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Upzoning May Not Be An Effective Solution To Affordable Housing, Study Shows

The construction of taller, denser housing may not be the solution to the nation’s low housing supply, data shows. According to a recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “upzoning” has no impact on local housing supply and actually leads to higher, not lower, local housing prices.

The study, published in the journal Urban Affairs Review and led by urban planning doctoral student Yonah Freemark, analyzed the effects of upzoning in Chicago neighborhoods in the 2010s.

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Sisters, Ages 5 and 8, Use Wilderness Training To Survive 44 Hours Lost In Woods

Recreational and outdoor fitness activities are incredibly popular. Millions of people just cringe-watched Free Solo and merely viewing something that jaw-dropping can be inspiring. The global wellness industry is worth an equally jaw-dropping $3.7 trillion, a large portion of which includes outdoor training programs. These outdoor training skills, however, are rarely applied in true survival situations, let alone by children.

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FDA Approves New Treatment For Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted its first approval on a new breast cancer treatment. According to CNN, the FDA has approved a new immunotherapy treatment regimen combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy, specifically Tecentriq and Abraxane.

The immunotherapy regimen received accelerated approval for patients with triple-negative breast cancer that is locally advanced or metastatic, can’t be surgically removed, and whose cells include a protein called PD-L1.

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Black And Hispanic Americans Create Less Pollution, But Breathe In More Of It

Black and Hispanic populations in the U.S. are breathing in more air pollution than they’re creating, new data shows. According to new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, white populations in the U.S. are creating more air pollution than black and Hispanic populations, but people of color are breathing in more of it.

There are biological, chemical, and physical hazards that can contaminate food and the environment. Researchers at the University of Minnesota identified which products/services have a byproduct of air pollution such as factories and transportation.

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New Oregon Bill Could Ban Landlords From Charging Pet Rent

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban pet rent. Known as House Bill 2683, the bill would prevent landlords from charging their tenants for additional rent if they choose to keep animals in their apartments.

Up to 70% of apartment renters say they own pets, and 44% of U.S. households own a dog. When moving into an apartment, renters often have to pay a pet deposit between $100 to $300 with additional monthly fees known as pet rent.

Pet rent can range anywhere between $10 to $50 a month depending on the size and type of pet. Pet rent for dogs is often higher than rent for cats. Lawmakers say these additional monthly fees are unnecessary and are driving an increase in rent across the state.

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Patton Oswalt Can Restore Your Faith in Humanity With A Tweet

Potential Twitter Scuffle Turns Into Renewed Hope For Humanity

It’s no secret that the political climate over the last few years has brought a disturbing amount of division to American society. Whichever side of the aisle you stand on — or if you hate political aisles altogether — at the end of the day, we’re all human beings living with one another. Nothing magnifies that fact more than social media.

With social media, we take everyone everywhere with us. Friends, family, strangers, the best and the worst are all right there, a few keystrokes away. This doesn’t bring out the best in humanity. Or, we hear about the good far less than we are given forensic social studies of the bad.

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UNCG College Student Discovers Man Is Living In Her Closet

Life often imitates art, but one student attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro didn’t expect her life to turn into a horror movie. Just as movie attendees have been shocked for decades, Maddie was stunned to find a 30-year-old man inside the closet of her off-campus apartment. Continue reading

Poacher Sentenced To Year In Prison, Forced To Watch Bambi

It’s a total bummer that everything in life costs money. Just keeping your home warm or cool makes up 54% of your annual utility bills. One thing that’s more expensive than most anything you can think of is breaking the law. One hunter figured this out the hard way and will be paying for it for a while. But, with a twist.

Did we say hunter? We meant poacher. This past hunting season, authorities in Missouri caught wind of a substantial poaching operation. Big enough to be among the largest poaching operations in the state’s history.

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