Screenshot: The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes (Netflix)

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The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

I hate to cheat on my other favorite Netflix reality series, the new version of Queer Eye, but the streaming service just added another new show almost specifically designed to catch my eye. I couldn’t help it, it’s called The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes. Netflix has only posted four episodes of the BBC2 series, with common themes like “Coast” and “Forest.” Architect Piers Taylor and “actress and property enthusiast” Caroline Quentin walk us through amazing house after amazing house, while I sit on the couch and concoct get-rich schemes so that I can also have a house with two pools. Hey, I’m a property enthusiast too. [Gwen Ihnat]

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Detoxifying the internet

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As someone who spends a good amount of her day On The Internet (though thankfully, not on Reddit), I read this New Yorker piece—“Reddit And The Struggle To Detoxify The Internet”—with apprehension and fascination. The piece can’t explain why some people are harmful internet trolls, but it does include an earnest deployment of the phrase “More than anything, I want Reddit to heal, and I want our country to heal,” so it has its comedic moments. [Kate Bernot]