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This man had no idea his mind is ‘blind’ until last week

Imagine realising that you’ve spent your whole life unable to visualise anything in your mind. Helen Thomson speaks to a 42-year-old man whose internal world is pictureless.<p>Close your eyes and visualise the face of the person you love the most. The colour of their eyes, the texture of their hair, …

The Brain

Licensed Loan Officers Ontario CA for Your Home Loan Needs

Are you planning on buying or refinancing a house in Ontario, CA and seeking to work with the best loan officer in Ontario to assist with your home …

Online Mortgage Startup Lenda Expands, Aims To Shake Up Industry

Technology may finally start to make the mortgage refinancing process easier.<p>Startup Lenda, which launched in October 2013 and has been operating in California and Washington, is expanding to make its 30- to 45-minute online mortgage refinancing product available to Oregon today.<p>The company, which …

Real Estate

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Case Western Reserve University

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Literature

Home builders grow more confident in November

Single-family home builders are increasingly optimistic heading into the holidays, as more potential buyers stroll through their model homes.<p>The National Assn. of Home Builders said Tuesday that its gauge of builder confidence rose four points to 58 this month. Any number higher than 50 indicates …

Real Estate

Housing starts fall in October but building permits hit six-year high

New U.S. home construction fell unexpectedly in October, but a surge in future building plans suggested a wobbly housing recovery found firmer footing.<p>Building permits, a gauge of future construction, hit a six-year high last month, climbing 4.8% from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate …

Housing

Corinthian Colleges to sell 56 campuses across U.S.

After months of uncertainty about the fate of its schools, Orange County-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. announced plans to sell 56 campuses across the United States to a nonprofit entity that services student loans on behalf of the federal government.<p>The $24-million deal between Corinthian and ECMC …

Higher Education

Why It's So Hard for Millennials to Find a Place to Live and Work

The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead.<p>So what'll it be: Dayton or San Francisco?<p>Alright, so that's not the most common choice for young people getting …

Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate hovers just above 4%

Lenders were offering 30-year fixed mortgages to solid borrowers this week at an average of 4.01%, a<p>Freddie Macsurvey found, down a hair from 4.02% last week.<p>The average rate for a 15-year fixed loan, a popular option for refinancers, edged lower to 3.2% from 3.21%, the mortgage financing giant …

Real Estate

More hotels are going green, and not just to save water or money

In the hotel industry, being green sometimes means ripping out the greenery.<p>The Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City Hotel is removing draping ivy plants from the balconies of all 361 rooms, replacing them with drought-tolerant succulents.<p>The Courtyard by Marriott in Torrance tore out 900 …

Hospitality

Oaktree Capital agrees to expand offices in downtown Los Angeles

Oaktree Capital Management, a large downtown Los Angeles investment firm, has agreed to expand its offices on Bunker Hill in a major rental transaction.<p>In one of the biggest office leases of the year in downtown L.A., Oaktree renewed its right to occupy six floors of Wells Fargo Center’s North …

Wells Fargo

Barely 1 in 5 L.A. homes affordable to middle class, study finds

The bad news: Los Angeles County is the second-least affordable housing market in the country for a middle-class family.<p>The sort-of good news: At least it's not getting much worse.<p>That's according to a new report out Tuesday from real estate website Trulia, which found that a household earning the …

Real Estate

Developer selectively signing up tenants for El Segundo mall

An $80-million outdoor shopping and dining complex under construction in El Segundo has signed up nearly half of the tenants expected for the mall when it opens next summer.<p>Federal Realty Investment Trust is building the lushly landscaped center, called the Point, at the northeast corner of …

Real Estate

Google CEO Larry Page: Million Dollar Houses In Silicon Valley Should Only Cost $50,000

He believes million dollar homes should be going for $50,000.<p>Richard Waters at the Financial Times interviewed Page, and reported the following:<p>"Even more than technology, he puts this down to policy changes needed to make land more readily available for construction. Rather than exceeding $1m, …

High-end housing planned on 230 acres next to Porter Ranch

A Newport Beach real estate investment firm has acquired 230 acres of undeveloped land next to Porter Ranch, with plans to revive a long-stalled housing development that fell victim to the recession.<p>Slated to start construction next year, the 314-home San Fernando Valley project underscores the …

Real Estate

Federal rules are deterring banks from approving more home loans

By most measures, the housing market should be roaring.<p>Prices are leveling off. Borrowing is cheap. Even the job market is recovering. And yet home sales are on pace to fall this year for the first time since 2010.<p>The torturous experience of home buyers such as Kalmele and Aaron Brown may help …

Real Estate

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The big swindle: In lotteries, the poor are the biggest losers

With at least two winners sharing a prize of more than a half-billion dollars, Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery may have drawn more players than any previous drawing.<p>But they may be the lucky ones, in more ways than you think.<p>Related: Woman is Georgia winner of $648 million Mega Millions jackpot<p>Most …

Hamilton Project Report: Lower-Middle Class' Scary Struggles

National politicians have always been quick to rhapsodize about the middle class—what’s great about it, how to save it, the radical guy in the other …