Higher housing prices in blue states may affect presidential election, report says | US news | The Guardian

Higher housing prices in blue states may affect presidential election, report says | US news | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/25/housing-price-trends-blue-red-states-presidential-election-chart?cmp=oth_b-aplnews_d-1 Since 1984, the US has seen a profound shift in wealth as house values in blue states have risen far more than those in red states, researchers find Jana Kasperkevic in New York Higher housing prices […] more…

Hey Hillary Clinton: Here’s How To Debate a Narcissist – The Daily Beast

Hey Hillary Clinton: Here’s How To Debate a Narcissist – The Daily Beast http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/25/hey-hillary-clinton-here-s-how-to-debate-a-narcissist.html Getty I had an odd inquiry from a member of the press recently. She wondered if I were the narcissism expert hired by the Clinton campaign to help in debate prep. I wasn’t. But that inquiry did start me thinking: Assuming […] more…

The United Nations’ historic meeting on antibiotic resistance puts the threat on a level with HIV and Ebola — Quartz

The United Nations’ historic meeting on antibiotic resistance puts the threat on a level with HIV and Ebola — Quartz http://qz.com/788548/the-united-nations-historic-meeting-on-antibiotic-resistance-puts-the-threat-on-a-level-with-hiv-and-ebola/ Chase Purdy more…

Vanity Fair: Barack Obama and Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Ultimate Exit Interview

News As his two-term presidency draws to a close, Barack Obama is looking back—at the legacies of his predecessors, as well as his own—and forward, to the freedom of life after the White House. In a wide-ranging conversation with one of the nation’s foremost presidential historians, he talks about his ambitions, frustrations, and the decisions […] more…

Who are America’s ‘super’ gun-owners?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/americas-super-gun-owners-161748423.html America may hold a reputation as a country of gun owners, but a new survey shows that roughly half of the nation’s weapons are owned by just three percent of the population. Three percent of Americans own eight or more firearms, a cumulative 133 million of the country’s 265 million weapons, according to an […] more…

An American tragedy: why are millions of trees dying across the country? | Environment | The Guardian

An American tragedy: why are millions of trees dying across the country? | Environment | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/19/tree-death-california-hawaii-sudden-oak?cmp=oth_b-aplnews_d-1 A quiet crisis playing out in US forests as huge numbers of trees succumb to drought, disease, insects and wildfire – much of it driven by climate change Oliver Milman in Oahu and Alan Yuhas in San […] more…

An angry Obama puts himself on the ballot – POLITICO

An angry Obama puts himself on the ballot – POLITICO http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/obama-congressional-black-caucus-228327 By Edward-Isaac Dovere •09/17/16 11:11 PM EDT President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards on Sept. 17 in Washington. | AP Photo It was part mockery, part shock-to-the-system wake-up call. Donald Trump is a nasty, hateful […] more…

Trump’s Behavior Similar To Male Chimpanzee, Says Jane Goodall | Huffington Post

Trump’s Behavior Similar To Male Chimpanzee, Says Jane Goodall | Huffington Post http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_57ddb84fe4b04a1497b4e512? Chris D’Angelo Associate Editor, HuffPost Hawaii Ian Waldie via Getty Images A Chimpanzee jumps at a glass screen as primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall holds a press conference at Taronga Zoo July 14, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. Donald Trump’s antics remind famed anthropologist […] more…

Tactical Urbanism

There’s a new term that has become popular in city planning circles: tactical urbanism. The idea is that small experiments, done cheaply and quickly, can make cities better, and more nimble. Some of the tactics are guerrilla methods: citizens might paint a crosswalk where they believe one should exist, or post their own road signs […] more…

Yahoo Finance: Harvard economist never thought his new study would take him where it did

The political system is hindering economic development in America.  This was a key finding in Harvard Business School’s study  on competitiveness. Professors, led by Michael Porter, found the political system was actually a key cause in hindering the economic development of the US. “I’m an economist and the last thing I thought I would end […] more…
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