Making Ethics ImportantIn last week's column we emphasized the distinction between ethics as a body of rules and principles and being ethical as a disposition to conform to those rules and principles. We noted that it is certainly possible to teach someone ethics, but it is a different task to lead someone to be ethical -- to internalize those principles and to be guided by them....Read MoreSmart Homes: Backed-Up Your Fridge Lately?Soon it will be hard to buy an appliance that doesn't incorporate smart technology, but integrating appliances and systems may remain a challenge for a while. PJ Wade explores what you need to know about smart home technology....Read More
CityRealty sees big potential for new Manhattan development salesThe high-end development craze may be coming to a slight slowdown in New York City, but prices on for-sale units are still growing, according to CityRealty’s Manhattan New Development report.
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