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Overcooling Buildings Is Wasting Millions

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1. Turn down the AC: Overcooling buildings is wasting millions.

By Eric Williams in the Conversation

2. Recycled ocean plastic could be the brick of the future.

By Barbara Eldredge in Curbed

3. Here’s how technology can make any doctor into a specialist on-demand.

By Bob Tedeschi in STAT

4. Congress should take the lead on keeping Russia out of our elections.

By Robert Knake at the Council on Foreign Relations

5. To help millions of families, America needs to rethink what ‘poverty’ means.

By Lili Holzer-Glier in the Wilson Quarterly

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