By LISA KLEIN Across the globe, housing inventory is scarce, continuing a pandemic-driven trend of low supply and more-than-normal demand. This imbalance has been driving competition and an astronomical rise in housing costs, the luxury sector included. The situation is not hopeless, however, as savvy agents are leading the way for buyers who need to purchase a new home.
By LISA KLEIN The Venice Biennale – the longest-running international art exhibition in the world – kicked off last week with a bang of otherworldly works inspired by surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. Curated by Italian-born Cecilia Alemani, the main event is inspired by the British surrealist Leonora Carrington and explores the art of being human. “The Biennale sums up all the things we have so sorely missed in the last two years: the freedom to meet people from all over the world, the possibility of travel, the joy of spending time together, the practice of difference, translation, incomprehension and communion,” Ms.
By LISA KLEIN Springtime is when life begins to bloom again after a long winter, and in national parks across the United States nature starts to show its face once again. With generally mild weather, lesser crowds and stunning scenes, spring is a wonderful time to check out some of the more-visited Stateside nature preserves. Here are a few top picks for the season: Saguaro National Park Getty Images This park in southern Arizona is home to the famous saguaro cactus, which grows nowhere else in the world.
By LISA KLEIN Finland once again takes the top spot as the world’s happiest country, according to the 2022 World Happiness Report. The annual publication celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, along with Finland’s 5th as number one. “Data considered in the World Happiness Report offers a snapshot of how people around the world evaluate their own happiness and some of the latest insights from the science of well-being," said Lara Aknin, professor and social psychologist and one of the editors of the report.
“I always liked the unlimited potential of real estate,” Carey Kendall, a real estate agent with Village Properties, said. Mr. Kendall enjoys living on a farm in the California countryside with horses, cats, dogs, geeze, chickens and a “token sheep.
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