THIS SELF-CLEANING HOUSE SHOULD’VE BEEN MORE POPULAR THAN THE IPHONE – SO WHY WASN’T IT?

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Photo courtesy: The New York Times

I hate cleaning my house, so I just don’t do it.  That sometimes leads to situations like the time I began sorting through a pile of sweaters on the floor of my bedroom and uncovered a writhing nest of silverfish.  Still, I refuse to clean.  Imagine my surprise when I recently learned there’s a decades-old solution to my problem that no one told me about. THIS SELF-CLEANING HOUSE SHOULD’VE BEEN MORE POPULAR THAN THE IPHONE – SO WHY WASN’T IT?

SAY WHAT?! DUPONT UNDERGROUND WELL IS RUNNING DRY

Dupont Underground has come quite a long way since their former Streetcar Named Desire tunnel days decades ago and the new problems it’s facing have us feeling all STELLAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

I mean, don’t get us wrong – this is far from the worst of the worst this little space has seen. After all, there was also that one time in the 90’s when something called the Dupont Down Under food court crashed and burned. SAY WHAT?! DUPONT UNDERGROUND WELL IS RUNNING DRY

“The sprawling living room has tons of built-ins and a wet bar in the corner that can be hidden behind sliding doors, so when you want the party to be over, you can just slam the bar doors closed and stand there with your arms crossed until everyone takes the hint.”

“The sprawling living room has tons of built-ins and a wet bar in the corner that can be hidden behind sliding doors, so when you want the party to be over, you can just slam the bar doors closed and stand there with your arms crossed until everyone takes the hint.”

NEED MORE ROOM? DON’T REMODEL – HAVE A YARD SALE

Having a yard sale is great because you can get rid of a bunch of junk you don’t want anymore, and people will give you money for it! But be warned: It’s a lot of work. That’s why some people just donate their unwanted items to charity instead. This is a noble gesture, but if you could use a little extra cash this summer, you might want to have a yard sale.

It’s critical that you plan it carefully. If you skip any important steps, you won’t make many sales, then you will have dragged all your stuff out on the front lawn and sat with it in the hot sun for nothing. NEED MORE ROOM? DON’T REMODEL – HAVE A YARD SALE

A PAIR OF “DEATH RAY” BUILDINGS AND THE ARCHITECT WHO DESIGNED THEM

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Back in September 2010, a lawyer from Chicago named Bill Pintas was lying poolside at the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas.  It was just after noon.  He was lying on his stomach when he started to feel painfully hot.  When he went to put his flip flops on, they were half-melted, so he ran barefoot into the shade.  Once there, he smelled something burning, and realized his hair had been singed. When Pintas returned to his chair, a plastic shopping bag he’d left there was melted, and when he asked hotel staff about it, they were apologetic but unsurprised.  A waitress told him that plastic drink cups that were left out by the pool were often melted, and she even had a name for the phenomenon;  “The Vdara Death Ray.” A PAIR OF “DEATH RAY” BUILDINGS AND THE ARCHITECT WHO DESIGNED THEM

INVENTION SPOTLIGHT: A SOLAR-POWERED TENT FOR THE HOMELESS

I know, I know – I cover homelessness a lot on the blog. A huge reason for that is because, like it or not (for the record – not), it’s prevalence is undeniable. There are over 500,000 homeless people in the United States. A 2016 survey even found that Washington DC had one of the highest homeless rates of 32 US cities. Yikes. But the reason I keep covering it is because there are more and more people taking a look at this issue and tackling it from new, innovative angles. It’s proof that people rule and 2017 is quite a time to be alive. INVENTION SPOTLIGHT: A SOLAR-POWERED TENT FOR THE HOMELESS

THE TOP 4 SWANKIEST BARS IN DC

When people with class look for a place to kick back a few drinks and relax, they don’t want to go just anywhere. No. Instead, they go to some of the most stylish and luxurious places in the city. D.C., known for its politics and history, has some of the swankiest bars in the country. These bars cater to some of  D.C.’s most elite and most famous, powerful personalities, so you can bet they don’t slack with it comes to quality and expense. Here’s some of the most swanktastic bars in D.C. THE TOP 4 SWANKIEST BARS IN DC