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Malibu Home Sale Sets LA County Record For Most Expensive

In the most expensive home sale ever for Los Angeles County, the priciest home on Malibu’s famous Billionaire’s Beach has found a buyer. Hotelier Peter Morton has an agreement in place to sell his oceanfront property in Malibu’s Carbon Beach, better known as Billionaire’s Beach, to natural gas billionaire Michael S. Smith and his wife, […]

Trying to stay sharp? STANDUP!

If you want to take a good stroll down memory lane, new research suggests you’d better get out of that chair more often. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that in people middle-aged and older, a brain structure that is key to learning and memory is plumpest in those who spend the most time […]

Lead paint: California ballot measure would hit taxpayers, not paint companies, with bill for cleanup

In a campaign that critics are calling one of the most brazen examples in recent years of corporations trying to saddle taxpayers with the bill for cleaning up pollution, three large paint companies are sponsoring a $2 billion statewide ballot measure to clean up lead paint contamination that courts have ruled is the manufacturers’ responsibility. In […]

After nearly six years of rising home prices, what’s next?

Will 2018 be the seventh year home prices go up? Or the year the market stalls? Will this be the year that tenants get the upper hand over landlords? Or will rent hikes just keep coming? In other words, will the seller’s market of the past 69 months continue in 2018? We interviewed 10 economists […]

Empty Housing Promises?

Villaraigosa and Newsom want to build more houses in California than ever before. Experts see the candidates’ goal as an empty promise Two of California’s leading candidates for governor say they’re going to end the housing shortage, a driver of the state’s affordability crisis. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa […]

People Don’t Actually Know Themselves Very Well…

People Don’t Actually Know Themselves Very Well Chances are, your coworkers are better at rating some parts of your personality than you are. When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “very stable genius,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness by journalists and comedians. But the truth is that no one has perfect self-awareness—you probably believe more than […]

Texting While Walking? Montclair, Ca. will start issuing $100 fines in August 2018.

Are we so distracted that we can’t look out for our own safety? Texting is one of the most common forms of communication with friends. It’s the best way to stay in touch with people outside of social media, but the hard part is when people constantly text even when completing their daily errands. Walking […]

Buying a Bay Area home now a struggle even for Apple, Google engineers

Bay Area home prices are out of reach for many middle-income families, but surely if you’re a highly prized engineer at Apple or Google you can afford a house here, right? Not so fast. These days even high-paid tech workers — the very people often blamed for driving up home prices — have to stretch to buy […]

Why Personal Tech Is Depressing

We live in an era of previously unimaginable luxury. Without leaving our sofas, we can conjure almost any book or film on our phone and enjoy it with exotic cuisine delivered right to our doorstep via an app. But there is a cost to this convenience that doesn’t appear on your credit-card statement. Our indoor, sedentary […]

Why do fans riot after a win? The science behind Philadelphia’s Super Bowl chaos.

Fires in the streets. Smashed windows. Flipped cars. Light poles toppled by alcohol-fueled crowds. Philadelphia awoke this morning after the triumph of Super Bowl Sunday to a city in disarray and this vexing question: What is it about sports that makes fans riot? Why do fans care so intensely about their teams? What is going […]