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The Most Dangerous Countries for Tourists

The Most Dangerous Countries for Tourists

U.S. State Department rankings: 1. Pakistan 2. Thailand 3. Philippines 4. Haiti 5. Honduras 6. Nigeria 7. Belize 8. Guyana 9. Egypt 10.  Mexico (That explains the killer deal I got on the Honduran ½ Star getaway!) -Data.world

Coolest Brands

Coolest Brands

Google asked 13-17 year-olds about their favourite brand names: 1.  YouTube 2.  Netflix 3.  Google 4.  Xbox 5.  Oreo 6.  GoPro 7.  PlayStation 8.  Doritos 9.  Nike 10. Chrome Last?  Vice….and Chik-Fil-A

Side Effects of Chewing Your Finger Nails

Side Effects of Chewing Your Finger Nails

It’s a nasty habit, but did you know that biting your nails can make you sick? Researchers at Texas A&M University Health Science Center explain five scary side effects of biting your nails — from illness to bad breath. 1. You’re eating germs Your nails pack a lot of dirt, which means there are germs…

Dream Colleges for Students and Parents

Dream Colleges for Students and Parents

Stanford University is the No. 1 dream college in the United States. Again. Five years ago, this prestigious California college snatched the top spot away from Harvard, and it’s still hanging on to the crown, according to the 15th annual “College Hopes & Worries Survey” of 10,519 college applicants and parents that was conducted by…

Reduce Stress Now

Reduce Stress Now

You don’t have to be a yoga girl to quiet your mind during the day — but it doesn’t hurt to take some advice from someone who is. Rachel Brathen, an Aruba-based yoga instructor, has amassed more than a million followers on Instagram with her inspirational (and enviable) images of pretty poses and Caribbean calm….

How to Eliminate Plastic from Your Life

How to Eliminate Plastic from Your Life

Yoga Journal) Blogger Beth Terry has spent the past several years eliminating plastic from her life. Let her help you cut back, too. 1. Take the plastic challenge Get help tallying your plastic waste for one week to identify where you can cut back, at myplasticfreelife.com 2. Don’t just rely on recycling A lot of…

New Words in the Dictionary

New Words in the Dictionary

New words added to dictionary.com: -cheat day:  a day in which a person goes off a dietary regimen -clicktivism: use of the internet to organize and promote political causes and movements, usually through social media postings, email campaigns and online petitions. -dabbing:  performing a dance move involving posing with one’s nose in the crook of…

Boost Your Creativity at the Office

Boost Your Creativity at the Office

How to boost creativity and reduce fatigue at the office: 1.  Fuel Right –  Fruit, Veggies, grains, lean proteins and healthy fats provide energy throughout the day. 2. Don’t Ignore Hunger – When you do finally eat, you’ll make poor choices.  Snack on healthy foods when hunger hits. 3. Take Your Lunch Break – Disconnecting…

6 Tips for Sleeping Better

6 Tips for Sleeping Better

Ah, sweet sleep. Is there anything better than slowly drifting into a deep slumber? For many, a deep and uninterrupted sleep is the stuff of dreams — not reality. But quality sleep is absolutely necessary to our good health. Sleep restores and rejuvenates our bodies — growing muscle, repairing tissue, synthesizing hormones and fine-tuning memory….

The Most Popular Dog Breeds

The Most Popular Dog Breeds

The most popular pooch in the U.S. is the Labrador retriever — for the 26th consecutive year. And that’s a record, according to the American Kennel Club, which has ranked the most popular breeds annually since 1884 based on the previous year’s registration of some 175 different breeds of dogs. The Lab’s enduring popularity can…

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