LOS ANGELES — To combat its infamous traffic, Los Angeles has built subways and light rail lines. It has widened highways and added car pool, toll and bus-only lanes. But the roads have remained stubbornly clogged, creating a drag on commerce and the quality of life that has persisted here for generations.
Now, in the latest ambitious and costly assault on gridlock, Los Angeles has synchronized every one of its 4,500 [...]
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Businesses in Paramus, New Jersey are getting tickets when they leave their sign lights on.
Paramus has a quality of life ordinance that fines businesses $200 or more, plus $33 in court costs, if their signs don’t go dark after 11 p.m.
Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/21759392/nj-town-fines-businesses-for-leaving-lights-on#ixzz2ODt0mU00
In Hard Economy for All Ages, Older Isn’t Better – It’s Brutal
“If I break my wrist, I lose my house,” said Susan Zimmerman, 62, a freelance writer in Cleveland, of the distress that a medical emergency would wreak upon her finances and her quality of life. None of the three part-time jobs she has cobbled together pay benefits, and she says she is counting the days until she becomes eligible [...]
Singapore topped Hong Kong as the most desired place in Asia for so-called mobile millionaires to reside, with quality of life cited as the main attraction, a RBC Wealth Management (RY) survey showed.
Almost a third of the millionaires in Asia who live, work or spend more than half their time outside their countries of origin prefer Singapore, while 24 percent pick Hong Kong, the second most popular in the region, RBC and [...]
Quality-of-life index links results of who is happiest and who has best quality of life in terms of wealth, health and trust in public institutions
Switzerland is the best place to be born in the world in 2013, and the U.S. is just 16th.
A new study produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit says American babies will have a dimmer future than those born in Hong Kong, Ireland and even Canada.
The EIU, [...]
American South – West Virginia, Mississippi and Kentucky – fared the worse
Residents of Mississippi made fewest trips to the dentist in all the U.S.
Utah, Minnesota and Colorado were top three ‘forward-looking’ states
John Denver called West Virginia ‘almost heaven’ but the country roads appear to have lost their luster.
New research has revealed that West Virginia is the least desirable place to live in the U.S., with Mississippi and Kentucky close behind.
A study finds that those who drink in moderation – no more than 14 drinks a week and no more than three a day for women and four a day for men – have better overall scores than those who abstain completely.
The quality of life was measured using the Health Utilities index, which looks at factors including dexterity, emotion, cognition and mobility.
Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine studied [...]
What should be done with elderly Americans when they become very seriously ill? Should we try to save their lives or should we just let them die? Unfortunately, there is a growing consensus among the “intellectual elite” that most elderly people are not going to have a high enough “quality of life” to justify the expense of costly life saving procedures. This philosophy is now being promoted very heavily [...]
by Adam Taggart, CM
Forty years ago, a group of researchers at MIT ran a study to address the question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of a finite planet. That study became the book, “Limits to Growth”
It should have been a starting point for a critical discussion at the national — or even global — level. It could have led to the birthing of many practical and then-implementable [...]
From Pro Publica:
Medical devices sustain and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans. But as the over $100 billion-a-year industry pushes thousands of devices to market every year, reports of faulty devices, repeat surgeries, and recalls have increased.
The FDA and the industry maintain that a speedy approval process gives patients faster access to life-saving devices. But critics say that unlike drugs, a substantial number of risky devices are [...]
From Dividend Growth Stocks:
In addition to death and taxes, we can add one more sure thing: Until death, our bodies will continue to age and need more attention. As I am approaching 50, this is becoming more of a reality to me. I take little comfort in knowing that there are millions of other people in the same situation. However, from an investing standpoint, it does provide an opportunity.
As each [...]
People who live in the the South get the worst sleep, according to a new study.
The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine identified six states with the highest rates of sleep disturbances. These are (starting with the worst); West Virginia, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Missouri.
24/7 Wall St. looked at the six states and highlighted a number of quality of life factors which might prevent people of some states from sleeping [...]
Rick Santorum’s spokeswoman Alice Stewart said in a TV interview on Monday that Santorum was referring to President Barack Obama’s “radical Islamic policies” when he said the president’s agenda was driven by “phony theology” — but then quickly called up MSNBC after the segment aired to say she misspoke.
“There is a type of theological secularism when it comes to the global warmists in this country. That’s what he was referring to. He was [...]
I could get silver dollars at the bank for one dollar in 1963. Same silver dollar today is $30 bank debt notes and buys twice today what it bought in 1963. Dow in 1963 was $700. Dow in 2012 in real silver dollars is $600. I think that is about right.
The baby boom caused the run up from 1971 to 2000, the bubble in stocks and real estate, and the [...]
From Charles Hugh Smith:
… Given my focus on health and the perverse sickcare system, I read the following article with deep interest. I am indebted to longtime correspondent Joel M. for forwarding it to me:How Doctors Die by Ken Murray M.D.
“Years ago, Charlie, a highly-respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, and the diagnosis was pancreatic cancer. This [...]
… Don’t wait until you’re a victim to take action against identity theft and fraud. You can protect your finances and quality of life this year by taking the following key steps.
1) Get credit monitoring. According to Javelin, consumers opening new financial accounts in 2012 may be responsible for nearly half of the total cost of identity fraud. This is primarily due to…
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (WCCO) – A Mayo Clinic study finds that “burnout” and financial debt are widespread among doctors-in-training.
The survey involved more than 16,000 internal medicine residents and provides a disturbing diagnosis.
“Burnout and reports of low levels of quality of life were very common,” said lead researcher Dr. Colin West.
He said more than half of graduate medical students reported symptoms of burnout. Equally troubling was a finding that burnout — [...]
A new economic stimulus package is needed to put people to work for state and local governments and on public initiatives that improve education, transportation and quality of life. Without it, Washington will be ignoring the lessons of the 1930s.
President Obama, whose political future is painfully dependent on recovery, seems unwilling to utter the key term: stimulus.
One of the flaws in the administration’s approach to economic [...]
CBS) Is fat sex bad sex? That’s the suggestion of a stark new study showing that obese people – especially obese women – are less satisfied with their sex lives than the general population.
Researchers at Duke University asked 134 women and 91 men to complete a detailed questionnaire about their sexual behavior, which included questions about sex drive, arousal, orgasms, and relationships. All of the participants were obese, though none [...]
1. The Northern European middle class via coerced transfer payments to the corrupt and entrenched Greek Regime and the parasitic class of the Greek polity? While this may reward the Greek Regime it could well lead to Regime change in Northern Europe
2. The remnants of the productive Greek middle class via a rapidly declining material and civic quality of life? There comes a point of desperation and rage when [...]
From Tim Staermose of The Sovereign Man
Insight from Japan: Why Deflation can be GOOD
Tim Staermose here. Simon asked me to fill in today as he’s presently en route to New York City.
I’m sure at this point, he’s probably trying to remember all the countries that he’s been to since his last trip to the US six months ago– it’s required that you list all of these on [...]
And he wants it to continue for years to come:
Government researchers will begin questioning the first 200,000 over-16s across Britain from April to assess how satisfied they are with their lives on a scale of 0 to 10, and how anxious or happy they feel.
How happy are you?
Further research is expected to focus on detailed areas that affect individualsâ€™ perceptions of their own happiness, such as the state of their [...]
Because this cheap credit crap has given many people a false sense of wealth.
TOO MUCH DEBT because of CHEAP CREDIT.
Deflation is here and cash (i.e., $FRN) is king. Think about it, the world has more debt than the current world GDP can service. So, if everyone is going to inflate their currencies to weaken the debt, then we (i.e., World) will remain in the same situation.
HOWEVER, if these markets [...]
mostly card carrying members of the US Regime; continuing prosperity or ignorant money illusion for another 10% that live off their connectivity and vassalage to the US Regime; a deep and worsening recession for about 65% of Americans and a despairing and bewildering depression for the remaining 20%.
For a decisive majority of Middle class Americans, who work in the Productive Economy, the economic reality is one of declining real net [...]