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January 16, 2020, 10am PST
A model of accessory dwelling unit reform will be under consideration this year in the Washington State Legislature.
Sightline Institute
January 1, 2020, 9am PST
National Geographic shared a list of 15 of its best images captured during the 2010s.
National Geographic
December 25, 2019, 11am PST
Since 1962, throwing a snowball in Wausau, Wisconsin could have gotten you a ticket.
Wisconsin Public Radio
December 25, 2019, 5am PST
Decorating for winter celebrations is an ancient tradition. The contemporary American version of the tradition comes in many forms.
National Geographic
December 24, 2019, 1pm PST
The media raised their collective eyebrows at statements made by President Trump about wind energy at an event this week.
The Hill
December 13, 2019, 9am PST
Maybe this should be called a Friday WTF?
Gizmodo
Feature
December 11, 2019, 9am PST
Songs about dystopia and catastrophe are impossible to avoid this year, but "Old Town Road" could be the path to redemption. Managing Editor James Brasuell assembled a Spotify playlist on songs about places from 2019.
James Brasuell
December 6, 2019, 5am PST
There's a map of Boston that points out all the best sledding spots. It seems like there are millions of kids living in other parts around the country that could benefit from a sledding map of their hometown.
The Boston Globe
November 28, 2019, 1pm PST
Here's one application of virtual reality we didn't see coming: happy cows and better milk.
CNN
November 23, 2019, 5am PST
Anywhere a Trader Joe's parking lot can be found, there's also an overfull parking lot capable of crushing souls.
McSweeney's
November 22, 2019, 5am PST
Meet the Ugly Gerry font.
The Week
November 17, 2019, 5am PST
Celebrities: they're just like we wish we had the time, space, and money to be.
BBC News
November 8, 2019, 6am PST
Two jokes in one: The Onion reports a totally fake news story about New York builds a super expensive fake subway station just to bust fare evaders.
The Onion
October 25, 2019, 5am PDT
Aruba is real. Jamaica is real. Bermuda, Bahama, Key Largo, and Montego are all real. There is no Kokomo located off the Florida Keys, however, as promised by a famous song by the Beach Boys.
South Florida Sun Sentinel
October 20, 2019, 7am PDT
Acorn Street in Boston has been described as the nation's most photographed street, and now residents who live on the private way are pushing for controls on the number of people visiting the narrow, cobblestone street.
The Boston Globe
September 27, 2019, 8am PDT
Trigger warning: this is going to get ugly.
Twitter
September 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
Bloor Street didn't land on this billion-year old rock; the rock landed on Bloor Street.
Toronto Star
September 13, 2019, 5am PDT
Kanye had 45 days to submit plans for the unpermitted buildings built on his property in Calabasas, California. Instead, the rapper tore the buildings down.
TMZ
September 6, 2019, 11am PDT
A humorous post offers advice on how to adjust to life trapped in a sea of cars swelled by school pick-up and drop-off schedules: think of it as "me time."
The Dallas Morning News
September 6, 2019, 5am PDT
A rational consumer might have anticipated the anxieties brought on by such small, expensive portable devices. Now the public is paying the price in the.
Gothamist