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Owning vs renting, inflation, baseball, drones, bullwhip effect, Oreos, and more.
The home price/rent ratio, a measure of housing valuation, is at the highest level since 2006.
Hot economy, rising inflation: The Fed has never successfully fixed a problem like this.
Home price gains are diverging across US regions.
Why baseball is still good for America:
The data of the American National Family Life Survey illustrate that there is a very strong relationship between engaging in local culture and the fostering of meaningful, home-grown sociability. Local events, and sports more specifically, can make connecting with others easier. They can help Americans to feel that they are part of something bigger than themselves, and they help establish a sense of place. As loneliness rises, social capital declines, and neighbors talk less, baseball and local sports can be a force that helps bring Americans together in an era of fracture, isolation, and dislocation.
Your next online order might be airborne:
Commercial deliveries via drone topped 600,000 globally in the past three years. Experts predict there will be as many as 1.5 million drone deliveries in 2022, distributing everything from pizzas to medical supplies.
Burned out or engaged at work?
TikTok? In-depth analysis: These creators have theories for everything on the internet, from celebrities to fashion trends.
Will the bullwhip do the Fed’s job on inflation? The bullwhip effect is something every supply chain 101 student learns about – the idea that upstream providers overproduce in reaction to a one-time demand shock.
The states that Americans sing about most:
Elon Musk: "A future worth getting excited about"
The idea behind Fan Controlled Football lives with every fan who has ever yelled at a TV screen, thrown a remote control across the room or cheered wildly when their favorite team finally did the thing they wanted them to do. This isn't brain surgery and we're not solving world peace, but for those of us who are truly fans hopefully the FCF is a whole lot of fun... and we could all use some of that these days!
Scientists publish breakthrough study in Oreo-splitting research: A new study introduces "Oreology," the study of the flow and fracture of sandwich cookies, to investigate if Oreo filling can be evenly split between wafers.
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