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The Friendliest and Most Unfriendly Cities in the World

The Friendliest and Most Unfriendly Cities in the World

The friendliest city in the whole wide world is San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. That’s the word from┬áConde Nast Traveler┬ámagazine, which surveyed its readers to find out the cities where the natives are friendly to visitors — or rude. Topping the list of rudest and least friendly cities is Newark, NJ. Just four hours northwest…

How Far Does $100 Go?

How Far Does $100 Go?

You’re holding in your hand a crisp, new $100 bill. If you want to get the most for your money, spend it in Mississippi, where $100 will buy you items that would cost $115.34 in a state that is closer to the national average. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Tax Foundation…

Cities with the Most Wasted Time in Traffic

Cities with the Most Wasted Time in Traffic

Gridlock is the bane of every commuter. Horns are blasting. Cars don’t move. Tempers are flaring. And the worst city of all for traffic congestion is the nation’s capital, including the close-in suburbs of Maryland and Virginia, where each commuter suffered, on average, a delay of 82 hours last year. That’s the word from the…

Kick Your Smartphone Addiction

Kick Your Smartphone Addiction

Imagine this: The power goes out, and you can’t charge your cellphone. It’s dead. What will you do? If this scenario gives you the shivers and is just too horrifying to imagine, you may have a cell phone addiction. Here is the question to ask yourself: Could you put down your phone and not check…

Cities With the Most Mosquitoes

Cities With the Most Mosquitoes

Look out for the skeeters in Atlanta And don’t think those pesky critters are only in the deep South. Following on the heels of Atlanta for having the most mosquitoes in the U.S. are Washington, DC and Chicago, according to the annual list produced by Orkin. The U.S. cities with the most mosquitoes in 2017:…

5 Rules to Follow When Ordering Fast Food

5 Rules to Follow When Ordering Fast Food

Go ahead and eat and enjoy fast food, but don’t stop counting calories when you’re facing that menu board. To keep calories in check, follow these five rules developed by Dr. Jessica Bartfield, an internal medicine physician who specializes in nutrition and weight management at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, part of Loyola University Health System. Five…

Cities Where You Need to Make the Most to Live Comfortably

Cities Where You Need to Make the Most to Live Comfortably

Living comfortably is what most of us want. It’s nice to be able to pay the bills, have money left for savings and still have a night on the town every once in a while. How much income you need to do this depends on where you live. Using the 50-30-20 personal finance budgeting rule,…

6 Ways to Ruin Your Smile

6 Ways to Ruin Your Smile

From snacking to swimming, you do things every day that can ruin your teeth by eroding and staining the tooth enamel–something that cannot be replaced. TotalBeauty.com identified the six worst things we do, often not even realizing it, that ruin our teeth. From black coffee to red wine, find out the top 10 foods and…

Fast Food Customer Service Poll

Fast Food Customer Service Poll

When it comes to customer service in the fast-food industry, McDonald’s is dead last. However, in a poll conducted by 24/7 Wall St., some fast-food restaurants fared better than full-service restaurants for the first time ever on this year’s American Customer Service Satisfaction Index, which surveyed customers for their thoughts on such metrics as employee…

Domestic Male Habits That Annoy Women

Domestic Male Habits That Annoy Women

(AskMen.com) Men, they drive us crazy, but we woman can’t live with them and we can’t live without them can we? Whatever the reason, men have a unique and sometimes gleeful way of irritating the ones they love most. Here’s the 10 most annoying things men do when living with the fairer sex. Men leave…

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