GOOD DAY FOR: High hopes, as a British gadget show this weekend, Stuff Live, hopes that the latest high-tech goodies will make visitors forget their financial dire straits. One of the new items is a $10,000 “Star Wars”-inspired hover chair, which uses magnets to float in the air. “The sensation you feel as you lie back and close your eyes is totally different—like floating on a cloud,” said a Stuff Live spokesman. (Reuters)
BAD DAY FOR: Keeping heads above water, as at least 7.5 million U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgage than their house is worth, a situation known as negative equity, or being “underwater.” Nevada, where home prices have sunk 30 percent in the past 12 months, has been the hardest hit. (CNNMoney)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- A gay Mormon's complicated journey
- Why you should really take a nap this afternoon, according to science
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- How to flirt, according to science
- Why you shouldn't eat dog. Not even once.
- Incheon: the next white elephant city
- 7 things the world's happiest people do every day
- The biggest lesson Obama failed to learn from Bush
Subscribe to the Week