New Story Just Out: Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment
More than nine of 10 farm owners in the U.S. are white. A movement to change that is selling farming to people of color as a healthy lifestyle — and a way to fight discrimination.

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New Story Just Out: VIDEO: For LSD, What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. VIDEO: For LSD, What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been
It’s been reviled and revered, criminalized and exploited by the CIA. And now and other psychedelic drugs are being tested as legitimate medical treatments. NPR’s original animation tells the tale.

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Newsflash: Final version of the new Tax Bill being finalized with new mortgage interest cap amounts

Now, under a tax-plan agreement reached Wednesday by leaders in the Senate and House, that mortgage-interest cap is raised to a loan amount of $750,000. That’s halfway between the $500,000 proposal in the House and the current limit of $1 million (which had been maintained in a Senate version of the bill).

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Newsflash: How do you apply for grants to buy a first home? Has anyone done it here? [LA,CA]

Trying to buy a home this upcoming year. Now that I’m off school I’m doing all the research that I can before I start looking. I want all the gov help I can get. Thanks

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Newsflash: [US-MO] Should I try to sell my house to a developer?

I bought my house in suburban St. Louis 4 years ago for about $168,000. It’s a small, 2 bed, 1 bath house built in the 60s that was refurbished inside before the previous owner bought it, and for a single guy, is fine.Since I bought my house, there has been new construction in my neighborhood:New house built 4 houses away on what was an empty lot when I bought mine. Likely around a $400k houseThe old house next to me was torn down and construction is almost complete on another house that will likely fetch around $400k.Old house across the street from me was town down, new construction to begin any day now. I assume this house will be similar to the other new houses, in size and priceAnother old house across the street from me is a condemned foreclosure. From what I hear, builders will be purchasing it, and replacing it with a new house. Frankly, just bulldozing that eyesore should increase my property valueI don’t really have any real reason to move. I wouldn’t mind something with a big, fenced in yard for my dog (my yard isn’t fenced or huge, didn’t have the dog when I bought the house). But I don’t want to move badly enough to go through the hassle of putting my house on the market, fixing what needs to be fixed and keeping it spotless for a showing at a moment’s notice.I’m really hoping a developer comes to my door one day and makes me an offer I can’t refuse. My house will be almost surrounded by $400k+ houses, I don’t think the people living in them want my comparatively crappy house dragging down their property values. I’m wondering if I should try to reach out to one of the builders working on the houses around me. I don’t even know what a realistic offer is. For $200k I’d have to seriously consider it, for $220k I’d have my shit moved out by the end of the week. Is that sort of price even realistic? If a developer builds a $400k house on a lot, what do they generally buy the lot and the house already on it for?

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