Perfectly preserved £230,000 art deco home goes back on the market for the first time since it was sold on the outbreak of WWII… and even comes with the original furniture

Perfectly preserved £230,000 art deco home goes back on the market for the first time since it was sold on the outbreak of WWII… and even comes with the original furniture

A unique art deco house that was sold in the year the Second World War broke out and is still brimming with original features has gone on the market for £230,000. The keys to this time capsule home called Heol Bryngwili in Cross Hands near Llanelli, in Wales, were handed to the first owners in the autumn of 1939 – and it has remained in the same family until now. Even most of the furniture is original and can come with the property, which is the most distinctive on the street, if wanted….

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Alcoholism is a National Problem that Localities Struggle to Address

Alcoholism is a National Problem that Localities Struggle to Address

A cohesive set of national policies is needed, one that recognizes not only that alcoholism is a disease but also that medical solutions alone will not solve social problems. Across the country, some local solutions are being tried. Housing First, an assistance approach that tries to provide homeless people with permanent housing quickly and gives them supportive services as needed, holds significant promise because it recognizes that the social situation is the real emergency. Housing First would house a person like Mr. P – whose story is told in the…

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Blood Pressure Spike Around Doctors Might Point to Heart Problem

Blood Pressure Spike Around Doctors Might Point to Heart Problem

Some older people who get what’s known as white coat hypertension – a spike in blood pressure at the doctors’ office – may have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, a study suggests. White coat hypertension is pretty common – lots of people get stressed out around doctors and it’s not unusual for this to result in high blood pressure readings for patients who have normal blood pressure outside the exam room, researchers note in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. When researchers examined data on…

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After Years of Delay, Climate Talks Face a New Problem: Speed

After Years of Delay, Climate Talks Face a New Problem: Speed

Efforts to build a new global deal to tackle climate change were for many years criticised for moving at a glacial pace. But this week climate negotiators meeting in Morocco find themselves facing an entirely new problem: a deal that, astonishingly, has come into effect more than three years ahead of schedule. The Paris Agreement on climate change, designed to start in 2020, entered into force on Friday, a month after reaching key ratification thresholds. On Sunday, the United Nations said 100 parties – 99 countries and the European Union…

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25 Signs of Depression in Teenagers: Don’t Ignore The Problem

25 Signs of Depression in Teenagers: Don’t Ignore The Problem

We all feel low or sad or irritable from time to time. But depression is more than feeling unhappy for a few days. “What people don’t realize is that it’s not just about being sad. One of my friends described it as a persistent lack of motivation to do anything, a state of extreme emptiness without actually being able to pinpoint the reason as to why you’re feeling that way,” says Jannat Behl, founder of BabbleMe – an online therapy portal which connects people to qualified therapists. According to the World…

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Do Indian Startups Have a Service Problem?

Do Indian Startups Have a Service Problem?

Indians are notorious for being paranoid about spending money online. Few people even have cards to pay online in this country, and fewer still like to use them, which means that cash truly is king. Although a growing cadre of companies such as FreeCharge and Paytm are boldly predicting the death of cash, the actual experience of using these services shows how far we have to go before they earn the trust needed to hold on to our money. There are many reasons to actually use a virtual wallet –…

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