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Your Wallet: Kids are moving in with their parents

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:23

Have you ever had an extra bedroom or couch occupied by a loved one longer than you anticipated?

According to the Los Angeles Times, more homes than ever before have multiple generations under one roof:

A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population, lived in multigenerational arrangements in 2012, according to the Pew Research Center. That's more than double the 28 million people who lived in such households in 1980, the center said.

In the past, the elderly were the primary group moving in with family. But now, it's millennials:

About 23.6% of people age 25 to 34 live with their parents, grandparents or both, according to Pew. That’s up from 18.7% in 2007, just prior to the global financial crisis, and from 11% in 1980.

For the first time, a larger share of young people live in multigenerational arrangements than of Americans 85 and older.

If you've dealt with this situation, we want to hear how you made that sometimes difficult break. How did you help get that person out of the house and onto their feet? Email us, or let us know on Twitter.

Woman bitten by police dog dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:22
A 73-year-old woman from Middlesbrough dies days after being bitten by a police dog.

DJ Kasem's body moved in family feud

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:17
The body of late US DJ Casey Kasem is transported to Canada amid a bitter family feud, a month after the star's death.

Captain Gerrard quits England duty

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:10
England captain Steven Gerrard retires from international football after winning 114 caps, describing it as a "sad day".

Firm fined after worker crushed

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:09
An Inverclyde engineering firm is fined £10,000 over health and safety breaches after a worker is crushed at its plant in Greenock.

Kenya defence Twitter account hacked

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:09
The Twitter accounts of the Kenya defence forces and its spokesman are hacked by activists protesting about corruption.

Mapping the city, statistic by statistic

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:05

The map, one of the central elements of navigation, has expanded in capability since the form has been translated to digital. Case in point, the MIT Media Lab’s “You Are Here” project is a collection of maps that visualize a variety of datasets over space. Things from bike accidents to coffee shops, graffiti reports, and transit connectivity are all laid out, using a variety of open data and other online resources, such as Google’s map directions services API.

Sep Kamvar, one of the leaders of the MIT project, says he was prompted to start this project by noticing the subtle ways in which cities differed — often due to deliberate decisions.

“I realized that the cities are quite different, and they’re quite different because of lots of tiny little design decisions that were made, from the width of sidewalks, to the number of trees on the streets, to the proximity of independent coffee shops,” he says.

Kamvar goes on to argue that a typical map does not show these other factors that shape the city — all important, but often underestimated.

The goal of the maps, according to Kamvar, is to illuminate where things are happening in the city, not just how to get around.

“My hope is that each of these maps gives information on how to make the city a better place,” he says, citing as a partiuclar example a map that allows users to map where trees throughout the city are located. 

The MIT project is not the only initative using open data to illuminate cty-level statistics. Last week, another project visualized the distances travelled by by New York City taxicabs in a single day, using data obtained from the city's taxi regulator. Below is one of the project's "Fastest Mode of Transit" maps.

Check out this map of the fastest modes of transportation in Manhattan

Dana: Charges against brother untrue

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:44
Former Eurovision winner Dana Rosemary Scallon is giving evidence in her brother's trial at Harrow Crown Court.

VIDEO: Glasgow 2014: Guide to the games

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:41
Ahead of the Commonwealth Games, Sophie Raworth takes a look at some of the venues and which athletes to look out for.

Concern over Immigration Street show

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:38
A public meeting is to be held to discuss concerns about how an area of Southampton may be presented in a new TV series on immigration.

Whisky fuels Scots retail sales rise

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:31
New analysis shows the popularity of whisky helped retail sales of Scottish food and drink brands across Britain rise to nearly £2bn.

Stadium hosts fans' memorial service

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:31
A memorial service in honour of two Newcastle United fans killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane crash is held at St James' Park.

Dutch use black avatars in MH17 protest

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:31
The Dutch changing their profile pictures to a black square

VIDEO: Football fans unite for MH17 victims

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:27
Two of the British victims of flight MH17 were lifelong Newcastle United fans who were travelling to New Zealand to watch their club.

Man airlifted after waterfall slip

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:21
A man is airlifted to hospital after falling and breaking his leg while walking at waterfalls in the Brecon Beacons.

MH17: Facebook scams exploit crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:19
Links masquerading as posts about the recent Malaysia Airlines crash lead users to pornographic sites and spamming scams, experts warn.

Russia: how tough a response?

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:19
Will Cameron's Russian rhetoric be matched by reality?

Clegg rebuffs Sunday Brunch critics

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:18
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg defends his decision to appear on a light-hearted Sunday TV programme after criticism from some MPs.

PM tells Royal Welsh to 'buy local'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:14
Prime Minister David Cameron is at the Royal Welsh Show in mid Wales to launch a project to get public sector firms buying local produce.

England collapse to defeat by India

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:06
England slump to a crushing 95-run defeat in the second Test at Lord's as India take a 1-0 lead in the series.
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