Economic & Environmental Impact of Traffic Congestion

Here’s Exactly How You Waste $1,700 Every Year “Traffic congestion isn’t just a frustrating part of commuter life; it’s expensive. A new report finds that every household with a car-commuting member loses $1,700 a year in time and gas burned thanks to bumper-to-bumper traffic.” http://time.com/3513456/waste-money-every-year/

The cost of traffic jams http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/11/economist-explains-1

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fitness

High-quality, full-length workout videos for every fitness level. Absolutely free http://www.fitnessblender.com/

 

 

is this commodification of affection?

are those signs of a sick society? can you buy affection, love?

“Commodification is the transformation of goods and services, as well as ideas or other entities that normally may not be considered goods, into a commodity (in the Marxist sense of the word). The Marxist understanding of commodity is distinct from the meaning of […]

Sovereigns’ Ratings

Sovereigns Rating List http://www.standardandpoors.com/ratings/sovereigns/ratings-list/en/us

List of countries by credit rating (comparisons) http://www.wikirating.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_credit_rating_(comparisons)

List of countries by credit rating – not frequently updated http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_credit_rating

 

Credit Ratings by country http://www.tradingeconomics.com/country-list/rating http://www.wikirating.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_credit_rating_(comparisons) http://www.wikirating.org/wiki/Rating_Method_Sovereign_Wikirating_Index_(SWI) World Happiness Report https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Happiness_Report http://worldhappiness.report/

 

 

Gini coefficient, GINI index https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2172rank.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gini_coefficient

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.POV.GINI

 

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British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association

Epworth Sleepiness Scale http://www.britishsnoring.co.uk/sleep_apnoea/epworth_sleepiness_scale.php

Sleep Talk Recorder https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.madinsweden.sleeptalk&hl=en_GB

 

 

 

second hand car categories

What is an insurance write-off? “…Your car insurance company should able to tell you this figure, but here’s an example: if your vehicle was worth £5,000 and your insurance company used a repair-to-value ratio of 60%, the vehicle would be considered beyond economical repair if the work needed exceeded £3,000…” “Category A: scrap only. For […]

Marriage and divorce statistics by country

MAP: Divorce Rates Around The World http://www.businessinsider.com/map-divorce-rates-around-the-world-2014-5?IR=T

World’s 10 Most Divorced Nations http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/world/worlds-10-most-divorced-nations/

OECD Family Database www.oecd.org/social/family/database OECD – Social Policy Division – Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs SF3.1: Marriage and divorce rates http://www.oecd.org/els/family/SF3_1_Marriage_and_divorce_rate_Jan2014.pdf

World Marriage Data 2008 http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/WMD2008/WP_WMD_2008/Data.html

Marriage and divorce statistics http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Marriage_and_divorce_statistics

People > Divorce rate: Countries Compared http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Divorce-rate

How married […]

Conveyancing to go online under Veyo name

Conveyancing portal to launch in spring 2015 http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/news/stories/conveyancing-portal-to-launch-in-spring-2015/

Veyo’s user friendly interface, case management tools and online deal room make the conveyancing process easier to manage. http://www.veyo.co.uk/#features

Veyo, a JV between Mastek and The Law Society to launch revolutionary home conveyancing portal in Spring 2015 http://www.mastek.co.uk/index.php/pr/222-veyo,-a-jv-between-mastek-and-the-law-society-to-launch-revolutionary-home-conveyancing-portal-in-spring-2015

Conveyancing to go online under Veyo name http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/conveyancing-to-go-online-under-veyo-name/5044070.fullarticle

 

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urban lonelyness

Sick cities: why urban living can be bad for your mental health http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/feb/25/city-stress-mental-health-rural-kind

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone http://www.bl.uk/events/the-lonely-city-adventures-in-the-art-of-being-alone

Alone Together http://nymag.com/news/features/52450/

urban loneliness “A common side effect of big city life. The limitless amounts of social opportunities available creates a feeling of isolation when you for some reason don’t […]

Cats, the musical

CATS – Memory (with lyrics) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWNWt3kiTWc

Cats – official page http://london.catsthemusical.com/

“The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Cats introduced […]