Facing the Heat Without Air Conditioning [Chicago Tribune] Ninety percent of people have a/c in their homes?! Yeesh, sweating is not the end of the world, people. It even makes your skin look better. (I say this with some level of acknowledged privilege, since I live in a dank, dark, bunker-like basement apartment that never gets hotter than like 75 degrees.)
Trump Gave Huge Chunks of the Old Post Office Project to His Kids [Buzzfeed] He also leveraged a $2 million stake in the project into a $200 million overall deal. He should just talk about the ingenuity of this deal nonstop, instead of … all that other stuff he keeps talking about.
Dupont Circle’s Infamous Party House Is For Sale [Curbed DC] I don’t care how thoroughly this place has been cleaned by professionals, the future owners WILL find a condom wrapper months from now somewhere in the house.
China’s Futuristic Road-Straddling Bus Is Actually Happening [Arch Daily] We read about so many great ideas on the internet that *should* happen, but almost none of them happen. I guess that’s why I’m so surprised by this. The only downside is that a lot of people who get an extra 30-40 minutes of sleep once a week and then blame it on their bus getting stuck in traffic are now going to be out of luck.
Metro Adds Wi-Fi to Six Stations [DCist] *Googles “how to put out electrical fire”*
Making Wood Last With Fire, Not Paint [Off Grid Quest] Using fire to scorch the wood siding on your house will make it last longer! Definitely go out this weekend and start blasting the side of your house with a makeshift flamethrower.