Why Is Rent Skyrocketing?

Why Is Rent Skyrocketing?
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Why Is Rent Skyrocketing?

Zachary Crockett | The Hustle

'Among our findings:

  1. 71% of renters had rent hikes in 2021-2022
  2. The average increase was 14.6% (or $275/mo)
  3. More than half of all landlords cite market demand as the reason for rent hikes'

The Hustle surveyed 3k+ renters and landlords to find out how much rent has gone up in 2022, and what’s driving the surge. (7 minute read)

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Preparation: The Antidote to Fear of Failure

Darius Foroux | dariusforoux.com

'Preparation helps you try out new things and go the distance. It’s there to reassure you that you have something to fall back on if things go wrong'

Why are we so afraid of doing something new? (3 minute read)

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Unsocial Media: The Real Effects of More Screen Time

Howard Rankin | Psychology Today

'Research suggests that today's youth has about half the exposure to critical real-life social interaction that pre-internet generations did'

Loss of real-life interaction can hamper social development. (4 minute read)

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Why Punish?

Peter Baldwin | The MIT Press Reader

'Our era is the safest and least violent in human history. We are less likely to be killed, assaulted, or otherwise physically harmed today than ever before'

Historian Peter Baldwin explores the evolution of the state's role in crime and punishment over 3,000 years. (10 minute read)

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Visualizing the New Era of Energy

Govind Bhutada | Visual Capitalist

'Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it'

Minimalism, as the word is most often used these days, pertains to a lifestyle of intentionally owning less. (5 minute read)

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📺 Video: What Kind of Atheist Are You? | Big Think | 5 Min

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🎙Podcast: Airlines, Housing, and Your Wardrobe | Motley Fool Money | 26 Min

Home sales fell nearly 6% in July. Jason Moser discusses: The challenge for 1st-time home buyers, the airline industry's woeful track record on share buybacks,  and the growing trend of 2nd-hand fashion and the opportunities for companies involved.

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🤔 Something to think about: 'Talking about the thing and doing the thing vie for the same resources. Allocate your energy appropriately' - Ryan Holiday

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