THIS MARYLAND GHOST TOWN WAS DESTROYED BY A HURRICANE (AND “WELFARE CAPITALISM”)

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Over the course of a little more than a decade, Daniels, Maryland, a picturesque former mill town less than an hour from DC, was utterly destroyed – first by an economic paradigm shift, and then by a freak weather event. Today, the ghost town is a mildly popular destination for eccentric explorers, ruin porn aficionados, and people who want to see what the rest of America will look like fifty years from now. Oops, did I say that out loud? THIS MARYLAND GHOST TOWN WAS DESTROYED BY A HURRICANE (AND “WELFARE CAPITALISM”)

THE MARK ZUCKERBERG OF THE 90s IS SELLING HIS RIDICULOUSLY PALATIAL FLORIDA ESTATE

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James Clark is a former high school dropout from Texas who became a billionaire after he founded the companies behind Netscape, the first mainstream internet browser, and WebMD, the first mainstream website to make you break out in a cold sweat at 3AM by convincing you that your headache is caused by a brain tumor.  Although Netscape failed and WebMD is pretty much garbage, Clark is still a billionaire because, well, that’s how Silicon Valley works.  Clark races yachts (of course he does), married a Victoria’s Secret model (of course he did!), and owns some of the finest properties in the world, from Bunny Mellon’s New York City townhouse, to this historic Palm Beach oceanfront property, which is now for sale.  Interested?  It’s listed at $95,000,000.  You couldn’t even afford the pool cleaning fees.  Looking at photos is still free though (pending the repeal of net neutrality). THE MARK ZUCKERBERG OF THE 90s IS SELLING HIS RIDICULOUSLY PALATIAL FLORIDA ESTATE

STUDIES CONFIRM THAT EVERYONE SHOULD LIVE ALONE, EVEN (ESPECIALLY) IF YOU’RE MARRIED

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I always say that the fastest way to ruin a relationship is to move in together.  Nothing kills the spark of romance like discovering that your significant other is a secret hoarder who takes 45 minute showers and puts their clipped toenails in the potted plants.  And yet cohabitation is widely accepted as a necessary step in “real” coupledom.  Imagine my surprise when it turned out that science supported my side. STUDIES CONFIRM THAT EVERYONE SHOULD LIVE ALONE, EVEN (ESPECIALLY) IF YOU’RE MARRIED

DC DEVELOPMENT(S): REIMAGINING THE EASTERN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

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Like any major city, DC is always evolving. Buildings are being flipped, businesses being tweaked…the city is constantly moving in roughly a billion different directions. In all of the hubbub, it’s easy to forget that while it seems like the changes come at a million miles per hour, development takes time, and often a lot of it. One development that has been fighting for action for almost a decade now in Hill East is the old Eastern Branch Girls and Boys Club Building. DC DEVELOPMENT(S): REIMAGINING THE EASTERN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB