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J.D. here with another week of great money stories to share with you. No fancy introductions today. Let’s dive right in.
What the future of the American house looks like. — [Veranda] “To examine just how much our desires and priorities have changed, we polled more than 170 architects and designers on everything from mudroom must-haves to how we host guests. The results are in. Welcome home, where the party’s just beginning.”
Four-day workweek an ‘overwhelming success’ in Iceland. [BBC News] — “Workers reported feeling less stressed and at risk of burnout, and said their health and work-life balance had improved. They also reported having more time to spend with their families, do hobbies and complete household chores.”
Heaven or high water: Selling Miami’s last 50 years [Popula] — Here’s the thing. I know climate change is a political issue, although I’m not sure why. To me, it seems perfectly clear that climate change is happening. You can debate whether or not it’s human-caused, and that’s fine. You can debate whether or not we ought to try to change it or not, and that’s fine. Debate away. But the reality is, you — or your children, anyhow — are going to have to make decisions based on this fact. This article from 2019 is about the real estate market in 2019. And based on recent events, it’s remarkably prescient. [Here’s a two-year follow-up to that piece]
To wrap things up, I’ve been thinking about giving up caffeine. I was raised Mormon, so didn’t consume caffeine (not even an iota) for the first sixteen or seventeen years of my life. Now I’m addicted. But I’ve been thinking of cutting it out cold turkey. Maybe that’s why this Joe Rogan interview was so interesting to me. Here’e what Michael Pollan learned from quitting caffeine for three months.
Sure would be interesting to try, anyhow.
Okay, that’s it for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with more great stuff. Join me, won’t you?