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Why do people still commute to an office?

Writing in the Pacific Standard, Greg Rosalky asks Why do we still commute? Why, in this age of internet and computers, do we still go to offices? He discusses Norman Macrae of the Economist, writing in 1975 about the impact of computers on the office. Once workers could communicate with …

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Masculine Attic Bedroom in Poland Exudes Character

Welcome to a contemporary attic bedroom that exudes personality. The owner, a young lawyer, decided to convert the empty attic of a building in Sopot, Poland, into a quiet place for relaxation.Studio Raca Architekci began by changing the geometry of the roof to make more space inside the new bedroom. …

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Another one bites the dust: Goodbye to the American Museum of Natural History's gem and mineral gallery

Understanding rocks, minerals and geology is critical to understanding the environment.TreeHugger gives a lot of space to architectural preservation and prefers restoration and revitalization to demolition. But sometimes, change is inevitable. Take the American Museum of Natural History’s Morgan Hall of Gems and Minerals, which closes today. Most kids going …

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Freshome Finds, Edition 2

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.Man has it been a week! At Freshome, we hope you find some joy from our favorite inspiration and deal finds for the weekend.Matte black …

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How the cost of lighting has changed over time

The cost of lighting is dropping faster than we can think of silly ways to waste it. In 1994, Yale professor William Nordhaus calculated the cost of lighting back to Babylonian times and found that, from the beginning of recorded history right through to the 1850s, light was really, really …

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