What We’re Reading: December 19-22

Winter, biology, travel, archaeology, seasonal favorites, technology, and careers. Curious what living on Mars might feel like? Chicagoans can tell you. Snow is showing up in some unexpected places. Very unexpected. It has before, too.  James Mann/flickr/2014 Baby brain...
December 22, 2016

Home Energy Use

It’s officially Winter, and I found a way to heat my apartment for free! Of course it involves coincidence and an overheated restaurant below my apartment, so it’s not scalable. For those of you who don’t live over people...
December 21, 2016

New and Updated in the Library – December 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: NEW in the Library at Realtor.org: Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) FIRPTA was enacted in 1980 to address perceived abuses by foreign investors, who, unlike US...
December 16, 2016

What We’re Reading: December 12-16

Phubbing, fake news, multitasking, chocolate, crime, tips, procrastination, and lights. How often do you check your phone in your significant other’s presence, and have you thought about how that makes your SO feel? Fake news is a thing, so...
December 16, 2016

What We’re Reading: December 5-9

#FlytheW, ceramics, offices, VR, agriculture, dessert, Pantone, bedding, and technology. Just a holiday reminder that the Cubs won the World Series. Nope. It’s cold in our office, but no where near as cold as the recommended office temp in...
December 9, 2016

What We’re Reading: November 28-December 2

Shortcuts, privacy, taste, nature, freelancers, stress, currency, and amusement. This article keeps showing up in my feed, so it must be useful. Cyber Monday has come and gone, but online shopping is forever. Take precautions. In case you feel...
December 2, 2016

Holiday Outreach and Marketing

The lights are up on Michigan Avenue, the Christkindlmarket is open in Daley Plaza, and Sears Tower (no, we won’t call it Willis) is lit up with red and green – the holiday season is in full force here...
November 30, 2016

What We’re Reading: November 14-18

Technology, nature (bad), nature (good), inventory, toys, information, and Thanksgiving. Some genius devised a new, and much improved, use of drone technology! You might have heard something about the disappearance of bees over the past 10 years or so....
November 18, 2016

New eBooks – November 2016

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library...
November 14, 2016

What We’re Reading: November 8-11

Nature, listings, mail, drones, logos, hotels, maps, dogs, halftime shows, and coffee vessels. The earth and communities are still recovering years after natural devastation. Think about how much thought and effort you put into a listing, then look at...
November 11, 2016