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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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IT’S RRRRRTH DAY: IS YOUR R-VALUE HIGHER THAN A PILGRRRIM’S?

I’ve been studying the R-value of wood. Specifically, how does an inch of wood compare to an inch of fiberglass or foam insulation? I ask because my brother is preparing to sell his “plank house.” Continue reading

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