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A snack before bedtime to promote sleep and weight loss? Tryptophan isn’t naturally found in the body, but foods that are rich in it include beans, cheese, eggs, fish, milk, and nuts. Fruits such as bananas, cherries, and tomatoes, plus walnuts and oats contain melatonin. Peanut butter, apples, and even avocado toast can help promote healthy sleep. Fruits, nuts, and oatmeal double as nutrient-rich foods that can help promote healthy blood sugar levels. Stay away from fried, fatty, high-carb, and sugary foods before bed. As well as spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine.

Over the past 54 years, long-term U.S. annual home price appreciation has remained around 4%. We’ve been well above the 4% trend line since 2012. Over the past 3 years, annual home price appreciation has reached 17% and more in some areas.

TRILLIONS of dollars were pumped into the US economy in 2020 and 2021 to avoid a recession/depression. It worked, but it has also fueled rising inflation. Now comes the challenge of taming that inflation by cooling excessive demand and consumer spending AND averting a recession by raising interest rates. Getting a party started with lots of free-flowing booze is the fun easy part....getting drunk guests calmly off the dance floor and denying them more booze at 3am is never easy....sometimes they have to fall over, exhausted! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค”

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are asking questions about the safety and soundness of condos and co-op buildings after the Surfside, Fla., tower collapse. There is little agreement on how to answer them. Only a structural engineer can answer many of these questions AFTER they have conducted a thorough, detailed inspection/evaluation of a building. Anyone living in a building today should check to see that their building is being effectively and regularly maintained and evaluated by an efficient board and managing agent. Join the board and get involved and be part of the process. Regular inspections and engineering evaluations make a big difference to keep buildings in tip-top shape. In the buildings I have owned we have performed engineering audits of all the building's systems and structure to budget for immediate and future repairs and maintenance. Painful, expensive, but valuable. (WSJ)

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