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After Damaging Wildfires, California Residents Focusing On Preventive Landscaping

Landscaping projects can actually increase a home’s resale value by up to 14%. And while every homeowner knows that landscaping is great for improving a property’s visual appearance, far too few people know that these projects can protect property from other dangerous hazards. When a wildfire starts, for instance, it will engulf virtually anything in its path. […]

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Gramercy Park Condo Shows The Green Side Of NYC Luxury Living

A New York City development company is leading the charge toward greener high rise living. The New York Times reports that Alfa has broken ground on the fifth building of its Village Green project, which started in 2007. This condo will be located on East 21st Street and 3rd Avenue near Gramercy Park. According to The New York Times, the […]

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‘This Will Blow Your Mind,’ Musk Tweets About Tesla Semi Truck Reveal

Automotive enthusiasts are steering their attention toward the reveal of Tesla’s new semi truck. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk promised that the truck will be officially unveiled in a webcast this week, Forbes reports. The company has provided hints about this all-electric vehicle, but the public will finally get the full picture. “Tesla Semi Truck unveil to […]

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Reno-Sparks Convention Center May Be Expanding For Larger Events

Reno, Nevada’s tourism industry may be making bigger leaps. According to the Reno Gazette Journal, the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno-Tahoe may be expanding. A feasibility study was approved by the RSCVA board of directors to determine the reality of expanding the center. The center last received a major renovation in 2002. During that time, […]

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The ‘Hamdog’ Is Dead, But NYC Still Has Plenty of Food Mashups

Last year, Australian entrepreneur Mark Murray made headlines when he combined two American favorites — the hot dog and the hamburger — to form the aptly named “Hamdog.” Murray had plans to open up his own restaurant in Times Square and share his patented dish with countless hungry New Yorkers, but since his Kickstarter campaign […]

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These NYC Schools Won’t Accept Paper OR Plastic: It’s All About The Bitcoin

There are over 4 trillion paper documents in the U.S. alone and they are growing at a rate of 22% per year. Nearly three-fourths of young children within the U.S. participate in a preschool program, but that doesn’t mean that high-quality schools are always the most financially feasible for many parents. In an effort to provide […]

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Timeshare Liquidation Company Receives ‘F’ From BBB For Withholding Client Cash

Better Business Bureau has warned the public of a timeshare liquidation company for not honoring their money back guarantee. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Travis Dibben, owner of Escape Resolutions, has been the subject of 32 BBB complaints in 20 states. The BBB has given the company an “F” for their business practices. The average price of […]

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New York City Hospitals Rank Low, Very Low, For Patient Safety

How safe is your hospital? The answer might actually surprise you. A new report by nonprofit Leapfrog ranks 2,600 hospitals, giving letter grades based on safety. There are currently 5,564 registered hospitals in the United States, so Leapfrog assessed nearly half of the nation’s largest healthcare facilities. The Hospital Safety Grade report provides insight into the states with the […]

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Gillibrand’s Got A Plan To Protect Cyclists (And Potentially Prevent Terrorist Attacks)

The day after a terrorist rented a pickup truck with the intent to hurt and kill American citizens on a New York City bike path, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced a bill that could protect pedestrians and cyclists — and potentially prevent another attack like this from occurring. The Stopping Threats On Pedestrians Act (also […]

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DSNY Opens Microgrant Program For Local Businesses To Combat Food Waste

The NYC Department of Sanitation is taking larger steps to reduce the amount of food waste in New York City. According to Fast Company, DSNY’s nonprofit agency, the Foundation for New York’s Strongest, announced on November 3 that it would be implementing a new microgrant program. The program is aimed at local businesses interested in […]