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Archive for: August 2015

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NYC Welcomes New Rooftop Oasis

According to a recent report from CBS News, the Jacob Javits Center in New York City has installed a rooftop green oasis the size of nearly five footb...
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Even Some One-Percenters Have Trouble Affording Elite Private School Educations for Their Kids

Although 20% of children live in poverty throughout the United States, there’s a new group that’s beginning to feel left out of the privat...
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Buffalo, NY’s School-Bus-Sized Snow Piles Finally Melt

A full eight months after last year’s infamous “Snowvember” storm, snow still remains in Buffalo, NY — in the form of two mass...
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Could Your Air Conditioner Be Making You Sick?

Many can’t imagine life without air conditioning during the hot summer months. But what if the very thing that’s keeping you cool is also ...
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Colored Fun Run or Potential Powder Keg?

You may not think combustible dust is something to worry about, but it’s more prevalent a cause for concern than you might suspect. Between 2009...
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High-Tech Plumbing Comes to Small-Town America

People don’t tend to think of plumbing repairs as being particularly high-tech. But the use of “trenchless” sewer and pipe rehabilitation is slo...
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U.S. Teens Start School Too Early, and Need to Get More Sleep

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that most U.S. teenagers start school too early, which prevents them f...
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America Seems to Be Divorcing the Idea of Las Vegas Weddings

According to surveys, approximately 40% of couples about to tie the knot report that their choice of wedding venue should reflect their personality. A...
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Say Goodbye to Newsfeed Clutter With Facebook’s New Application Tool

When it comes to clutter, 80% of people think that it stops productivity right in its tracks –but what about clutter on your social networking s...
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The Jewel Thief That Almost Cost JC Penney a Pretty Penny

They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But what about $160,000 worth of stolen jewelry? On July 13th, Marie Anne Khanh Hodang, a JC Pe...