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New Single-Family Homes Sold Not As Large As They Used To Be

The average square footage of new homes sold in the United States increased from 2,457 in 2010 to 2,724 in 2015 but then dropped again in 2019 to 2,518, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Characteristics of New Housing. The report is based on data collected in the Survey of Construction (SOC) and provides national…

Germany to ban large events until end of October (after which they plan another lockdown) – on and on it goes as always planned

A ban of large events, including fairs, will be extended in Germany until at least the end of October due to the coronavirus pandemic, broadcaster n-tv reported on Wednesday. It cited a document prepared for a meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the premiers of the country’s 16 states. Separately, the chief executive of software…

People with psychopathic personality traits ‘have a disproportionately large impact’ on the COVID-19 pandemic because they ‘fail to protect themselves and others’, study claims

Personality plays a big part in a person’s willingness and ability to adhere to social distancing and other coronavirus-related health guidelines, a study has found.   Researchers found people with psychopathic personality traits such as meanness and disinhibition are more likely to disregard official advice.   An assessment of more than 500 Americans compared adherence to public health…