Month: May 2021

Get these $500 fixer-uppers — so long as you can read a Japanese construction manual. Japan is riddled with millions of vacant homes, called akiya, that local governments hope will sell for next to nothing. At last count, Japan’s Housing and Land survey found 8.49 million uninhabited dwellings in 2018 — a 3.2% increase in
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[embedded content] With fewer durable good making up GDP and workers no longer employed in traditional jobs, worries about coming inflation are probably over blown, said Macquarie Capital’s Head of Asian Strategy and Global Strategy Co-ordinator Viktor Shvets. Shvets spoke to Kitco on Friday from Hong Kong. “Today, 60% of private sector GDP in the
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An avant-garde home meant to help people become “immortal” has gone up for sale in East Hampton for the bargain price of $975,000. The Bioscleave House (Lifespan Extending Villa) was built by conceptual artist couple Madeline Gins and Shusaku Arakawa in 2008. Tucked against more staid, traditional homes on Springy Banks Road, the multicolored wonder
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Real estate developer/investor Sandeep Garg — who formerly headed equity market risk for Goldman Sachs’ securities division in global equities — is auctioning his Hell’s Kitchen duplex loft near Columbus Circle and Central Park. The 2,768-square-foot unit at 426 W. 58th St. features four bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms, along with 13-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and an open
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You might want to consider coming over to the dark side now. A house located in Houston, Texas dubbed the “Darth Vader” home has just hit the market for a cool $4.3 million. With awesome laser blue backlighting installed throughout the house, the property is made up of four bedrooms and five baths.  Initially constructed
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Good help is hard to find for NYC’s super-rich. Thanks to last year’s lockdown, when domestic workers were frequently asked to quarantine alongside their deep-pocketed employers, staffers ranging from chefs to butlers are now in short supply. Those domestic workers not living year-round with their employers are now demanding high salaries — with high-qualified nannies
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Hypoxia is a potentially lethal deprivation of oxygen. The brain is the most sensitive organ to hypoxia. Now, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) identified a mechanism that protects the brain from the effects of hypoxia. Their findings are published in the journal Nature Communications in a paper titled, “Sulfide catabolism ameliorates hypoxic brain injury.”
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