Bidding began at $42,000. It shot up to six figures within seconds. When the auction ended 15 minutes later, the lucky winner agreed to pay $560,000 — nearly double the $313,000 median sales price of a single-family home in Massachusetts.
“This is just amazing,” said Ken Tutunjian of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, declaring the price a new parking space high. “God bless America.”
via Tandem parking spots sell for $560,000 – Business – The Boston Globe.
Presented without further comment because you really don’t want to know what I think of this!
Guest Post: The Economy In Pictures | Zero Hedge.
How Rock ‘N’ Roll Can Explain The U.S. Economy : It’s All Politics : NPR.
Saturday morning, a little exercise, a lot of coffee, time to catch up on the news. Then it dawned on me: I haven’t posted any Scary Charts in a while. Click the first link above and feast your eyes. Then read the article on NPR to remind yourself…
It’s only rock and roll but I like it.
How to Handle an Unproductive Day at Work.
We all have bad days. Do we really need a flow chart for this?
After adjustment for other risk factors, each 10% decrease in the lowest nocturnal oxygen saturation among adults undergoing a first-time polysomnogram for suspected sleep-disordered breathing was associated with a 14% greater risk of sudden cardiac death or resuscitated cardiac arrest (HR 1.14, 95% CI 1.01 to 1.27), according to Virend Somers, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues.
Sleep factors associated with a significantly greater likelihood of remaining free from sudden cardiac death or resuscitated cardiac arrest included an apnea-hypopnea index of less than 20 events per hour (HR 1.60, 95% CI 1.14-2.24), a mean nocturnal oxygen saturation of 93% or higher (HR 2.93, 95% CI 1.98-4.33), and a lowest nocturnal oxygen saturation of 78% or higher (HR 1.81, 95% CI 1.28-2.56), the researchers reported online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
via Apnea: ‘Sleeping Gun’ in Sudden Death
Yes. CPAP compliance matters.
Note that this large genetic analysis demonstrated that individuals with genes linked to lower vitamin D levels are more likely to have hypertension mediated by low vitamin D, strengthening the argument for a causal link.
Be aware that the absolute effect of vitamin D levels on blood pressure was negligible, even though statistically significant.
via Low Vitamin D Causes High BP, Study Shows.
A company’s greatness is grounded in doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people, and the least harm. It is neither first nor foremost about maximizing short-term return for shareholders. Rather, it is about investing in and valuing all stakeholders – employees, customers, suppliers, the community and the planet – in order to generate the greatest value over the longest term for all parties, including the shareholders.
via Truly Great Companies Add More Than They Extract – The Energy Project.