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Your Kitten Is 5 Minutes Away: Because it's National Cat Day—a celebration...

Because it's National Cat Day—a celebration that arrives back-to-back with National Chocolate Day—Uber is offering to deliver kittens on-demand for 15-minute increments of playtime. The promotion, which is a partnership with the ASPCA and Cheezburger, will set lazy cat fanciers...

YMCA Wire: World's Oldest Basketball Court is Inside a Paris Basement

Photo via Messy Nessy Chic Though the game of basketball was invented in 1891 by a gym teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts, the oldest surviving basketball court can be found in the basement of a Parisian Y.M.C.A. Built in 1892, the...

Morning Linkage: Living on $9 an Hour in LA, Courteney Cox Buys Second Condo

· Big El Pueblo mixed-user moves ahead · What it's like to live on $9 an hour in Los Angeles · Mysteeeerious gravemarker found by the road in Bakersfield · Recapping the very boring battle over Santa Monica Airport...

You've Got Mail: 11 Vintage San Francisco Postcards and the Same Views Today

War Memorial Opera House, 1930s. ScenePast is a modern-day delivery system for vintage postcards in app form. Even for those of us who aren't the sort to send out e-cards, the app is something akin to a free-form game...

Future Mortgage Option: Lending Insurance To Avoid Rate Volatility

Imagine you’re one of the millions of Americans who have been locking in in record low interest rates on adjustable rate mortgages within the past few years. 4.0 percent on a 30 year mortgage is a good deal, but 2.25% on a 5 yr ARM, or 2.5% on a 7 yr ARM cuts your payment nearly in half. Show More Summary

Furniture: No Joke, This Seussian Bench is Actually Called 'Hairy J. Blige'

Photo via Architectural Digest Twin brothers Nikolai and Simon Haas, the irreverent and experimental designers behind the Haas Brothers brand, have added another piece to their Unique Beasts series, which is full of horned, legged, and fur-covered furniture. It's a...

Bunkers: How a 1940s Dutch Bunker Became a Tiny Vacation Home

Photo by Tim Van de Velde via Dezeen The Belgian architecture firm B-ILD has done the seemingly impossible, and converted a cramped World War II-era bunker in the nearby Netherlands into a half-subterranean vacation cabin that is... pretty welcoming....

AM Linkage: In Praise of Ted Gullicksen; Fancy Hotel Facelifts; A Faux Elbo

A photo posted by @tofuandwhiskey on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:18pm PDT · Ted Gullicksen remembered as passionate defender of SF renters' rights · Lawsuit: Quake standards altered at CA nuclear plant · Why are there anti-Muslim ads on Muni....

Conversions: Deeply Odd Seattle Penthouse Was Probably a Stripclub

Photo via Curbed Seattle You'd never know this from the sidewalk, but the top-floor penthouse in a Seattle condo building might have a dirty little secret. High up in the sky, the corner unit has been hiding nine poles, including...

10 rules for mastering the secret art of a skillful ___k

If you want to get your way with people, you've got to know how to __k. There are rules to follow to get the most out of your __k and become more skillful than ever at it. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Lifestyles of the Rich and the Richer: Manhattan Billionaire Flipping a $90M Penthouse for 'Fun'

In the New York, New York, borough of Manhattan, a hedge-fund billionaire has entered into talks to buy a penthouse for a reported $90M so he can sell it to someone else for a greater sum, because he "thought...

5 tips to make networking top of mind, and increase your leads

Networking is not reserved for literal networking events, no, there are ways you can be constantly incubating leads through your existing network, and here's how. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

TV TIME: American Horror Story's New Set is a Floral, Creeptastic Manor

All images copyright FX Networks, 2014. All rights reserved For all who were bewitched by last season's sultry New Orleans digs, take note: the lavish fictional mansion in American Horror Story: Freak Show...

Celebrity Real Estate: Bob Odenkirk Puts HIs Exquisitely '50s L.A. Home on the Market

As if you needed another reason to appreciate Bob Odenkirk, who turned sketch comedy weirder with Mr. Show, gave Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim their big break, and as Saul Goodman, helped make Breaking Bad a bit less depressing,.....

Linkage: London's Lost Tube Stations; a 21-Acre Horse Farm; More!

Photo via Curbed Detroit · Seattle's gorgeous new prefab homes. · Three more historic buildings destroyed. · Touring London's lost Tube stations. · Boston tower quickly sells three penthouses. · A full-size glass Statue of Liberty torch. · 21-acre horse...

10 agents you love to hate and how to cope

Recently, we took to social media and asked real estate agents to get real and tell us: When you’re working with other agents, what are the little (or big!) bad habits that drive you crazy? You told us!...

10 agents you love to hate and how to cope

Recently, we took to social media and asked real estate agents to get real and tell us: When you’re working with other agents, what are the little (or big!) bad habits that drive you crazy? You told us!...

This ‘listing’ has been staged … for Halloween

In case you missed the news that Redfin plans to create 3-D virtual tours for all of its listings with the help of tech firm Matterport, the two companies have teamed up on this spine-chilling spoof, just in time for Halloween!...

Museums: Bunker Hill's The Broad Art Museum Will Open in Fall 2015

A shot from inside The Broad taken in September 2013 Though it's been beset with delays, The Broad—the contemporary art museum built by and named for Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad—will be open sometime in the fall...

World Trade Center Tower Set to Rise After $1.6 Billion Bond Deal

Developer Larry Silverstein on Tuesday secured the money needed to construct his long-planned 1,170-foot 3 World Trade Center, selling nearly $1.6 billion of of tax-exempt bonds.

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