March April 2013

Adapt and reuse

Adaptive reuse has gained favor as Americans continue to migrate from the suburbs to redeveloped city downtowns and close-in townships along mass transit lines...

American revival and the miserables

She said that reminding herself of others' woes made her feel less overwhelmed, even fortunate. Let me get this straight. When she couldn't change the facts...

Little size. Little stuff. Big price. The LifeEdited apartment.

"I have come a long way from the life I had in the late 90s, when, flush with cash from an Internet start-up sale,...

Why renters are still driving America’s building boom

As America's housing market slowly heals, good news is pouring in from homebuilders: They're building more; they're hiring more workers; they're building bigger houses. Still,...

Large-scale investors push boom in singlefamily home rentals

Could they provide a form of safe harbor or sanctuary for thousands of families who were displaced by financial difficulties from their previous homes...

Best in show

"It's an absolute requirement to have a dog park in a new development if you want to be competitive in the market today," said...

Stop the press: print shop goes condo

But the dream faded at Printing House-along with dozens of other 1980s condos in New York-as the rea l esta te m arket entered...

21 principles of persuasion

After studying the most influential political, social, business and religious leaders, and trying countless techniques out myself, these are the 21 critical lessons I've...

Female leaders have tempers, too

Is Christine Quinn's temper being treated differently because she's a woman? Probably. Does that excuse it? No. Unless you follow New York politics, you probably...

Apartment hot spot: Florida

Wimberly at Deerwood, Preserve at Cedar River, Bridgewater at Wells Crossing, Mariner's Wharf, Country Club Lakes, Water's Edge. Those are just some of the Jacksonville-area...

Social media followers-yours, or your business?

Activity on his Twitter account, @Pontifex, ceased on the day of his departure, February 28. Pope Francis will take over the @Pontifex handle, and...

Use temptation to strengthen willpower

And when the staff brought out big, thick, gooey, homemade cookies during a break, I was already so far outside my circle of guilt...

Forget performance

It had taken us 11 years-and a lot of work-to get to this point. Eleanor is Episcopalian, the daughter of a deacon, and I...

Tightening the noose

The agency is too meddlesome, too unsophisticated, too blind to offenses occurring under its nose, too prone to Wall Street influence via a revolving...

Sustainability: the new green

The sustainability consultants at Minneapolis-based Sustology saw the stream, which runs from the Mississippi River underneath the Pillsbury A Mill, as a rare opportunity...

Boomtown big

But it's not just oil field workers who are feeling the squeeze for shelter. The police chief of one city has been living in...

Energy Star ratings in Boston: the talk

The Greater Boston Real Estate Board has come out strongly against the proposed ordinance questioning its energy scoring effectiveness and highlighting the financial burden...

Hack-proof your company’s social media

In the hour it took for officials to regain control, hackers proceeded to send 53 tweets to the burger chain's more than 80,000 followers,...

Can light make you more honest at work?

Although daylight saving time throws our circadian rhythms out of sync, the ongoing rationale for changing the world's clocks twice each year has been...

A funny thing happened in response to my Craigslist ad

Originally, the Act precluded discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. As the years march on, the...

HUD’s race-based housing

A major goal of President Obama's second term is to use the brute force of government to reduce inequality. This played out in the struggle...

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