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Offshore Wind Turbines Could Tame Hurricanes

online.wsj.com — Could an armada of giant windmills reduce damage from the next big hurricane? A study by scientists at Stanford University and the University of Delaware suggests that U.S. coastal cities could be spared by installing tens of thousands of gigantic wind turbines offshore in arrays up to 20 miles long.

Art Glass Offers Clear Advantages to Collectors

online.wsj.com — There was a time when glass was a craft. But in recent years it has become something more: an established art form, and an attractive-and affordable-investment. "Art glass is a great way to begin collecting art because there is so much available at so many price points," says Carina Villinger, head of 20th century decorative art and design at Christie's.

Alicia Glen + Bill de Blasio: House + Home in New York

ozy.com — In the big, green deep Alicia Glen has a habit of swimming with sharks and surviving. As head of Goldman Sachs' Urban Investing Group for more than a decade, she piloted the notoriously hard-nosed financial group into projects with a social impact - and solid cash returns.

How to Own a Vacation Home-With Someone Else

online.wsj.com — Figuring out how to share a vacation home is no day at the beach. But it may be the only way to have a day at the beach at all. That's because the price of second homes is rising, and few people have enough cash to buy one on their own, let alone enough vacation time to justify the purchase.

Health Savings Accounts Can Double as Shadow IRAs

3-D Printing's Promise-and Limits

online.wsj.com — Manufacturers are finding that a revolutionary technology has its limits. According to enthusiasts, 3-D printing was supposed to rewrite the rules of how things get built. Forget building new factories, or outsourcing production to China. The compact devices would launch a manufacturing renaissance centered in people's living rooms and garages.

Where Whale Oil Once Reigned, a Town Looks to Renewable Energy

online.wsj.com — Whale oil made New Bedford, Mass., America's energy capital in the early 19th century. Now the gritty fishing port is once again linking its future to energy-this time renewable. Not only is the city of 95,000 expanding its docks to supply wind farms off the Massachusetts coast, it's also becoming a major generator of solar power.

Is Chris Lilley too funny to be called racist?

dailyreview.crikey.com.au — TV is sometimes an unforgiving medium. Partly this is because as a society we're pretty harsh in our judgment of people who appear on it. So when Gerard Healy's brain explodes during AFL pre-game coverage or when Eddie McGuire's brain explodes during AFL post-game coverage, we mock, even condemn their actions as unprofessional.

Online studios lay claim to the entertainment market of the future

dailyreview.crikey.com.au — Orange Is the New Black returns for the second season early next month after an opening season that gained near-universal praise. But we live in the new Golden Era of TV; all the shows are great and coming back for more seasons. So what's so special about Orange Is the New Black?

Saving the snowy owl

cbsnews.com — lt;p>Snowy owls have been making trips that take them 3,000 miles from their usual habitat in the Arctic Circle, flying as far south as Florida -- and it's put the magnificent creatures in danger.
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Sep 23, 2014

Go hear Chris Stephen, one of the great foreign correspondents of our generation frontlineclub.com/libya-a-failed… #libya #muckreads

Sep 22, 2014

Surprising? White House fence-jumper was homeless Iraq vet with PTSD, arrested earlier with guns, map of Capital. #HelpOurVets #veterans

Sep 22, 2014

Art glass has some clear advantages for art collectors just starting out. on.wsj.com/1ql7Mhb via @WSJ

Sep 18, 2014

Anything less than a major victory for Independence will put Salmond in a weak position #lessbritain #ScotlandDecides

Sep 18, 2014

Untied Kingdom of less Britain? Or the Republic of Spotted Salmond? #lessbritain #ScotlandDecides

Sep 18, 2014

Scotland's spotted Salmond. Is he prepping for a Snowden-esque trip to Moscow if ref. fails? #scotland #whereisalex #lessbritain

Sep 12, 2014

Oh, Canada. Just when you were getting interesting, Rob Ford withdraws from race. vancouversun.com/news/Ford+with… #Canada



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