Author Archives: Elzy Kolb

There Are the Countries Hosting the World’s 25 Million Refugees

As of the end of 2017 there was a “total population of concern” of 71.4 million people, comprising refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, returnees and stateless persons, according to ...
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Wonder Why Violent Crime Goes Up in the Summer? Check the Weather

Summer officially begins this week, evoking images of beach days, picnics, barbecues and other seasonal delights. But there’s more to the warm days ahead than fun and games. A recent ...
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Why You Should Worry About Your Waist More Than Your Weight

We keep hearing about the food that goes to waste, but what the food that goes to our waists? Neither is a good thing. And just as food waste has ...
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Countries with the Fastest-Growing Populations

World Population Day, July 11, is just around the corner. It was established in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program to turn our focus to ...
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This Is How Much Child Support Varies From State to State

Sometimes it seems as if almost every regional statistic these days can be color-coded red or blue, with sharp divides according to the states’ voting patterns. But that’s not the ...
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30 Heroes Fighting to Save Our Oceans

The oceans are in trouble, and it’s our fault. Humans have caused water temperatures to rise, polluted the oceans with tons of plastic and other materials, and overfished the oceans. ...
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People at Risk of Heart Disease May Want to Stock Up on This Juice

The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but it may be time for songwriters to begin penning paeans to tomato juice. A recent study indicates ...
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India’s Trash Mountain Will Soon Be Taller Than the Taj Mahal

“Most polluted capital city” isn’t exactly an in-demand title. According to a study by Greenpeace and Swiss-based IQ AirVisual, New Delhi, India’s capital, seems to have a lock on that ...
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Countries Doing the Most and Least to Protect the Environment

No other issue other than climate change is a truly global concern. Global temperatures are projected to rise between 2.5-10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century, according to the Intergovernmental ...
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This City’s Unprecedented Experiment Gives Poor Residents Money to Spend However They See Fit

Recent jobs and economic reports herald good tidings, though growth across the country has been uneven. Many families and towns are still hurting, with 46 million Americans living below the ...
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Olympic Villages Still Used Today

Hosting the Olympics is considered prestigious, and cities vie for the honor for years in advance, despite the significant financial resources required and staggering logistics needs. Preparing a locale to ...
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Can’t Miss Memorial Day Event in Every State and DC

For many of us, Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer (which doesn’t officially begin until June 21). After all, the days are getting longer, the weather is ...
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Cholesterol, Eggs Don’t Increase the Risk of Stroke, New Study Finds

An apple a day may or may not keep the doctor away, but what about a daily egg? Is this tasty breakfast staple a health helper or hazard? There has ...
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Robots May Soon Completely Master a Very Important Human Skill

Countless TV shows and movies have included a scene in which a team of firefighters, police, or soldiers on a crucial mission burst into a room and in seconds evaluate ...
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The Most Expensive Hotels in America

There’s an old saying in real estate that the three most important factors in real estate are location, location, and location. The same could be said of the priciest hotels ...
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