazy days these were not. We did so much, saw so much, and oh my goodness, ate so much: homemade posole under the stars with friends in Sonoma, fresh-caught Dungeness crabs on the Oregon coast, Roman-style pizza in Portland, and an unhealthy amount of beef jerky on the road. We hiked, swam, paddled, and laughed between mountains, lakes, and beaches. It felt satisfying, eye-opening, and varied. And it felt long. ...
  • Gant Daily - 5 things for Friday, August 12: Thailand, Hillary Clinton, Olympics
    8/12/2016 @ 7:30 AM - Stopping the blasts. Predicting the storms. Making ancient history. Its Friday, and here are the 5 things you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. 1. Thailand Eleven bombings in five provinces. Four dead and 34 injured. All over two days. Thats the toll in Thailand, as officials scramble to figure out just what is going on. No one has claimed responsibility, and officials arent even prepared to say this is terrorism. Some believe it may be sabotage. In one of the bombings, the devices were hidden in tree pots. Many of the blasts occurred near areas popular with foreign tourists. ...
  • Gant Daily - Donald Trump tries to walk claim Obama founded ISIS: Sarcasm
    8/12/2016 @ 7:30 AM - Donald Trump on Friday attempted to walk back the widely criticized false claim he repeatedly made over the last two days that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were co-founders” of ISIS saying he was being sarcastic. Trump tweeted Friday morning that the media was missing his sarcasm. Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) the founder” of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DONT GET SARCASM?” Trump wrote. The tweet was the first move by Trump to moderate his comments, which he had repeated multiple times since he featured them in a speech Wednesday night and which came under fire from the Clinton campaign and many Democrats. Media outlets...
  • Dezeen - Eight tiny apartments that make the most of every square inch
    8/12/2016 @ 7:25 AM - As city property prices continue to skyrocket, the trend for micro apartments is growing. We've rounded up eight examples - from a 13-square-metre crashpad in Poland, to a Parisian flat with a home cinema - to show how to make the most of a tiny space (+ slideshow). (more…)
  • The Broker List - To My Greatest Coach of All Time - Thank You and Rest In Peace
    8/12/2016 @ 7:00 AM - This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner member The Massimo Group's Blog The Massimo Group Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. OK, let me warn you - this is going to get a little sappy, and admittedly this is the most personal and hardest post I have written to date. Last week, my mentor, coach, motivator, biggest critic and greatest fan, my father, un-expectantly passed away. Last week, he was golfing, playing tennis, collaborating with reporters on a local development story and dancing on a cruise ship with his life-long partner, my mom, and the next day he was gone. The days of...
  • ArchDaily - Uva Sol De Oriente / EDU
    8/12/2016 @ 7:00 AM - © Alejandro Arango Architects: EDU Location: Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia Area: 3719.0 sqm ...
  • Quartz - I won $68,000 on daytime TV and learned three things about controlling high-stress situations
    8/12/2016 @ 7:00 AM - Andy Warhol once said that in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. My 15 minutes arrived in the summer of 2014, when I found out that I was going to be a contestant on ABC's Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. I got the call that I'd been picked for the show while I was at work. After quietly freaking out in my office for a good half hour, the panic started to set in. What if I embarrass myself on national television? What if my mind goes blank onstage? What if I completely waste my one-time shot at fame and fortune? I knew that a lot of what would...
  • Inhabitat - 10 earth-sheltered villas blend in with the Tuscan landscape
    8/12/2016 @ 6:47 AM - The architects paid their respects to traditional Italian architecture while drawing inspiration from modern architecture for Le Ville di Trevinano, with an ultimate goal of minimizing the resort's impact on the environment. The earth sheltered villas at Le Ville de Trevinano are "pushed into" the Tuscan hills, which act as insulation so the villas won't freeze and are energy efficient. The villas draw power from the sun and are equipped to collect rainwater. Related: A unique community of modern green homes hug the desert floor in Utah Tuscan stone adorns the modern villas, which offer panoramic views of the hills with floor-to-ceiling windows. The villas include private patios and pools, and...
  • Wise Bread - 5 Alternative Housing Options You Can Afford
    8/12/2016 @ 6:30 AM - Keeping your housing costs low is key to achieving financial freedom. Minimizing your expenses frees up more money for investments, savings, and pursuing your passions. While renting an apartment or a house is still the mainstream approach, there are other alternatives available that are more cost effective. By pursuing one of these nontraditional housing options, you can cut your expenses and break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle. 1. Co-Living Spaces Co-living spaces, which often resemble college dorms, are increasingly popular in places with a high cost of living, such as San Francisco. The tech capital is booming, and as a result, it is unaffordable for many; a one-bedroom can cost nearly $3500 a month. More and more...
  • AOL Real Estate - Donald Trump suggests US citizens could be sent to Guantánamo Bay
    8/12/2016 @ 6:15 AM - Donald Trump suggests US citizens could be sent to Guantánamo Bay try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Donald Trump , the Republican presidential nominee, indicated he may push for Americans suspected of terrorism to be tried in military tribunals in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Miami Herald reported on Thursday. The proposal would require an act of Congress, as under US law it's illegal to try US citizens at military commissions, the Herald noted. "I would say they could be tried there, that would be fine," Trump told the newspaper in an interview. "I know that they want to try them in our regular...
  • Frugal Rules - 14 Ways to Save Money in Your 20s
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 AM - I recently turned 29 years old , so I definitely cant deny that Im in my late 20s” now. Although my late 20s came with a few more wrinkles and a lot less sleep due to my children, the good news is that Ive learned so much more about how to save money and manage my finances than I ever knew in my early 20s. In the last decade I improved my understanding of the consequences of debt; when its good and when its not and how to climb out of it; how to start investing; the incredible importance of saving for retirement early on and so much more. In regards to that last point, here are some...
  • Realtor.com News - This Weeks Most Popular Home Has 11 Bedrooms for Only $115K
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 AM - realtor.com When we see a listing with 11 bedrooms, were like luxury lab rats. Our minds are trained to look for the seven- or eight-digit price tag. Take Donald Trump s former Beverly Hills, CA, home. Listed this week , the 11-bedroom home on Rodeo Drive is selling for $30 million. Typical. But wait! The most-clicked home on realtor.com® this week comes with 11 bedrooms, but it isnt a million-dollar mansion. In fact, this Illinois house is listed for just a tick above $100,000. How is this even possible ? Well, its a former church, so youll have to get used to the stained-glass windows in your living room....
  • Gant Daily - In Trumps fall, Democrats see a chance to reshape the map
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 AM - In a less volatile election cycle, the notion that Democrats would be on offense in red states like Utah, Arizona and Georgia would suggest the presidential race was effectively over. No one is willing to make that kind of bet in a race that has defied all political norms. But as Donald Trumps downward spiral continues in round after round of battleground polls, and the Hillary Clinton campaign has begun to dabble in ruby-red states, Democrats are clearly feeling bullish. Some are now openly mulling the possibility of a Clinton blowout in November. Even Trump acknowledged Thursday that his campaign was having a tremendous problem in Utah,” a reliably Republican state where Mitt Romney won more than 70%...
  • Houzz - My Houzz: Farmhouse-Inspired DIY Style in a Suburban Kentucky Home (27 photos)
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 AM - As a freelance writer, Amanda Hervey knows how to tell stories. When she and husband Travis, a computer programmer, transformed their builder-basic home in the suburb of Georgetown, Kentucky, she found out that her favorite way of sharing her family's story is through repurposing secondhand items into...
  • Houzz - My Houzz: Farmhouse-Inspired DIY Style in Kentucky (27 photos)
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 AM - As a freelance writer, Amanda Hervey knows how to tell stories. When she and husband Travis, a computer programmer, transformed their builder-basic home in the suburb of Georgetown, Kentucky, she found out that her favorite way of sharing her family's story is through repurposing secondhand items into...
  • Fortune - Rio Olympics Offers Startling Look at Two Worlds of Health Care
    8/12/2016 @ 5:52 AM - Planning for the Olympic games stands tall in the pantheon of logistical nightmares. An estimated 480,000 people, tourists along with athletes, are flocking to 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro, clogging roads, hotels and healthcare systems. And for Brazil and 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro, the latter is an especially fraught task coming in the midst of a deepening economic recession , political crisis, and the epidemic of mosquito-borne Zika virus cases . So how does a developing country like Brazil deal with so many additional bodies that may potentially require care? It offers two very different classes of care with citizens receiving what they say is substandard care. Brazils health system is...
  • ArchDaily - Project Meganom's Yuri Grigoryan: 'Freedom is When You Realize that Anything is Possible'
    8/12/2016 @ 5:30 AM - Barn, Nikolo-Lenivets, Kaluga District, Russia, 2006. Image © Yuri Grigoryan Yuri Grigoryan  founded Project Meganom  in 1999 in Moscow with his partners Alexandra Pavlova, Iliya Kuleshov, and Pavel Ivanchikov. Together, the group all graduated from Moscow 's Architectural Institute, MArchI in 1991, the year of the Soviet Union's collapse, and then practiced at the studio of Moscow architect Alexander Larin. Today Project Meganom is headed by Grigoryan, Iliya Kuleshov, Artem Staborovsky, and Elena Uglovskaya, and keeps in close contact with the theoretical side of architecture: Grigoryan teaches at his alma mater and until recently he was the Director of Education at Strelka Institute , founded in 2009 under...
  • Quartz - A year after the Tianjin blast, public mourning and discussion about it are still censored in China
    8/12/2016 @ 5:13 AM - On Aug. 12 last year, at around 11:30pm, massive explosions rocked the port city of Tianjin in northeast China. Hundreds of firefighters rushed to the scene, but-not prepared for the chemical fires they encountered-ended up making the situation worse, with some losing their lives. The manmade disaster left a steaming black crater . The Tianjin warehouse explosion, one of the deadliest industrial accidents in decades in China, took a heavy toll on the country. More than 170 were dead or missing, over 300 buildings were damaged, and 10,000 cars were decimated . The total economic loss stands at $1.1 billion, according to Chinas cabinet . A crematory of thousands of cars....
  • Inman News - Beyond the Facebook page: People-powered real estate
    8/12/2016 @ 5:01 AM - Kelly Stonelake, Facebook Creative Shop's lead, has a special affinity for real estate -- so when she took the stage at Inman Connect San Francisco, she had some things to say about how real estate agents especially can take advantage of some of Facebook's nuances ...
  • NYT Real Estate - What I Love: Leslie Odom Jr., of ‘Hamilton,’ at Home in Hell’s Kitchen
    8/12/2016 @ 5:01 AM - The Tony Award winner rents a one-bedroom with his wife, Nicolette Robinson, an actor and singer.
  • AOL Real Estate - Poll: Support is growing for the trade deal that has sparked a contentious debate in the campaign
    8/12/2016 @ 5:00 AM - Poll: Support is growing for the trade deal that has sparked a contentious debate in the campaign try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership - the landmark trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim nations - is growing in the US as it's been lambasted by Republican nominee Donald Trump and disavowed by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton , a new poll showed. The poll, released Thursday by Morning Consult , found that 35% of those surveyed support the deal, compared with just 26% when the firm last polled Americans on the deal in March. Opposition has shrunk over that time span from 29% to 22%. In the Thursday poll,...
  • AOL Real Estate - CARL ICAHN: Hillary's economic plan is a 'mishmash of contradictions'
    8/12/2016 @ 5:00 AM - CARL ICAHN: Hillary's economic plan is a 'mishmash of contradictions' try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Carl Icahn does not like Hillary Clinton 's ideas for American business. The hedge fund billionaire took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction with the Democratic presidential candidate's economic proposals. After reiterating his support for Republican candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday after a speech outlining his economic plan in Detroit, Icahn tweeted his disapproval for the Democratic rival after Clinton's own economic speech, also in Detroit. Click through images of Hillary Clinton's DNC speech: "Hillary's speech was a mishmash of contradictions," said Icahn. He also...
  • Houzz - New This Week: 3 Foolproof Wallpaper Ideas for a Bold Bathroom (4 photos)
    8/12/2016 @ 5:00 AM - It's common knowledge that powder rooms are great places to get a little wild with your decor. And a quick and painless way to achieve that is through a bold wallpaper. But with the nearly infinite options out there, how do you choose something that will work with your style? Let these three styles of...
  • ArchDaily - Five Houses / Weber Arquitectos
    8/12/2016 @ 5:00 AM - © Rafael Gamo Architects: Weber Arquitectos Location: Avandaro, Valle de Bravo, Mex., Mexico Project Architect: Fernando Weber ...
  • Salon - Trump out-crazied the crazies: 9 off-the-wall Republicans who cant get behind Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 4:59 AM - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BB&T Center, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Credit: AP) This article originally appeared on AlterNet . Donald Trump has said some pretty outrageous things. So outrageous that several conservative pundits have disavowed or refused to support the Republican candidate in his election campaign against Hillary Clinton. Of course, the craziest aspect of hardline conservatives refusing to support Trump is that they themselves are guilty of engaging in some pretty off-the-wall rhetoric. Here's a rundown of the craziest conservative voices who (somehow) find Donald Trump too insane to handle. 1....
  • Property Shark - The Fabulous Upper West Side Real Estate Story
    8/12/2016 @ 4:33 AM - To take away: the most expensive home ever sold here was a penthouse fit for a king: price paid – $88M! the largest home  is a century-old 11,500-square-foot mansion next to Riverside Park the UWS is one of the neighborhoods with the most permanent residences, percentage-wise: only 55% of all housing units are rentals , a low number for Manhattan Some local context Part fancy living, part culture enclave, the leisure and family-friendly Upper West Side has been a residential oasis for those who can afford it. More accessible compared to most of Lower Manhattan and Midtown , this neighborhood is seeped in...
  • Inman News - 13 tips for protecting your laptop and client data when traveling
    8/12/2016 @ 4:30 AM - As a real estate agent, your livelihood is in your laptop. How well do you protect it when you're out and about or traveling on business or vacation? If you must pretend your laptop is a live baby in order to keep it guarded, then so be it ...
  • Inman News - How to go from new agent to neighborhood expert in 3 steps
    8/12/2016 @ 4:00 AM - Whether a client is buying or selling -- everyone wants to work with an expert who knows a neighborhood inside and out. No one wants a no-nothing-newbie. So, what do you do if you're new to the business and want to build clientele in a neighborhood that you might not know well? It's time to dig in. Here are three tips to help you become a neighborhood expert in a new area ...
  • BuzzFeed - If "Sex And The City" Were Set In 2016
    8/12/2016 @ 3:31 AM - Theyd use Tinder a lot - except for Charlotte, whod use The League. 1. First things first, Carrie's laptop would be the rose gold MacBook. 2. Samantha would constantly be on Tinder. 3. And she'd swipe right so much she'd run out of new guys. 4. Charlotte wouldn't even consider joining Tinder. 5. She'd opt for The League instead. 6. Charlotte and Trey would meet at a party hosted by The League. 7. Miranda would be in a relationship with Netflix. 8. And she'd order chocolate eclairs from Seamless all the time. 9. Aidan would have an Etsy account. HBO ...
  • Luxury Daily - Currency fluctuation maintains Europe appeal, but African travel taking off: report
    8/12/2016 @ 3:16 AM - Four Seasons Johannesburg European mainstays are still the top fall and holiday travel destinations for affluent travelers, but African nations are picking up steam, according to Virtuoso travel network. Among luxury travelers, Italy, France and the United Kingdom are the top three destinations based on future bookings, but South Africa follows in fourth place. Understanding where the affluent are traveling can help hotels maintain market share and help retailers plan expansion to otherwise reach these consumers. Old destinations and new Rounding out the top 10 are Spain, Mexico, China, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. Travelers are taking advantage of the devaluation of the British pound, allowing them to explore the U.K. for cheaper than...
  • Gant Daily - Phuket, Hua Hin hit as Thailand rocked by eleven bombs in one day
    8/12/2016 @ 3:15 AM - Five provinces in Thailand have been hit by eleven bombings in less than a day, authorities say. At least four people have been killed and about 34 injured. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts and its not clear if the bombings are connected. Thai police say theres no evidence the attacks are related to international terrorism. These incidents are different from the usual terrorism acts, they are more local sabotage on certain locations and provinces,” Deputy Police Spokesman Maj. Gen. Piyapan Pingmuang said at a news conference Friday. The series of blasts come days before the one year anniversary of the Erawan Shrine bombing, which killed 20 people, and five days after...
  • Fortune - How a Court Ruled on Expunging Convictions for the Rehabilitated
    8/12/2016 @ 3:13 AM - Federal judges cannot expunge convictions from peoples criminal records even when it prevents those who have been rehabilitated from getting jobs, and Congress should consider granting the judiciary that power, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York overturned a May 2015 ruling that expunge d the records of a 2001 conviction of a woman who spent years struggling to hold down jobs because of it. Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier called the situation unfortunate” for the woman, known in court records as Jane Doe, and noted Congress has occasionally let judges give one-time criminal defendants a clean bill of health. It might consider doing so...
  • PrimeResi - Ten Projects from one of London's most creative luxury architecture & design firms
    8/12/2016 @ 1:58 AM - Multidisciplinary practice Studio Indigo has been the creative force behind some of the most innovative, individual and inspiring residential schemes of recent years. Marking ten years in the business, the team talks us through ten of their most memorable projects… Last year, Studio Indigo celebrated its tenth anniversary in typical quirky fashion, with a theatre […]
  • PrimeResi - Singapore government mulls building HDB flats in prime areas to promote equality
    8/12/2016 @ 1:04 AM - Singapore’s National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said the government is considering building public flats in prime areas, like the planned Greater Southern Waterfront, in order to make the city accessible to all, writes PropertyGuru’s Romesh Navaratnarajah. This article first appeared on, and is reproduced with the kind permission of, propertyguru.com.sg Ramesh Navaratnarajah is Senior Editor at PropertyGuru
  • Gant Daily - Thailand: At least eight blasts hit three cities within hours
    8/12/2016 @ 12:30 AM - [Breaking news update, posted at 1:28 a.m. ET] Theres no evidence” a series of bombings in Thailand are related to international terrorism, says Deputy Police Spokesman Maj. Gen. Piyapan Pingmuang. These incidents are different from the usual terrorism acts, they are more local sabotage on certain locations and provinces,” Pingmuang said following at least eight blasts at three separate cities. There is no evidence that this is linked to international terrorism,” Pingmuang told a news conference Friday. He added that the blasts are not linked to the bomb attack at the Erawan Shrine in the capital, Bangkok, last year. [Previous story, published at 01:00 a.m. ET] ...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

  • Gant Daily - Ex-University of Colorado students sex assault sentence questioned
    8/11/2016 @ 11:15 PM - A former University of Colorado student was sentenced to two years in jail and probation for sexually assaulting a drunk classmate under the guise of caring for her, a sentence thats drawing criticism for not fitting the crime. A Boulder jury convicted Austin James Wilkerson in May of one count of sexual assault of a helpless victim and one count of unlawful sexual contact. Judge Patrick Butler sentenced Wilkerson to two years in jail under work release, meaning he can leave during the day for school or work and return at night, and 20 years of sex offender-specific intensive probation, which includes treatment and therapy and lifetime registration as a sex offender with the chance to get...
  • Gant Daily - Ex-University of Colorado student gets 2 years for sex asault
    8/11/2016 @ 10:45 PM - A former University of Colorado student was sentenced to two years in jail and probation for sexually assaulting a drunk classmate under the guise of caring for her, a sentence thats drawing criticism for not fitting the crime. A Boulder jury convicted Austin James Wilkerson in May of one count of sexual assault of a helpless victim and one count of unlawful sexual contact. Judge Patrick Butler sentenced Wilkerson to two years in jail under work release, meaning he can leave during the day for school or work and return at night, and 20 years of sex offender-specific intensive probation, which includes treatment and therapy and lifetime registration as a sex offender with the chance to get...
  • Realty Biz News - 'Granny flats' face growing opposition
    8/11/2016 @ 10:16 PM - So-called 'granny flats', or smaller homes built in back yards for aging parents or rentals, are being challenged in a number of cities in the U.S. Los Angeles in particular has seen the 'granny flat' battle heat up to epic proportions, with some homeowners who have recently bought permits to build a second unit on their single-family lot now being barred from actually building them. Officials had previously granted permission to build them, but now are refusing to hand over the necessary certificate of occupancy. This means that utility companies won't connect these new units to the grid, making them essentially uninhabitable. One argument goes that granny flats help to ease housing shortages, and are...
  • BuzzFeed - 49 Things Frank Ocean Is Probably, Maybe Doing Instead Of Releasing His Album
    8/11/2016 @ 9:31 PM - Give him a break. Hes busy, you know? Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images / BuzzFeed 1. Livestreaming a blank wall. 2. Writing Beyonce fan mail. 3. Trying to get the tornado out of his room. 4. Attempting to locate the final episodes of R Kelly,s Trapped in the Closet. 5. Massaging James Blake,s throat muscles for another day of assisting him in the studio. 6. Playing Candy Crush on the toilet. 7. Changing his name to Dank Potion. 8. Learning to play "Thinking ‘Bout You" on...
  • Quartz - Chinas new car-eating,” traffic-straddling bus is a safety disaster in the making
    8/11/2016 @ 8:54 PM - Nearly 40 years ago, US architects Craig Hodgetts and Lester Walker envisioned for New York City an elevated, wide-body bus” that straddles ordinary road traffic. The radical idea garnered some media attention but never became a reality-until, that is, this month in Chinas Hebei province. Sort of, anyway. Beijing-based TEB Technology Development took its transit-elevated bus (TEB) on its first road test in the city of Qinhuangdao on Aug. 2, reported state newswire Xinhua . China conducts road test for homegrown transit elevated bus that can carry 300 people https://t.co/Q8II4YcbMA pic.twitter.com/aHz3tTJiwh - China Xinhua News (@XHNews) August 2, 2016 It differs...
  • Gawker - Donald Trump Finally Tells a Lie Worth Believing
    8/11/2016 @ 8:45 PM - Speaking at a rally in Florida Thursday night, Donald Trump repeatedly said it was Friday. As both the attendant crowd and multiple reporters at the scene noted, it was not. Read more...
  • Quartz - After three-plus years of bureaucratic wrangling, IKEA has broken ground on its first store in India
    8/11/2016 @ 8:32 PM - Its been three long years, but the worlds largest furniture retailer, IKEA, has finally started construction on its first store in India. The 400,000-square-foot store in Hyderabad, in the southern state of Telangana, will open in 2017 and carry 7,500 products. The restaurant on site will serve Swedish specialties, as well as Indian foods such as Biryani, a rice dish that is wildly popular in the state. The store is expected to attract 5 million to 6 million customers every year. This is a big milestone for us today and all of us are very proud that the first IKEA store in India seems very close to reality now,” Juvencio Maeztu, chief executive officer for...
  • AOL Real Estate - EXCLUSIVE: Rob Lowe on agreeing to be Comedy Central's next roast victim: 'Am I stupid to have said yes?'
    8/11/2016 @ 7:43 PM - EXCLUSIVE: Rob Lowe on agreeing to be Comedy Central's next roast victim: 'Am I stupid to have said yes?' try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Comedy Central's next roast victim, Rob Lowe, has been a huge fan of the comic tradition, but it's a whole lot different when you're the one in the hot seat. "Am I stupid to have said yes to it?" Lowe joked with ET's Nischelle Turner. "It's a mistake, right?" WATCH: Rob Lowe Can't Wait for His Comedy Central Roast: 'It's Totally Open Season' ET caught up with the 52-year-old actor as he shot the new promo for the Comedy Central...
  • Fortune - 'Trump' Totally Beats 'Clinton' When It Comes to Email Scams
    8/11/2016 @ 7:41 PM - Its getting rough out there for Donald Trump: His poll numbers are in free fall with women, he is in fourth place with African-American voters, and even Republicans are getting cold feet about their Presidential nominee. But a survey shows theres one constituency (outside of the white supremacists he retweets ) among whom he has an indomitable lead. According to security firm Proofpoint, the people who send spam and other types of email rip-offs invoked Trumps name over his that of his rival, Hillary Clinton, by a huge margin. The company analyzed tens of thousands of suspicous messages targeted at its corporate clients, and found the senders were 169 times more...
  • Realty Biz News - Hawaii Has Highest Closing Costs While Pennsylvania Has the Lowest
    8/11/2016 @ 7:35 PM - According to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report, Hawaii has the highest mortgage closing costs in the country, while Pennsylvania has the lowest. When based on a $200,000 loan, Hawaii's closing costs averaged out to $2655, while in Pennsylvania these closing costs were just $1837. The national average is $2128. New York has the second-highest closing costs at $2560, followed by North Carolina at $2409, Delaware at $2358, South Carolina at $2322 and Connecticut at $2313. Pennsylvania isn't the only state with low closing costs, as in Wisconsin closing costs were $1863, while in Kentucky they were $1874, in South Dakota this figure was $1904, in Oklahoma it was $1911 and in Missouri it was $1926....
  • Realty Biz News - A Big Move: Sage Advice for Out-of-State Property Investors
    8/11/2016 @ 7:32 PM - Everything from property hunting to buying and managing does tend to be much harder when there are great distances involved. Nevertheless, it makes sense to begin to learn to invest out-of-state. You may be able to take advantage of lower property prices elsewhere, or more active markets. You will need a plan to overcome the obvious challenges that you face living far away, however. Think about going turnkey A turnkey property requires no fixing up. When you buy it, you get to use it right away for your rental business. For those buying in Florida, for instance, turnkey properties such as Lakewood Ranch homes in Southwest Florida make a lot of sense. They...
  • Re/code - The Internet of (insecure) Things and other inside observations from the Black Hat hackers conference
    8/11/2016 @ 7:23 PM - It doesn't feel like we're quite ready for all this stuff to be connected yet. The annual Black Hat hackers conference returned to Las Vegas last week, and was bigger than ever, with attendance up as much as 30 percent, according to the show's organizers. This year's attendees were an eclectic bunch, running the gamut from cyberpunks to IT security management suits. At the risk of finding myself on the bandwagon of bemoaning how "commercial" the conference has become - more speakers came from IT vendor, and there werere a lot more golf shirts, with decidedly fewer piercings, mohawks and tattoos - it certainly did feel like a lot has changed since I attended my first...
  • Wallpaper - Good vibrations: Snohetta unveils landscape designed for MAX IV laboratory
    8/11/2016 @ 7:00 PM - Designing the landscape for a high-performance synchrotron radiation laboratory is as difficult as it sounds, but international architecture and design practice Snohetta have made it look rather simple.  To balance the high tech within - the Fojab Arkitekter-designed laboratory houses two new next-generation particle accelerators - Snohetta have chosen to take a rather low-tech approach with their landscape design. Opening its doors last week, the advanced research laboratory MAX IV, a national centre operated jointly by the Swedish Research Council and Lund University, is the first structure of the future 'Science City' taking shape in the Brunnshög area northeast of Lund.  Using a (seemingly) simple, albeit highly effective, wave field landscape, the architects help mitigate ground vibrations from the neighbouring highway that would...
  • Wallpaper - Buena Vista Culture Club: following Chanel's foray, W* explores a Cuban creative revolution
    8/11/2016 @ 7:00 PM - Number 8 Calle Este, between 37th and Parque, in Havana, is a significant address in the history of the Cuban revolution. The whitewashed house used to belong to Rene Vallejo. His books still line the shelves. One is called Communist Guerrilla Warfare . Another is uncannily prophetic. It is named Ironies of History. Vallejo was a doctor who fought alongside Fidel Castro in his rebel army and became the Cuban leader's personal physician after the Communists overthrew dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. When the spoils of the revolution were divided up, Vallejo got one of the biggest houses in one of the most fashionable neighbourhoods of the capital, Nuevo Vedado. Today, the four-storey structure plays...
  • Wallpaper - Art star: photographer Arnaud Lajeunie on his W* September cover and Louvre-Lens shoot
    8/11/2016 @ 7:00 PM - For our September (W*210) style special shoot, we're looking at life through a lens as we make an impression at the Louvre's sister gallery in northern France. We sat down with Paris-based photographer Arnaud Lajeunie to weigh in on the concept behind the shapely fashion story - entitled 'Art star' - that also took pride of place on our limited edition cover . W*: What was the idea behind the gallery concept? Arnaud Lajeunie: Interesting question, as there was no 'concept', just an impulse. Concepts are something serious, I think we just had a will to explore that special place. What about the gallery appealed as a location? For instance, it...
  • Salon - Decoding Obamas playlist: Inside his summer jams, a hint of what well miss most about him
    8/11/2016 @ 6:59 PM - Barack Obama; Clockwise, from top left: Courtney Barnett, The Beach Boys, Prince, Pharrell Williams. (Credit: AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Barry Brecheisen/David J. Phillip/Reuters/Dylan Martinez) Presidents define themselves in all different ways, and with only a few months left in office, President Obama has  dropped a summer playlist  (or rather, two - one for daytime listening and one for the evening) that will be among his final statements before leaving office. Obama has seen his approval ratings go higher than usual this year, and he's been in a don't-give-a-damn phase of his presidency, but few politicians do anything without calculating how it will land. This release, for instance, may've been timed to head off Donald Trump's accusation that Obama...
  • SFGate - Hillsborough estate revolves around Colonial Dutch Gambriel
    8/11/2016 @ 6:58 PM - An expansive entertainment deck with plenty of built-in benches overlooks an illuminated tennis court at this listing in the flats of lower Hillsborough.A formal dining room stands on the opposite end of the foyer from a grand living room, whose high ceiling offers ballroom elegance.The rear portion of the home embraces an open floor plan, as the gourmet kitchen shares the stage with a family room that steps out to a central courtyard through one of multiple sliding glass doors.Five bedrooms - including the grand master suite boasting a spa bathroom, sitting room and dressing room - occupy the top floor.A U-shaped driveway winds past the main home toward a one-bedroom guesthouse apartment and a two-car garage.Don't miss: A pool...
  • Bob Vila - 14 of the Best Plants for Your Drought-Tolerant Garden
    8/11/2016 @ 6:26 PM - Water conservation is at the forefront of gardeners' minds in many parts of the country. Luckily, there are a wide variety of drought-tolerant plants that thrive in dry conditions. Check out some of our favorite options for a garden that doesn't get much rainfall.
  • Re/code - Full transcript: Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode talk Verizon's Yahoo acquisition on Too Embarrassed to Ask
    8/11/2016 @ 6:26 PM - 'People care about Yahoo, even if they don't use it.' On a recent episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask , Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Lauren Goode discussed what happens to Yahoo now that it's set to be scooped by by Verizon . You can read some of the highlights from their discussion at that link, or listen to it in the audio player above. Below, we've posted a lightly edited complete transcript of their conversation. If you like this, be sure to subscribe to Too Embarrassed to Ask on iTunes , Google Play Music , TuneIn or Stitcher ....
  • Housing Wire - West coast sacrifices home affordability for a strong recovery
    8/11/2016 @ 6:06 PM - The South and West, to no surprise, dominate the country in terms of highest performing markets. However, the data making the West one of the top regions is starting to change. In order to have a strong recovery, the West is sacrificing one of the factors it needs the most: affordability.
  • Gant Daily - Clintons economic speech: CNNs Reality Check team vets the claims
    8/11/2016 @ 6:00 PM - Reality Check: Clinton on jobs her economic plan would create By Patrick Gillespie, CNNMoney Hillary Clinton said in a Thursday economic speech in Warren, Michigan, that the nation would create more than 10 million new jobs under her tenure, while it would lose 3.4 million under Donald Trump. According to an independent analysis by a former economic advisor to Senator John McCain, if you add up all of Trumps ideas…the result would be a loss of 3.4 million jobs,” she said in Detroit. By contrast, that same analyst found that with my plans, the economy would create more than 10 million new jobs.” Clinton is referring to Moodys economist Mark Zandi. He reviewed each candidates plan...
  • DS News - Top 10 States for Foreclosures in Q2
    8/11/2016 @ 5:55 PM - Here is a break-down of what the foreclosure rates look like in the top ten states for foreclosures in Q2. The post Top 10 States for Foreclosures in Q2 appeared first on DSNews .
  • Inman News - StreetEasy 3D models show material details, natural lighting
    8/11/2016 @ 5:21 PM - The more homebuyers and renters make their purchasing decisions online, the more detailed virtual property tours are going to get. One of those recent improvements is the 3-D interactive floor plans by Floored that enable potential renters and buyers to get an in-person feel of what a space looks and feels like. ...
  • Zillow - What Kind of Bugs Are in Your House?
    8/11/2016 @ 5:20 PM - There are so many things to consider when searching for your dream home: location, size, school district, number of bedrooms - the list goes on. One question you may forget to ask yourself is "What kind of bugs and pests will I have to deal with?" Pests are everywhere, and having a few in your home is pretty much inevitable. But knowledge is power when it comes to critters, says Dr. Nancy Troyano, director of technical education and training at Rentokil Pest Control . When you know what pests to look out for, and how to recognize and prevent an infestation, you can keep unwanted visitors at bay. The first step is to educate yourself...
  • Gant Daily - Trump Tower climber: Who is Stephen Rogata?
    8/11/2016 @ 5:15 PM - Whatever his intentions, Stephen Rogata had arrived to borrow a famous Trumpism bigly. For three harrowing hours, the young Virginian soared high above the scorching streets of midtown Manhattan. The 19-year-old precariously hauled his thin frame up the side of Trump Tower on Wednesday afternoon. He methodically positioned suction cups above his head as he ascended the facade of the 68-story glass behemoth. He stopped pedestrian and motor traffic along Fifth Avenue near Central Park. Onlookers chronicled the climb with cell phones and cameras. Every foot of the ascent lifted Rogata to a new level of social media stardom. Millions witnessed his daredevil stunt as multiple cable networks like CNN, MSNBC and...
  • Realtor.com News - Bachelorette Couple JoJo and Jordan Begin Life Together in a Texas Rental
    8/11/2016 @ 5:00 PM - Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images Newly engaged couple  JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers , the latest to find love on TV's 'The Bachelorette,' are moving in together in a rental home in Dallas , according to Candy'sDirt . Built in 1949 and recently renovated, the 1,500-square-foot home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It features dark-stained hardwood floors, large picture windows, kitchen with Carrara marble counters, and breakfast booth. The property has a concrete patio and mature trees. The house hit the market in May for $525,000, although it was also listed for rent at $3,240 a month. Terms of the lovebirds' lease have not been revealed. Fletcher, 25, is a real...
  • Fortune - Fact Checking Hillary Clinton's Economic Speech
    8/11/2016 @ 4:50 PM - Hillary Clinton gave a major economic speech in Michigan Thursday, ripping into Donald Trumps own economic proposals and contrasting it with her own vision. Speaking at Futuramic Tool & Engineering, a manufacturing facility, Clinton spoke of the need for combining robust public sector investment with increased government spending on job creation. "Even conservative experts say Trump's agenda will pull our economy into recession," she said. Here we fact check three key assertions Clinton made. 1. Her position of free trade Clinton quote: The answer is to finally make trade work for us, not against us. so my message to every worker in Michigan and across America is this: I will...
  • The Verge - Lenovo specifically designed the Moto Z to be bendgate-proof
    8/11/2016 @ 4:46 PM - In a world filled with YouTube bend tests that can convince consumers to avoid a specific smartphone, manufacturers are stepping up their game and reinforcing their devices. Apple  reinforced the iPhone 6S with stronger metal after  bendgate became a "thing" and now Lenovo has reveled  in a blog post that it designed the Moto Z with bendgate in mind: We then moved on to the housing - aware that "bendgate" would be a potential issue with such a thin device, we utilized a unique, aircraft-grade stainless steel casing that's actually 85 percent stronger than our competitors, while keeping the device as light as possible. As you would expect, people have tried to...
  • Fortune - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Are Both Delusional About America's Finances
    8/11/2016 @ 4:45 PM - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton this week unveiled dueling economic platforms that sought to outdo each other in promising big tax cuts and higher spending on everything from infrastructure to child care. Both candidates are living in a parallel fiscal universe. The governments non-partisan budget projections show clearly that America will have no extra money to spend, nor taxes to slash, without greatly swelling deficits that are already headed back to the $1 trillion mark in just a few short years. In fact, the shortfalls will explode around 18 months after the new president takes office on January 20, 2017, no matter who emerges victorious in November. Neither candidate is addressing what will be the paramount economic issue...
  • Gant Daily - No, Obama was not the founder of ISIS
    8/11/2016 @ 4:45 PM - At a rally in Florida on Wednesday, Donald Trump described President Obama as the founder” of ISIS, going on to say the terrorist organization is honoring President Obama.” Really? On Thursday on CNBC he amplified these comments, saying Hillary Clinton was the co-founder” of ISIS. Like so much else that Trump has said, these claims are false. The founder of ISIS is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a shadowy Iraqi cleric who President Obama is doing everything in his power to kill. Trump has claimed he knows more about ISIS than Americas leading generals. Clearly this is also total nonsense; he doesnt seem to have done the slightest thing to educate himself about ISIS. In...
  • Zillow - Best Subway Tile Looks for the Bathroom
    8/11/2016 @ 4:42 PM - Subway tiles - the white 3-by-6-inch ceramic rectangles we've grown so fond of over the years - are now a staple in bathroom design . Classic and simple, subway tile is an affordable choice that continues its legacy of making well-loved spaces easy to clean and even easier on the eyes.  (They may even help boost your homes market value .) The beauty of subway tile lies in its versatility. Not only does it honor the character of historical spaces, it also complements minimalist and modern decor. Traditional subway tiles are white, flat, glazed ceramic tiles typically applied horizontally with very thin grout lines. Today there are so many new takes on this classic material  that the...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - DC lands in top 5 US metros where rental construction is booming
    8/11/2016 @ 4:35 PM - Booming levels of apartment construction have helped cool prices in hot markets.
  • Realtor.com News - This Thinking Persons Mansion Is Buried Under Tons of Dirt
    8/11/2016 @ 4:30 PM - realtor.com For those in love with earth-sheltered homes and in possession of an active imagination, theres a place in California where you can live out your wildest dreams. Weve found a home just for you: Its listed  for sale at $449,000 and located in Oakhurst, CA . Theres only one final hurdle to leap: The structure is built and buried, but the interior is a blank canvas. Yes. Its unfinished, but that's where a smart buyer steps in. Called a 'Thinking Person's Mansion,' this home needs a buyer to complete the interior spaces and finish the project. Your new project takes place within a living space of 3,639 square feet encased in 10-inch-thick fireproof walls....
  • RISMedia: Real Estate - Why You Should Own a Home in an A+ School District
    8/11/2016 @ 4:27 PM - Whether you have children or not, it pays to buy in an area with great schools. Realtor.com ® recently released a new study that identifies the price premium to buy a home in a strong public school district, as well as the top 10 districts garnering the highest home prices and demand from buyers. School districts rising to the top are: Beverly Hills Unified in Los Angeles; Highland Park Independent School District in Dallas; Kenilworth School District No. 38 in Kenilworth, Ill.; Rocky River City School District in Cuyahoga, Ohio; Clear Creek Independent School District in Harris, Texas; and School Town Of Munster School District in Lake, Ind. Realtor.com® compared homes located in school districts rated 9 or 10...
  • Salon - Trumps birtherism is now Republican gospel: 72 percent of GOP voters still doubt President Obamas citizenship
    8/11/2016 @ 4:26 PM - With his near daily, and often times hourly, outrageous remarks dominating the news cycle in a rinse-and-repeat pattern of outrage followed by a refusal to budge, Donald Trump and his campaign of demagoguery have drowned out otherwise newsworthy political developments for over a year now. 'On other campaigns, we would have to scrounge for crumbs,' one senior Hillary Clinton adviser told Time recently. 'Here, it's a fire hose. He can set himself on fire at breakfast, kill a nun at lunch and waterboard a puppy in the afternoon. And that doesn't even get us to prime time.' Just this week alone, Trump informed his supporters and the media that there is no use in waiting...
  • The Verge - Tesla's Autopilot system is reportedly getting more sensors
    8/11/2016 @ 4:23 PM - Tesla's next-generation Autopilot platform will have more radar and camera sensors according to a report from Electrek . It's not known when the new suite will arrive, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk said recently that autonomous driving is coming "sooner than people think." The new system is said to gain four more radar modules in addition to the current front-facing radar system, one in each corner of the car. It will also go from one front-facing camera to three. Electrek says Tesla's Autopilot will not gain any LIDAR sensors, something other carmakers think is essential to safe autonomous driving. Some parts of the system are already included on Tesla's current cars, mostly items...
  • RISMedia: Real Estate - L.A. Reid Lives It Up in LA Mega Mansion
    8/11/2016 @ 4:19 PM - As everyone remains distracted with Olympic activity in Rio, music executive, producer and ex-X Factor judge Antonio 'L.A.' Reid has slid into a brand new mansion on the west side of L.A. While music moguls snatching up mega mansions in Los Angeles is hardly breaking news, Reids new pad-scored for a hearty $17.99 million-is an epic piece of architecture, to say the least. Sprawling over 11,200 square feet, the home includes a 300-bottle wine cellar, a home theater, a bar and a gym.  The home boasts seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, and Reid can take one of two floating glass staircases or an elevator to the three floors in his new posh pad. Beyond the homes walls, 2,820-square-feet...
  • AOL Real Estate - Flight attendant adopts stray dog who waited for 6 months outside her hotel
    8/11/2016 @ 4:15 PM - Flight attendant adopts stray dog who waited for 6 months outside her hotel try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} If you're looking for proof that fairytale endings exist, then look no further. Flight attendant Olivia Sievers has officially adopted a stray dog who waited outside her Argentinian hotel for six months. Sievers told NoticieroTrece that while she was on a business trip, she stopped to feed and play with the homeless pup as she was walking back to her hotel in Buenos Aires. After that, he refused to ever leave her. "I tried to change my way because I didn't want that he follow me back to the...
  • Business Insider - The secret to selling your house for more money
    8/11/2016 @ 4:07 PM - HGTV ' Property Brothers ' stars and co-authors of ' Dream Home ,' Drew and Jonathan Scott, stopped by Business Insider to share their inside secrets for selling your home.  Here's how to price your home so it sells for the most money possible. Follow BI Video: On Twitter   Join the conversation about this story »
  • Houzz - Houzz Tour: A Tiny House Packed With Style (14 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 4:00 PM - This tiny house combines the ease of building a model home with the option of avoiding a cookie cutter structure. It's a customized version of the Loft model from Mint Tiny House, a company near Vancouver that builds microstructures on trailer frames. The owners of this house transported it to ...
  • Business Insider - 7 signs you can't afford to buy a home
    8/11/2016 @ 4:00 PM - Making the leap from renting to buying is thrilling and liberating — for many, it signifies the realization of 'the American Dream.' Buying a home is also a long-term commitment, and one that requires strong financial standing. If any of these signs strike a chord, you may want to delay taking on a mortgage in the near future. SEE ALSO: How to figure out if you can afford to buy a home You have a low credit score Before considering home ownership, you'll want to check your credit score, which you can do through free sites like...
  • Curbed - Architects to Brooklyn: Your skyline kind of sucks
    8/11/2016 @ 3:45 PM - Skyscrapers are rising at a rapid clip in Brooklyn, but the architecture isn't exactly distinctive, say critics Brooklyn has long been overshadowed by Manhattan when it comes to skyscraper construction, but in the past decade, Kings County has quickly caught up with a skyline of its very own. But it's still lagging behind Manhattan in one respect, according to a new Wall Street Journal report : distinctive (re: not-crappy) buildings. WSJ spoke with a bevy of architects, archicritics, and other experts, all of whom seem to agree on one thing: the Brooklyn skyline well, kind of sucks. More specifically, critics say that the somewhat nondescript towers that have popped...
  • Zillow - Two Former Donald Trump Homes Hit the Market
    8/11/2016 @ 3:36 PM - Heres an interesting study in before and after although technically, both these homes fall into the after” side of Donald Trumps chronology. The presidential hopeful spent his early childhood in this first home, located in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens in New York City. Now on the market for $1.55 million , it was built by Trumps father, a local real estate developer and landlord, according to listing agent Howard Kaminowitz of Laffey Fine Homes . "We hope to sell before the election," he said. The house is a bargain for a large family.” Gracious though it is, the 2,000-square-foot home has no sweeping marble entrances or gold-plated fixtures. Its a 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath family...
  • Gant Daily - Donald Trump adds 8 women to economic team
    8/11/2016 @ 3:30 PM - After critics blasted Donald Trump last week for unveiling a roster of 13 economic advisers without any women, the Republican nominee has added nine new members eight of which are female. The Trump campaign announced the additions Thursday and said the move was meant to show a commitment to adding diverse thoughts to the Trump/Pence campaign.” The first slate of 13 advisers was named on August 5. Most members of the all-male team were primarily involved in real estate and finance. When pressed about the lack of diversity, two of those economists David Malpass and Peter Navarro told CNN on Sunday that women would be added. The names added to the the advisory...
  • AOL Real Estate - 2 polls of Donald Trump's standing in Iowa, exactly one year apart, are a time warp into the 2016 campaign
    8/11/2016 @ 3:12 PM - 2 polls of Donald Trump's standing in Iowa, exactly one year apart, are a time warp into the 2016 campaign try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Two polls of Iowa tell the story of the past year for Donald Trump . Exactly one year ago, Trump was polling at 17% in Iowa among Republican primary contenders. There were some fresh warning signs about his fledgling, yet burgeoning, candidacy among a 17-candidate GOP field. One wild and turbulent year later, Trump - the Republican presidential nominee - is leading his Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton , in the same poll of the same state. Trump led 41% to 40% in the...
  • Forbes - Mortgage Rates: No Tantrums Here, Just Cheap Loans
    8/11/2016 @ 3:09 PM - Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Good economic news pushed mortgage rates up last week, with a 30-year fixed loan averaging 3.45 percent. A year ago, rates averaged 3.94 percent, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey. Source: Freddie Mac Rates edged higher after a closely watched report on [...]
  • Inhabitat - Foster + Partners, UNStudio, Morphosis among 10 firms competing to design manmade eco-island
    8/11/2016 @ 3:03 PM - A Chinese airline has launched a design competition for a very special (and ambitious) eco-island located in Haikou Bay, Hainan. Ten top architectural firms from different countries are vying for the chance to design the master plan and buildings for the South Sea Pearl Eco-Island , which is envisioned as a tourist destination with hotels and residences, attractions, and space for two cruise ships to dock. China Building Center is organizing the international design competition for Hainan Airlines Group, and it has tapped Vicente Guallart, former chief architect of Barcelona and director of Guallart Architects , to develop a strategic vision for...
  • Realtor.com News - This Weeks Most Expensive New Listings Are Full of Trump Flavor
    8/11/2016 @ 3:01 PM - realtor.com A couple of Southern California mansions with ties to Republican nominee Donald Trump are among this weeks most expensive new listings. In the top spot is a $46.5 million estate in Santa Monica belonging to a real estate investor who formed a multimillion-dollar super PAC to back the reality TV stars presidential bid. And in addition to funneling money directly to the candidate, he used his home (now for sale) to host a fundraiser in late May. In the third spot, a Beverly Hills home once owned by The Donald himself is back on the market. Sold by the presidential hopeful in 2009, its since had most traces of Trump removed and is...
  • Orange County Register - Mortgage rates show slight gains
    8/11/2016 @ 3:00 PM - What's up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take.RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac's weekly survey: This week the 30-year fixed averaged 3.45 percent, 2 basis points more expensive than last...
  • Times Union - Peace heals businesses in Ferguson-area riot zones
    8/11/2016 @ 3:00 PM - ST. LOUIS - Insurance agent Will Bates used to have trouble getting people to visit the Just Insurance office on West Florissant Avenue in Dellwood, a neighboring town of Ferguson. "People used to call and say, 'Where are you located?' We'd tell them and they'd say, 'No. I'm not going down there,'" he said. That was in the aftermath of the riots of 2014, when protest over a police shooting exploded in spasms of looting, burning and gunfire stretching through August, with a repeat riot Thanksgiving week. The building next to Bates' office burned to rubble. But 20 months of peace have erased much fear. Customers aren't reluctant to come anymore. "I'd say it's getting back to...
  • Gant Daily - Was Donald Trumps 2nd Amendment comment incitement?
    8/11/2016 @ 3:00 PM - Donald Trump is denying that that he called on gun advocates to use arms against Hillary Clinton but that hasnt stopped a raging debate about whether his comments have crossed a legal line. Free speech experts and watchdog groups say he hasnt broken any law. But they are still cautioning that his words can have consequences. Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday asked Trump if intended to incite violence” against his Democratic presidential opponent with his comments Tuesday that Second Amendment people” could perhaps prevent her from appointing Supreme Court justices as president. No, of course not,” he said, and people know that.” But Patti Davis, the daughter of Ronald Reagan himself the...
  • Gothamist - Photos, Video: Inside The Cat Fashion Show At The Legendary Algonquin Hotel
    8/11/2016 @ 2:58 PM - Last night the Algonquin Hotel hosted their annual Cat Fashion Show for a very good cause: to help raise money for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals . But the cats participating seemed even more subdued than the audience... and a little uncomfortable in their costumes. [ more › ]
  • Inman News - Houzz kitchen tour: minty-green blast of nostalgia
    8/11/2016 @ 2:56 PM - When a couple in Chicago purchased this early 20th century home in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood, they knew their kitchen needed a major overhaul. They decided to turn back the clock when moving forward with modern upgrades, enlisting the help of designer Larry Lambert to rework the kitchen's layout and update the space with a nostalgic blast from the past ...
  • Fortune - Here's Why Your Facebook Timeline Is Suddenly Full of Hillary Clinton Supporters
    8/11/2016 @ 2:43 PM - Courtney Bugler has considered herself a "diehard" Democrat since the sixth grade, when she--in the role of 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis--won her elementary school debate tournament (unlike the real Dukakis, who lost the election to George H.W. Bush). "I just love politics," says the Atlanta-based 39-year-old. Yet Bugler, who ran for her high school's student council every year, was voted most likely to be president by her classmates, and describes herself as someone who doesn't keep her opinions to herself, has spent most of this election season in silence. "I didn't post about it, I didn't talk to family or friends about it," she says. "I just couldn't fight this battle." Hearing Bugler, who...
  • Fortune - This Former NFL Player Has Been Arrested For Allegedly Running a $10 Million Ponzi-Scheme
    8/11/2016 @ 2:36 PM - Former Philadelphia Eagles player Merrill Robertson Jr., and his business partner, Sherman C. Vaughn Jr., were certainly cavalier when they made their pitch to their future investors. On Wednesday, the two were charged with defrauding investors by the Securities and Exchange Commission through their firm, Cavalier Union Investments. In a parallel action, the U.S. Justice Department announced criminal charges against Robertson. According to the SECs complaint , the partners raised more $10 million from over 60 investors, including senior citizens and former football coaches from the University of Virginia and Fork Union Military Academy--Robertsons alma maters. They then used roughly $6 million of those funds to pay for personal expenses, using the other $4 million or so...
  • Realtor.com News - The Typical Home in San Jose Now Costs More Than $1 Million
    8/11/2016 @ 2:31 PM - Paul Sakuma for The Wall Street Journal Rising home prices and growing affordability concerns showed no signs of abating in the second quarter, as San Jose, Calif. became the first city where the price of a typical home eclipses $1 million. Home prices rose in 83% of metropolitan areas across the U.S. in the second quarter compared with a year earlier, according to data released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors. That is a slight decline from the first quarter, when price increases were reported in 87% of metro areas. Still, there were some signs the market is starting to cool, bringing welcome relief for home buyers. Twenty-five...
  • Salon - Slap on the wrist for sex assault: Judge sentences University of Colorado rapist to 2 years in work-release program
    8/11/2016 @ 2:31 PM - Austin James Wilkerson (Credit: Boulder County Sheriff's Office) A Colorado judge on Wednesday spared former-University of Colorado student Austin James Wilkerson a prison sentence for a 2014 rape conviction. In March of that year, Wilkerson - then 20 years old - was convicted of raping an incapacitated” drunk woman after telling her friends hed walk her home from a St. Patricks Day party. Boulder District Judge Patrick Butler sentenced Wilkerson to 20 years probation and two years in a work-release program, according to The New York Daily News . Have as much mercy for the rapist as he did for me that night,” the unidentified victim pleaded with Butler before sentencing. When I'm...
  • Curbed - Cozy Astoria condo with two terraces wants $725,000
    8/11/2016 @ 2:30 PM - It's located on the fourth floor of a six-story elevator building Welcome back to The Six Digit Club , in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tipline . This cozy, 707-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in Astoria comes with two terraces - one that is attached to the bedroom, and the other that can be accessed from the living room. The apartment also boasts plenty of light, and is located on the fourth floor of a six-story elevator building. Other standout features here include a spacious...
  • Salon - 70 top Republicans call on the RNC to dump Trump: His chances of being elected president are evaporating by the day'
    8/11/2016 @ 2:27 PM - (Credit: AP) Last week, when Donald  Trump  decided to enact his keenly timed revenge on House Speaker Paul Ryan, who Trumps begrudged for his delayed and hesitant endorsement, refusing to offer his reciprocal endorsement days before Ryan faced re-election, instead offering up complimentary words for Ryans primary challenger, RNC chair Reince Priebus reportedly went into full panic mode. Priebus, who was on vacation, called the GOP presidential nominee and threatened to pull resources away from the candidate in favor of down-ballot races, according to a new report in Time. Trump eventually went on to endorsed Ryan, only a few days before his primary on Tuesday. story about @reince telling @realDonaldTrump...
  • Houzz - A Cool Place to Call Home (16 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 2:00 PM - In a radical departure from the baking-hot, tin-roofed living quarters endured by ranch hands and shearers on cattle and sheep ranches since European settlement, Luigi Rosselli Architects took a novel, eco-friendly approach with this project: They designed 12 rammed-earth apartments and dug them into...
  • Houzz - World of Design: A Cool Place to Call Home (16 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 2:00 PM - In a radical departure from the baking-hot, tin-roofed living quarters endured by ranch hands and shearers on cattle and sheep ranches since European settlement, Luigi Rosselli Architects took a novel, eco-friendly approach with this project: They designed 12 rammed-earth apartments and dug them into...
  • Geek Estate - Is the Post-Internet Real Estate Search Experience Better or Worse?
    8/11/2016 @ 1:58 PM - Brian Boero from 1000Watt has alluded to a theme in previous writing (I cant remember the exact post though to link to): The post-internet-enabled real estate experience is worse than before. He mentioned that again on an Inman Connect panel I saw last week in San Francisco.  Greg picked up on it as well . There are two big components to the real estate experience”: the search process, and the transaction (which Im not discussing in this post). Prior to the internet, your search experience was either walk/drive around town and look for lawn signs or, talk to an agent who knew everything on the market. You may have looked at several homes your agent...
  • Calculated Risk - Mortgage Delinquencies and the Unemployment Rate
    8/11/2016 @ 1:43 PM - In the press release for the MBA quarterly National Delinquency Survey for Q2 , Marina Walsh, MBA's Vice President of Industry Analysis, wrote: "The mortgage delinquency rate tracks closely with the nation's improving unemployment rate. In the second quarter of 2016, the mortgage delinquency rate was 4.66 percent, while the unemployment rate was 4.87 percent. By comparison, at its peak in the first quarter of 2010, the delinquency rate was 10.06 percent and the unemployment rate stood at 9.83 percent." Here is a graph comparing the mortgage delinquency rate and the unemployment rate. The unemployment rate is in Red, the mortgage delinquency rate (excluding in foreclosure) is in Blue, and the combined delinquency and in...
  • Gant Daily - Lawyer calls suspect in neighborhood shooting George Zimmerman 2.0
    8/11/2016 @ 1:30 PM - Simone Thomas broke down in tears Thursday as soon as she began talking about her youngest son, Kouren Thomas, being fatally gunned down in Raleigh, North Carolina. Surrounded by family members and Kourens girlfriend who enveloped her in a group embrace, she told a gaggle of reporters outside her home that she was sick of all the killing not just her sons death but slayings across the nation that have dominated headlines for what seems like years. Im just tired. Everybody should be tired everyday,” she said. Ive still got two sons Ive got to worry about everyday, going to work, coming home from work. When is it going to end?” Kouren Thomas, 20,...
  • AOL Real Estate - Have a few million lying around? Well, you can now buy Rihanna's massive LA mansion
    8/11/2016 @ 1:20 PM - Have a few million lying around? Well, you can now buy Rihanna's massive LA mansion Let's be honest, we all wish we could live Rihanna's luxurious lifestyle. From her impeccable fashion to her constant vacations, her life is one to be envied. The superstar recently listed her Los Angeles home on the market, and if you have a few millions lying around, you can become its new owner -- and channel your inner-Rihanna. The home, currently listed for a cool $14.59M, boasts seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a master suite with a double-sided fire feature. In short, the house is absolutely incredible. SEE ALSO: The 30...
  • Realty Biz News - Signpost Joins Zillow® Tech Connect Program
    8/11/2016 @ 1:18 PM - Signpost, the AI-driven CRM has just announced it has joined Zillow® Tech Connect program. This means that real estate agents affiliated with Zillow will be able to use Signpost to drive five-star reviews, new customers and loyalty. Brad Kime, Signpost SVP of Business Development said 'We are excited about the partnership we've developed with Zillow. The integration we've built from Mia, our AI-driven  CRM, to Zillow automates the process of collecting great reviews and driving new business and loyal customers back to real-estate agents.' Statistics from Search Engine People show peer reviews have a powerful influence on purchasing decisions. More than 70% of customers will reference peer testimonials before making a purchase, while 88% of customers trust...
  • Luxury Daily - Tag Heuer unveils retail updates in thriving Australian market
    8/11/2016 @ 1:11 PM - Tag Heuer Sydney LVMH-owned watchmaker Tag Heuer is bringing its newly imagined retail concept to consumers down under after the redesign of its Sydney flagship. Tag Heuer selected its Pitt Street Mall location to debut its new retail design concept, bringing a new look and feel to its bricks-and-mortar presence. To ensure brand consistency across all stores and an understanding of the watchmaker's code and vision, Tag Heuer's concept was developed by its in-house design and architectural team in Switzerland. Retail revamping Tag Heuer 's Pitt Street Mall boutique underscores the watchmakers four areas of expression: sport, lifestyle, art and heritage. Much of the design elements of the new retail concept...
  • Salon - Plutocrats make it clear: Capitalism trumps democracy - why some free-marketeers actually like dictators
    8/11/2016 @ 1:11 PM - (Credit: Nomad_Soul via Shutterstock ) Capitalism is a lot more important than democracy,” Stephen Moore asserted. I'm not even a big believer in democracy,” he added. Moore, a former member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, is an economic adviser for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. He made these comments  in an interview in Michael Moores 2009 documentary Capitalism: A Love Story.” Democracy doesn't always lead to a good economy or even a good political system,” said Moore, a fellow and former chief economist at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. To many people, that this important political and media figure openly espouses such extreme views...
  • Quartz - Badly, crazy, weak! The data behind the battle over Donald Trumps incendiary tweets
    8/11/2016 @ 1:10 PM - Donald Trumps Twitter account is central to his presidential campaign. It is the original platform where he hurled insults and rallied his supporters, and now, thanks to a new data analysis, we can see an internal battle over Trumps message playing out there. Heading to New Hampshire – will be talking about Hillary saying her brain SHORT CIRCUITED, and other things! - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2016 In a proxy war over the identity of the Republican party, Trumps staff have fought in vain to professionalize Trumps campaign since his official party nomination. Its become a parlor game to guess if Trump is writing tweets or if his staff...
  • Brokers Weekly - WXY, STUDIOS to reposition massive Kearney Point development
    8/11/2016 @ 1:07 PM - Hugo Neu announced STUDIOS Architecture will work alongside New York based- WXY to reposition the historic Kearny Point Industrial Park into a state-of-the-art ,24/7 business campus. Cushman & Wakefield has been selected as the exclusive leasing agent for the 130-acre, two  million plus square foot business campus in Hudson County, New Jersey. 'Cushman & Wakefield and STUDIOS Architecture have the vision and expertise we need as we continue the transformation of an historic site into one of the most advanced business campuses in the country,' said Steve Nislick, Chief Financial Officer of Hugo Neu. 'We look forward to growing business and the workforce of New Jersey by offering its makers, thinkers, entrepreneurs and pioneers an unprecedented workspace.'...
  • Redfin Blog - Mortgage Rates: No Tantrums Here, Just Cheap Loans
    8/11/2016 @ 1:05 PM - Good economic news pushed mortgage rates up last week, with a 30-year fixed loan averaging 3.45 percent. A year ago, rates averaged 3.94 percent, according to Freddie Mac 's weekly survey. Source: Freddie Mac Rates edged higher after a closely watched report on job creation came in strong, surprising economists and markets. The upbeat employment news has more people betting the Federal Reserve will raise its own short-term interest rates when it meets in September. The Fed doesn't control the cost of home loans, but it can affect the direction of mortgage rates. In 2013, rates shot up after Fed Chairman Ben...
  • Fortune - Why Macy's and Other Department Stores Are Having a Terrible Week
    8/11/2016 @ 1:01 PM - This week hasnt been kind to flailing department stores. Recent sales posted by Macys and a handful of luxury brands often found in department stores across America highlight the challenges this segment of retail must confront, as the popularity of online shopping threatens the sector and consumer shopping patterns pivot away from regular visits to the mall. Macys m on Thursday reported that it plans to close about 100 stores early next year, out of 728 locations currently operated by the department-store giant. The move is a retreat from physical retail as Macys finds itself confronting perennial sales declines. For the first six months...
  • Blue Matter - 2020 Olympic Games: 10 Homes with Built-in Training Facilities for New Events
    8/11/2016 @ 1:01 PM - With new events like surfing, karate and climbing being added to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, these homes would be the perfect spot to live the life of a future gold medalist. The post 2020 Olympic Games: 10 Homes with Built-in Training Facilities for New Events appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter .
  • Houzz - Houzz Call: How Do You Hold On to Summer at Home? (4 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 1:00 PM - Back-to-school shopping ads are everywhere, the days are getting shorter, and Labor Day is less than a month away. With fall on the mind - if not yet in the air - it can be easy to get ahead of ourselves and forget that it's actually still summer. But the season is short, so why not make the ...
  • CT Homes - 5 Tips To Help Improve Your Time Management
    8/11/2016 @ 12:47 PM - It is no surprise that the best investors are also the best at time management. It is not enough to have the desire to get things done you need a solid plan of attack.  Once you have your plan in mind you need to put pen to paper.  By making a to-do list you hold yourself accountable for your actions.  From there you need to find the motivation to knock off one task off at a time.  While this sounds easy enough many people in business fail with time management and accomplishing their daily tasks.  Doing just a little extra every day will help give you a leg up on your competition.  Here are five tips to help...
  • Housing Wire - Fannie Mae: Millennials finally starting to buy homes
    8/11/2016 @ 12:40 PM - Millennials, especially older Millennials, are closing the gap between the rate of homeownership now and the rate from their same age-group in previous years. After years of waiting, they're finally making up for lost time.
  • Mortgage News Daily - Some Delinquency Metrics Fall Are Hitting Historic Levels
    8/11/2016 @ 12:35 PM - The delinquency rate for mortgages on one-to-fourresidential properties fell in the second quarter of 2016 to its lowest rate inexactly ten years while other distress measures are below their 37-yearaverages. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said the seasonally adjustedrate was down 11 basis points (bps) from the first quarter to 4.66 percent. This also represented a 64 bps decrease fromthe rate in the second quarter of 2015. The data, released on Thursday, was taken from MBA's NationalDelinquency Survey. The delinquency rate includes loans that are at least one payment past due but does not include loans in the process of foreclosure. These loans,often referred to as the foreclosure inventory, represented 1.64 percent of allmortgage loans,...
  • Gant Daily - RNC chief voices concern about Trump campaigns direction
    8/11/2016 @ 12:30 PM - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke to Donald Trump about the direction of his campaign and his impact on down-ballot races, sources tell CNN. The two are already in regular contact and this particular conversation was described to CNN as not confrontational as a Time Magazine piece suggested Thursday but rather as a broad overview of the state of the race and the ramifications of Trumps freewheeling style. Sean Spicer, the RNCs chief strategist, denied on Twitter that Preibus threatened to reallocated resources from the presidential campaign to down-ballot races like House and Senate contests, as Time reported. A senior Trump adviser said the notion that Priebus threatened Trump is malarkey.” A...
  • Gant Daily - Sorry Trump, 5% unemployment is not a hoax
    8/11/2016 @ 12:30 PM - Give Donald Trump credit for being consistent. A year ago he called Americas 5% unemployment rate a joke.” Now he calls it a hoax.” The 5% figure is one of the biggest hoaxes in American modern politics,” Trump proclaimed Monday in a big speech on the economy. On this one, hes just plain wrong pants on fire” wrong to use the terminology of the PolitiFact.com Truth-O-Meter. First of all, the official U.S. unemployment rate is currently 4.9%. Second, the formula for calculating the unemployment rate has been the same for years. The nerds at the Bureau of Labor Statistics handle the process and are fully transparent about their methodology. The president...
  • Fortune - How Hackers Could Cause a Presidential Election 'Virtual Hanging Chad'
    8/11/2016 @ 12:26 PM - The hanging chad from the 2000 Presidential election could be making a comeback--in virtual form. At the Black Hat USA 2016 hacking conference in Las Vegas that ended on Aug. 4, security firm Tripwire surveyed more than 220 information security professionals to determine whether they believed hackers could influence the outcome of the Presidential election. Nearly two-thirds of those respondents--63%, to be exact--answered with a simple yes.” Nearly 20% of respondents, however, believe any state-sponsored attacks that could affect this years elections shouldnt be considered acts of cyber war. Regardless, Tripwires senior director of security research and development Lamar Bailey said that hackers will inevitably attack the U.S. on election day, but they likely wont be able to...
  • Motley Fool - 3 Reasons Realty Income's Stock Could Rise
    8/11/2016 @ 12:24 PM - Image source: Getty Images. Realty Income (NYSE: O) , like many other REITs, has performed exceptionally well this year, with shares up about 33% year to date, and that's after a recent pullback. Despite the big rise in price, there are some reasons to believe there is still some upside from here. With that in mind, here are three things that could catapult the retail real estate giant's stock to the next level. Continue reading
  • Inhabitat - Innovative HyparGate paves way for modular fabrication of complex stone structures
    8/11/2016 @ 12:23 PM - The shell, located at the headquarters of French company S.N.B.R., is based on the "hypar", a known doubly-ruled surface commonly used in reinforced concrete shells. It is generated by two families of straight lines called "generatrices'. Its morphological properties allows engineers to easily analyze its structural behavior as a parametric surface and divide stone into modules. Related: Wind-powered vertical Skyfarms are the future of sustainable agriculture This innovative design draws from Stereotomy to create connections between shape, structure and fabrication, and develop new ways of building self-supported vaulted morphologies through integrated parametric analysis. This computational approach will allow the use of robotic arms and CNC machines in building...
  • Salon - Donald Trumps job creator-centric economic policy: Were going to repeal the death tax”
    8/11/2016 @ 12:16 PM - GOP nominee Donald Trump was supposed to detail his economic plan at a conference for the National Association of Home Builders in Miami on Thursday. Sans teleprompters, it took Trump more than 20 minutes to mention any real economic proposal, telling the crowd of home builders hed cut taxes and loosen regulations. Were gonna have a massive cut in regulations,” he promised. That includes banking regulations for you people, because its impossible for you people to go get mortgages. Its so hard for people to get mortgages today.” Trump - describing himself as into the world of charts” - held up a line graph detailing the sharp decline of homeownership during President Obamas tenure. Thats the American dream...
  • Brokers Weekly - Tahl Propp inks deal to preserve 549 affordable homes
    8/11/2016 @ 12:16 PM - Tahl Propp Equities (TPE) has signed a deal to finance the acquisition and renovation of five affordable housing properties in Harlem with a total of 549 apartments. The deal allows for the rehabilitation of all buildings, and means all apartments will remain affordable to low-income tenants for the next 40 years. Photo by sanchez jalapeno/ Flickr In addition, all buildings have federal project-based Section 8 contracts, further preserving affordability through rental subsidies for the property owners. 'Preserving affordable housing is an impactful way for us to make our city more affordable and keep New Yorkers thriving. This vast preservation project will help keep more than 500 families in...
  • Brokers Weekly - On The Scene: C&W offering at 180 E. 72nd St., Ten-X brings 30 Thompson St. to market
    8/11/2016 @ 12:07 PM - AGENTS Cushman & Wakefield announced the following exclusive sale assignments: A retail building at 180 McLean Avenue, in Yonkers, Westchester County. The asking price is $4,000,000. The single story building sits on a 286.53 ft by 104.13 ft lot. It features 112 ft of frontage on McLean Avenue. The building also features a 35 space parking lot and benefits from approximately 26,820 square feet of air rights. The building is currently leased to Duane Reade which pays $363,000 per year and reimburses for the real estate taxes over base year 2007. The original lease for the property expires in September 2020 and has three five-year options at predetermined rents. Duane Reade currently sub-leases the building to...
  • AOL Real Estate - The 'Ultimate Storytime' tour with Vine star Thomas Sanders
    8/11/2016 @ 12:00 PM - The 'Ultimate Storytime' tour with Vine star Thomas Sanders X "'The View': Vine on "The View": Thomas Sanders" will play after the ad 00:13 00:00 ...
  • Business Insider - A sleepy town near NYC might become the next summer hotspot, thanks to 1 man
    8/11/2016 @ 11:53 AM - Forget the Hamptons. If Howie Guja , photographer and real estate agent, keeps doing what he's doing, Bellport, NY, will be the next hot vacation destination. Guja grew up in Babylon Village in Suffolk County — only about a 30 minute drive away from Bellport. Yet he stumbled upon it almost by accident as a student at the School of Visual Arts, when his sister's friend needed a ride there. 'As soon as you turn on South Country Road, you step back in time,' he said. 'It's just beautiful, beautiful leafy streets, white picket fences, clapboard and shingled homes, green shutters. I said, 'I have to come back here.'' He did come...
  • Fortune - Freshly Funded Startup Grades Fortune 500 on Cyber Risk 'Credit Scores'
    8/11/2016 @ 11:47 AM - When insurers are determining whether to cover a house, they typically require an inspector to come do a walkthrough. The checkup helps underwriters assess what level of risk theyre taking on, and to draft policies accordingly. UpGuard (n?e ScriptRock), a startup based in Mountain View, Calif., offers the digital equivalent of such evaluations for the cybersecurity market. The companys tech has two components: One that crawls the public web and appraises an organizations external digital risk factors (currently free of charge), and a second that searches inside a company to rate the quality of its internal system configurations and software (paid). The firm then spits out reports and FICO-like credit scores”--on a scale from zero to 950--representing snapshots...
  • Mortgage News Daily - Seen Through a Different Lens, Millennials May Be Closing Homeownership Gap
    8/11/2016 @ 11:46 AM - There has been a lot of focus in recentyears on two topics; the gradual but steady decline in the homeownership rateand the huge Millennial generation, those born between the early 1980s and theearliest years of the 21 st Century. There is a nexus of the two of course as there is no group in which thedecline in homeownership been greater than among Millennials, now at the primeage for buying their first homes. The homeownership rate of households headedby 25 to 34-year-olds was 36.9 percent in 2014, almost 10 points below where itwas in 2006, at the peak of the housing bubble. In the current edition of its HousingInsights, Fannie Mae looks at the ...
  • ABC News - 5 Tips to Bounce Back After a Foreclosure or Short Sale
    8/11/2016 @ 11:39 AM - Losing a home to a foreclosure or short sale is devastating, but it doesn't have to define you.Losing a home to a foreclosure or short sale is devastating, but it doesn't have to define you
  • Salon - Conservatism in the Age of Obama: Trump's violent rhetoric against Hillary has been festering for years within the GOP
    8/11/2016 @ 11:35 AM - Barack Obama (Credit: AP/Michael Sohn) During a political rally in North Carolina on Tuesday, Donald Trump told his followers that: 'Hillary wants to abolish - essentially abolish - the 2nd Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the 2nd Amendment people -  maybe there is, I don't know. But - but Ill tell you what, that will be a horrible day' Despite efforts by his minions to deflect and spin Trump's comments to some other meaning, his intent was clear: Hillary Clinton should be targeted for gun violence if she dares to nominate judges who would properly interpret the 2 nd ...
  • Bedford + Bowery - Community Urges City Council to Reconsider Houston Street Upzoning
    8/11/2016 @ 11:25 AM - (Photo: Luisa Rollenhagen) East Houston street is currently a hotbed of development, as any casual stroll down the street will reveal. Endless scaffolding, boarded-up properties, fences, and signs announcing new things to come line the sidewalks of lots previously occupied by local shops, community facilities, and residential buildings. Although a 2008 rezoning was implemented, ostensibly to preserve the existing buildings and the affordable housing that many of them contained, developers who bought up a sliver of land at 255 East Houston Street may get a special rezoning through of their own. On Tuesday the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises met to review a rezoning proposal that would change the residential-only zoning to mixed-used commercial, which would let plans...
  • Houzz - Shop Houzz: Our Most Popular Furniture Under $199 (124 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 11:25 AM - Getting a great deal on furniture doesn't mean you have to sacrifice design or quality if you're in the right place at the right time. We've collected some of our bestselling furniture styles, and they're all under $199 for a limited time. Enjoy savings of up to 65% on these popular picks. Sale ...
  • The Guardian - Hate Trump? You should still hold Clinton's feet to the fire | Steven W Thrasher
    8/11/2016 @ 11:19 AM - It will make Hillary Clinton a stronger candidate if she's held accountable for her past and for her actions. Oh, and it's not a vote for Donald Trump Here's a news flash: if you're a progressive, you can and should critique Hillary Clinton right now - and that doesn't have to mean that you want Donald Trump to be president. It means we are still using our brains, 'That we are not checkmated,' as Michelle Alexander puts it , that engaging in discourse is not just possible, but necessary in a race with less than terrific choices. No matter who you ultimately vote for, don't stop demanding a candidate endorse policies that benefit you in order to...
  • Brick Underground - Tips on finding stabilized rentals, potential L train alternatives, and more
    8/11/2016 @ 11:15 AM - Plus, a forgotten piece of New York City history.
  • AOL Real Estate - Donald Trump balks at idea he has 'too many' campaign errors: 'You'll have to define what a mistake means'
    8/11/2016 @ 11:10 AM - Donald Trump balks at idea he has 'too many' campaign errors: 'You'll have to define what a mistake means' try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Donald Trump refused on Thursday to acknowledge that he had "made too many errors" in recent days, despite his numerous comments that have embroiled his campaign in controversy. In an interview with CNBC, the Republican presidential nominee brushed off concern from campaign allies that his criticism about the father of a slain Muslim-American soldier was a mistake. "You'll have to define what a mistake means," Trump said. "It's been put to bed for a long time, and I don't think there's any reason...
  • NREI - 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 11, 2016)
    8/11/2016 @ 11:00 AM - Urban Land discusses what to expect in commercial real estate in the second half of the year. Bloomberg reports that the Blackstone Group is trying to raise a $5 billion fund for its first non-traded REIT. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry. read more
  • Houzz - 10 Fresh Ways to Use Hex Tiles (10 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 11:00 AM - One of the most common requests I get from my clients during a remodel is to add hexagon-shaped tiles. But with so many different options in sizes, colors and materials, it can be hard to know the best way to use them. Here are 10 fresh ways to incorporate these tiles into your home for maximum impact....
  • ArchDaily - Cinephile Offices / APPAREIL architecture
    8/11/2016 @ 11:00 AM - © Francois Bodlet Architects: APPAREIL architecture Location: Montreal, QC, Canada Area: 3000.0 ft2 ...
  • AOL Real Estate - This 16-year-old has made millions selling rare sneakers
    8/11/2016 @ 11:00 AM - This 16-year-old has made millions selling rare sneakers try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} At Miami-Dades Opa Locka Executive Airport, a man in uniform walks in from the tarmac to the marble-floored private-jet lounge and starts whispering. He's excited. He just saw the rapper Travis Scott and his entourage pull up in a fleet of cars including a red Ferrari, black Porsche, and white Beemer with butterfly doors. Seconds later, a rosy-cheeked 16-year-old who goes by Benjamin Kickz appears in the parking lot wearing a Travis Scott hat. He has big brown eyes and a face that's just starting to thin out of its baby chub, barely sprouting the first, wispy mustache...
  • StreetEasy - What is an Open Listing?
    8/11/2016 @ 11:00 AM - To give rental listings wide exposure, landlords or owners sometimes choose to engage with agents and brokers in what is called an open listing” arrangement. An open listing means an agent has an agreement with the landlord/owner to represent the property. However, its not an exclusive listing  agreement, in which just one agent alone lists the property. Instead, an open listing agreement allows multiple agents to advertise and find a tenant for the property and the first agent to do so will get the commission. Usually a landlord notifies agents via email in which they have a relationship, announcing the availability of a unit. All agents in receipt of that email are then able to advertise it on the internet with themselves as...
  • Fortune - This Is the First American City Where a Typical Home Costs $1 Million
    8/11/2016 @ 11:00 AM - San Jose, Calif. is the first city where the price of a typical home is greater than $1 million, according to data released yesterday by the National Association of Relators. The median home in San Jose is now $1,085,000--$199,400 higher than the average price of $885,600 in San Francisco, a city where homes are notorious for their high prices. Home prices rose in 83% of cities across the U.S. in the second quarter, representing a 4% decline from the first quarter when 87% of metro areas reported price increases, according to the data . The NRA reported that 25 out of 178 cities in the report saw double-digit price increases--a slight decline from the...
  • Curbed - Keeping gentrification at bay along a Far Rockaway creek
    8/11/2016 @ 11:00 AM - Out at the end of the Far Rockaways, on the edge of New York City, a forgotten waterway meanders through bungalow backyards and construction sites. Its original course disappeared long ago, truncated and buried as humans carved up the wetlands here for houses and roads. Its banks are now lined by homeless camps, sunken boats, and abandoned marinas, and the bulkheads and street ends along its shoreline are slowly collapsing into brackish water. Like most of the small rivers in New York City, many people living nearby don't even know its name-Bridge Creek-but they may soon, as it floods their homes with more and more frequency. "It's a hidden little thing. Nobody knows it's there," said Jimmy Quinn,...
  • Redfin Blog - What Happens to Your Mortgage When You Die?
    8/11/2016 @ 10:46 AM - Image via iStock Mortgages inherently deal with death. The word 'mortgage' comes from the Old French for 'death pledge,' meaning that the loan expires after being paid in full; if it's not paid, the property is taken and is 'dead' to the owner. But what if your death pledge outlives you? Who pays your mortgage when you die? Your lender can foreclose on your home if it doesn't continue receiving regular payments after you pass away, says Sara Hire, a San Jose-based lawyer who specializes in estate planning. To prevent that, you should make a plan that would pass your home down to your heirs instead. Depending on your circumstances, that may involve...
  • Fortune - Britain's Richest Man, the Duke of Westminster, Dies Aged 64
    8/11/2016 @ 10:43 AM - The U.K.s richest man, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, has died aged 64, leaving a fortune valued at nearly $11 billion. He died suddenly after suffering a heart attack at his estate in Lancashire in north-west England. The vast bulk of that fortune comes from his ownership of much of the swanky London quarters of Mayfair and Belgravia, once the stamping ground of the native upper classes, but now more associated with the international uber-rich, the hedge fund industry and–at least until the new one is ready–the U.S. Embassy (which stands in a square named after his family). In the real-life British version of the board game Monopoly, the Grosvenor family, to all intents and purposes,...
  • Calculated Risk - MBA: "Delinquencies and Foreclosures Continue to Drop" in Q2
    8/11/2016 @ 10:41 AM - From the MBA: Second Quarter Delinquency Rate Lowest in Ten Years The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased 11 basis points to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.66 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the second quarter of 2016 . This was the lowest level since the second quarter of 2006. The delinquency rate was 64 basis points lower than one year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) National Delinquency Survey. The percentage of loans on which foreclosure actions were started during the second quarter was 0.32 percent, a decrease of three basis points from the previous quarter, and down eight basis points from...
  • Fortune - Fortune Live for August 12, 2016: Wendy's' Biggest Obstacle, Donald Trump's Economic Speech, and Monterey Car Week
    8/11/2016 @ 10:33 AM - We have a great lineup today for Fortune Live, hosted this week by Anne VanderMay and Andrew Nusca. Fortune s Stephen Gandel and Brian OKeefe join Anne and Andrew to cover some of this weeks top headlines: What Wendys biggest obstacle could be, where the stock market will top out, and Deltas worldwide tech glitch. Then, Fortune 's Ben Geier pokes holes in Donald Trump's economic policy speech and advises the presidential hopeful to hire a fact-checker. Next, Anne sat down with Carla Harris, vice chair of wealth management at Morgan Stanley to discuss the economy, its impact on women entrepreneurs, and more! After that, Andrew talks drone insurance with...
  • Fortune - Power Sheet: Free Trade Advocates Get a Much-Needed Boost
    8/11/2016 @ 10:31 AM - Writer Tory Newmyer (@ torynewmyer ) is filling in for Geoff Colvin this week. Free trade advocates don't have a lot to feel encouraged about these days. The two major presidential candidates are jockeying for the same anti-trade position, a reflection of how politically toxic its become to back new international deals. And in that context, though big business groups are leaning hard on Congress to pass the 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership by the end of the year, its prospects are dim. But a flicker of hope emerged from an unlikely place this week. In southeastern Wisconsin on Tuesday , House Speaker Paul Ryan demolished a Republican primary challenger who sought to...
  • Gant Daily - How to retire if youre going to live to 100
    8/11/2016 @ 10:30 AM - Maybe 70 really is the new 60. More Americans are living longer, healthier lives. While thats great news, it also means that our retirement isnt going to look quite like our parents generation. Its time to rethink the traditional retirement, write London Business School professors Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott in their new book The 100-Year Life.” Life expectancy increases by two or three years every decade, according to data cited in the book. At least half of Americans born in the 1960s can expect to live into their early 90s, and the majority of children born today can expect to live 104. Graduating from school, working, and then retiring in three distinct periods...
  • AOL Real Estate - Disgraced ex-congressman sat behind Donald Trump at a Florida rally
    8/11/2016 @ 10:01 AM - Disgraced ex-congressman sat behind Donald Trump at a Florida rally try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} "Wasn't it terrible when the father of the animal that killed the wonderful people in Orlando was sitting with a big smile on his face right behind Hillary Clinton ?" Donald Trump said at a rally in Florida . As Donald Trump slammed Hillary Clinton on Wednesday after Seddique Mateen, the father of the Orlando shooter, was seen sitting behind her at a recent rally, viewers quickly noticed a controversial person right behind him. SEE MORE: Father of Orlando Shooter Attended Clinton Rally Yes, that's...
  • Houzz - Shed of the Week: In Kansas, an Architect's Modern Home Studio (6 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 10:00 AM - Architect Chris Fein has found sanctuary in a 10-by-12-foot shed in his backyard . 'When you go out there, it's like another world,' he says. Fein built the structure as an office for his burgeoning architecture firm, which has since outgrown the space. He now retreats ...
  • Fortune - Hillary Clinton to Release Her 2015 Taxes, Putting Pressure on Trump
    8/11/2016 @ 9:56 AM - Donald Trump has repeatedly resisted calls to release his tax returns. But Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, will be adding more pressure as she reportedly plans to release her 2015 tax return this week. Clinton has already released her 2007 to 2014 tax returns. According to a CNBC report, Clintons 2015 tax return will show that her effective tax rate is around 35%, and her charitable donations make up about 10%. Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, Clintons running mate, will release 10 years of tax returns, CNBC said. brightcove.createExperiences(); Although its become...
  • Fortune - These Mutual Funds Have Been Juicing Their Returns With Unicorn Stakes
    8/11/2016 @ 9:56 AM - Some U.S. mutual funds are boosting their performance with relatively big bets on private companies such as Uber and Pinterest, which they have been marking up at a rate far greater than the broad stock market. Relied upon by millions of Americans to save for their retirement, mutual funds emphasize that their investments in young tech companies ahead of their initial public offerings are relatively small. A Reuters analysis of fund filings and other data shows, though, that some have taken a more aggressive approach, boosting the share of these companies to more than 5% of assets and awarding them rich valuations that in some cases have helped them beat their benchmarks and peers by a wider margin....
  • AOL Real Estate - 'Patch Adams' to 'Aladdin', here are 10 Robin Williams quotes you need in your life
    8/11/2016 @ 9:53 AM - 'Patch Adams' to 'Aladdin', here are 10 Robin Williams quotes you need in your life try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Robin Williams was one of Hollywood's greatest and funniest voices . Two year ago today, the Oscar winner tragically passed away. From sitcoms like " Mork and Mindy ," to the touching and inspiring "Dead Poet's Society," Williams was an actor that was versatile as they come. In honor of the legend, we took a look back at some of the best moments in his career. 10.) Dead Poet's Society 9.) The Fisher King ...
  • Mortgage News Daily - Normal Seasonal Stall For New Home Sales -MBA
    8/11/2016 @ 9:52 AM - TheMortgage Bankers Association is forecasting that new home sales in July were down by 8 percent compared to June. Salesduring the month will surpass those in July 2015 by 2.4 percent, the slowest year-over-yeargrowth thus far in 2016. MBA bases its projectionson its Builder Applications Survey (BAS) which gathers data on mortgageapplications from the mortgage subsidiaries of new home builders. The month over month change in sales is notseasonally adjusted. LynnFisher, MBA's Vice President of Research and Economists said, "Month over monthdeclines in applications are part of the normal seasonal pattern this time ofyear and the Builder Applications Survey index has not maintained the momentumwe saw during February and March." ...( read more...
  • Fortune - raceAhead: Why Black Execs Leave
    8/11/2016 @ 9:52 AM - Recruiting talent, particularly young, African American professionals, has become a top priority for many large companies. So much so, that I worry that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are going to be being overrun every spring with earnest white executives bearing goodwill and signing bonuses. (Actually, that sounds pretty good.) But that's not solving the diversity problem for many. "It's actually not that we have trouble finding great people who want to come here," a C-suite executive of a major financial firm told me recently. "It's getting them to stay. And I'm really frustrated." Dr. Lawrence James, Jr., a Chicago-based clinical psychologist-turned-leadership-consultant, is not surprised. "Retention is one of the biggest issues we see," he says. African...
  • AOL Real Estate - For the first time, there's a city in America where the average home costs more than $1 million
    8/11/2016 @ 9:38 AM - For the first time, there's a city in America where the average home costs more than $1 million San Jose's homes are historically expensive. According to data out Wednesday from the National Association of Realtors, the median price of a home in the California city is now over $1 million - $1,085,000 to be exact - the first time that the group has registered such a high figure in a metro area. All in all, during the second quarter, home prices increased in 83% of the 178 metro areas that NAR tracks, and the average price of a single-family home nationwide increased 4.9% year-over-year, to $240,700. The...
  • AOL Real Estate - Kylie Jenner's star-studded 19th birthday romp in Turks and Caicos: See all the pics!
    8/11/2016 @ 9:37 AM - Kylie Jenner's star-studded 19th birthday romp in Turks and Caicos: See all the pics! try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Kylie Jenner sure knows how to celebrate her birthday in style! The realty TV star and Lip Kit mogul turned 19 on Wednesday, August 10, and she celebrated the beginning of her last year as a teenager with a bunch of her famous friends in Turks and Caicos. SEE ALSO: Chloe Grace Moretz shares topless pic from 'beach day' With Brooklyn Beckham Sister Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Jordyn Woods, Hailey Baldwin and more were on hand to wish the youngest of the OG Kardashian-Jenner crew...
  • The Real Deal - SL Green sells 40% stake in 11 Madison to Prudential for $480M
    8/11/2016 @ 9:37 AM - SL Green Realty sold a 40 percent stake in office tower 11 Madison Avenue to Prudential's real estate subsidiary for $480 million. The deal values the tower at $2.6 billion including lease-stipulated improvements - the same price SL Green paid when it bought the tower from the Sapir Organization and the CIM Group last August.  In a statement SL Green said it would use the money 'for debt reduction and other investment opportunities.' As part of … [more]
  • Curbed - Manhattan rents keep rising, but there's some hope in Brooklyn
    8/11/2016 @ 9:15 AM - Inventory keeps rising, along with Manhattan median rents, but Brooklyn prices saw an incremental drop The latest round of rental market reports are out, with numbers showing that the market for luxury rentals is slowing down-not unlike the much-publicized slowdown in the luxury condo market. As for everything that isn't luxury real estate, of course, demand remains steady. Douglas Elliman examined rents for the month of July and recorded a median rent of $3,450/month in Manhattan (0.2 percent higher than the previous month), a median rent of $2,826/month in Brooklyn (1.9 percent lower than the previous month), and finally a median of $2,768/month in Queens (a .7 percent drop from June). These slight...
  • Gant Daily - Clintons emails and the Washington insider game
    8/11/2016 @ 9:15 AM - On Tuesday, the public gained access to 44 new email exchanges from Hillary Clintons private server that raise new questions about unseemly ties between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department under her leadership. These new publicly disclosed work-related emails come despite Hillary Clinton promising the public that she turned over all work-related emails.” FBI Director James Comey dubbed this Clinton claim as not true,” saying the FBI found thousands that were not returned,” but perhaps more disturbing than Clintons disclosure mistruth was what some suggest is a pay for play” scheme that could violate Clintons ethics agreement with the State Department. On January 5, 2009, soon-to-be Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed an agreement, promising the...
  • Inhabitat - High-rise condos with 10 floors of indoor farming terraces proposed near NY's High Line park
    8/11/2016 @ 9:03 AM - The Rem Koolhaas parcel along the High Line is envisioned to hold the concrete-based structure, reports 6sqft , that would funnel upward to support the massive glass enclosure. The architects describe how sunlight is key: 'As the sun comes across the sky to the west, the building twists to evenly distribute daylight throughout the day.' Observers can gaze upon the indoor farming terraces, accessible to the high-rise's residents, as well as visit the top floor observation garden and second floor art gallery. Related: Wild Walk is upstate New York's answer to the High Line, 40 feet above the forest floor Permits have yet to be filed to...
  • Brownstoner - The Insider: Bed Stuy Design Firm Gives Park Slope Flip Job a Dose of Soul
    8/11/2016 @ 9:01 AM - As so often happens, this Park Slope brownstone "lacked soul" after it was flipped by a developer, said Susana Simonpietri, who founded the Bed Stuy-based, full-service interior design firm Chango & Co. in 2009.The building's exterior, including the restored stoop and ironwork, "had been done beautifully," she told Brownstoner, but… Read More > The post The Insider: Bed Stuy Design Firm Gives Park Slope Flip Job a Dose of Soul appeared first on Brownstoner .
  • Realtor.com News - Actor Peter Gallagher Cuts Price on His Beautiful Brentwood Home
    8/11/2016 @ 9:00 AM - Paul Archuleta/Getty Images Whether you know him as Deputy Chief William Dodds on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' or Sandy Cohen on 'The O.C.,' you soon wont be knowing Peter Gallagher  as a Brentwood, CA,  resident. In an effort to sell the lush home the actor and his wife,  Paula Harwood , listed in February for $6 million , the price has been cut twice. Its now going for  $5.25 million . Gallagher and Harwood bought the 5,225-square-foot home in 2007 for $3 million. Although parts of Bundy Drive, where the home is located, are quite busy, this area, located north of Sunset Boulevard, is private and sedate. The abundant, mature landscaping and towering trees...
  • Blue Matter - 9 Tips for Living a (Semi-)Normal Life While Your Home Is Being Shown
    8/11/2016 @ 9:00 AM - Preparation, routine and treats help you make the house you're selling presentable at a moment's notice The post 9 Tips for Living a (Semi-)Normal Life While Your Home Is Being Shown appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter .
  • Houzz - Shop Houzz: A Cottage Garden (100 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 9:00 AM - With weathered furnishings, floral patterns and rustic decor, the cottage style lends itself beautifully to an outdoor space. An arbor of roses and a planter of perennials will add fragrance and seasonal color to your garden, while a birdbath tucked amongst your flowers will add whimsy and charm. Create...
  • Inhabitat - Beautiful converted barn hides a secret library in Oxfordshire
    8/11/2016 @ 9:00 AM - Bestowed with the Historic Interest Building Status, the Albion Barn is the Old Belchers Farm's main barn building located just out of view from the street. The barn's facade is mostly clad in blackened weatherboarding save for a few small sections of red brick . The dark exterior provides a sharp contrast to the interior, accessible through restored sliding barn doors , that feature mostly white walls and light timber floors. Related: Branching addition cuts through existing Swiss farmhouse to increase structural integrity The white walls serve as an appropriate backdrop to the exhibition spaces and are also used in the office spaces and dining room. Natural light streams...
  • Business Insider - For the first time ever, there's a city in America where the average home costs more than $1 million
    8/11/2016 @ 8:33 AM - San Jose's homes are historically expensive. According to data out Wednesday from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median price of a home in the California city is now over $1 million — $1,085,000 to be exact — the first time that the group has registered such a high number in a metro area. All in all, during the second quarter, home prices increased in 83% of the 178 metro areas that NAR tracks, and the average price of a single-family home nationwide increased 4.9% year-over-year to $240,700. The rise in prices also highlighted the vast shortage of homes being built, according to Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for NAR. 'However, with homebuilding activity still...
  • Costar - Macy's To Close 100 Full-Line Stores
    8/11/2016 @ 8:31 AM - Seeing second quarter sales decrease nearly 4%, Macy's Inc. this morning announced plans to close 100 of its 675 full-line stores - about 15% of its fleet."The announcements we are making today represent an advancement in our thinking on the role of stores, the quality of the shopping experience we will deliver, and how and where we reinvest in our business for growth,' said Jeff Gennette, Macy's current president and CEO designate starting in...
  • ArchDaily - Sydney Opera House to Undergo $202 Million Renovation
    8/11/2016 @ 8:05 AM - Concert Hall. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House The Sydney Opera House  has revealed designs for a $202 million renovation project, the largest upgrade program to the Jorn Utzon-designed  building since it opened in 1973. Announced by New South Wales  Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, the project's main goal is to 'improve access and ensure it meets the needs and expectations of audiences, artists and the 8.2 million people who visit each year.' ...
  • Redfin Blog - Walkable New Construction: 10 Cities Leading the Way
    8/11/2016 @ 8:01 AM - Philadelphia ranked first with 91% of new homes having a higher Walk Score than the citywide score. In Chicago, Cleveland, St. Petersburg, Boston and Seattle, more than 80% of new homes have a  Walk Score higher than the citywide score. Greensboro, Corpus Christi, Albuquerque, Plano and Bakersfield all had the lowest percentages of walkable new home construction. New home construction doesn't always mean building farther out. Today, some builders and cities are working together to build new homes in areas with high Walk Score ratings. So which cities are building the most walkable new homes? We took a look at new homes so far in 2016 and compared...
  • Houzz - My Houzz: Bohemian Eclectic Flair for a 1960s Coastal Home (21 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 8:00 AM - Interior designer Cris Bucknall lives in the sunny coastal town of Tweed Heads in northern New South Wales, Australia, with her two young daughters and their rescue dog, Kona. The founder of Eco Chic, an eco-friendly online business offering sustainable and stylish furniture and housewares, transformed...
  • Inhabitat - Adorable Apple Headquarters treehouse pays homage to its dead host
    8/11/2016 @ 7:52 AM - The treehouse sits in a garden in Limhamn, Sweden. It was built using two large plywood sheets "jigsawed into an interlocking apple shape," and then clad with poly-carbonate sheets to fortify the treetop headquarters. According to the architect, "The interior of this stake-out is a bench, some thin plywood shelves for books and a periscope hidden inside a rotating apple twig to spy on the surrounding villa gardens." Related: Anders Berensson unveils wooden Trätoppen skyscraper with a numerical facade Anders Berensson Architects are no strangers to creative, organic spaces. They've also created innovative designs like the Haystack Cafe, the mind-bending  Chop Stick swing set and the idyllic Guest...
  • Gant Daily - Obamas staff is taking over Silicon Valley
    8/11/2016 @ 7:30 AM - On the first day of the Democratic National Convention last month, Demetrios Marantis walked into a reception wearing jeans, an open-collared shirt, a little too much stubble and a suntan. Then he took his place on a panel alongside a member of Congress. Some of my former colleagues were looking at me like, What happened to you? Where is your tie? ” Marantis says. One colleague later told him he looked like a California hipster.” What happened to Marantis was Silicon Valley. Marantis served as the Acting U.S. Trade Representative and a member of President Obamas cabinet, responsible for negotiating and enforcing international deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But in 2013, Marantis left D.C. for...
  • The Guardian - Pound falls below $1.30 after Brexit vote hits house prices - business live
    8/11/2016 @ 7:26 AM - Surveyors report that house prices rose at the slowest rate in three years in July RICS: Housing market wobbles in July The key charts FTSE 100 dragged down by building firms The agenda: Worries over Bank of England's QE programme 12.22pm BST Sofa maker DFS isn't worried about Brexit, though. The company has hiked its profit forecast this morning, and hopes to get a sales boost out of sponsoring the Olympics ( a curious tie-up, until you remember where most of us watch the action ). DFS brushes aside post-Brexit fears and ups its...
  • Fortune - CEO Daily: Thursday, 11th August
    8/11/2016 @ 7:24 AM - Good morning. Snapchat succumbed yesterday to a wave of online outrage about a filter that smacked of anti-Asian racism (a yellow face with closed, slanted eyes). It seems a good moment to wonder if the same outrage will ever be directed at those who are blocking Chinese investment overseas. It may be easier to illustrate the problem in three cases where U.S. interests arent directly affected. Today, Australia moved to block a Chinese consortium of state and private interests taking a controlling stake in the countrys largest electricity network over national security concerns. Last week, the U.K.s new Prime Minister slammed the brakes on a project to build...
  • Houzz - Room of the Day: A Dated Bathroom Gets the Glass-and-Slipper Treatment (8 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 7:00 AM - The original master bathroom in this Colorado home looked like a time capsule from the 1990s. Its faux-gold-trimmed shower, oversize whirlpool tub in the corner and boring beige tile just screamed for an update. The homeowners enlisted designer Deidre Oliver to transform the large space into a cozy and...
  • Fortune - For a Fraternity Treasurer, Managing $100,000 or More Is Par for the Course
    8/11/2016 @ 7:00 AM - This is the final part of a three-part series on the business of Greek life . Most college students' budgets are fairly simple. Soaring tuition costs aside, money typically goes to rent, textbooks, food and entertainment. But a small percentage of the collegiate population is tasked with managing sums in the hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions. For fraternity and sorority treasurers, budgeting is a job that requires the ability to hunt down fellow members for dues and rent checks, document spending, and balance the budget so the chapter doesn't run out of money by the year's end. Altogether, it's a lot of responsibility...
  • ArchDaily - Imagining Megastructures: How Utopia Can Shape Our Understanding of Technology
    8/11/2016 @ 6:45 AM - 'Utopia': the word was coined by Sir Thomas More in 1516 when he started questioning the possibility of a perfect world where society would suffer no wars or insecurities, a place where everyone would prosper and fulfill both individual and collective ambitions. Yet such a perfect society can only exist with the creation of perfect built infrastructure, which possibly explains why architects have often fantasized on megastructures and how to 'order' this dreamed society. Megastructures, as imagined after World War 2 by the CIAM international congress and Team 10 , are now regularly revived with the intent to solve social issues on a mass scale. Notably, architecture students have shown a renewed interest for...
  • Gant Daily - 5 things for Thursday, August 11: Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton. Olympics
    8/11/2016 @ 6:30 AM - A little talk and a big choice. Its Thursday (unlike yesterdays goof, we double checked this time), and here are the 5 things you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. 1. Campaign 2016 The Secret Service says its had more than one conversation” with Team Trump about his Second Amendment comments. Donald Trumps campaign says he wasnt trying to incite violence, as the fury over the comments stretched into a second day. Meanwhile, Team Clinton spent the day talking too about emails. Almost 300 pages of newly released emails seem to suggest a little-too-cozy relationship between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation when she...
  • The Real Deal - Most popular stories on The Real Deal
    8/11/2016 @ 6:30 AM - Current reader favorites: 1. Top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC 2. The little bank that could 3. WeWork's co-living venture faces unexpected obstacles 4. SL Green shakes lawsuit over air rights at Grand Central 5. Uber's former head of public policy is now at WeWork … [more]
  • Gant Daily - Where does Hillary Clinton stand on guns?
    8/11/2016 @ 6:15 AM - Donald Trumps persistent and false accusation that Hillary Clinton would abolish the Second Amendment as president is renewing scrutiny of her position on gun rights. In the 2016 campaign, Clinton has fought for a raft of gun reforms. But she hasnt always been as strident an advocate for gun control. In the 1990s, she was a fierce supporter for the landmark Brady Bill restrictions. But in the 2000s, she didnt push the issue, and even slammed then-Sen. Barack Obamas criticism of people who cling to guns or religion” in the 2008 presidential primary. And now, after a rash of mass shootings, shes the Democratic standard-bearer on a renewed gun control push. Heres a...
  • Gant Daily - Can Trump be the first to go directly from corner office to Oval Office?
    8/11/2016 @ 6:15 AM - If Donald Trump makes it from the corner office to the Oval Office, he will be pulling off an unprecedented feat: He will be the only head of the executive branch of government whose principal professional credential is having served as a chief executive officer. Plenty of presidential candidates have pointed to their business acumen in making a case for the White House, most recently Republican Mitt Romney in 2012. But Trump is a rarity for a major party nominee, since hes never held elected office, a top government post or a high military rank. In recent election cycles, candidates from the private sector have surged, suggesting voters are more open to politicians with business resumes, though...
  • Fortune - Jamie Dimon's Summer Reading List Suggests J.P. Morgan CEO May Now Be a Republican
    8/11/2016 @ 6:01 AM - Jamie Dimon, CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase jpm and one of the most recognizable executives on the planet, will be reading up on the Republican party this summer. When consulting firm McKinsey and Co. asked a group of CEOs in July what was on their reading list this summer, the two titles on Dimons to-read list were The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America , by American Enterprise Institute president Arthur C. Brooks and Ronald Reagan , by Slate Group chairman Jacob Weisberg. At first glance, this might seem like a surprisingly Conservative turn for an executive who...
  • The Guardian - Housing official in Silicon Valley resigns because she can't afford to live there
    8/11/2016 @ 6:01 AM - Even the lawyer and her software engineer husband can't buy a home in the area due to the intensifying housing crunch that the tech boom has exacerbated Once Kate Downing and her husband Steve did the math, it was obvious that if they wanted to raise a family, staying in Palo Alto, California, was not an option. Although Steve, 33, works as a software engineer at a nearby Silicon Valley technology company and Kate, 31, is a product attorney at another tech firm, the cost of owning a home near their jobs has simply become too steep for them. If they wanted to purchase their current house - which they rent with another couple for $6,200 a...
  • Salon - It wont happen, but compulsory voting might be the only solution to political ignorance in America
    8/11/2016 @ 6:00 AM - Voting booths in St. Joris Weert, Belgium, June 13, 2010. (Credit: AP/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) The success of Donald Trump reveals a number of troubling truths about our country, but voter ignorance is the most glaring. If more Americans were involved, if more were informed and discerning citizens, Trumps political existence would not be possible. Love him or hate him, Trump is a reflection of the country. He sports his idiocy like a badge of honor, knowing his supporters do the same. He knows nothing of the world he wants to lead. He doesnt understand the issues and makes no effort to pretend otherwise. Virtually everything hes said about policy or geopolitics is false. None...
  • Realtor.com News - It Pays to Own in an A-Plus School District-Heres How Much
    8/11/2016 @ 6:00 AM - Imgorthand Its well known that homes in good school districts sell for a premium-and are a good investment for buyers with or without children. But just how much can you expect to top up that listing price or bid? And what are the top school districts where people  are rushing to buy homes-regardless of the cost? The economic research team at realtor.com® took up the challenge and dived into the data. The team compared homes in school districts rated 9 or 10, the highest score, by GreatSchools.org  with homes in nearby districts rated 6 or less. 'It's common knowledge that buyers are often willing to pay a premium for a home in a strong...
  • AOL Real Estate - Trump Tower climber wanted meeting with the presidential candidate
    8/11/2016 @ 5:41 AM - Trump Tower climber wanted meeting with the presidential candidate try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-2").style.display="none";}catch(e){} A man captured after attempting to scale Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan Wednesday apparently made the climb to deliver a message to Donald Trump himself. In a YouTube video posted Tuesday, a man who resembles the climber said he wanted to "seek an audience with Mr. Trump" about "an important matter." The climber, who goes by the first name Steve and is from Virginia according to a police source, was grabbed and hauled into the skyscraper by law enforcement at the twentieth story about two hours after the spectacle...
  • AOL Real Estate - 10 of the coolest hotels you can visit
    8/11/2016 @ 5:34 AM - 10 of the coolest hotels you can visit try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Sometimes you just want to spice up your vacation. Here's a roundup of some of the coolest hotels you can stay in around the world: SEE ALSO: Seven dream symbols and what they mean 1. Mirrorcube Treehouse in Sweden offers a stunning THERE view of the country's forest. The six mirrored walls camouflage the room to make it feel like you're living within the trees. 2. The Icehotel in Sweden may be the coolest resort ever -- literally. All the furniture, including the beds, are made...
  • RE Journals - Capital Improvements: Michigan's Lansing emerges as an urban planning and development leader
    8/11/2016 @ 5:10 AM - Katharine Czarnecki By Katharine Czarnecki, Michigan Economic Development Corporation Like so many Michigan cities, Lansing, Michigan, struggled during the recessionary squeeze of the late 2000s. That trend has not only reversed course over the last several years, but it is becoming evident that the positive economic and development momentum that continues to build in the state's capital city is connected to an innovative and inspired series of urban development initiatives. For Lansing-area residents, businesses and civic leaders, there are plenty of reasons for optimism. In addition to a strengthening economy, the Lansing housing market is one of the top 10 in the country, and new construction is visible both downtown and across the broader...
  • Inman News - Podcast: Broke in real estate? 10 reasons your ego is to blame (Part 2)
    8/11/2016 @ 5:01 AM - We continue our series on identifying the ways your unchecked ego is making you broke. If you've always thought that ego was just a word to describe a person with a "big head," then you'll be surprised at what you'll learn on today's podcast. Here are the next four reasons your ego is keeping you broke ...
  • Inman News - Which home remodeling projects have the best ROI?
    8/11/2016 @ 5:01 AM - It's easy to create a "top 10" list of remodeling projects' return on invesment. But not all projects are created equal. Would you put a front door on the same playing field as a bathroom addition ...
  • San Jose Mercury News - Palo Alto to survey public sentiment on second dwelling units
    8/11/2016 @ 4:51 AM - Palo Alto officials will survey the community in coming weeks for their thoughts about second dwelling units.
  • Inman News - 3 ways that you should be using Facebook to showcase panoramic shots
    8/11/2016 @ 4:30 AM - If you've been using Facebook over the past year or so, you've started to see the rise of the 360 videos. The 360 degree videos are shot using a 360 video camera (most popularly, the Ricoh Theta S) and selecting the special checkbox when uploading to Facebook ...
  • Luxury Daily - New York retail to benefit from 16M passersby at Westfield World Trade Center
    8/11/2016 @ 4:00 AM - Rendering of Westfield World Trade Centers interior Montblanc, Smythson and Stuart Weitzman are among the brands ushering in New York's latest retail development as the city works to overhaul its downtown shopping district. Westfield World Trade Center, an upscale shopping destination, is penned as 'the new port of entry to Lower Manhattan,' as the area is home to 60,000 neighborhood residents, 300,000 daily commuters who pass through the subway terminal and nearly 15 million international tourists. As it gears up to open its doors for the first time Aug. 16, Westfield World Trade Center is already identifying as New York's latest landmark. Under the Oculus Seen as a center of hope,...
  • Inman News - Podcast: How to double your real estate commissions in 10 steps
    8/11/2016 @ 4:00 AM - Would doubling your real estate commissions by next year help improve your life both personally and professionally? If you answered "yes," then take a look below at the list of 10 steps real estate agents can take to double their real estate commissions by next year ...