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THE PROBLEM WITH WINDOW, PART II

The second problem with windows is their many edges. The older the windows, the more edges they tend to have, and each edge raises the probability that winter is coming into your house. Continue reading

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THE PEDOMETER WITHIN: ACCURATE, AND PERVERSE

“Walkability scores” have permeated real estate in recent years, as Americans make the gradual, glacial, oceanlineresque turn toward a less car-centered lifestyle. But our onboard pedometer is not impressed. A new study of walking patterns shows that the brain is counting steps, and that its motto is: Less is best. Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM WITH WINDOWS

The problem with windows is that they allow people to stay indoors.
Prior to windows, if a human being wanted to see what she was doing, she had to work outside. Continue reading

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MY FANTASTIC MIDLIFE CRISIS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NEW ECONOMY

I became a writer in part because I believed it was my duty. I had the ability to explain cause and effect, even when they got complicated. I could map out the links that connect the future of the polar bears to your habits of hand-washing. Time was, a nonfiction writer could make a living doing such service. Continue reading

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