What We’re Reading Archive

What We’re Reading: July 27-31

Land prices and uses of space, drawbacks of living in the future, international buyers, diverse hiring, negotiation, and more! Impressive use of animated maps, but very depressing content on the increase in land prices over the last forty years....
July 31, 2015

What We’re Reading: July 20-24

Icons, Earth, listings, card catalogs, gaudiness, sharks, video games, kale, HR changes, Minions, and shape-shifting homes! A radio icon is stepping down after four decades. It can only be assumed that Garrison Keillor’s retirement will be spent “where all...
July 24, 2015

What We’re Reading: July 13-17

Addiction, unusual homes, longevity, #PrimeDay, tidying, Flash fails, home evolution, and Millennial trends! Addicted to your smartphone? You’re not alone. Companies are coming up with ways to relieve your addiction. Could you live on the side of a cliff?...
July 17, 2015

What We’re Reading: July 6-10

World Champions***, historical soccer, wartime librarianship, exotic homes, property values, ball pits, Star Wars weather, incredible landscaping, and SHARK WEEK! From now on, “playing like a girl” should be regarded as a high compliment. The United States Women’s National...
July 10, 2015

What We’re Reading: June 29-July 2

Marriage equality, UP, 4th of July, coloring books, Siri Easter eggs, muralists, Millennials, and living in the future!  Last week we witnessed the SCOTUS landmark ruling on marriage equality and the internet broke. The White House was all colors...

What We’re Reading: June 22-26

Rooftop home, the Watcher, apartments vs. condos, owning a small village, #Dadcatch, news from Chicago’s Navy Pier, home inspections, millennials in the office, Gmail lab, and Hershey’s Chocolate!  This week in “Why Can’t I Live There?” And this week...
June 26, 2015

What We’re Reading: June 15-19

On this day in history: Civil Rights Bill Passed, Father’s Day fun, Stanley Cup excitement, incredible home improvements, cat videos, password hacking, Facebook crowdsourcing, and living in the future! On June 19, 1964 the US Senate passed the Civil...
June 19, 2015

What We’re Reading: June 8-12

What’s your dream home style?, What ugly building can you just not help loving?, New York housing game, How to avoid insects this Summer, Rise of the yuccie? Discover your dream home style, through this interactive Wall Street Journal...

What We’re Reading: June 1-5

Interesting reference questions from the New York Public Library, Talking Barbie coming this Fall, Legal marijuana is having an impact on the Denver housing market, Worlds tallest wooden structure Librarians love questions and finding answers.  The New York Public...

What We’re Reading: May 25-29

Facebook Messenger is Following You, Priciest home in America, How many Apple watches does your pet own?, IKEA is building a smart home system Facebook Messenger is the single most popular app in the entire iTunes store. Millions of...