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What We’re Reading: December 11-15

Fire hazards, side hustles, yogurt, geology, Net Neutrality, traffic, and Star Wars. WATER YOUR TREE! Thank you. And while we’re on the subject, don’t plug space heaters into power strips. This tree substitute doesn’t need to be watered. Make...
December 15, 2017

What We’re Reading: December 4-8

Mistakes, archives, Twitter, Google, design, team building, streaming video, and productivity. First-time home buyers should avoid these missteps. This digital archive is helping families answer questions and heal. Wendy’s Twitter account continues to raise the bar on social media...
December 8, 2017

What We’re Reading: Nov. 27-Dec. 1

Holiday tips, inspections, tiny living, design, science, communities, and AI. Need a little inspiration as you decorate your home for the holidays? Buying a Christmas tree this season? Make sure you secure it! And don’t do this. Traveling to...
December 1, 2017

What We’re Reading: Nov. 20-22

Thanksgiving, lies, presents, contests, design, finance, and housing cycles. Hosting for the holiday? Check out these tips to make your guests feel at home. Did you start brining your turkey yesterday? Need AI support? Ever wonder how the giant...
November 22, 2017

What We’re Reading: Nov. 13-17

Thanksgiving prep, design, and tech. This marvelous product from Stove Top is sold out, but maternity pants should still do the trick. Just a reminder for the novice Thanksgiving chefs out there that the Butterball Hotline really does exist....
November 17, 2017

What We’re Reading: Nov. 6-10

Questionable products, security, dessert, waiting, bugs, time, art, glitter, communities, and autonomous vehicles. Welcome to 2017, where the following items are being sold: Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C, & Exhibit D. Finally! A purpose for lava lamps. Leave...
November 10, 2017

What We’re Reading: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

Pricing, hauntings, misbehavior, groceries, engineering, HR, plots, and voids. Noticing a rise in house prices? It’s not just you. According to some sources, there are specters  hanging around the White House. dead cat/flickr/2010 Kids will be kids, but we’d...
November 3, 2017

What We’re Reading: October 23-27

Pumpkins, archives, Chicago, incentives, conservation, AirBnB, skeuomorphisms, and demand. As fun as this looks, we wonder who would have come up with this idea in the first place? Tom Hanks says archives are important. Any questions? liz west/flickr/2012 Speaking...
October 27, 2017

Bullet Journaling FTW

Earlier this year I took a page from my supervisor’s book and started keeping my lists and notes in a journal. This came after years of loose leaf to-do lists bound together in 6 month increments with binder clips....
October 25, 2017

What We’re Reading: October 16-20

Office haunts, security, natural disasters, family, environment, heating, germs, nuisance, and Halloween. It would be a little difficult to get those TPS reports done with restless spirits about! Better make sure there aren’t any images of your keys out...
October 20, 2017