Monday, February 26, 2024

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Construction material prices on the rise

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Producer Price Index for February on Wednesday. It showed that core inflation for processed goods for...

The nudge of behavioral science

The White House Social and Behavioral Sciences team was officially launched in 2015. By executive order, Federal agencies are mandated to use behavioral science...

Why are apartments such good investments?

A new report from the NMHC Research Foundation seeks to answer this question. The report analyzes data from the National Council of Real Estate...

When worst-case is worse than you thought

By now most know that Massachusetts has received a shipment of liquid natural gas (LNG) from Russia. The seller and vessel were French, but...

A doctor’s note does not turn an animal into a service animal

Indiana Senate Bill 240 seeks to provide relief to apartment owners and operators dealing with purported emotional support animals. The bill passed the state’s...

California goes to war

It’s Friday as I report from my bunker here in Northern California. I’m afraid to venture out as things heat up on this side...

Light and the secret to well-being. A future with no blinds.

A couple of years back we learned at the Energy Summit that light not only regulates our circadian rhythm, sleep patterns, dopamine levels and...

Amazon Checking

Jeff Bezos has his eye on the unbanked. Apartment managers know who they are, particularly in the southern states. They are consumers without bank...

What kind of person are you? Let’s check your digital rating.

It’s closer than you think. Three years ago, Facebook patented a credit rating system to evaluate and mesh the financial histories of your friends...

Genetic hack creates plants that use 25 percent less water

Where I live, grass has been replaced with bark or rock, dotted by an occasional sprout of green that may, or may not, survive...

App fatigue and the future of IoT

Doorbell. Lights. Security cams. Garage door. Home cloud. Everything entertainment. Neighborhood watch. I'm only getting started. Sure, there's Echo or other hubs—big promise, little...

ADA: emotional support animals rising

A dear friend had emergency brain surgery this week. During the ensuing chaos, one of his two cats went missing. Something as simple as...

Amazon buys Ring doorbell for $1+ billion

It’s all part of the carefully-calculated Amazon home-invasion, right? Now Amazon, through its newly-acquired Ring smart doorbells, can monitor its packages on your doorstep....

When is the price of renewables prohibitive?

The annual worldwide investment in energy is more than $1.7 trillion: $650 billion in oil and gas, $300 billion in renewable electricity, and more...

The energy struggle is real in New England

It’s been a particularly cold winter across the U.S., but none were more impacted than New England where they’ve turned to burning nearly two...

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