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Released: 17-Jul-2024 2:05 PM EDT
How to Solve the US Homeowners Insurance Crisis
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Clifford Rossi, formerly a senior risk executive for the likes of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Citigroup and Washington Mutual, proposes a Federal Natural Hazard Insurance Corporation – a private-public approach to providing homeowners insurance across all natural hazards and states that would address myriad failures in today’s insurance market.

Newswise: Navigating Smart Home Installation: What Homebuyers Need to Know
Released: 21-May-2024 11:00 AM EDT
Navigating Smart Home Installation: What Homebuyers Need to Know

With smart home technology rapidly infiltrating households nationwide, the dilemma of inherited smart tech presents both opportunities and challenges for homebuyers. CEDIA, the association for smart home professionals, is providing homebuyers with a few things to consider before signing on the dotted line.

Newswise: All-Cash Home Buyers Pay 10% Less than Mortgage Buyers
28-Mar-2024 7:05 AM EDT
All-Cash Home Buyers Pay 10% Less than Mortgage Buyers
University of California San Diego

Owning a home has long been considered a crucial way to build wealth, but making such a purchase has become increasingly difficult for many residents. In addition to steep housing prices and high interest rates, there have been a growing number of all-cash buyers who can close a deal quickly, beating out competing offers from buyers who need to finance their home with a mortgage.

Newswise: Americans Swap Safety for Style in Laundry Rooms
Released: 18-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Americans Swap Safety for Style in Laundry Rooms
American Cleaning Institute

Americans are swapping safety for style and are ditching their cleaning products original containers for a laundry room makeover. New research from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) finds that 36% of Americans believe they can enhance their laundry space with decorative jars or containers, and 12% of Americans already do this.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Life doesn't stop at age 65. Get the latest on seniors and healthy aging in the Seniors channel

Below are some of the latest research and features on this growing population of older adults in the Seniors channel on Newswise.

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Released: 12-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Economist shares advice for managing your budget for Valentine’s Day
Virginia Tech

On Valentine’s Day, people celebrate their relationships with friends, family, or a significant other. Often, the expression of affection involves monetary expenditures. Jadrian Wooten, a Virginia Tech professor in the Department of Economics, provides valuable insight on effectively managing a budget around the holiday. “People should start by determining a realistic amount they can afford to spend on gifts, activities, or experiences for their loved ones,” said Wooten.

Newswise: Does Your Community Have a Personality Type?
Released: 7-Feb-2024 8:30 AM EST
Does Your Community Have a Personality Type?
Florida Atlantic University

U.S. counties and regions differ in political ideology. But do they differ in personality as well? Further, are people who ‘fit’ their communities healthier, happier, or more highly achieving than those who do not? A new study shows communities are diverse in terms of personality as well as demographics, and having like-minded people in one's community is associated with positive outcomes.

Released: 1-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Jealousy – we understand our own sex best
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

We may not always fully understand why our partners get jealous, and women and men often get jealous for completely different reasons.

Released: 1-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Had COVID-19 But Your Friend Didn’t? Why the Difference?

Investigators in the Department of Computational Biomedicine at Cedars-Sinai wanted to find out which factors influenced susceptibility to COVID-19 infection and disease severity the most. Was it genetics? Or was it home environment, meaning the germs circulating throughout your everyday life?

Released: 30-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Our winter of discontent: Get the latest news on the flu in the Influenza channel

The latest research and expertise on the flue can be found in the Influenza channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Comfort isn’t only a feeling, it’s a study
Released: 30-Jan-2024 9:05 AM EST
Comfort isn’t only a feeling, it’s a study
Tsinghua University Press

A lot of factors go into an individual’s comfort, and it’s more than just how one feels about the temperature.

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