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Your Shower Is Leaking

The co-op board told my friend her shower was leaking into the apartments below. She was instructed to under no circumstances use the shower until it was repaired. Faced with an undiagnosed amount of serious plumbing work, she began by going to the home improvement...
Shop ‘Til Somebody Drops

Shop ‘Til Somebody Drops

Thousands of years ago, we were all hunters of wild animals and gatherers of wild foods. Responsibilities were allocated by gender. Hunting was a male task, as men were bigger and stronger. Women’s responsibilities included child-rearing, cooking, and gathering...

Tornadoes

In the United States 1,200 tornadoes a year kill 50 people. Texas has 149 tornadoes a year, Kansas has 93, and Oklahoma has 64. So Texas is the most dangerous place, right? That’s the deduction most people make, but a few of us know the importance of taking more...