Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

How Holiday Shopping Can Help You With Home Shopping

How Holiday Shopping Can Help You With Home Shopping

When holiday shopping heats up, home shopping cools down. December is consistently one of the slowest home sales months of the year, according to real estate website Zillow.com. It’s almost as if consumers don’t have enough mental bandwidth to focus on both at the same time. But if you hope to buy a house in […]
Portland is keeping it weird by keeping Uber out, so we took an illegal ride

Portland is keeping it weird by keeping Uber out, so we took an illegal ride

Last night, I took an illegal Uber X trip. If we were caught, the driver could have been written a ticket with a minimum of $2,250, and risked having his car impounded and spending a night in jail. My driver, who we’ll call Bobby G at his own insistence, was skeptical about me from the […]
Older Americans a Pillar of Housing Market With High Ownership Rate

Older Americans a Pillar of Housing Market With High Ownership Rate

Bill Braswell is staying put in his Virginia home even though he could sell it for 10 times what he paid in 1980 and some of his retired friends are moving to warmer climates. “I’m on boards and commissions and I enjoy that brain activity, so no, I don’t want to move to South Carolina […]
Uber, Lyft, Cabbies Spar Over Boston Regulations

Uber, Lyft, Cabbies Spar Over Boston Regulations

Uber and Lyft are often painted as enemies in the marketplace, but they’re also allies when it comes to facing regulators. On Monday afternoon, representatives for both ridesharing services sat next to one another to field questions about their services from the Boston City Council, at a hearing to explore how to best regulate ridesharing. […]
Where We Live: Barracks Row has gone from grit to glamour

Where We Live: Barracks Row has gone from grit to glamour

Sylvia Moraes says a cross-generational transformation is taking place where she lives, off Barracks Row in Southeast Washington, and even at her local Catholic church, St. Peter’s. “There were a lot of funerals. Now there are a lot of marriages and baptisms,” said Moraes, 80, referring to the area’s growing appeal among parents of young […]
5 Great Gadgets for Coffee Lovers

5 Great Gadgets for Coffee Lovers

What do you buy the person who loves coffee? More and better ways to drink it. The Boston Tea Party might have fueled the American Revolution, but coffee is the drink that runs the country today. According to annual research by the National Coffee Association (NCA), 61% of American adults take down a cup of […]
4 Black Friday scams to avoid

4 Black Friday scams to avoid

You may have heard about the typical tricks retailers use on Black Friday — marking up prices just to mark them down, for example — but you may not know about other possible rip-offs that threaten to spoil your savings. Here are some scams that have the potential to turn the best day of the […]
Snarky Puppy – We Like It Here

Snarky Puppy – We Like It Here

Snarky Puppy – We Like It Here Snarky Puppy is one of the most unlikely bands to make a splash in the hip-hop and saccharine-sweet pop saturated music scene of 2014. Their music spans multiple genres, integrating elements of jazz, funk, fusion, R&B, soul, and rock to create a purely musical experience unlike any other […]
Rules Roommates Should Agree on Before Moving in

Rules Roommates Should Agree on Before Moving in

Living with roommates isn’t always a walk in the park. Everyone has annoying habits and weird quirks. To avoid conflict and resentment, check out this article for a list of rules all roommates should agree on before moving in together.   The Internet is rife with roommate horror stories that can discourage you from ever […]
New Hawkeye aircraft is US Navy’s ‘digital quarterback’

New Hawkeye aircraft is US Navy’s ‘digital quarterback’

The newest, most advanced Hawkeye aircraft, has achieved initial operational capability, significantly boosting the U.S. Navy’s battlefield communications. Northrop Grumman’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye provides the Navy fleet with next-generation eyes. It can help manage missions, keep carrier battle groups out of harm’s way, and sweep ahead of a strike. Dubbed “the digital quarterback,” the Hawkeye […]