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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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OPEN HOUSE! PRESENTING THE HISTORIC LEWIS HILL PLANK HOUSE IN NEWCASTLE, MAINE

OPEN HOUSE MAY 5, 2013: 11 am – 1 pm. There is a fascinating construction method. There is gorgeous and respectful restoration. And there is even a stone hidey-hole for when the… er… Native Americans came by to press their … Continue reading

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O+W: MAYBE YOUR MATH ANXIETY IS REALLY MATH AGONY

Math anxiety is just one for of our “danger ahead” system. The same Presumably the brain feels pain when you experience “dental dread,” or the grit-in-your-eye sensation of owing an apology. Dread is painful. Continue reading

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