Curbing Your Dog, All Around the World

All of this brings up the most important question: what makes an effective scoop law sign? It’s a hard message to get across.

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Is Airbnb Responsible for Less Affordable Housing?

The new independent study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, is the first to analyze the impact of Airbnb listings by ZIP code in 100 of the largest metro areas. Using rental and home price data from Zillow, the researchers found that for every 10 percent growth in Airbnb listings, a ZIP code’s average rent increased by 0.4 percent. http://bit.ly/2uoMMAT

11 Early Signs of Lyme Disease to Watch For

If you’ve been outside — especially in the woods, or in grassy areas — definitely do a “tick check,” or close inspection of your skin, as soon as you get home. “It’s essential to look closely, too,” says Troyano. “Tick nymphs may resemble a ‘walking freckle,’ so stare at your arms and legs for a few minutes. Use a mirror to look at your back and other areas of your body that are not readily visible.” And definitely hop in the shower. http://bit.ly/2tjVsfC

TSA to Scan More Than Just Laptops

The Transportation Security Administration’s pilot program is to address an increase in passengers cramming more and more stuff into their carry-on bags.  http://bit.ly/2umb4hP

Create Bee Habitats in Parking Lots

Recognizing that “every urban center has at least 10 percent of its land use area dedicated to parking,” Bilot proposed a plan to connect rural and suburban foraging habitats of the native bees through urban parking lots. This would provide even the smallest bee with foraging opportunities through habitat corridors. http://bit.ly/2sq427V

All Aboard! Next Stop, Less Obesity

new study, using county-level data, takes such factors into account—and still finds a strong link between mass transportation usage and lower obesity rates.

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The Cost of Bike Crashes is Escalating

There is a bit of silver lining this grim research-wad, however. And that’s that injury costs per mile ridden in the U.S. have dropped from $2.85 in 2001 to $2.35 in 2009. That basically means that miles ridden are increasing faster than costs due to injuries, says Gaither. http://bit.ly/2rZHCNp