Buying a home? Watch out for these 7 red flags in the neighborhood

A bad neighborhood isn’t always obvious, though; sometimes you need to do a little digging to know if a community is worth buying in. Luckily, we’ve identified seven red flags that should give you pause before you sign on the dotted line. Red flag No.1: Too many houses are on the market There’s nothing wrong with two or three listed houses on the same street. But if you see an army of “For Sale” signs, consider looking elsewhere. “This points to illiquidity in the market and pricing pressure, which is a risk for buyers,” says Alison Bernstein, the founder of Suburban Jungle, which helps families find their ideal suburb. Of course, the hue of this particular red flag depends on the …

Bottle Feeding Your Baby Could Influence Whether They Use Their Right Or Left Hand Later In Life

Whether you bottle feed or breastfeed your baby could play a role in what hand they prefer to use later in life, according to a new study from the University of Washington. In a review of more than 60,000 mothers and their babies, the researchers determined that bottle feeding infants was associated with a higher prevalence of them being left-handed even when accounting for known risk factors that may influence which hand a child favors. To determine how feeding an infant may influence their dominant hand, researchers gathered data on the duration of breastfeeding as reported by the mother through seven national surveys in five countries. They found that breastfeeding for more than six months was associated with 3 percent less left-handed babies than …

There May Be A Genetic Basis For Monogamy, Says Study

What do prairie voles, water pipits, and humans have in common? Individuals of each species forge monogamous pairings.  While they might have very little else in common, at least two of these animals share a bunch of genes that encourage this form of romantic bonding. That is according to a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin came to this conclusion after analyzing the male brains of 10 different species, five that are monogamous and five that are not. Each animal defined as monogamous was compared to a close cousin who enjoys a more freewheeling lifestyle, and so loved-up prairie voles were compared to meadow voles, water pipits to dunnocks, etc.  “Our …

How Two Governors And A Mayor Plan To Plug The Holes In Obamacare

After nine years of playing defense on , Democratic leaders at the state and local level want to go on offense when it comes to health care. New plans announced by California Gov. , Washington Gov. and New York City Mayor this week also demonstrate that ideas short of single-payer could partially address the shortcomings of America’s health care system ― and reach people the Affordable Care Act did not. Newsom, Inslee and de Blasio all support the implementation of a national, government-run , but that’s not the focus of this round of policy proposals. Affordable Care Acta local planundocumented immigrants are bullish on health care as an electoral issue after focusing on President ’s agenda during the  last year, during …

Does the pride flag need black and brown stripes?

Report End of Twitter post by @simondanielc But Manchester Pride has also been praised for becoming the first UK Pride to adopt the additional colours on the flag. “The criticism comes from cis-white gay men who have never gone through half of the things I have gone through in my life,” Phil Samba, a sexual health worker from London, tells Newsbeat. “They’ve never experienced stereotypes to the extent I have. They’ve never been objectified sexually in the way I have.” Phil says the decision by Manchester Pride to change the flag sends out a message that BAME LGBT people deserve the same recognition and visibility as white people at the event. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Manchester Pride will …

Betches Love This College: Syracuse University Betches

Dear Orange Friends, Ranked at 53The likes of Joe Biden, Aaron Sorkin, Jessie Mueller, Taye Diggs, and Col. Eileen Collins (she’s the first female space shuttle commander f*cking duh) walked on the very same promenade as you. JK is like three years old. But they probs sat in the same drafty buildings as you, because those are like, historical artifacts. One building was even used as the house. mumps epidemic, theBrooklyn Nine-Nine Programs Whitman: Truly a mixed bag in here. You’ve got students who are die-hard first amendment, tape themselves to the White House fence, protest a protest type of people. Then you have Becca from Long Island whose greatest aspiration is doing PR for Glossier-there’s no in between. They’re the …

Police advise stores to hire extra security in case of Brexit panic-buying

London (CNN)British police have advised retailers to consider hiring additional security to cope with fears of food shortages and other goods in the event of a no-deal Brexit. “It’s hard to contingency for fresh food, where we can’t stockpile. Like other retailers, we’d be keen that there is no friction at the border given the UK imports half of the fresh food it eats,” the UK’s Press Association news agency reported Lewis as saying. The UK has ramped up contingency plans in recent weeks as the chances of a no-deal Brexit rise. Businesses and lobby groups have warned of disruptions at ports as well as dwindling medical supplies, and Britain’s defense secretary has put 3,500 troops on standby. The Department …

Poker player stays in isolation inside pitch-black bathroom after $100G bet: report

Alati and Young agreed on the following terms: Alati would be delivered food from a local restaurant at irregular intervals to prevent him from keeping track of time. There would be no television, radio or phone; he would be able to have a yoga mat and massage ball. Alati’s father would also monitor him via video feed and could pull his son out at any time. Psychologists told the Guardian that living in solitary confinement for a prolonged period of time would be “extremely taxing” on Alati’s mental health. But Alati wasn’t worried—he had been a practitioner of meditation and yoga, a skill he believed would help him remain calm throughout the experience. At the 10 day mark, Young began to …

Fox News Legal Analyst Warns Trump Off New Wall Plan: ‘He’s In Dangerous Waters’

“ Napolitano said the president does have certain emergency powers.  Napolitano added: Trump also can’t take money from other programs and use it for a wall.  Napolitano made similar comments earlier in the day on Fox Business. That’s not me saying no,” he told Maria Bartiromo, “because the Supreme Court said no when Harry Truman attempted to do that.”  “I think this is a bargaining technique,” Napolitano said. “Donald Trump is the master bargainer.”  

Killer nabbed by chewed gum and a water bottle apologizes for murdering a teacher as he heads to prison for life

(CNN)Christy Mirack’s brother had one critical question left this week for his sister’s killer. Then, thanks to a piece of gum and a water bottle, authorities identified suspect Raymond Rowe, a disc jockey known locally as “DJ Freez.” Rowe, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder, rape and related counts in Mirack’s killing, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office. Rowe’s attorney said her client has admitted he murdered Christy Mirack, the prosecutor reported. “The person standing beside me has admitted his guilt,” Patricia Spotts said. Rowe’s guilty plea includes a sentence of life without the possibility of parole with a consecutive prison term of 60 to 120 years, the district attorney said. In accepting it, Rowe turned Tuesday …

You Will Not Believe What People Have Done To US National Parks Since The Government Shutdown Began

The US national parks are just wild at the moment. If you want to see what a Hobbesian Leviathan-style dystopia would look like, one where rule of law is supplanted by total anarchy, Yosemite National Park 2019 offers a little taster. Warning: it involves trash, vandalism, and lots of human poop. In response to the government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal employees – including national park staff – have been forced to take a temporary leave of absence, and they will not be able to return to work until Congress and the White House are able to come to some kind of agreement on the subject of Trump’s controversial border wall.  According to the Washington Post, Park Service estimates as many as 16,000 of …

Rogue CRISPR Scientist Might Now Be In Life-Threatening Trouble

In November last year, genetics was reluctantly thrown into a new era. Dr He Jiankui announced via YouTube that he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies under a veil of secrecy, much to the disbelief and disapproval of the world. The overwhelming majority of scientists were quick to condemn the ethically dubious experiment and Dr He was promptly shunned by his colleagues and authorities in China. While much of the immediate backlash has since died down, the embers are still burning hot. Speaking at an event in London this week, a leading geneticist has discussed the controversy and explained the new dangers faced by the Chinese scientist in question, reports The Independent.  Robin Lovell-Badge of the Francis Crick Institute has spoken candidly …

Seattle Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Officers Who Fatally Shot Pregnant Woman

Charleena Lyles, a pregnant mother of four who was killed by Seattle police. according to The Seattle Times. When a case is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled but may be appealed to a higher court. still stands. In the wake of the shooting, questions were raised about why the officers did not use nonlethal force on Lyles, who had mental health issues. transcripts of interviews with the officers, when Lyles moved toward them with the knife, McNew asked Anderson to use a Taser on her. Anderson said he did not have his Taser — he had left it in his locker — and they both shot her. transcript of McNew’s interview, “one of the little babies” crawled into …

Recurrent Miscarriages May Be Caused By A Hugely Overlooked Factor, Says New Study

The cause of over 50 percent of recurrent miscarriages remains unidentified, often leaving couples in limbo about what may have caused it. However, new research from Imperial College London claims to have identified a hidden factor that may have been downplayed in decades of research. The study, recently published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, argues that a male’s sperm quality might play a role in recurrent miscarriages, challenging the old assumption that the issue fundamentally lies in the female’s health.  Recurrent miscarriages affect up to 1 in 50 couples in the UK and are defined as over three consecutive pregnancy losses before 20-week’s gestation. Typically, male partners are not screened since it was largely assumed to be caused by the …