Flight Attendant Adopts Stray Dog Who Wouldnt Stop Waiting For Her Outside Hotel

September 5, 2016

German flight attendant Olivia Sievers first met Rubio, the stray dog, in Buenos Aires during one of her frequent flights to Argentina 6 months ago. Sievers showed the lonely pooch affection and gave him some food and that was it – the dog couldn’t bear the idea of never seeing Sievers again, so he started waiting for her outside her hotel every time she’d come to Buenos Aires. “I tried…

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Your Wanderlust Will Go Crazy When You See ‘The Best Island In The World’

Everyone knows tropical islands are the perfect place to have fun under the sun. However, when it comes to finding the ultimate oasis in the middle of the ocean, not all islands are created equal. So then, which destinations serve as the ultimate seaside escape? Travel + Leisure magazine just released its annual list of the best islands the world has to offer, and an island in the Philippines called…

July 28, 2016
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Gardens in the sky: The rise of green urban architecture

(CNN)With its balconies bursting with trees and shrubs, the “Bosco Verticale,” or “Vertical Forest” is giving rise to an entirely new take on the traditional idea of the urban jungle.   As city dwellers feel the squeeze on their living space and recreational areas, the twin residential towers in Milan, Italy offer up a refreshing vision of how urban skylines might look in the future.   Designed by Stefano Boeri…

July 28, 2016
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California Powers 6 Million Homes With Solar Energy, Slays Record

A new renewable energy record has come to light. Thanks to a heat wave, California was able to shatter a state solar record. On July 12 at 1:06 p.m., several large solar plants dotted throughout the state produced 8,030 megawatts of electricity, according to the California Independent System Operator — and it would know. The organization runs most of the state’s power grid. According to San Francisco Gate, that’s enough energy to…

July 28, 2016
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Millennials will spend 53,000 on rent before age of 30, thinktank says

Resolution Foundation says baby boomers spent just 9,000, in report that highlights struggle of young people to buy a home Millennials will spend 44,000 more on rent by the time they reach 30 than baby boomers did, according to a report that underlines the struggle younger generations face to save for a deposit on a house. A combination of falling homeownership levels and the rising cost of renting meant that…

July 28, 2016
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New York’s remodelled Governors Island has built-in climate change defense

Amid rising seas, a park on the island uses Dutch ingenuity to protect itself while maintaining its beauty with barely a seawall to be seen The Netherlands may have surrendered what is now New York to the English 352 years ago, but if Americas largest city is to withstand the inexorable rise of the seas in the years to come, Dutch ingenuity may well prove crucial. On Tuesday, a remodelled…

July 28, 2016
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She dances by her horse. When he sees her? I couldnt stop laughing!

July 5, 2016

Horses are one of the most unique and amazing animals ever. They actually display very sweet emotions which most people are not aware of. We usually see these huge, towering specimens and we marvel in their movement. But they indeed do have sweet personalities as well! All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor is the song that this woman is dancing to. And guess what? The horse wants in on…

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If I lived in that house: my addiction to the fantasy of online real estate

July 5, 2016

In the midst of peak moving season, Melody Warnick ponders her obsession with real estate websites that are constructed to elicit desire for a new reality My friend Sarah was scrolling through listings of homes on the real estate app Zillow when she experienced the homebuyers equivalent of a meet-cute. There, in full-color photos, was her dream house. Acreage for fruit trees! Big bedrooms for all three kids! Giddy, Sarah…

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Apples smart home endgame: the HomeKit-powered Apple House’

July 5, 2016

Brookfield Residential homes in the Southern California area, likes those pictured above, will start offering built-in HomeKit infrastructure later this year. Image: Brookfield Residential New homebuyers today have many things to choose from: wood floors or tile, granite or stainless steel countertops, central air or window units. But later this year, you’ll be able to decide if you want to make your space a fully Apple-supported smart home, built from…

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Bretagne, The Last 9/11 Ground Zero Search Dog, Has Died

July 5, 2016

Following the horrific terror attacks of September 11, thousands of search and rescue workers descended upon New York. Firefighters, police and volunteers all began the difficult task of looking for survivors among impossible odds. Joining in on the search were an estimated 300 dogs. On Monday, the last surviving 9/11 Ground Zero search and rescue dog, Bretagne, died at the age of 16. Denise Corliss, Bretagne’s owner, friend and partner,…

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