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Welcome to the city's 'heat islands,' agents who sing, dance, and show apartments, & more

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Urban 'heat islands' are no paradise. Characteristics of city living, especially in poorer neighborhoods that have less greenspace and more asphalt, contribute to higher temperatures than in the suburbs, and as temperatures rise, conditions are only going to get worse (CNN)

Is your real estate agent giving you a song and dance? He or she could be from Bohemia Realty Group, a six-year-old firm where most of the agents have degrees in the performing arts (The New York Times)

Senator Cory Booker’s new proposed legislation aimed at easing the affordable housing crisis through tax credits and other policies is unlikely to pass a Republican-controlled Congress (Curbed)

If you’re seeking a bold shot of color in the kitchen, consider these fridges and ovens that come in every hue of the rainbow (Design Milk)

Trulia Neighborhoods launches tomorrow. It's a way to get a feel for living somewhere and features crowd-sourced local knowledge, original photography, drone footage, as well as information on local safety, commuting, and parent reviews of nearby schools (Trulia)

Cement tiles are beautiful in pictures, but in reality they are a really impractical choice, according to installers (Apartment Therapy)