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Anecdotally, my parents niceish 3 bed semi in a traditionally nice part of Liverpool (called Woolton).

They say that recent house buyers there have no time to care for the external upkeep of their houses and therefore the street/area is going downhill.

For example, cheaply concreting over front garden for parking. Everything else ragged and doesn't see any TLC.

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Going by the pictures I’ve noticed grass seems a little unpopular on listings for sale online. Too much hassle, concrete it over no mowing or weeding needed.

I get my barefoot grass walk / jog everyday, make sure I’m earthed and blood has right electron pos / neg charge. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/ 

Wonder if lack of care of home is psychological i.e. not feeling secure, therefore taking pride is last thing on ones mind.

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On 06/05/2018 at 20:46, Arpeggio said:

Going by the pictures I’ve noticed grass seems a little unpopular on listings for sale online. Too much hassle, concrete it over no mowing or weeding needed.

I get my barefoot grass walk / jog everyday, make sure I’m earthed and blood has right electron pos / neg charge. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/ 

Wonder if lack of care of home is psychological i.e. not feeling secure, therefore taking pride is last thing on ones mind.

I'm pretty sure there are serious (and well-studied) psychological benefits from being in contact with and seeing the natural world regularly, so good work for putting in the effort, and having the patience to get through any discomfort.

However, your blood will have the right positive/negative electron balance even if you were in a prison cell. You can tell this from the fact your hair doesn't stand on end every time you go near an earthed surface. I'm also not aware there's any evidence that having a slightly unbalanced charge (e.g. from rubbing balloons to put them on the ceiling for your small niece's entertainment) has any bad medical consequences.

The paper you cite is from one of the Hindawi journals, where you pay a couple of grand to have it published, and it goes through a "peer review" process (to be distinguished from peer review), where it has been alleged they basically tell you that if your money is good, you can get your paper in the scientific literature. There have been a number of scandals around unscrupulous open access publishers, but the clearest evidence is probably from reading some of the papers (this one being a case in point)*.

I think you're spot-on with the observation that renters, who don't have a long-term stake in the community (or may have it taken away from them), and can be looked down upon by home-owners, may be more likely not to take care of the external appearance of their homes.

 

* Sorry for being a bit of a jerk: the scientific literature ought to be the best place to go for information about topics under current research, but it's getting polluted by financialisation, as is everything else these days. That's not to say even the respected scientific literature is always right: the primary literature is precisely the place where debate happens and new understanding is forged and improved (with many dead-ends and mistakes). For established science, you're better off with a review article in a good journal, or a text-book, or (ultimately) an encyclopaedia.

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On 13/05/2018 at 17:20, Toast said:

 

 

* Sorry for being a bit of a jerk: the scientific literature ought to be the best place to go for information about topics under current research, but it's getting polluted by financialisation, as is everything else these days. That's not to say even the respected scientific literature is always right: the primary literature is precisely the place where debate happens and new understanding is forged and improved (with many dead-ends and mistakes). For established science, you're better off with a review article in a good journal, or a text-book, or (ultimately) an encyclopaedia.

+1

 

My first thought was 'predatory journal' and the hindawi stable has a bad reputation.

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